Singapore-based studio ONG&ONG designed the restoration and renovation of a traditional art deco style shop house located in 55 Blair Road, Singapore.
This 2-storey contemporary residential with an exquisite courtyard pool was completed in 2009.
55 Blair Road House by ONG&ONG:
5 Blair Road was a renovation and restoration project of a traditional art deco style shop house. Static walls were replaced with glazed partitions which could either segregate the outdoor pool from the rest of the first floor, or merge them into a single, large space if so desired. To brighten up the house, the courtyard also serves as a large light well with reflective aluminum cladding on the walls to reflect sunlight. This set-up is also ideal for effective cross-ventilation to cool the interior naturally. The lounge walls also double as both exhibition canvas and storage space, with large art pieces cleverly concealing recesses within the concrete. This residence demonstrates a balance between nature and contemporary living, exciting the senses by promoting light open plan living.