Ardmore Residence by UNStudio


An elaborate facade comprising curved edges, deep recesses and sliced windows wraps this 135 meter skyscraper by Dutch office UNStudio in Singapore. ‘Ardmore Residence’ is a 36 storey apartment block near Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping district and was designed by UNStudio to accommodate a total of 58 homes.

The curved details of the opaque concrete facade are intended to replicate organic forms found in nature, while large bay windows and double-height balconies were added to allow extensive views across the city skyline. The facade pattern is repeated every four storeys to give a formal rhythm to the building’s silhouette and rounded glass wraps around some of the corners. The first apartments are positioned on the eighth storey, creating a sheltered void at the base of the tower that opens out to gardens, terraces and a private residents’ swimming pool.

All images © Iwan Baan.

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