Singapore’s Chiltern Drive House is a unique custom home designed by WOW Architects. According to the designers it has been “crafted like a garment,” perfectly fitting the needs and taste its client.
To that end, the home has been fabricated from concrete, with woven steel and raw timber used to further reinforce its imposing, monolithic structure. But beyond its boxy exterior is an inviting setting fit for a family’s lifestyle. There is plenty of outdoor space for relaxation, and nature takes center stage in nearly every room thanks to generously sized windows.
The most notable feature of the Chiltern Drive House are the elongated rooms. Many of the open interior spaces seem to stretch the length of the house. This helps provide visual access to the home’s serene gardens. These visual connections are important to strongly link the house to its surrounding environment.
With its extensive windows that frame dramatic linear vistas of the gardens and swimming pool surrounding the house, the home provides a sense of serenity and reflection. That peacefulness is no doubt appreciated by inhabitants considering the home’s location in bustling central Singapore.