WOW architects: sunset vale house WOW architects: sunset vale house
aug 16, 2012

WOW architects: sunset vale house

‘sunset vale house’ by WOW architects, singapore all images courtesy of WOW architects

singapore-based WOW architects have completed the ‘sunset vale house’ for a previous client on a small tropical plot in singapore. the restricting area of the site results in a design that utilizes every square centimeter of the building elements to create a design that is a perfect balance between utilitarian and aesthetic. the client’s desire to have a residence fully integrated with the landscape has created a formal diagram that completely opens to the exterior to frame views and allow the experience of the climate to impact the interior. gardens are present throughout each level with a water feature setting the tone throughout the dwelling.

attention was paid not only to the organization of masses, but to the smallest scale of detail as well. the concrete structure was poured in place using durian wood form work to give the hard material a subtle texture and warmth. slabs of split-face granite around the several reflecting pools allude to the mirror-like tranquility of the ponds. etched glass envelopes the vertical circulation atrium, illuminating the interior with daylight and adding a distinct design element to the facade. the living and dining rooms are connected through sliding glass doors that join them into one exterior space focused around a local frangipani tree.


(left) cascading water onto reflecting pool (right) water feature and garden on the roof

view from the dining room

pond separating dining and living room

living room looking to exterior pond

(left) water feature (right) living room





(left) bathroom sink (right) master bedroom

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1




  • “a sculptural residence in the tropical climate of singapore completely integrates with the surrounding nature in through varying layers of transparency”…who writes/edits/believes this spin?

    snp5kk says:
  • Many try too hard. This is elegant. Good one.

    Jim C. says:
  • beautiful
    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • \”a sculptural residence in the tropical climate of singapore completely integrates with the surrounding nature in through varying layers of transparency\”

    actually, this is pretty clear and descriptive regarding this structure

    especially compared to some of the other obscure definitions that float about around here

    this is a beautiful, gracious set of spaces, both inside and out – what an exquisite place to live

    dbkii says:
  • The combination of textures / materials is superb. Congratulations.

    Arq. Andros says:
  • Always nice to have limitless cost restraints. We should all be so fortunate. That stated, very elegant!

    mArkW says:
  • Amazing.
    How did they know what I wanted my residence to look like.
    Elegant, modern, open views, mystery, light, detail, solid, etherial.
    Congratulations to the Architect & client.
    A stunning accomplishment.

    rvs1 says:
  • Even though there is\’t a great deal of exterior structures overlapping each other,still,I find it gives a strong signature of the architectural design,the deversity of the materials are used in a well balance manner,not overwhelming.Gives an overall aspect of balance in gazing at it.The landscape of it all is well designed and balance.I would of maybe put some colored tinted glass for the sanitary,other than that.Very good!

    TATTOO-LY says:
  • Have a great design. Thank you for your sharing. says:

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