Houses Jalan Merlimau / Aamer Architects ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs: Amir SultanText description provided by the architects. One of the main design challenges for this house was the rather tight triangular site. The entrance and façade from the street was very narrow, giving the house little presence. Save this picture!© Amir SultanRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineThe layout, orientation and even the form and massing of the house attempt to negate these site constraints. This formulates the overall design direction. The L-configuration of the plans lends itself to the best possible engagement to site conditions, climate and vistas. The house opens up at the eastern façade, fronted by a central garden and landscape pond. Main spaces are orientated around this garden. The landscape pond extends from this garden to an intimate courtyard across to the other side of the double-volume living space. This courtyard demarcates the semi-private domain of the house. The west elevation assumes the rear of the house. Save this picture!© Amir SultanPunctuating spaces with lush greenery even at the rooftop becomes an intuitive design strategy that enhances the tropicality of the house, providing a ‘green frame’ to the vistas, screening the unpleasant and reducing the tightness of site. Save this picture!© Amir SultanThe lap pool is strategically placed at the rooftop, where the best views are. This not only frees up the ground floor for more garden space but also provides passive cooling and insulation for the spaces below. Save this picture!© Amir SultanPerhaps the most prominent feature of the house is the dramatic front roof that slants from the attic to the car porch, giving the house the presence it needs from the narrow entrance and street.Save this picture!© Amir SultanProject gallerySee allShow lessEEAE / ENHSA Architectural Theory Subgroup WorkshopArticlesInfinity Forest Project / Scale ArchitectureArticles Share Jalan Merlimau / Aamer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJalan Merlimau / Aamer Architects Save this picture!© Amir Sultan+ 23 Share Singapore “COPY” Architects: Aamer Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60023/jalan-merlimau-aamer-architects Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60023/jalan-merlimau-aamer-architects Clipboard 2010 Year: CopyHouses•Singapore CopyAbout this officeAamer ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on May 15, 2010Cite: “Jalan Merlimau / Aamer Architects” 15 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.