Modern Asian Architecture and Design of M House by ONG&ONG- Monday, October 22nd 2012.
Designed by ONG&ONG and built in Singapore, the M House is a nice example of an open architecture without compromising to the need of occasional privacy. ONG & ONG architects have achieved a great balance of texture and colour in this modern Singapore home. Nestled in Bukit Timah, M House by ONG&ONG provides the ideal balance between the needs for family bonding as well as for personal space. The firm created this modern home from concrete, terrazzo, and teak, then arranged it in a way that the home receives adequate ventilation suitable for Singapore’s tropical climate.
M House by ONG&ONG building features various bedrooms in the upper floor, which are connected to a spacious communal area on the ground floor through a recess in the ceiling. The selection of materials used in various sections of the house was cost-effective, with an emphasis on high-grade quality without being excessively extravagant. While the material choices of fare-faced concrete, terrazzo and teak lean towards a Classic Modernist style, simple architectural elements comprise the various volumes of the house and are aligned for effective cross-ventilation in a tropical climate.
The house’s design takes full advantage of the native tropical environment, and the building’s shape as well as its placement were carefully planned so as not to dwarf the site’s rich, natural space. In the M House by ONG&ONG, living areas fill two stories and the upper level features built in shutters to alter the amount of privacy desired. The simple architectural elements are specially aligned in way that ensures an effective cross-ventilation in a tropical climate. The home has been designed to maximize light, with double height ceilings, light wells and a seamless connection with the outdoors. This home is great example of modern Asian architecture and design. A Classic Modernist style was adopted through the use of fare-faced concrete and timber planks for the walls as well as teak for some of the flooring and underside of the roof.