© 2011 Pocket Projects
Designed by studioKALEIDO




N° 21 is an honest, spacious reinvention of the shophouse form, injected with spatial
fluidity and airy brightness, which run contrary to the notion of the narrow darkness of the traditional shophouse.

The archetypal length on the shophouse is visually accentuated by the long, heated lap
pool on the ground floor, replete with deck chairs. Take a morning dip, or do evening laps,
in the indulgence of the interior of your own home. A gradual ascent up platform stairs takes one into the dining room, with an emphasis made on the open fluidity of the space, with the pool below. 

The dining room-cum-entertainment area and open plan kitchen receive full daylight and fresh air from a full wall of windows at the rear, creating an atmospheric, expansive experience perfect for both leisurely weekend brunches and quick weekday meals. The proximity of the pool and the visual linkage between the living and dining spaces allow full-swing poolside parties right in the comfort of one’s own home.

A large skylight in the middle of the unit continues this fixation of light and space, allowing light down into nooks and crannies. All bedrooms have been designed to receive adequate natural daylight and ventilation. A series of stairs loop the length of the shophouse on various levels, facilitating the dialogue between old and new.

Elegant finishings and features abound in this home. A luxurious double height master bathroom reaches all the way to the jack roof, allowing light to filter down to the tub.

The classy roof terrace is large, with much potential for various interpretations—a lush rooftop garden? Sheltered daybeds? The spacious terrace affords great views, and is perfect for barbecue group parties or evening drinks for two under the stars.