Located in Singapore, The Golden Box, shrouded in ‘golden veil’ to blur boundaries between private and public spheres was designed by K2LD Architects. Behind the glass wall is a row of bamboo for screening, which acts as the foreground for the floating golden mesh and serves as a backdrop for the glass box on the ground level. The middle box is the main feature of the house, screened in varying porosity of golden mesh. This golden mesh acts as a light veil over the private glassed areas of the 2nd storey whilst, during the night, the screen dissolves and unveils the events within the house when the interior is lit.
The structure’s owner wanted to utilise every surface of the floor plate whilst retaining the flexibility of adapting to different uses in the future. The living/dining/family areas are therefore all combined into a singular large open space. The reduction of the walls to compartmentalise the spaces allows for and additional level of flexibility.