Lermit Road Property – Contemporary Singapore Residence

Lermit Road Residence, New Singapore Residence, South East Asian Home Design

Lermit Road Property : Contemporary Singapore Residence

Suburban Residential Development, near Botanic Gardens – design by ip:li Architects

18 May 2012

3 Lermit Road Singapore

Architect: ip:li Architects

3 Lermit Road Singapore
photo from Singapore Institute of Architects

Lermit Road House

This is a very thoughtful project which succeeded in injecting deceptively simple but impactful interventions to an existing bungalow while retaining the beauty and character of the original architecture. It is impressive for the enormity of aesthetic and spatial effects achieved for the kind of investment value of the project.

The architect had analyzed that the original house lacked character and faced problems because of its proximity and openness to the road which is heavily used. He created a simple wall enclosure to define a new forecourt to eliminate the external nuisance. At the same time the space captured between the new wall and the original house became a quiet, intimate and pleasant inner garden.

The architect went through pains to find the perfect type of bricks for the wall. The brickwall planes are perforated in construction. Whether inside or outside, the scale, proportion, its texture and lightness of touch is very appealing. The garden sets off nicely against the brickwall. It is perfectly suited for creepers to climb, therefore, eventually the wall will transform its appearance again.

There are other similarly thoughtful interventions shown in the neat renovation design. A new insertion enlarged the house with a comprehensively outfitted kitchen. With the clever additions the house acquired a totally new architectural dimension. It is deserving of the Best Project Constructed under S$1.5 million award.

Lermit Road House – Building information

Category A: Residential Projects (Alterations & Additions to Residential Housing)
Architect: ip:li Architects
Client / Owner: Mrs Molly Tan

3 Lermit Road images / information from Singapore Institute of Architects

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