The House at Bishopsgate was designed by MKPL Architects is located in Singapore. Designed for an elderly couple who enjoys the outdoors and with friends, the house is located in a rising market, landing subdivision. It is perched on a site that is some 6m high road with a view overlooking the neighborhood.
A series of single-and double-storey pavilions loosely encapsulates a central garden area. The pool is built like a pond in the garden, where outdoor spaces are brought indoors and vice versa. A limited palette of colors and materials – stone, wood and terracotta tiles are used in a contemporary way, but adapted to its traditional form of roof overhangs and deep – a house modern tropical Asia.
Maturity and the majestic tree tembusu provides a visual counterpoint to the works of low-rise building – a good measure of its magnitude. Here, architecture is relaxed, welcoming traditional and modern construction with the site and increasing the natural precipice without distortion.