31 May '15, 9am
Clever Semi-Detached House With Elongated Volumes in Singapore
Challenged to design a semi-detached house in Singapore, the creative team at Aamer Architects opted for an unconventional solution: “As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall. By separating and pulling the main building block away from the party wall, a semi-detached house breaks free. Not only does this formally and aesthetically liberate the house from its neighbor; it also creates a 3m-wide fissure into which light and air penetrate deep into its interiors”, the architects stated.