B HOUSE, SIN­GA­PORE

Hong Kong Tatler Homes - - PROPERTY -

A rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of Sin­ga­pore’s much-loved “black and white” colo­nial bun­ga­lows, dis­tin­guished by their tim­bered frames and plas­tered walls, the B House is a rare and vi­sion­ary con­cept in­spired by the past. Designed by Sin­ga­pore’s Pomeroy Stu­dio, the de­tached house is oper­a­tionally car­bon neg­a­tive, be­cause its so­lar pan­els pro­duce more power than the home con­sumes.

By adopt­ing tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures, such as roof over­hangs and vari­able shut­ters, the de­sign­ers are able to keep in­te­ri­ors cool. The com­pleted build­ing’s wa­ter-har­vest­ing equip­ment saves 465 cu­bic me­tres of wa­ter from need­ing to be piped into the house from the mains. For its de­sign, the ar­chi­tects were awarded the Build­ing Con­struc­tion Au­thor­ity’s Green Mark Plat­inum Award, the high­est recog­ni­tion for en­vi­ron­ment-friendly build­ings in Sin­ga­pore.

MOD­ERN TWIST From top: B House is a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of Sin­ga­pore’s colo­nial “black and white” bun­ga­lows; roof over­hangs and vari­able shut­ters help keep the in­te­ri­ors cool

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