Singapore-based Guz Architects have designed the Fish House, an eco-friendly seafront house in Singapore, showcasing seamless integration with the surrounding nature. The 5,812 square foot (540 square meters) modern tropical bungalow features interior spaces that are open to the exterior to encourage natural ventilation along with incredible views of the ocean; all of which has been designed to offer a suitable dwelling to its inhabitants in the tropical climate of Singapore. The main focus of Guz Architects, while designing the Fish House, was to create a residence with seamless integration with the surrounding nature. Water played a key role in achieving this.
The architects have created a swimming pool that links the house with the landscape and offers visual connections with the sea. The basement level media-room with a u-shaped acrylic window permits abundant natural daylighting inside along with offering views out into the pool. The house is distinct with curved roofs reminiscent of the sea waves. The roof has been clad with thin, bendable photovoltaic panels supplying energy to the home. A part of the roof is left as a green roof, giving residents some outdoor leisure spaces.
The main design concept is to create a house which has close relationship with nature and this is achieved by having a swimming-pool linking the house with the landscape and ultimately visual connections with the sea. The idea of connection is reinforced by having the basement level media-room with a u-shaped acrylic window which allows diffuse natural light in and also views out into the pool. The curved roofs, which symbolizing the sea waves, also emphasize the idea of the nearby sea. These are almost totally covered with thin bendable photovoltaic panels supplying enough energy to the house, while the remaining area is used as a green roof giving residents some outdoor leisure spaces.
Fish House is a modest and yet luxurious residential design which gives residents opportunities to live in harmony and comfortably with nature.
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