linghao architects: villa S linghao architects: villa S
aug 07, 2012

linghao architects: villa S

‘villa S’ by linghao architects, sentosa island, singapore all images courtesy of linghao architects image © jeremy san

singaporean practice linghao architects has just completed the ‘villa S’ facing the south china sea on the edge of sentosa island, singapore. its curvilinear plan lends to a continuous space with no true ‘front’ or ‘back’, where wood-clad private bedrooms on the second level are organized within a dynamic series of external walkways, verandas and courtyards of varying exposures. the ground level floor plane slopes towards the center mass of the house, creating an inward focal point amidst the completely transparent enveloping glass panels. in contrast, the upper storey angles gently towards the cove, bringing attention to the surrounding site. a composite steel and concrete structure provides visual vulnerability at times and a hard protective opaque barrier at others. perforated metal screens define rooftop paths as well as sun-shading for the terraces below. an endless network of horizontal and vertical circulation is open to the exterior and filled with light, suggesting an emphasis on the user’s kinetic relationship to the house and the environment, rather than being statically centered on isolated programmatical elements.

view from street image © jeremy san

entrance image © jeremy san

street side view with concrete walls creating privacy image © jeremy san

back yard with pool, facing the sea image © jeremy san

entrance courtyard open to the sky image © jeremy san

open interior courtyard image © jeremy san

living room with fully operational glass doors image © jeremy san

central staircase image © jeremy san

(left) stairs to basement media room (right) stair-court images © jeremy san

basement media room image © jeremy san

(left) stair courtyard from media room (right) courtyard images © jeremy san

stairs to rooftop image © jeremy san

2nd level terrace image © jeremy san

view of cove from the second level deck image © jeremy san

rooftop walkway over glass courtyard image © jeremy san

rooftop garden image © jeremy san

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2



diagram: circulation (red), cross ventilation (blue), views (green)

diagram: cross ventilation (blue), views (green)

project info:

year of design commencement : 2007 year of completion : 2012 site area: 1745.6 m2 built up area: 1320.4 m2

  • Rich people house – nice but not for many!

    celeste raposo says:

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