This little (okay, not so little) slice of tropical paradise was built with the outdoors in mind. Located in Bukit Timah, Singapore, the JKC2 house, designed by ONG&ONG, is composed of three structures positioned around a central courtyard. But, it’s not just any courtyard – this one plays host to a heavenly looking pool with views of lush greenery in the not-so-far distance.

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The courtyard pool comes complete with a really unique feature – a planted tree in the middle of it. The tree breaks up the sea of blue/green water with a bit of nature as a focal point.

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The interior and exterior spaces of the home are meant to blend seamlessly with siding glass doors that disappear into the facade. A wood-slatted overhang provides ample shade to the living room while allowing some light to trickle in. It also ties the three volumes together with the continued use of wood.

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There’s also a good amount of fair-faced concrete, stone, steel, and of course, the tropical wood previously mentioned, throughout the inside and outside of the residence. A real balance of warmth is created through the use of materials.

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No matter what building you’re in, there are views to the pool.

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Despite the overall modern aesthetic of the home, it’s full of textures and visual interest and not a coldness that is often prevalent.

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Love the outdoor shower!

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Photos by Aaron Pocock.