The Green Wall House by ADX Architects in Singapore has a prominent green wall that acts as a buffer zone to detach the house slightly from a neighbouring house.
Say the architects, “Our Client’s requirements were specific in their response to certain spaces. The living area was to be comfortably spacious and the dining and kitchen were important social areas both for entertaining friends as well as spending quality time with family.”
“The house has an east-west orientation. The front facade faces almost directly west. Our Clients were concerned about the western sun. However, the views from the front were superior to the rear. The challenge was to provide views whilst not compromising on natural light, ventilation and privacy.”
“Our design used a green wall as a buffer zone to detach the house slightly from the neighbouring house, giving an impression of it being detached. The front of the house is articulated with horizontal screens that helped to screen western sunlight whilst at the same time allow for views out from the bedroom.”
“Green walls acts as a natural air filtration system, removing toxins and releasing oxygen to the environment. It also acts as a subtle noise barrier with its lush greenery. We created a 9m tall green wall from the 2nd storey to the attic terrace. The bathrooms were planned at this location at 2nd and 3rd storey. At the attic level, a timber decked terrace also faces the green wall.
“At the bathrooms, the lushly planted green wall is an the inspiring, refreshing and calming feature wall that greets one as they enter the master bathroom at the 2nd storey and bathroom at the 3rd storey. When the glass doors are opened, the bathrooms are naturally-ventilated. When the doors are closed, the user has full view of the green wall, which is visually refreshing for the user of the shower and long bath.”
“At the attic, the green wall is fully exposed for the full view and enjoyment of the users entertaining and relaxing at the terrace. The integrated vertical green wall indeed acts as the visual connection for the whole house.”
Site area: 330.50m2
Built-in Area: 562.77m2
Year Completed: June 2015
Architect: ADX Architects Pte Ltd
Principal Architect: Casey Chua