Its size is the first thing that strikes you about this house. From the road, it appears as five large boxes artfully stacked on top of each other. The sense of heft intensifies once past the gate and into the garden, especially when the immense 3.9-m tall main doors slide open quietly. Designed by interior designer Warren Liu of AD Lab, The garden features Zen-style landscaping, and a liberal use of wood decorates the house. It almost feels as if a descendant of the Japanese kazoku might greet guests there.
The bungalow, measuring 11,000 sq ft, is located on a quiet street in western Singapore. It is home to an intergenerational family of six adults, four children, and their helpers, divided into three units. Under Warren Liu of AD Lab’s direction, it is less sumo wrestler and more samurai warrior.