There are not many houses around the world that manage to merge the indoors and outdoors in one project without making it look too unusual. Architectural firm Hyla Architects designed the Room Without a Roof in Singapore, which is a house with a roof that resembles a greenhouse. The house has opening at the part of the house where the pool is located and creates the atmosphere of a luxurious hotel. In addition, the various plants and flowers placed in this area of the house give a more tropical character.
The exterior clad of the house is in dark grey color and made of textured face brick and precast concrete screens that allow the sun to enter the building.
The architects have also added timber grid screens in order to lighten the heavier concrete elements.
The way the house is built allows the control of views from both the inside and the outside.
The house has two bedrooms, one guest room, a wine cellar, an entertainment room and a study.
Most of the pool is shaded by the roof, but there is some space that is lighted by sunlight, creating both ‘indoor’ and ‘outdoor’ pool area.
The greenery is extended in both the ‘indoor’ area and the ‘outdoor’ area giving a more light and positive energy.
One of the most enthusiating things about the house is the fact that the study oversees the pool, making work or studying way more relaxing.
Additionally, the staircase is a cantilevered structure with a triangular section facing a tiered landscape wall and the attic lounge has its own planting strip and is a continuation of the courtyard space vertically.