Just like many other modern mansions and luxurious contemporary styled homes, this one too is located on high ground, a natural element that provides extraordinary panoramics of the city that unveils at the base of the hill.
The amazing modern mansion was designed for a bachelor and his future familly so the house can accomodate a few people in its luxurious premesis. The gentle curves that define the strucutre were inspired from its surroundings and reminds us of the brilliant architect Oscar Niemeyer who used this type of geometry for almost every project he performed. This form is suave and organic, much like the shapes we encounter in nature. Almost nothing is straight. This design especially induces a state of calm and serenity and proves to fit perfectly in the exotic landscape. Natural light and fresh air are some of the principles that stand at the base of this design which, along with the green roof, unfortunately not visible in these images, and the wooden decks help repulse heat and provide a cool interior, improving the living qualities for its inhabitants. Vast green spaces cand be found around the modern mansion that create a permanent relationship between the interior and the environment.
The warm, brown color of wood creates a beautiful contrast with the dominant white, accentuating the floors and the oppenings. The architects made perfect use of the small site and placed their modern mansion perfeclty so that there is enough room for a large parking lot and a welcoming backyard landscaping design. The luxurious swimming pool is part of it and acts as an extension for the house, following its blueprint and completing its curved design.
Here are some more details from the architects:
“Magnificent views towards the city from atop Siglap Hill inspired the design. Master and family room are placed on the third level having the best views.
Living and Dining on the second level, connected with external verandahs / terraces that flow upwards and fold into the roof form with deep overhangs for sufficient shade and channeling the breeze through the whole house. Two resort style ‘Cabana’ bedrooms are located on the ground level by the pool with a large open/covered terrace for poolside parties. A sculptural metal ‘drum’ anchors the ‘ship’ to the ground and houses the toilet/shower and barbeque pantry.”
The most interesting aspect of this project is the curved design which appears as a continous shape that defines the composition. Apart from other simillar deisigns, the Ninety7 house is appropiate and doesn’t disturb the eye which nowdays is used to capturing images characterized by straight lines.