The Meera House

Posted: February 24, 2011 by waxlyrical in Architecture, Design
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I’ve heard of a glass house before, but a grass house?!?! (sorry that was just too easy and too tempting:)

One thing’s for sure this home would certainly make wielding a lawnmower to cut the grass an interesting experience, especially on the roof!

Here’s what the designers at Guz Architects had to say about their latest project:

“This house is located on new housing estate in the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore. The plots are not large and neighbouring buildings are built close to the sides of each house.

Thus our strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbour t0 provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stair well which would funnel the sea breeze through the centre of the building. The front and rear of the building meanwhile, terrace the back allowing each storey to have a visual or actual access to the greenery.

The intention was to try to allow each roof garden provided a base for the storey above allowing the layered effect to make each storey feel like it was a single storey dwelling sitting in a garden…as much as we could do in the close confines of Sentosa island and with such a large building!”

via: contemporist

 

waxxy

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