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Singapore Residence Lets the Outside In

  • Posted by SHFT on December 13, 2011 in Architecture
  • Talk about feng shui! We've moved a few things around the office to balance out energies, but the JKC1 house in Singapore, designed by the architects at Ong&Ong, takes the ancient art to a whole other level. Resting atop a slight incline, the house overlooks a pool in the front yard, following the feng shui belief of balancing the "mountain" and "water" elements.

    The first floor's living and dining area is a vast and continuous space providing an unobstructed view of the pool and front lawn. In the center, a vegetated outdoor courtyard with glass panels brings natural light to the surrounding interior corridors. Meanwhile, a spiral steel staircase within the rock garden leads to a roof terrace with panoramic views into the canopies of nearby trees.

    (via Designboom)

    Photos courtesy Ong&Ong





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