KAP-HOUSE, Singapore

Architecture

KAP-House sits behind wild grassland sprouting from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Simplicity reigns as clean lines and bold structural elements manifest into an elegant design, the final KAP-House design featuring a series of rectilinear volumes placed in interlocking juxtapositions.

A holistic approach was employed in order to achieve intrinsic integration between architecture, interior design, and landscaping. Seeking to capitalise on the beauty of the home’s splendid surroundings, the design team adopted the Japanese design principle of Shakkei, or borrowed view, as the architects tried to ensure that spaces within the house would have views of the nearby green rail corridor