ONG&ONG: jkc1 house
ONG&ONG: jkc1 house ONG&ONG: jkc1 house
nov 30, 2011

ONG&ONG: jkc1 house

‘jkc1’ by ONG&ONG, bukit timah, singapore all images © ong&ong




singapore-based practice ONG&ONG has completed ‘jkc1’, a single family residence in bukit timah, singapore. visitors enter through a series of elevated wooden platforms which lead to a swimming pool deck. a void within the stacked stone perimeter wall leads into the ground level dining and living area. resting above the windowless solid enclosure, textured concrete bands beginning at the first level floor plates and roofline frame an upper level veranda which extends to overlook the front and back yards. floor-to-ceiling glass windows border the bedrooms, providing privacy with moveable wooden screens while sliding doors allow direct access to the continuous balcony.

front elevation




on the first floor, a vegetated outdoor courtyard partitions with glass panels introduces streams of natural light to the surrounding interior corridors as well as the staircase from the dining and living areas. a spiral steel stair within the rock garden leads to a roof terrace with panoramic views into the canopies of nearby trees.

stepped wooden platforms leading to the ground level spaces

sliding doors recede into the exterior walls opening the interior to the veranda

living and dining area

(left) stairs to bedrooms (right) upper level corridor

glass enclosed courtyard contains steel staircase to roof terrace

natural light filters to ground level through the courtyard

outdoor stair leading to roof terrace

view of roof terrace from spiral stair


access to balcony

entrance to bedroom from covered veranda

entrance to bedroom from covered veranda



property at dusk

at night

  • beautifully executed, profoundly well conceived

    dbkii says:
  • I almost skipped this one… so glad i didn’t. Each new shot revealed a higher level of resolution and detail.
    Beautiful and inspiring…. wish there were plans

    beta says:
  • verry well done simpley beautifullllllllllll

    ofer.k. says:
  • ong&ong delivers beauty and originality on every project is seems.

    airborne says:
  • i found singapore architects always deliver highly fashionable design with less genuine intelectual rigor

    dnt says:
  • it’s all just boxes as usual. white ones, black ones, tall ones, short ones, nothing really clever

    pete says:

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