Bintong Park by MOD

This residence by Ministry of Design makes the most of water and light in Singapore

14 Oct 2009

With average daily highs of
around 30-32ºC (86–90ºF), Singapore swelters all year round. With this in mind,
Ministry of Design (MOD) have designed a 1700 sqm home acclimatised to the
tropical climate. An addition and alteration based around an existing skeletal
structure, the house has a series of semi-sheltered spaces such as colonnades
and outdoor pavilions that serve as trasitional spaces.

Water is both a design
feature and functional in the use of a lap pool outdoors, sky-lit spa indoors
and water trimming the courtyard areas. The building almost seems to float on
its own stone ‘pedestal’ over a reflective pool.

The materials – limestone,
solid teak and whitewashed walls – are all in neutral tones, adding to the
cool, tropical feel, while meticulous detailing renders the home ‘invisible’.
MOD explain, “The house was conceived of as a ‘reductivist’ art sculpture as
well as a space for exhibiting the owner’s extensive art collection.”

Contemporary and minimalist, this house combines high design with climate
functionality in this tropical city.

Bintong Park Residence
Sun Wind Water
Architecture (with TAA) + Interior Architecture
1700 sq m
Singapore 2004

modonline.com


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