(edited, so the pic nos. do not quite tie up...sorry.)
The house is a kinda equatorial memory with contemporary pretensions. There are tall windows and timbery eaves with large expanses of glass on the eastern side where all the water is, as the luopan (geomancy compass) directed. Pic 3 shows a vista from the Guest Room in front through the moated dining platform to the Den and the Study Corner beyond. No doors at either end so the qi is contained.
Pic 4: View of the Main Lounging Areas with the koi pool at the foot of the staircase in the foreground. A laminated glass floor will take you across the pool, lit at night to show the koi swimming underfoot.
Pic 5 shows the koi pool at the foot of the staircase.
The Dining Platform is in fact a double-height space with the staircase on one side and a kinda corridor on the First Floor that takes you to the 3 bedrooms at the rear. The corridor bypasses a glass-sided airwell on one side and the void over the Dining on the other (Pic 6).
Standing on the corridor you will look down to the dining area (Pic 7) which is surrounded by the koi pool.
The Master Bedroom at the front of the First Floor will look out onto a roof garden (Pic 8)
Walking up the glass sided staircase (Pic 10) you will look down at the koi pool with Dining Platform centrestage. (Those affected by vertigo beware.)
Pic 11 shows the attic roof under construction (15 March), and Pic 12 the same with the timber-strip ceiling in place (18 April).
We're moving on, Guys. And all those sleepless nights will be worth it when one day you see your dreams on the ground rising in far more spectacular fashion than this modest house you see here.
Enjoy your sem break, ya? And come back fully charged. (To charge at us.)
[pix: kelvin yong & ian ng]