Local Singaporean architecture and design studio WOHA Architects recently completed The Goodwood Residence. The apartment complex features 210 apartments, with all the units facing a central courtyard. The 2.5 hectare is a 12-storey L-shaped structure and was inspired by the theme of continuity with Goodwood Hill nearby. The exterior of the apartment complex is responsive to the amount of daylight flowing through the constructs by the use of aluminum finned sunscreens that can be raised or lowered.
Out of the 210 apartments, 15 apartment units on the second and third levels connect to outdoor cabin raised amongst trees. Keeping the element of sustainability in mind, staggered balconies rise up from the fourth to the eleventh floor to provide as a shade from the heat.
The Goodwood Residence Raises its Outdoor Cabin into the Trees
1. Sustainable Apartment Complexes - WOHA Architects' use of sustainable design elements, such as staggered balconies and raised outdoor cabins, presents opportunities for the integration of sustainable and eco-friendly features into future apartment designs.
2. Responsive Architecture - The aluminum finned sunscreens' ability to be raised or lowered based on daylight presents an opportunity for further developments in responsive architecture, allowing structures to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
3. Nature-inspired Design - The Goodwood Residence's design inspired by nearby Goodwood Hill presents opportunities for integrating nature into urban architecture, creating an environment that promotes well-being and connection with nature.
1. Architecture - WOHA Architects' innovative design choices provide an opportunity for the architecture industry to prioritize sustainability and responsive design in future projects.
2. Real Estate - Developers can adopt WOHA Architects' nature-inspired design approach, incorporating green spaces, outdoor cabins, and balconies in their apartment complexes to attract eco-conscious renters.
3. Construction - Incorporating eco-friendly and sustainable design elements in apartment complexes, such as the staggered balconies, raises the opportunity for construction companies to prioritize and innovate in green construction practices.