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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Acoustic Alchemy in 14 Crowhurst Drive by hyla architects

 
September 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: hyla architects

The living, dining and kitchen areas of this 2-storey semi-detached house have been designed as one large AV and entertainment space, efficiently soundproofed by double glazed sliding-folding doors. The two side walls that flank this space were intentionally built to taper towards the rear.
This creates a slightly funnelled space that not only enhances the acoustic qualities of the room but also enables storage niches along the thicker ends of the walls to house hi-fi equipment.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Architects: hyla architects
  • Project: Acoustic Alchemy
  • Location: 14 Crowhurst Drive
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell
  • Type: New Erection of 2-Storey Semi-Detached Dwelling House with Swimming Pool
  • Status: Completed September 2008
  • Main Contractor: Toh Kum Swee Pte Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: KKC Consultancy Services
  • Land Area: 390.80 m2
  • GFA: 356.096 m2

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

The client’s massive sculptural horn speakers anchor the front end of the space and an outdoor terrace and lap pool anchor the rear. On the second storey, bedroom windows are recessed into curved walls which protrude subtly from the blank facade, recalling the form of the client’s horn speakers. A large skylight on the roof illuminates the second storey hallway glass floor and transmit light into the first storey living room as well. On the RC flat roof, a layer of turfing efficiently insulates the house against heat.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

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