This environmentally friendly seafront house, The Fish House designed by Guz Architects, embraces Singapore’s tropical climate by creating an open, breezy space, giving residents views from every room to the ocean as well as into the garden with its large swimming pool.
The Fish House is a modern tropical bungalow, with a modern decoration, that encapsulates the essence of living in the hot and humid climate of Singapore by creating open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer residents views to the ocean.
The main design concept is to create an exclusive 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.
The Fish House is a modest and yet luxurious residential design which gives residents opportunities to live in harmony and comfortably with nature.Photo Credits | Patrick Bingham Hall