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Diego Molina of Ong&Ong, was positioned at one end of the 2000m2 site. “This maximised the view of a ficus tree and the rain trees, which have a very sculptural form,” says Arango. “It also meant we could have a strip of lawn in front of the trees, which enhances the outlook and ensures the trees don’t drop too many of their fine leaves into the pool.” Above: A ribbon of white stone wraps around the upper level of this contemporary Singapore house designed by Ong&Ong. Other natural materials include teak and splitgranite slabs. These form a solid wall that extends from the entry right out into the landscape. Left: This entry to a room on the lower level features a bridge across a reflection pool. It creates a deep portal into the house. search | save | share at 29