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Railway House in Singapore

28 Apr 2021

Railway House Singapore

Design: Aamer Architects

Location: Singapore, South East Asia

Railway House Singapore Property

As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall.

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

The desire to challenge such a notion drives the parti of the Railway House, a single-family house. By separating and pulling the main building block away from the party wall, a semi-detached house breaks free.

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

Not only does this formally and aesthetically liberate the house from its neighbour; it also creates a 3m-wide fissure into which light and air penetrate deep into its interiors.

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

One enters the house through the front of this fissure, where he is greeted by a double-storey volume foyer naturally lit from above. Light splashes onto the richly-textured brick wall, casting shadows which vary in form and intensity over time. The light leads one up the staircase onto the second storey. By now, the fissure manifests itself as a gathering realm for the family.

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

In this funnel-like, naturally-ventilated space, wind passes through freely from the front to the back, both ends at which pockets of green have been inserted. Deep overhangs and operable blinds protect the interiors where necessary.

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

Herein lies the beauty of the house: a space which is at once sheltered yet connected to its environment. Such is the simple delight of tropical living.

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Railway House in Singapore, SEA – Building Information

Design: Aamer Architects

Project size: 424 sqm
Site size: 334 sqm
Completion date: 2014
Building levels: 3

Railway House Singapore Property

Railway House Singapore Property

Photographs: Skewedeye Pte Ltd

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Location: Singapore, South East Asia

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