The Space Between Walls

This semi-detached house is detached from its façade and party wall to create courtyard spaces that allow light, ventilation and private views. At the front, an almost blank brick wall conceals these spaces and the front door is similarly hidden in a timber wall. A swimming pool runs along the side and front creating a tranquil oasis for the house. The timber staircase overhangs the pool and its covered by a glass and timber pergola that runs along the length of the house. Upstairs the gardens continue into two more courtyards which two bedrooms and a study look into.

Name: The Space Between Walls
Type: 2 storey detached house with attic and swimming pool
Location: Princess of Wales Road, Singapore
Site Area: 350 m2
Gross Floor Area: 455 m2
Status: Completed 2017
Architect: HYLA Architects
Principal Architect: Mr Han Loke Kwang
Assistant Architects: Kompiya Rattanangkul, Chong Wen Jin, Thomas Ong
Main Contractor: : QS Builders Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Thymn Pte Ltd
Photographer: Derek Swalwell