Category: A4 Terrace / Semi-Detached Houses
Architect: Aamer Architects
Client: Mr Richard Tan & Ms Jasmine Liew
The Longhouse is a project executed with clarity, intent and skillset. The key brief was “how to detach a semi-detached house”.
The architect is creative in separating the main spaces of the house from the common party wall through introducing an air and light well, resulting in the formation of a seemingly independent free standing house. Drawing inspiration from the typology of a traditional long house, along with its passive environmental strategies of an overhanging gable roof and natural ventilation, the house takes on a meaningful form that gives it a distinctive character.
The concept of garden living and living among nature is also fully expounded to enhance the quality of the indoor environment, as well as providing privacy. The reinterpretation of the longhouse seems to be an appropriate response for the site, as well as a relevant design for the tropical context.