Frame House: The Perfect Blend of Contemporary and Nature
Immerse yourself in the splendor of Frame House, a contemporary three-story family home located in Singapore, designed by Ming Architects in 2022.
Overlooking a lush park with towering rain trees that reach up to 10-15 metres high, the house boasts direct views from the master bedroom and roof terrace onto the park from its strong rectilinear forms expressed in stone and timber cladding. The light tones of Bulgarian limestone, off-form concrete walls, and brushed oak paneling for the interiors, together with the internal open courtyard and the Caesalpinia tree, create a soothing and calming atmosphere for the occupants.
About Frame House
Contemporary Family Home with Direct Views of Lush Green Canopies
Located opposite a children’s playground and surrounded by towering mature rain trees, this contemporary family home was designed to take advantage of its stunning surroundings. The master bedroom and roof terrace were carefully planned to provide direct views of the lush green canopies formed by the rain trees lining the park.
Maximized Openings and Strong Rectilinear Forms
To ensure maximum natural light and stunning views of the park, the front elevation of the house features strong rectilinear forms expressed in stone-clad stacked frames. Timber screens were added for privacy, creating a sense of privacy without sacrificing the natural light. Chamfers on the structural elements refine the building’s bulk, giving it a sense of subtle lightness. The use of Bulgarian limestone cladding, off-form concrete walls, and brushed oak paneling for the interiors perfectly complement the design’s theme of light tones.
Oasis of Tranquility Shielded from Main Street
The layout of the house is centered around an internal open courtyard, which provides a calm oasis away from the main street. The living and circulation spaces are oriented around the courtyard, providing stunning views of lush landscaping and water features. The use of natural lighting during the day creates a calming atmosphere throughout the house, with the courtyard drawing in daylight, breeze, and ventilation. A single Caesalpinia tree serves as the focal point of the courtyard, with the breeze rippling through its branches creating shifting shadows on the courtyard walls.
Photography courtesy of Ming Architects
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