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Luxury living at the fabulous Dalvey Estate, Singapore


International design studio Aamer Architects have designed the Dalvey Estate project. The luxury property can be found in Singapore.

According to the architects: “Bold in form and fluid in function, the Longhouse at Dalvey Estate is conceived from merging the tropical language with contemporary lines and structure. The design reinterprets the traditional Iban Longhouse, with family communal areas outside the bedrooms to foster family integration.

“With the inward-looking orientation of the house, its façade and presence from the main road is kept subtle and non-descript, giving only little hints of what lies beyond. A ‘paper-thin’ concrete box, delicately lined with rich timber, greets visitors upon entry. It aptly frames the entrance, with its sheer form and structural gymnastics, appearing almost floating off a void.

“The scheme is characterised by its prominent louvered ‘drum’ that houses the main bedrooms and private domain of the house. Spatial strategy and articulation of this drum aim to minimize use of walls, allow generous spill of filtered daylight and fluid circulation between bedrooms, linked by semi-outdoor verandahs.”

Images courtesy of Amir Sultan


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 11, 2013 | Property | View comments

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