The facade is derived from intertwining lines and surfaces that weave structural elements as well as sun screening into one continuous line. These facets come seamlessly together in a modular structure that is repeated every four floors.
Rounded glass creates column-free corners, visually merging the interior spaces with the outdoor balconies.
With an indoor-outdoor experience, double-height balconies and large bay windows afford panoramic views over Singapore.
The first residential floor is located on level eight. An open framework at the tower’s base promotes social interaction and transparency across ground level. This frees space for shared amenities such as gardens, pathways and a pool area.
“The 36-storey tower aims to break out of the monotony of the replicated skyscrapers that dominate the skylines of 21st century Asian cities, joining the new generation of vertical architecture with tailored silhouettes, integral plantations, and luxurious amenities for residents that combine to form a living landscape.”
Heather Carlsen, Designboom, 2013 http://www.designboom.com/architecture/unstudio-distinguishes-ardmore-residence-as-living-landscape11-14-2013/
The highly textural facade works in unison with the organisation of the individual apartments, affording both extensive daylight to the unique residential spaces and panoramic views over the city of Singapore. Read about our ongoing explorations of this theme in the Superliving workfield.
If we understand how we live today, we can shape the way we will live tomorrow. In the Superliving workfield we investigate emerging tendencies and innovations in the built environment. These can range from new sensorial and intuitively adaptive technologies, to affordable housing, micro-living and the future of the family unit. Together with experts in other fields, we develop future-proof solutions that push the workfield’s focus beyond spatial considerations towards radical design interventions.Read more
Concept and Design
- Programme Arrangement
- Articulated Facade