House in the West

The Ask

The fragmentation of our lives become more apparent even though our homes are brought closer. As more and more houses get built, more time need to be invested in planning for the space within.

The Reality

Floor layouts in Singapore tend to suggest a certain way of placing furniture, and pre-constructed carpentry works may prove to become obstacles to unconventional layouts.

The Work

We proposed a layout in a linear arrangement, encouraging more interaction between the owner and his family members. A sofa does not need to be facing the television, so we placed it adjacent to the dining table, extending the living space and spilling into the dining area. Upstairs, we opted for a pair of chaise longues to avoid having duplicate rooms in a home. Placed at each side, a simple squarish space becomes a place that is more relaxed, with the emphasis of communication still as a focal point.