A D Lab have completed Andrew Road House, a modern residence located in the Caldecott region of central Singapore. The uneven terrain as well as its proximity to a busy highway presented quite a few challenges: “The undulating terrain of the neighborhood is quite unusual in Singapore, and creates a street-scape whereby the plots of land are about a story below the street level. As such, each house along the street is entered from the second story. The architects took advantage of this unusual situation to lower most of the communal facilities down into a sunken court that shields them from the noise of the highway“. This also automatically increased the level of privacy for the inhabitants.
The undulating roofs create a spectacle of shapes, each different standpoint revealing a new perspective. As you step inside, you are greeted by elegance, wrapped up in spaces defined by brightness and modern opulence. All interiors are connected to a central courtyard, where the inhabitants can relax. Aside from being an essential leisure and aesthetic feature of the house, the swimming pool has the ability to cool down the atmosphere during warm days. [Photography by Derek Swalwell]