Located in Binchang Rise. The Surprising Seclusion is a 2-storey house designed by HYLA Architects. The whole house is finished in off form concrete and grey face brick.
Architect: HYLA Architects Location: Binchang Rise, Singapore Completed: 2017 Principal Architect: Han Loke Kwang Project Team: Chong Wen Jin, Thomas Ong Structural Engineer: GCE Consulting Engineers Main Contractor: Praxis Contractors Pte Ltd Landscape Contractor: Green Forest Landscape Pte Ltd Photography: Derek Swalwell
From the architect: With both the front and rear facing busy roads, and the side an old house, this house looks inwards. A triple volume covered but naturally ventilated court with a pool becomes the focus of the internal space. On the side, a sculptural staircase cantilevers from the wall to reach the family room on the second level. The journey continues upwards on another staircase with a stepped planter on the side and lit from above. The whole house is finished in off form concrete and grey face brick. The Master bathroom continues this theme, with brick openings that allow ventilation but not views through. This bathroom as well as the attic bath has planting areas that offers a green contrast to the grey scheme. Custom storage units in the living, family and study echo the concrete and brick geometry of the house.