Array
Houses

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Shares
Photography: Jiwen Bai Architect: Michael Cu Fua

Michael Cu Fua leads two lives—literally. The Filipino-born, University of Santo Tomas-educated architect shuttles between Manila and his adopted country Singapore juggling multiple projects as director of international design firm ONG&ONG, while managing to create artwork and launching exhibits on the side. 

Prior to joining ONG&ONG in 2014, Michael ran his own practice in Singapore, working on high-profile projects such as designing the interiors for the residence of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Madame Ho Ching in 2000. But in spite of these projects, Michael loves to go back to designing residences for ordinary citizens and families, like this house on Brockhampton Drive.

The architect managed to design a house that maximized every bit of the 259sqm lot area, creating a multilevel structure that is equal parts sleek and modern, and warm and cozy. “Brockhampton Drive is located in Serangoon Gardens Estate…a private residential estate in Singapore,” says Michael, noting that it is one of the most ideal locations for family homes. “The estate was built to house the British officers based in Singapore. It was upgraded in 2001 as part of the Singapore Government's plan to improve the older private housing estates…open roadside drains were covered up, it has new streetlights and road signs, and the parks were also upgraded.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Check out the photos below to see how well-articulated the spaces are in this modern minimalist marvel: 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

WATCH: Kryz UY Gives Her Bedroom a Mini Makeover

Prior to the makeover, Kryz only had a bed and a single chair in her room.

Candle Warmer VS Traditional Candle: What’s the Difference?

Does warming work better than burning a wick?

Small Kitchen Appliances That Will Fit in a Small Kitchen

These are hardworking appliances, too.

8 Air Purifiers You Can Buy for Your Home, Depending on Your Budget

Consider it an investment for your family's good health and well-being.

This Outdoor Cafe in Rizal Has an Amazing View of the Sunset

Its dining area that overlooks the Metro Manila skyline!

Art in the Park 2021 Is Happening This February

Sixty galleries can be viewed online!

Bianca Gonzalez Gives a Sneak Peek of New Home in the South

She's excited about the big kitchen in her next family home!

See How This 16sqm Dining Area Was Converted Into a Home Office

Making do with what you have can go a long way.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!