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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

Description from the architects:

Diamond House

The house along Cove Drive in Sentosa sits on a slightly tapered site that faced a man-made lake. Built for a small family that greatly cherish their privacy, the house turns it back on the street and the sides where the neighbours are in close proximity.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

Like a monolith resting over the gardens, the single, faceted volume house the main spaces with their primary view to the waterway.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

The main entrance brings one into the centre of the house with the living and dining space on the sides.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

The upper floors are split in the middle into two volumes that house the daughter and the parent’s bedrooms.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

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Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects – photography by Albert Lim

The basement accommodate the guest room, entertainment, services and garage, lit and ventilated largely by the sunken courtyards.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz  Architects – Basement plan

The basement accommodate the guest room, entertainment, services and garage, lit and ventilated largely by the sunken courtyards.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz  Architects – Ground floor plan

The massing on grade is kept deliberately small to create more garden spaces within the tight site.

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Diamond House by Formwerkz  Architects – First floor plan

The geometry is derived from negotiating with the planning parameters imposed on the neighbourhood and the desire to simplify the building form.

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  Diamond House by Formwerkz  Architects – Attic plan

The front and side facades are pared down with openings strategically position to allow optimal daylighting with minimum compromise in privacy.
The sloping walls at the corners allow for a smaller footprint while expanding the spatial volume at upper levels.
Like its simple form, few architectural materials were used. The facades are entirely wrapped in iron wood. The interior adopts a lighter palette of oak and travertine.
At nightfall, fragments of the internal spaces are seen on the facade.
The muted, impenetrable volume gradually gives way to the volumes of internal light, revealing the intricacy within.

Site Area – 6000 Sqft
Gross Floor Area – 5000 sqft
Completion – Jan 2012

Architect – Formwerkz Architects
Team – Alan Tay , Foo Yuet Yee, Cai Xun
Structure – Portwood & Associates
M&E – PCA
Builder – Sinwah-Apac Construction Pte Ltd

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