A bold new extension cantilevers over an 8-metre slope at the back of this corner terrace site. Sheathed in a specially profiled sliding timber screen, it houses the new master bedroom at the 2nd storey. From here, there are fine views of the nature reserve towards the north. The ensuite to the master bedroom is bathed in light from above and is glazed on 3 sides. A sculptural plinth holds the WC and the basin, and the circular shower area completes the ensemble. Below this extension is the new kitchen, which by means of sliding doors, can be turned into an open concept kitchen with an outdoor dining deck.

This project is featured in Contemporary Asian Bedrooms and was selected in Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture which features “over 1,000 of the most outstanding works of architecture built since 2000.” You can view the online version here.

Type: Reconstruction to Existing 2-Storey Corner Terrace House
Location: Capricorn Drive
Status: Completed April 2003
Main Contractor: Hon Xin Builder Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Uni-Associated Consultants