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House of Arc

Good Class Bungalow, Singapore

The site is located at the convergence of Lornie Highway, Bukit Brown/Mac Richie Forest Reserves and a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) enclave.  While the house is located within a tranquil forested area, the buzzing noise generated from the highway is unbearable.

The house consists of two identical blocks, a shorter one that is linear to the street front and the longer one arcing along the boundary facing the neighbouring houses and the Lornie highway.  By creating an Arc not only neutralised the odd shape of the land, it provides a physical shield by deflecting the humming noise away from the inner living spaces. Simultaneously, it creates a buffer for the landscape courtyard between the two blocks, allowing interior spaces extend towards the surrounding greenery, blurring the boundaries between the inside and out, bringing in good natural lighting as well as ventilation.

Year
On Hold
Team
Lim Cheng Kooi, Zoe Lim, Rebecca Kok
Location
Central North
Area
9,500 sqft
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