Tangga House in Singapore is a creation by Guz Architects, intended to re-interpret a traditional courtyard house in a contemporary fashion. On the outside, what impresses is the light staircase at the end of the pool, ascending to the lushly planted roof gardens.
The Tangga House created with maximized the inner courtyard. This house laid out around a central green courtyard with a double height stair and entry area forming the focal point of the project.
The L-shaped plan creates open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer resident’s views over the courtyard to the verandah, roof gardens and beyond. Lushly planted roof gardens surround the house and add to the effect that nature is evident in every part of the house.
Much like the Fish House by the same designers, the patio is enclosed by a gallery of slender two story pilasters supporting the warm wooden eave of the roof with thin stripa acting as blends, reminding of straw umbrellas gracefully braving the tropical climate.
Guz has really done it this time, with an underwater living room flooded by blue light from the pool and dim illumination elements in the shape of giant eggs. This eccentric and exaggerated feature borders on psychedelic and outrageous and is much welcomed.
The large roof above the courtyard creates an indoor and outdoor space leading to the gardens and swimming pool which wraps around two sides of the house. The tangga house hopefully gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in singapores hot tropical climate. [Guz Architects via Decoist and Arch Daily]