Architecture of the month
Singapore || Singapore
The new construction of 10,000 m² on a 17,000 m² island faces the Java Sea. The plan for the 18 villas consists of four different design configurations and materials – mainly natural stones and wood. The linear, elegant design suggests a strong feeling of privacy, while at the same time preserving the sense of freedom and expansiveness that one has when facing the open sea. Each villa of 700 m² has its own swimming pool and double-height living area.
Unified by his creative vision, Sandy Island is an incarnation of a particular philosophy which he holds close to his heart – a home should be a meditative space in which owners can restore their sense of balance and calm, free from the hectic pace and arbitrary intrusiveness of modern life. The exterior design is typified by tall monolithic facades entirely clad in stone punctuated by Silvestrin’s distinctive open topped narrow apertures, and solid timber screens.
In Silvestrin’s design there is a deliberate continuity between the external design and that of its interior - each is seamlessly integrated with the other in one cohesive whole. Beautifully proportioned spaces interconnect with minimal intrusion of doors or barriers, creating a seamless flow from room to room, from floor to floor, from entrance to the waterfront.
The 18 waterfront villas are nestled within a tropical island oasis of privacy and calm with a prosperous landscape that softens the architecture.
Each villa features five bedrooms, an impressive double volume living area with floor to ceiling glass panels facing the waterfront, a passenger lift connecting all floors, a lower floor with a spacious garage for two luxury cars and a dedicated car lift; and a thoughtful provisions including a golf store and an option for dehumidified cloak room, a luggage room, or a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
Location: Sandy Island, Singapore
Client: YTL Land & Development Berhad
Gross Floor Area: 10.000 m²
Architects: Claudio Silvestrin
Architects Design Team: Claudio Silvestrin, Fabrizio Cellini, Mariachiara Suriani, Stefan Bagnoli, Deedee Lin, Sam Yusuf, Barbara de Feo
Singapore Architect: DP Architects
Main Contractor: YTL Construction Consultants
Landscape Designer: Patio Landscape Architecture & Design Singapore
Landscape Designer: Salad Dressing
Mechanical & Electrical: United Project Consultants
Civil & Structure: Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (SE Asia )
Quantity Surveyor: Burton Bruce Shaw
Photography: © AKSL –Albert KS Lim