Intricate Envelope by Hyla Architects

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Location: Carisbrooke Grove, Singapore
Year: 2012

Architects: Hyla Architects
Main Contractor: V-Tech Construction Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: GNG Consultants Pte Ltd

A finely detailed, intricately patterned screen envelopes the side façade and main gate of this semi-detached house. Located on a tight site alongside a busy road, privacy was a main consideration.

The main screen is designed to have different densities at various heights to maximise privacy yet allowing views out. The second storey cantilevers over the outdoor terrace that faces the swimming pool. On the attic, the bathroom looks into the screen and a planter. The family room has a bookshelf made up of boxes stacked on top of each other.

Hyla Architects







All images courtesy of Hyla Architects

Hyla Architects

HYLA Architects is an award-winning architectural practice headed and founded by Principal Architect Han Loke Kwang. HYLA’s work seeks to be timeless, unique and personal.

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Han Loke Kwang

Han Loke Kwang

Principal Architect and founder, Han believes in an architecture of simplicity, honesty and direct personal expression. He draws his inspiration from art from the Italian renaissance to the abstract expressionists. Han enjoys lots of music, good food and loves watching movies.



47 Ann Siang Road, #02-01
Singapore 069720

Tel: +65 6324 2488
Fax: +65 6324 2466


 Hyla Architects


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