With sustainability high on the agenda, a Singapore-based practice pencil office have recently completed this detached, weekend house located on Singapore’s popular resort island of Sentosa. Overlooking the ocean, the Stereoscopic House incorporates a number of environment-friendly solutions such as; low-E glazing, solar hot-water heating, extensive cross ventilation, rain harvesting systems, and evaporative cooling.
More about the project:
‘The combination of a weekend resort house and a sustainable agenda drives the design strategies of the Stereoscopic House. A series of highly effective passive techniques reconcile the client’s requests for size, luxury, and generous amenities while mitigating the tremendous environmental impacts of being located at 1°15’: the tropical equator.
‘A distorted tube containing bedrooms on the upper floors isolate three sisters from the adjacent neighbors, while framing dramatic views to ocean and golf course in a stereoscopic relationship. Roof-pitch codes deform the tube; creating a formal approach of deep angular overhangs and striking verandas, reducing insolation on the exterior courtyard, terrace, and living spaces.’
‘Diffused and reflected sunlight brightens interior spaces in the house through the use of screens attached to angular skylights sited on the roof and windows subtracted from the facades. Together, these additions and subtractions of volumes not only facilitate natural day lighting, but also create a phenomenological experience of light and shadow, as well as an architectural language, unique to the home.’