park + associates: mimosa house in singapore park + associates: mimosa house in singapore
jan 19, 2014

park + associates: mimosa house in singapore

‘mimosa’ by park + associates, singapore
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all images courtesy of park + associates




the design brief was laid out clearly by the client: a ‘double volume living space, 4 bedrooms, reuse as much of the existing structure as possible.’ local practice park + associates responded with a new construction that replaces the existing house of burnt orange brick. the new mimosa house is a three dimensional composition of planes and boxes rendered in carefully considered materials. every room in the home has a direct connection to the exterior through sliding glass walls and various decks. the dark granite entry is sharply contrasted by progressing into the double-height timber encased living space at the heart of the home. the master suite in turn is built from steel and glass floating over the rest of the house with views across the neighborhood. in certain areas, the same burnt orange brick is re-used in memory of the previous structure.



entry from the road
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front entrance
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living area
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interior balcony over the living space
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master bathroom
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(left) hallway
(right) mahjong room
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tree-studded wooden deck
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project info:



client: mr. pang ti yong
architect: park + associates pte ltd
contractor / builder: qs builders pte ltd
civil & structural engineer: c p lim & partners
facilities: living / dining room, dry kitchen, wet kitchen, mahjong room, powder room, maid room, fish pond, koi pond, 3 bedroom, 3 common bath, lounge area, junior master bedroom w en suite, master bedroom w e suite, study room, roof
total floor area (sq m): 670
plot area (sq m): 865
duration of construction: may 2012 – aug 2013
status: completed

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