No. 68 Sunset Way
TYPE : NEW ERECTION OF A 2-STOREY CORNER TERRACE HOUSE WITH AN ATTIC
LANDSIZE : 3,900 ft²
BUILT UP : 4,100 ft²
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: 15 MONTHS
PRINCIPAL DESIGN CONSULTANT: RENAISSANCE PLANNERS & DESIGNERS PTE LTD
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER : MTECH CONSULTANTS
MAIN CONTRACTOR : KIAN PAU CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD
Given the client’s concern of incrementing HVAC cooling systems cost in the tropics, the proposed residential home seeks to overcome local humidity via passive cooling design. Secondary to the brief, the design furthermore, strives to foster family bonding via implementing an open –concept living.
The rectangular plot boundary presented the perfect opportunity to apply Le Corbusier’s cubism principles, evoking a sense of rigidity and beauty with orthogonal elements. Stylistically reflected on the elevations and plans, the profile is not unlike a cube sitting atop the other, complementing one another plainly. A slight cantilevered approach was then adopted to shield against incident rays from the mid-day sun effectively reducing the need for mechanical cooling in the ground floor public spaces, while establishing visual tension between the storeys. Its austere facade however is complemented by a timber screen with groove lines on white-wash paint.