Warm and Inviting Entertainment Space: Acoustic Alchemy in Singapore

Lap Pool, Terrace, Deck, Outdoor Furniture, Modern Home, Singapore

The Acoustic Alchemy residence was completed in 2008 by the Singapore based studio Hyla architects. This project included the construction of a two-story contemporary home, the clients required the home to be designed as one large audio / video entertainment space. The house was soundproofed with double glazed sliding doors, the client’s substantial sculptural horn-shaped speakers tower over the main living space.

The Acoustic Alchemy is located on Crowhurst Drive in Singapore.

Glass Sliding Doors, Horn Speakers, Modern Home, Singapore

Sculpted Windows, Modern Home, Singapore

Glass Floor, Modern Home, Singapore

Terrace, Veranda, Modern Home, Singapore

Entertainment Area, Large Sofa, Staircase, Dark Wood Ceiling, Modern Home, Singapore

Shower Room, Marble Sink, Mirror, Modern Home, Singapore

First Floor Plan, Modern Home, Singapore

Second Floor Plan, Modern Home, Singapore

Acoustic Alchemyby in Singapore, description by hyla architects:

“The living, dining and kitchen areas of this 2-storey semi-detached house have been designed as one large AV and entertainment space, efficiently soundproofed by double glazed sliding-folding doors. The two side walls that flank this space were intentionally built to taper towards the rear. This creates a slightly funnelled space that not only enhances the acoustic qualities of the room but also enables storage niches along the thicker ends of the walls to house hi-fi equipment.

The client’s massive sculptural horn speakers anchor the front end of the space and an outdoor terrace and lap pool anchor the rear. On the second storey, bedroom windows are recessed into curved walls which protrude subtly from the blank facade, recalling the form of the client’s horn speakers. A large skylight on the roof illuminates the second storey hallway glass floor and transmit light into the first storey living room as well. On the RC flat roof, a layer of turfing efficiently insulates the house against heat.”

Photos By: Derek Swalwell

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