Solid Light

A 4-metre high light timber-cladded structure greets the visitor to this 2 1/2 storey semi-detached house. Unusually, the car porch and living and dining spaces form a seamless whole, and they are separated only by a series of sliding glass doors and a vertically slated timber screen. A steel-framed staircase with slated timber treads rises to the 2nd storey, where a bamboo courtyard surprises and brings in light and green into the heart of the bedroom area.

Here the three bedrooms form an inner core and they are interconnected by a high ceiling study area at the perimeter of the house. The master bathroom is completely open to the bedroom and features a timber pergola ceiling with skylights, a sunken bath and shower area and space for potted plants.

The project was featured in Trends magazine and the living room was featured in the monograph Contemporary Asian Living Rooms.

Type: New Erection of 2 Storey Semi-Detached Dwelling House with Attic
Location: Lucky Heights
Status: Completed November 2003
Main Contractor: T & T Technology Contract Services