The Sky Habitat in Singapore is a new project of Safdie Architects led by Moshe Safdie, a renowned Israeli-Canadian architect. Their practice has lasted for decades and it is focused on structures with nestled forms of fractal geometry in built space. This project is a true example of their work.
Since the high-density and high-rise upper-middle-income urban buildings are typical of Singapore and other Asian cities, consisting of 38 floors, Safdie’s project is not much different. Besides the numerous floors, what is also common for such buildings is that they are consisted of more than one tower which share common space on the ground level. That space is usually filled with gardens and spaces in the air and on the ground, along with separate roof terraces.
However, this building still slightly differs from classic Asian elite housing. The towers are not independent, but linked with clustering of terraced apartments with exuberant gardens.
The whole structure is designed in such a way that allows the light to easily go through and the air to circulate. Also, this kind of design provides a maximized view for visitors and public areas. The materials used for the building of this project have better quality than the standard ones, which are used in traditional apartment buildings.
Due to the Singapore’s tropical climate, the Sky Habitat is designed in a very rationalized way which provides excellent air circulation and very efficient ventilation of the building.
The ground plot of the complex consists of lush gardens, which cover 72 percent of the area, outdoor event rooms, swimming pools, walkways, and the underground parking lot.
Blended with rich vegetation and created by the experts from Safdie Architects, this white-colored giant gives the impression of a peaceful village combined with modern architecture. [via] watch video below
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