B HOUSE, SINGAPORE
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