The Goodlink by Locus Associates
By Magaly • May 22, 2014
The Goodlink is a private residence designed by the Hong Kong-based Locus Associates.
It is located in Admiralty, Singapore and covers an area of 3,229 square feet.
The Goodlink by Locus Associates:
“Any attempt to reconstruct an old dwelling house in order to increase its floor area and program while retaining an existing structure is a tumultuous design challenge. The task was especially so since this involved increasing a full floor, a front & rear wing extension with a radical facade update. Being attached physically to a neighbour as a semi-detached villa, how does an architectural design alter and marry another at the same time?
The massing called for a series of solids and voids to reduce the increase in bulk whilst maintaining a certain quietude in respecting her context. Wide verandahs, deep balconies and two courtyards nip and tuck into the building to cool and shade in the intense tropical heat and sunlight. Custom made operable louvers in the courtyards and bathrooms allow for passive cross-ventilation.
A reduced palette of materials in monochromatic tones harking back to a colonial black & white house maintains consistency throughout its architecture and interiors. In choosing finishes and colours that echo the architectural facade, spaces flow seamlessly between inside and out, allowing the house to evolve with timelessness.”
Photos by: Béton Brut
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