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.
Bridge Over Water in 19 Jalan Angin Laut, Singapore by Hyla architects
August 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Hyla architects
Presenting a sleek façade to its neighbours, the finely detailed screens of 19 Jln Angin Laut conceal a house nestled gently into a garden.
With its entrance elevated above the ground, one has to ascend a glass staircase to enter the house. Opening the solid timber front door, one is greeted with a swimming pool and patio surrounded by lush greenery, amply shaded overhead but admitting light and air from the sides. This space is a paradigm of living comfortably in the tropics.
A glass bridge spanning lightly across the pool leads into the living room. This bridge extends the threshold of the house, prolonging the act of entering and highlighting the importance of this space to the overall design of the house.
The rest of the house takes its cue from this scene, with the main living spaces being punctuated with light, greenery and timber accents. Together with the skilful manipulation of solids and voids, the overall effect is that the architecture seems to integrate harmoniously with nature.
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