Rain Tree Home / Guz Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The rain tree home was conceived as a multigenerational household home organized round a big backyard and an exquisite outdated rain tree which was protected and preserved. The home was designed with passive cooling measures built-in into the design, with massive overhanging roofs to guard from solar and rain in Singapore’s scorching, humid local weather. Ponds and swimming pools have been additionally built-in into the design, as have been roof gardens, all to assist passively cool the home. All areas carefully relate to the inexperienced areas round the home, making a seamless transition between inside and out of doors.
The home was additionally designed to ‘breathe,’ with all areas designed for cross air flow and the primary circulation areas left unglazed in order that the mild breezes in Singapore can drift by means of the home and forestall the build-up of warmth. The very massive roof overhangs make this sensible, protecting the driving rain out, in addition to the early morning and late afternoon solar.
With such a big home, the completely different lodging for every era of the household have been stratified to provide privateness whereas on the identical time making it handy for the household to get collectively within the widespread areas when desired.
Additionally, it was vital we maintained a ‘homely’ really feel and human scale to this massive home. This was achieved utilizing heat, earthy supplies and human scale proportions to the general design. Lastly, to cap all of it off, the large roof is roofed with a big photovoltaic array (photo voltaic panels), which largely powers the home throughout the day.