The project is located at Chatsworth road, surrounded by detached bungalows with unique qualities. Hence, IX architects took the opportunity to sculpt the project into volumetric sculptural forms, yet they were unified under an iconic large overhanging pitched roof that celebrates a welcoming entrance to the house.
Upon entering the house, one would be greeted by a single stringer staircase that serves as an connector to provide access to all 3 floors of the house. As informed by the client’s brief, the house was split into 3 levels, each with specific function: 1st storey was designed with family-centric space, including family rooms and swimming pool as platforms for the family’s bonding activities; 2nd storey houses semi-public spaces such as living room and dining room for the owner to meet their guest; while attic storey consists primarily of private spaces such as bedrooms.
Distinctive characteristics had been injected into each space that resulted in multiple playful protruding volumes; however, the bold gesture of the large roof geometry is able to bring those massing together and provide a sense of uniformity to the overall design language. Similarly, the architecture created is intended to bring the different individuals under the same roof together as a family; the house functions beyond merely a shelter, but also a home where the occupants feel themselves belong.