Black & White House by Formwerkz Architects
Formwerkz Architects have designed a stunning contemporary home in Singapore that we only just noticed. Even though it has been around since 2011, the Black & White House is a 12,000 square foot home divided into three volumes on a triangular lot. This enormous luxurious home is there for everything you need be it rest, workout or entertainment. It’s got six bedrooms, a whopping 12 bathrooms as well as a gym, a steam room, a theater room, a lounging area with a home bar and a large garage capable of sheltering 6 vehicles.
Three volumes of varying sizes are arranged to take full advantage of this triangulated site. Blessed with a relatively untouched forest along the longest length of the site, we ran a 50m long, moat-like infinity pool along its boundary to reflect the foliage. The three volumes and its adjoining courtyards are entirely wrapped in black granite, in stark contrast to a predominately white interior.
We created an atrium in the main block that vertically connects all the floors, from basement to the roof terrace. This high volume atrium space is adjacent to the front terrace, dining hall and the family room. It becomes the focal point where one will have to pass through while moving within or trying to enter or exit the house.