S House | Formwerkz Architects

• April 3, 2010

Singapore-based Formwerkz Architects recently has completed the S House along Lorong Selangat, Singapore. The house is consisted of 4 levels with each unique formal characteristics in responding to different programmatic demands.

We derived formal strategies that celebrate these vertically stratified spaces, making the transition from one level to the next an experience.

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S House, image courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

+ Project description courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

The 2-storey house along Lorong Selangat was designed for a family of four who entertains frequently and often in separate groups. Beside their private bedrooms, the house was planned to allow maximum use of the communal spaces for entertainment. The house spans four levels, from basement to attic, each floor having different programmatic demands. Hence, we derived formal strategies that celebrate these vertically stratified spaces, making the transition from one level to the next an experience.

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S House, image courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

The Rock

The Basement was conceived as an abstracted geological formation, an outcrop where rest of the building sits. The central opening to the basement revealed itself as a ravine that separates the 25m-lap pool and the full length of the cave-like movie and billiard lounge.

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S House, image courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

The Floating Box

The red box, housing most of the private abodes in the upper floor, levitates above the ground stratum, leaving the spaces open to the landscape.

The Sail

The soaring roof wraps the attic space as while connects to the outdoor lounge in the roof deck.

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S House - Basement floor plan, drawing courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

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S House - Level 1 floor plan, drawing courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

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S House - Level 2 floor plan, drawing courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

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S House - Attic floor plan, drawing courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

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S House - Section A-A, drawing courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

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S House - Section C-C, drawing courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

+ Project credits / data

Architect: Formwerkz Architects
Design team: Alan Tay, Gwen Tan, April Tan, Benny Feng, Jessica Leong
Interior design: Formwekz Pte Ltd
Builder: Apac construction
Photographer: Albert Lim

Site Area:  760 m2
GFA: 900 m2
Cost: $3.5 mil
Duration: 16 mths

+ All drawings and images courtesy of Formwerkz Architects

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