Rochalie Drive

This house is located in a quiet central area in Singapore. The concept was a “house as verandah” – a linear plan, one room thick, cross-ventilated, which opened up to the garden.

The house occupies an edge of the site. Towards the street, a series of walls, screens and environmental filters creates privacy. Towards the garden, the house opens up as indoor-outdoor spaces. A huge verandah roof seems to hang weightless over the terrace, and creates a tropical outdoor space to host guests, and a place for daily outdoor living.

The house is environmentally-sensitive, taking simple materials and  traditional and vernacular strategies – overhangs, louvres, cross ventilation – into a contemporary vocabulary and new directions.