The Kap House is located in Singapore and was designed with one major goal in mind: to capture and to frame the wonderful natural beauty which surrounds it. The project was completed in 2016 by the team at architecture studio ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.
The lower section of the house has a stone-clad exterior with warm wooden accents
The house occupies a site which was once the lush and beautiful garden of a colonial bungalow and as such has a tropical vibe, providing a gorgeous backdrop of vibrant natural terrain. In an effort to make the most of this unique context, the architects oriented and designed the house in ways that allow it to frame the views and to take full advantage of the immediate surroundings.
In comparison, the upper volumes feature gray tones and have a simpler and more linear facade designThe interior sections of the house communicate directly with the exterior, in particular the lush green garden
The house is made up of a series of interlocking rectangular volumes dispersed on several different levels. They were each designed in accordance to their function and that gives identity and character to the spaces and allows them to stand out while at the same time blending into the harmonious surroundings. The exterior is defined by stone and timber facades, with timber screens on the upper floor volumes and a large opening for the living areas. Fully retractable glass doors eliminate the physical barrier between the indoor living areas and the outdoor, allowing nature to become an active part of the interior decor. This is true for most of the interior spaces in one way or another.
Large windows frame the beautiful views and allow them to become the focal points of the interior designThe house has a large backyard with a swimming pool, a wooden deck and lots of greeneryHere you can clearly see the stone, timber and white concrete volumes complementing each other
The ground floor living areas have floor-to-ceiling glass doors which are fully retractableThere are four bedrooms in total and they have large windows and timber screens for added privacyThe focus remains on natural materials and finishes throughout the entire design of the houseA sculptural staircase with transparent glass guardrails connects the floorsNature is also a part of the bathrooms which have these beautiful miniature courtyards in themThe bedroom suites are very bright, open and spacious, featuring modern and stylish floor plansThe kitchen has a very interesting design as well, including a multipurpose islandThe staircase is placed parallel to a glass wall framing a splendid view of the backyard areasSliding doors ensure a seamless connection between the kitchen and the outdoor spaces