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This Luxury Estate Home Accommodates Co-Habiting Generations

 - Jul 22, 2014
References: guzarchitects & contemporist
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.