Guz Architects designed the 'Dalvey House,' a spectacular estate home for a family in Singapore.
In order to accommodate for the different generations living in it, the home was extended for extra space. The sloping site, which might have been an inconvenience (and indeed, did provide its fair share of challenges), allowed the architects to stratify the home for each generation.
The architects also introduced rooftop gardens and courtyards to disrupt the home's overall mass. The gardens are especially relevant, considering the tropical climate of the home's location. Along with the gardens, the architects installed several examples of passive cooling techniques (this includes things such as ventilation and thermal mass) to ensure the inhabitants stay as comfortable as possible in the stifling heat.
This Luxury Estate Home Accommodates Co-Habiting Generations
1. Multi-generational Living - Designing homes that cater to multiple generations living together opens up opportunities for innovative interior layouts and shared spaces.
2. Rooftop Gardens - Integrating green spaces on rooftops not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of buildings but also provides opportunities for urban farming and environmental sustainability.
3. Passive Cooling Techniques - Implementing passive cooling strategies in architecture can lead to energy efficiency and improved comfort, creating opportunities to reduce reliance on traditional climate control systems.
1. Real Estate - The real estate industry can explore designing and developing multi-generational homes to meet the growing demand for flexible living spaces.
2. Landscaping and Garden Design - The landscaping industry can capitalize on the trend of rooftop gardens by offering specialized services for creating and maintaining green spaces on top of buildings.
3. Architecture and Construction - The architecture and construction sectors can focus on incorporating passive cooling techniques into building designs to address the need for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions.