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Tropical Adaptations

By re-inventing tropical architecture to fit a modern context, architect
Aamer Taher has endowed a resort-like appeal on this four-level
bungalow in Singapore. At the same time, says Madhavi Tumkur, he has
ensured that it is also a home to three generations of residents.

Located on the idyllic Queen Astrid Road, one of Singapore’s oldest and most historical locations, stands a house that hints at old-world grandeur but with a modernity that complements its tropical setting.

Home to a three-generation family unit, its 27,000 sq ft offers ample space for each of its eight members as well as to their friends and relatives who are entertained in its generously large outdoors.

“This was one of the requirements we had to bear in mind when we started to design the house,” says architect Aamer Taher.“We, therefore, aimed at creating elements of interest and characteristic features that will make the outdoors an experience in itself."…


Read the full story on page 154 of Habitus issue 10, available on the iPhone and iPad here, or contact us to subscribe or buy back issues.



Words: Madhavi Tumkur

Photography: Derek Swalwell


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