Warm and Inviting Entertainment Space: Acoustic Alchemy in 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.
Photos By: Derek Swalwell
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.”