Dubbed the Eave House, this project by Ming Architects and KGID exudes quiet elegance. It comprises a white volume perched on a darkened plinth, accented with crisp roof and car porch canopies. Ming Architects founder Tan Cher Ming, inspired by the site’s unique shape, detailed these elements with a triangulated, chamfered form. It gives the house a graceful, floating disposition that also visually accentuates the site’s width.
The owners, who live here with their two young children, wanted the house to evoke qualities similar to their old apartment. It was paramount that the design fosters family bonding and amplifies good light and ventilation.
Several features add to this ventilating effect; these include screens that run the entire length of the master bedroom suite that filter light, air and views. On the first storey’s front elevation, dark-stained timber cladding reduces heat gain from the noon sun. Mesh panels prevent insects from entering and address water safety concerns. Fans in every room reduce air-conditioning usage.