Today marks the launch of my new video series "Tropical Living", featuring house tours of exceptional designs narrated by their architects.
The first video features the Perforated House, nestled in the northern side of Singapore. The project epitomises a private refuge in the midst of a bustling city. The house was conceptualised as an elevated box made of a solid off-form concrete, with abundant pockets of green spaces woven into the interior spaces. The language of perforations was also used consistently throughout the house as an architectural tool to control the level of privacy, light and ventilation. In spaces where more privacy is required, vertical angled sunshades were purposefully designed to allow morning light to filter in, yet limiting views from the neighbouring houses. The interior spaces extend towards the surrounding greenery, blurring the boundaries between the inside and out. The house also has an acoustically designed music studio for owner's jamming session with friends, and a scenic attic family lounge for the owner to enjoy a cup of tea against the panoramic view of the surrounding estate.
More works by AR43 Architects: https://www.ar43.com/en/home/
Cinematography and directed by Kevin Siyuan
A production of Shiya Studio Singapore ⓒ 2022