Sustainable 45 Faber Park Residence by Ong & Ong Architects

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Jane Mullock
Jane Mullock
I'm Jane, a writer fascinated by houses. My stories are about the magic of homes and the people in them. Let's explore the secrets and joys houses hold, and discover the amazing stories behind every door. Come join me on this house-loving adventure!

45 Faber Park residence by Ong & Ong Architects is a beautiful contemporary home in Singapore. It was built for a young couple with three kids, and the main concern was to make maximum use of the outdoor areas without compromising the indoor living spaces. The children needed enough room to play outside, but also a lot of inside space for when the weather would not be good.

In their effort to ensure plenty of outdoor space, the architects pushed the mass of the residence in the corner of plot. The boundaries between inside and outside were blurred by creating a vast, open living space that seems to naturally continue towards the courtyard. All interiors communicate to each other, and even though the private and common areas are separated, they still keep a certain connection.

The house was developed with sustainability in mind. Its orientation was carefully chosen to ensure cross ventilation, while large openings invite plenty of natural light inside. The materials were also chosen carefully to minimize environmental impact. Spoil disruption was kept to a minimum, while certain native plants were used for natural shading and temperature control.

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