With over 20 years of experience designing homes, the team at Wallflower Architecture + Design have built on almost every shape and size of land imaginable. Square, rectangular or odd-shaped, big or small, they’ve done it all, maximising the space of the site each time.
So they were more than a little intrigued when a client approached them with an unusual circular site — an architectural rarity in Singapore.
A round house believed to be the only one of its kind in Singapore
“In all our years of practice, we had never seen anything like it,” says co-founder Robin Tan of the land off Tanglin Road. “The site is a perfect circle from the top. We have checked and believe this is the only one of its kind in Singapore.”
He adds: “Our guess is that the original developer placed a drawing compass in the centre of the map, drew a 15,000 square feet circle and subdivided the adjacent land radiating from this circle.”
After living in the house at Tanglin Road for 30 years, the client faced issues including cracks and leaks.
The pool had also been left unused for years, and the family also felt the need for an elevator. Therefore, they decided to seek the team at Wallflower Architecture + Design to tackle the issues and revamp their house.
Since they were already planning to rebuild the entire house, the family also asked for various new features. These include a waterfall feature, a home theatre, as well as lots of greenery and privacy from its neighbours.