The project consisted in converting and extending the existing garage into an office and in the addition of a porch. The existing front door was retained for energy efficiency as research has demonstrated that having two front doors can help save up to 11% in energy bills. The walls, floors and roof have been super insulated for energy efficiency and for sound insulation.
The Clients of this house are art lovers and wanted a home that would allow the displaying of their beautiful paintings in an integrated and elegant way. Sustainability and energy efficiency were also key requirements together with the need to…
Shophouses are a typical South-East Asian typology and until recently these one hundred year old beautiful buildings were being tore down to give space to skyscrapers and glass office building. In collaboration with a local Singapore company we worked to reconvert the buildings to their original splendour, saving the special urban character and human scale that Shophouses create.
Now used as University offices, this sustainable building was developed while working with Casson Conder Architects in London. Natural ventilation and measures to increase natural lighting allowed for the creation of an energy efficient, beautiful building.