7 Sleek and Suave Architectural Beauty For Singapore Homes
There’s something about homes built by architects. Their elongated lines used to exaggerate the ingenious space-planning, pared-down decorations that showcase the architecture itself, and progressive design aesthetics make us all wish that we had the budget to splurge on such niceties.
But even if you’re the owner of a modest HDB apartment, you can look to some of these lavish homes built by Singapore’s finest architecture firms for inspiration, for they contain brilliant ideas that can be easily scaled down for smaller spaces. Simply pick and choose the best concepts that suit your lifestyle!
1. While sprawling, voluminous areas are sought after in space-starved Singaporean homes, having too much of it can backfire. High ceilings and wide rooms can leave one feeling cold, so the architects at EHKA Studio zoned this multi-story home cleverly to carve out warm, cosy spaces that are connected in a seamless flow. The minimalist treatment carried throughout all the common areas also imbues the home with a calming atmosphere.
Architect: EHKA Studio
Location: Lentor Green
2. Striking linear elements form the basis of this semi-detached home’s contemporary design. The bamboo panels resemble a Balinese resort and also allows for light penetration and interesting shadow play within the interiors.
Architect: Aamer Architects
3. Dominated by large expanses of concrete surfaces and interjected with wooden and marble accents, this home strikes an avant-garde balance between brutalist and zen styles. Each area is stunning in itself even with minimal decoration, as they’re framed with crisp, architectural lines, lending the entire abode a chic art gallery type of appeal.
Project: Ply House
4. Enveloped by lush foliage on all sides, as well as in pockets of spaces on the inside, this large property looks every bit the luxe resort every holiday maker dreams of relaxing in. The plants not only soften the home’s contemporary architecture, but also contrast gorgeously with the grey-brown-white scheme of its interiors.
Architect: Wallflower Architecture
Location: Bukit Timah
5. Besides the lovely green landscaping of this multi-storey home, another eye-catching yet practical feature is the generous use of windows in place of solid exterior walls. Not only does this help the interiors connect with the gardens outside, but also brightens up the common areas in the day, and infuses an open and welcoming vibe at night.
Architect: TOPOS Design Studio
Project: Sunset House
6. For homes with young children or even three-generational residences, it’s best to keep the place looking cosy and timeless, with the option of personalising within the individual bedrooms. The use of timber, paired with a creamy, earth-toned palette, is a no-brainer to achieve this look – it can imbue a sense of warmth into both large and small spaces, and can easily evolve with the family’s changing needs and preferences.
Architect: Timur Designs
Location: Kingsmead Road
7. Love entertaining? Then an open kitchen and dining area such as this one is a must! The large island countertop helps prepping for dinner parties easier, and also enables the hosts to interact with guests easily without any walls between them. Using glass doors to separate the living room from the kitchen is also a great solution to keep the spaces connected while containing the cooking smells. In addition, this concept can be scaled down for HDB flats too.
Architect: Lim Ai Tiong (LATO) Architects
Location: Jalan Mariam
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