This simple modern house design named 45 Faber Park, this contemporary house designed by Ong & Ong Architects in Singapore. This second storey house is maximize outdoor space as well as indoor. The large opening throughout the house encourages natural light and ventilation within the house. Certain key materials were chosen to help manage the environment of the house.
The material used here is an alloy of titanium and zinc which gives this rectangular volume a dark matt finish. The external materials, chosen in subtle tones, define and reflect the more intimate space of the house. The arrangement of spaces on the second floor is a functional response to the needs of the inhabitants. In response to this, the spaces created were introspective and focused on privacy. In order to create pleasant sleeping areas the height of the ceilings was set lower compared to the ceilings in the social areas. Leading from the quiet family room upstairs is a green roof which provides additional outdoor space. It is equipped with a BBQ pit that overlooks the pool beneath. This space represents an ideal entertaining area or a contemplation garden.
All social activity areas of the house are accommodated on the first floor. The sliding, flexible doors open directly onto the lower garden. The staircase acts as the hinge pinning the two perpendicular main elements of the house together. It is the anchor point of the house which is also the vertical circulation.
Photos: Derek Swalwell and Tim Nolan