This article was originally on GET.com at: 5 Most Interesting Home Projects In Singapore
Houses in Singapore aren't made equal, obviously. Even though most of us live in high-rise apartments (think: HDB flats), some home projects are more exciting than others.
All of us need a roof over our heads although we know that houses aren't that cheap in Singapore no matter how much we wished prices would swoop down. Here, we at GET.com have rounded up 5 of the most interesting home projects in Singapore.
5 most interesting home projects in Singapore
1. Corals at Keppel Bay
Artist's impression of the Corals at Keppel Bay condominium project. Photo: Keppel Land
Everybody knows that properties at Keppel Bay are pricey like those in Sentosa Cove, right? But if you must know, Corals at Keppel Bay will be home to wealthy people as well as marine life when it's ready.
According to a news report, Keppel Land will be working on enhancing the marine habitat in the waters next to the waterfront condominium Corals at Keppel Bay, by transplanting naturally-occurring hard corals onto man-made fibreglass reefs. These man-made fibreglass reef structures furnish substrates that enhance the reef's complexity and stimulate greater marine habitat formation.
2. The Interlace
The Interlace, a condominium project in Alexandra Road. Photo: The Straits Times
Have you seen The Interlace along Depot Road up close? These stacked residential blocks sure look intimidating since they don't 'fit' neatly like we'd expect most building structures to.
Nestled in the green belt of the Southern Ridges, The Interlace is a condominium comprising 31 blocks of 6-storey-tall structures that jut out at sharp right angles. The queer design results in space apt for sky terraces, roof gardens and sizeable balconies with ample lush greenery.
3. Kampung Admiralty
An artist’s impression of Kampung Admiralty, an integrated development in Woodlands. Photo: HDB
For those who aren't quite familiar with Kampung Admiralty, this 2014 integrated development by HDB is a senior-friendly one that's slated to be ready in 2017. Besides elderly-friendly studio apartments, healthcare & eldercare facilities, the development also boasts smart, tiered rain gardens and vegetated swales that will retain and treat over 30 per cent of the site area's rainwater runoff.
According to HDB, the ground tier will house retail shops and a community plaza; the mid tier will house a hawker centre and the 2-storey Admiralty Medical Centre; while the top tier will house studio apartments, roof gardens, a childcare centre, eldercare amenities, and a function hall.
4. Waterway Terraces
The Waterway Terraces housing flats in Punggol. Photo: The Straits Times
Have you been to Punggol yet? It's a pretty kid-friendly neighbourhood, by the way. Sure, Punggol may have more BTO flats than your fingers and toes added up, but Waterway Terraces is bound to stand out from the crowd. To be frank, this development's façade certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea.
Nevertheless, this premium BTO project that's located right next to Waterway Point, the only decent suburb shopping mall in Punggol for now, has proven to be extremely popular during the sales launch a few years back.
Its cascading roof gardens are open to the public, and some of these roof gardens boast fitness stations and playgrounds, too.
Try venturing up there in your free time to get a glimpse of the the meandering waterway and the neighbourhood in general! First-timers may get lost wandering around the HDB blocks, though. I've recently gone there just for fun with my boyfriend who's better at navigating.
5. South Beach
Artist's impression of The South Beach Residences. It is part of an integrated mixed development comprising office, hotel, retail and residential components, and includes four conserved buildings. Photo: CLD
For people who are clueless, South Beach is a mixed-use development on Beach Road that amalgamates the 4 historic buildings on site with 2 new soaring towers that house luxurious residences, offices, retail spaces, as well as a designer hotel.
Yes, if you've watched Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4, you would have seen the cycle's model house being none other than South Beach Hotel.
Did you know that South Beach is committed to being as eco-friendly as possible? South Beach's engineered canopy is able to harvest rainwater while the fitted photovoltaic cells are there to convert solar energy into electricity. Its water-efficient and energy-efficient fittings as well as green label building materials are part of their eco-friendly efforts, too.
In case you're thinking of buying a property here, South Beach Residences is nestled in the upper half of the South Tower. There are 190 luxurious units and penthouses from levels 23 to 45. These amazing homes feature 360 degree panoramic views of the CBD skyline.
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