The formality of the living area, realised in recycled teak panels is further contrasted by the lightness of the bedroom suites.
This project demonstrates a high level of provision of public spaces in tropical high-rise living.
From the same architects of Faber House, a similar formal strategy was employed, but with a slight increase in scale.
It is memorable and delightful architecture made with simple materials and capitalising on many mundane workings of architectural details.
The project uses a simple strategy that broke away from the typical blockish configuration of local schools.
The architect took on the deep rectangular plan as an opportunity to create a central illuminated atrium.
The conserved 2-storey shophouse in brick and timber is well contrasted by the new steel, concrete and glass addition.
The architecture can leverage on the peripheral planting further by allowing more indoor spaces to spill out.
The quality of the landscape, details and public spaces was impressive, effectively supporting the layout of the residential units.
This luxurious one unit per floor residential development is handled with a skilful understatement. It accomplished this feat with a simple, elegant and unpretentious structure.
The amount of research work that the team has done to uncover the material on the original church is commendable.
The jury appreciated the arrangement of the blocks to define a sequence opening up to the view, as well as the use of topography to mediate the scale of what is a large complex.
The planning on the difficult site integrated landscape in between the buildings and made an open and unintimidating environment for the keeping of animals.