Paterson 3 comprises of 2 uniquely designed corner terrace units. Whilst sited within a walking distance to the bustling Orchard Road, each unit is pleasantly situated within a calm, soothingly hidden-away haven along Lengkok Angsa.
Architect: AR43 Architects
Design Team: Lim Cheng Kooi (Principal Architect), Gian Hartono, Ladines Gina, Hor Sue Wern, Tan Toon Cheng
Location: !4 & 16 Lengkok Angsa, Singapore
Area: 283.56 sqm & 313.20 sqm
Project Year: 2015
Photographer: Albert Lim KS
Client: Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited
Structural Engineer: MSE Consulting Engineers
M&E Engineer: EWC Engineers
Quantity Surveyor: WS Surveyorship
Builders: OAL Builders
Door & Window- LME Singapore
Light Fittings-Bizlink Associates
Kitchen & Wardrobe- JC Packer (Hoffen)
Sanitary Ware-Villeroy & Boch
The design emphasizes on the relation between indoor/ outdoor, through the use of full height glass windows and large sliding panels. The play of elements between the timber cladding, panoramic glass and dark colored metal ties this enclave together into a contemporary art-inspired façade. The design of each unit features clean defined lines, and an open-layout with courtyard space. This allows for abundant tropical sunlight to filter into the living spaces. Each of these spaces that were being allocated manages to retain the privacies of its users.
The courtyard / water-feature were designed into the unit’s layout, resulting in a transition break between the front and the rear spaces. This created the opportunity for stepping stones and playful bridge-connection within the courtyard’s void. The roof terrace is essential in not only accommodating the growth of featured trees but to also to allow outdoor living spaces under the glimpse of stars and its urban landscape.
The large cantilevered roof above the courtyard offers natural light to penetrate the 3 storey deep open spaces below while still providing shelter. The courtyard spaces are covered at the top with laminated glass and filtered by aluminum trellis providing shelter from the rain and yet allowing balmy light to nourish the green wall along the party wall and featured tree below.
Natural timber cladding, suspended bridges, green walls, roof garden and water-features were integrated within the project, aimed to amplify the exciting tropical living within a tight urban environment.
Founded in 2006, AR43 Architects Pte Ltd is an award winning design firm which has completed a wide range of works ranging commercial, hospitality, institutional, custom-designed residences to interior architecture projects. The firm is lead by founder Lim Cheng Kooi who has close to 30 years of experience in the field and many of his past works received awards especially recognition through publications in top architectural journals.
The hallmarks of AR43 design work lies in it acknowledging a responsibility to the built environment, understanding both the physical and emotional reconstructive potential of architecture. The firm’s works reflect simplicity in its use of basic compositional and geometric elements, specifically without any pretence or fixed style. Each design evolves around a synthesis of site and program, experimenting with a variety of architectural interpretations and ultimately builds within client’s ordinary budgets in extraordinary ways.
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