Well of Light

A light well with a reflecting pool divides this intermediate terrace house into two blocks. The light well is covered at the top with a glass and timber trellis, providing shelter from the rain while allowing light and ventilation to pass through the entire house. The staircase runs along the side and underneath it lies a gently-cascading water feature that feeds into the pool. The top of the stairwell is also covered in glass and timber. The timber trellis is hung on steel cables, giving it a gentle camber. The whole house is in off-form concrete and tropical timbers of teak and chengal.

Type: New Erection of 2-Storey Intermediate Terrace House with Attic
Location: Belimbing Avenue
Status: Completed February 2014
Main Contractor: Praxis Contractors Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: SB Ng & Associates CE