Urban Oases – Exceptional Singapore Homes That Fuse Ingenious Architecture With Greenery – Part 2 of 3

Hyla Architects, Mercurio Design Lab devise bespoke Singapore homes where the homeowners’ predilection for nature is included in the design DNA

Dec 10, 2018 | By Joe Lim

In our part 2 of 3 of exceptional homes incorporating ingenious architecture that invites the outdoors in, we look another two striking Singapore properties – designed by Hyla Architects and Mercurio Design Lab. These two unique properties demonstrate that a vision can be turned into a reality. The end result is homes that rejuvenate the mind and body with natural views of the surroundings while affording functional and sophisticated interiors that cater to the homeowners’ lifestyles.

Facade of Cascading Courts

Cascading Courts is a spectacular semi-detached residential home situated on the prestigious Lily Avenue in Singapore. The property was conceived by HYLA Architects and was shortlisted in the “Living Space category” INDE.Awards 2018. Principal architect Han Loke Kwang’s brief was to create a private sanctuary for his discerning client.

The airy living room

The finished result is a beautiful home, which comprises several private courtyards, terraces, and decked areas. These provide a constant natural airflow throughout the house and exceptional views. Internally, the dwelling has specifications finished immaculately.

The indoor courtyard affords light and ventilation

Materials like exposed concrete, timber and glass create a harmonious contemporary appearance. Outside there are a variety of landscaped gardens and a beautiful water court.

Main pavilion of Villa Mistral

Villa Mistral is a 7,323-square-foot ultra-modern property that is named after a seasonal strong wind that blows across the Mediterranean. This extraordinary triple-storey (single residential home) abode is located on the exclusive island of Sentosa in Singapore and was created by Mercurio Design Lab in 2016 for a private client.

The pool greets the futuristic facade of the house

Aesthetically, the building is inspired by the curvaceous forms of a cruise liner ship and makes a bold statement. This theme is continued internally where materials like stone timber and an abundance of glass are employed effectively. Key features include a private glass lift and state of the art contemporary fitted kitchen.

The rooftop living room affords 180-degree views of the surrounding neighbourhood

Every aspect of this design has been carefully considered to perfectly frame the surrounding waterfront views. Externally, the home enjoys meticulously manicured gardens and an infinity-style swimming pool. Read about how some top Singapore ID firms create interiors that make eyes pop and satisfy the senses









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