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KAP-House by ONG&ONG



Designed in 2016 by ONG&ONG, this amazing single family residence is situated in Singapore.

Description by ONG&ONG
Reclined within a well-heeled residential enclave, KAP-House reposes behind wild grassland that grows from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Placed on a plot that was once the sprawling garden of a classic colonial black and white bungalow, the home was imagined as a paradigm of modern tropical living.
The defunct railway, now a preserved green corridor, provides a backdrop of natural tropical terrain. Seeking to capitalise on the beauty of the home?s splendid surroundings, the design team adopted the Japanese design principle of Shakkei, or borrowed view. Their intention was to create a home resplendent in the ?likeness of nature, capturing nature alive to create a spectacular vision?.
Fully attuned to the environment, KAP-House is predicated on capturing its marvellous natural milieu, as the architects carefully aligned the home to emphasize borrowed views of the green corridor. Elemental considerations were prioritised as the design team accounted for factors such as wind direction and solar positioning, introducing a sustainable design framework that allowed the implementation of passive environmental controls within the house programme.
Simplicity reigns as clean lines and bold structural elements manifest into an elegant design. Architects deployed a programmatic approach when conceptualising the home. KAP-House features a series of rectilinear volumes placed in interlocking juxtapositions. Individual volumes were conceived in accordance with how their space would be utilised. Underscored in KAP-House?s overall design was the optimisation of the borrowed view, as the architects tried to ensure that spaces within the house would benefit from the surrounding natural splendour. A holistic approach was employed in order to achieve an intrinsic integration between architecture, interior design, and landscaping. Further accentuating the overall design is a meticulously curated material palette – reflected in the stone and timber facades, placid blue pools and waterways, and lush gardens greenery, which bestow KAP-House undeniable aesthetic quality.
The home includes four bedrooms together with an additional guestroom. The front section of KAP-House that contains the guestroom was imagined as a semi-private transition space, where a myriad of colours and textures greets the eye at the home?s spacious driveway entrance. An L-shaped slab of textured reinforced concrete frames a façade of gray zircon wood strips, neatly stacked atop a lower plane of champagne limestone cladding, which stretches into KAP-House?s manicured garden.
The entrance foyer leading to the shared common space reveals a system of fully retractable floor-to-ceiling glass windows encasing the living and dining areas. The windows, together with the timber screens found on the upper floor, provide natural cross...
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