Cairnhill Shophouse

The massing concept revolved around the introduction of a new central courtyard, which functions as light source, a ‘lung’, as well as quiet private space where nature in the form of bamboo and koi are introduced as focal points. The roof form and jack roof of the front block were retained and a new timber structure was inserted, in keeping with traditional shophouse character. This structure by terracing back away from the courtyard allowed a greater appreciation of the courtyard space from adjoining rooms as well as giving a deeper penetration of light at the first floor.  

This project was awarded the URA Heritage award for conservation.


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