Cairnhill Road Condominiums

Singapore, 2003

Located in the centre of downtown Singapore, near Newton Circle, this 46-unit luxury high-rise complex comprises three freestanding semicircular 20-storey towers. Each tower consists of a solid masonry curved wall on its inward side and a fully glazed, sun-shaded wall on its outward side, from which a circular glazed room cantilevers outward at every level. Two of the towers accommodate one apartment per floor, while the third features stacked duplexes. Each dwelling enjoys 360-degree openness and views. Elevators provide direct access to the apartments. Bridges on each level connect the towers on the inward-facing walls and provide alternate means of entry and emergency exit. In response to Singapore’s tropical climate and a desire for transparency, the external glass walls are equipped with cantilevered slatted metal sunshades. The ground and mezzanine levels accommodate parking, a health club and a swimming pool.

Project Type: Residential

Client: Sembawang Properties Pte Ltd, Singapore

Cost: S $21.3 million (US $12.2 million)

Size: 126000

Collaborators

Associate Architects - RDC Architects PTE Ltd.