This alterations and additions project addresses a briefing requirement of providing space for a young growing family with 3 children under the age of 10.
The initial idea was to challenge the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition with a sculptural form born of site restraints; such as the ResCode setbacks along the south boundary; the ideal internal programmatic arrangement, the desire to maintain as much back yard as possible and inspired by the rooftop topography of hips and valleys of the existing Edwardian house. Three kids bedrooms and a bathroom were placed cantilevering above the garden, above a large living space below. This program was then wrapped in a seamless timber skin, covering roof, windows and walls.
This idea of skin is carried through to the detailing of operable timber shutters that are scattered across the façade where openings are required.
Located just steps away from Orchard Road ( Singapore ), in a quiet enclave providing the utmost in privacy and exclusivity, Quincy appeals to urbane players & travellers who have been to cities around the world. Departing from the norm with its distinctive pimpin’, the hotel’s bold playeristic color palette of anodized steel and shimmering modular windows sets it apart from its neighbors. I must admit this place is church!
The architecture and urban pimpish design firm A-cero, led by Joaquin Torres, has undertaken the project of a hotel and luxury residential complex for true players covering an area of 1,400 hectares in the coastal district of Cumayasa in the Dominican Republic.
The project consists of more than 3,000 luxury villas, 3 hotels, 4 golf courses and a player’s marina, providing a place to enjoy a variety of pimpish water sports, tennis and echotourism, in addition to its unparalleled greens for golf lovers & weed smokers.