Sunny Side House residence was especially developed by Wallflower Architecture for a family of five. This project in Singapore came with its many challenges, as the long and narrow site needed to be adjusted to the socializing needs of the inhabitants. By accepting and keeping the small scale of the bedrooms, a welcoming cozy atmosphere was achieved. Moreover, the interiors receive a high amount of natural light and are better ventilated.
The first level was entirely dedicated to family bonding. A generously-sized kitchen and dining space with massive windows seems to defy the neighboring small spaces. The second level is the bedroom box with the interiors arranged in a row along the outer edge. Pivoting wooden screens control visual privacy and can be manually angled to adjust for individual preferences. The top floor hosts the entertaining spaces, where the family enjoys watching football league matches. [Photography by Marc Tey]
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light