MING TECK PARK
'Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation - coming home again.'
- Madeleine L’Engle
We often wonder how our lives are being enriched if we could travel around the globe in search for new experiences, and perhaps may have paid less attention to the little things that we deem mundane in our daily lives. This couple of years when the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us realise that we are placed in situations, where we have nowhere to turn to but to do a thorough examination of our lives on all aspects and asking questions about what is the purpose/intent to each of our actions. In the case of a home, we begin to ask questions about what makes this home a home. More often than not, the answer to the question lies right in front of us, the company of our loved ones and the joy in living life simply. This is a project about kinship.
A portal frame is used to conceal an existing column located in the middle of the living room and the electrical box seamlessly, making it seem “intentional”.
Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors are introduced to bring more natural daylight into the living room as well as increase the natural air circulation through the house.
Lush plantings laid along the sides of the house provides shade from the afternoon sun and privacy between neighbours.