Project: Villa Mistral
Architects: Mercurio Design Lab
Location: Island of Sentosa, Singapore
Area: 7,319 sq ft
Photographs by: Courtesy of Mercurio Design Lab
Villa Mistral by Mercurio Design Lab
Designed by Mercurio Design Lab, Villa Mistral is located on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. The luxury villa is named after the seasonal strong wind that blows across the Mediterranean. It looks like an elegant cruise ship thanks to its metallic white facade and its structural elements that are expressed both internally and externally with references to a boat. The exterior communicates a sense of a forward thrust.
The building spans across four stories including a basement, an entry level, and two standard stories.
The basement is designated as an entertainment center defined by a large entertainment room while the entry level houses the kitchen, dining and living rooms. The bedrooms are located on the second level and have access to a terrace that offers absolutely stunning views of the canal.
The structure is the form when it comes to the design philosophy of the Mistral Villa. There is a very carefully orchestrated sequence of revelations from the moment you arrive that is designed to ensure maximum drama with the final reveal of the beautiful view from the top. This house has its own story to tell which begins on the outside, just before you enter where the forms of the building and the landscaping blend as a whole. This then extends to the interior architecture with all the materials and decorative elements that work together to generate unique experiences.