Vertical Court

A courtyard on two levels sits in the centre of this semi-detached house. On the first level, a frangipani tree sits in the middle of a pond, framed by a timber-clad box. The double volume living room and the dining room wraps around this courtyard. The second storey level of the courtyard lies over the dining area and in front of the master bedroom. The full height glass façade facing the courtyard is screened by interlocking vertical and horizontal timber members.

The courtyard offers the house a lot of privacy and lets light into the centre of the house. It also acts as a buffer against noise from a major road a distance away.

Type: New Erection of 3 storey semi-detached house with attic & basement
Location: Greenbank Park
Status: Completed September 2014
Main Contractor: Praxis Contractors Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: GCE Consulting Engineers