Top Residential Architecture: Eco-Friendly Beach House by Guz Wilkinson


Top Residential Architecture

This modern home, designed by  Guz Wilkinson of Guz Architects, a Singapore firm specializing in eco-friendly tropical homes, truly sets itself apart from other beach front properties with its creative and unique design that includes a feeling of unrestricted space, an underwater lounge, undulating roofs, and a unique use of bamboo and limestone.

Creative Architecture: Underwater room

The New York Times writes:

“I wanted to live in an open space, not a concrete monolith,” Stephen Fisher, owner of this amazing architectural space and a banker with J. P. Morgan, said.The design is simple: two glass-and-wood pavilions — one for living, one for sleeping — connected by a floating bamboo walkway, surrounding an ocean-facing infinity pool. Sliding glass panels allow views of water and sky from every room and can be opened for natural ventilation.

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Best of Modern Architecture: Living Room with Coastal View

Not only stylish and sophisticated, the beach front home is eco-friendly, in perfect Guz Wilkinson style. Unique, undulating roofs are lined with solar panels that generate about a third of the energy the house consumes; grass planted on top provides insulation to optimize natural cooling and a spot for the couple to practice yoga at dawn. Sliding glass panels allow views of water and sky from every room and can be opened for natural ventilation, reducing the use of air conditioning in the often humid climate.

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Read the full New York Times article, In Singapore, Embracing the Humidity.


Papillon Bathtub and Infinity Pedestal Sink by Stone Forest

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Since 1989, Stone Forest has pushed the kitchen and bath design industry with its unique contemporary designs, sinuous forms, and unique approach to working with natural materials, including stone, bronze, bamboo, hardwood, copper and iron. While extending into using metals, their true specialty (if I may say so) is preparing some of the absolute best custom stone bathtubs.

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Papillion Bathtub by Stone Forest

Featured here is the award-winning Papillon Bathtub. Featuring a sleek, elliptical shape, the tub is available in carrara marble, black granite, limestone, and silver travertine — and they’ve paired it here with the Infinity Pedestal Sink, available in carrara marble, black granite, and multi-colored onyx.

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Adjustable high-end lighting by Robert Hoff

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Designer, Robert Hoff, who is best known for his brilliantly creative, cubic chandeliers has created yet another impressive lighting solution that is not only sleek and simple, but amazingly flexible for high-end residences and hospitality spaces.

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Flexible lighting by Robert Hoff

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