OIE TIONG HAM PARK HOUSE
This house does not make a grand statement.
Simplicity of form in its design was the basis of the design expression.
The profile was deliberately kept low and horizontal, simple in expression and execution.
The house was intended to appear invisible from the streetscape.
The design planning for the house follows a central axial spine.
Rooms were accessed from this central circulation spine running parallel to the site.
The house is embedded into the landscape, and surrounded by tall trees.
Privacy is guarded and there is a feeling of oneness with nature,
when the doors are opened,
and through the transparency of glass,
when doors are closed.
“On a sunny day, we appreciate the lacey pattern of the leaves against the sky.
It is also wonderful to hear and see the rain beating down in a monsoon storm.”
- quote by the house owner
on page 210
Singapore Houses by Robert Powell
Tuttle Publishing, 2009
This house is featured in
World Architecture News.Com
30 Nov 2008