Built for a retired couple who plan on spending their time in Singapore, the Wall House was designed for both social and private living. Split into two volumes, where each part meets the requirements for a comfortable lifestyle, the residence awaits its inhabitants within its two volumes sheltering social spaces on one hand and private quarters on the other. An aired atmosphere thrones throughout the volumetric residence, creating a strong connection between the bedrooms and living areas. These volumes were beautifully separated by an inner courtyard with a rounded opening through which trees lift up to meet the sunshine.
Imagined by FARM studio, the Wall House was designed according to the owner’s specifications and customized for the land it occupies. The two-story block containing the main living area and the bedroom area sits alongside the single-story volume sheltering the entertainment zones. “What links these two volumes together is the huge central courtyard at the entrance expressed in an austere geometry of granite floor and wall, an organically shaped oculus and a minimalist planting of six willowy trees. Like a sparse yet artful Chinese landscape painting, this sets the tone for the rest of the spaces. The landscape design, similar to the house, is also experienced in multiple correlated layers. It takes its inspiration from the philosophy of classical Chinese Garden where views are borrowed through cutouts and vistas, and where sight lines and spaces begin to overlap.”