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Contemporary Architecture, South-East Asia

Project timeline

2008 – 2010


Private House

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16 Cove Way
Sentosa Island

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October 10th, 2020

Cove Way House Change this

Sentosa Island, Singapore
by Bedmar & Shi Change this
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The Cove Way House is a bold re-interpretation of Bedmar & Shi's organic modernist iteration of compound architecture. It manifests as a single high-volume pavilion, replacing the firm's signature courtyard with the natural central point of the waterfront at the house's rear.

The residence is essentially delineated into two separate entities, the indoor/outdoor living spaces, which look out onto an infinity pool, rock gardens, and a boat berth on the canal, and the private dwelling spaces on the eastern elevation, abutting the front of the house. The duality of the house's planning and language is expressed by a wide void and courtyard space that connects up from the basement level to the attic, separating the two components of the house. Traversed by light glass-floored bridges, the courtyard is bolstered by a grid of large timber shafts that double as display shelves, and knit the two independent components of the house together.


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