For more information about Fish House, please contact architect Guz Wilkinson of Guz Architects at: [email protected] and visit their website: http://guzarchitects.com/. Read about Elmich Pte Ltd in The Greenroof Directory.
Fish House (2006-2009): This modern tropical bungalow encapsulates the essence of living in the hot and humid climate of Singapore by creating open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer residents views to the ocean.
The main design concept is to create a house which has a close relationship with nature, and this is achieved by having a swimming-pool linking the house with the landscape and ultimately visual connections with the sea. The idea of connection is reinforced by having the basement level media-room with a u-shaped acrylic window which allows diffuse natural light in and also views out into the pool. The curved roofs, while symbolizing the sea waves, also emphasize the idea of the nearby sea. These are almost totally covered with thin bendable photovoltaic panels supplying enough energy to the house, while the remaining area is used as a green roof giving residents some outdoor leisure spaces.
Fish House is a modest and yet luxurious residential design which gives residents opportunities to live in harmony and comfortably with nature.
AREA: 726 sq. metres
GROSS FLOOR AREA: 540 sq. metres
AREA OF GREEN ROOF: 86.1 sq. metres
YEAR COMPLETED: 2009
SOFTWARE USED: AutoCAD