Located in the exotic country of Singapore, the 21 Jervois Hill zen-inspired residence, a project completed by AR43 Architects, was designed as a retreat for the body, mind and soul. The luxuriant vegetation encompassing the house had a strong influence in its current architectural structure. The client asked for a relaxing living space, a haven that embraces nature and makes it part of it. What the architects had in mind was to to establish a strong connection with the surrounding site, therefore using natural materials to built the house seemed the most matter-of-course thing to do.
As any other zen-inspired place, the house feels breezy and it inspires peacefulness. Its structure integrates on one side a water cascade fountain which plunges down to become one with the swimming pool. This particular scene creates a relaxing atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy the nature in all its ravishing beauty. The house consists of a main volume, a large pavilion and a supporting wing. The living room opens up to the garden terrace while the bedroom is oriented towards the tropical forest, framing it and allowing you to wake up every morning in such an inspiring and heaven-like environment.