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A Simple, Open Abode in Singapore

Built in Singapore, the Sunset Way house was designed for a couple who were looking for an open house that required little dependence on air conditioning. Designed by Renaissance Planners & Designers, the home has maximum shade and cross ventilation from cantilevered sections built on three sides of the exterior.

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The kitchen is elevated and easily accessible from the dining room, letting people flow between the spaces.

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The corner of the kitchen is floor to ceiling windows allowing light to fill the space.

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The double height living and dining area draws the heat upwards to the vents at the top.

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Skylight vents in the walk-in closet let natural light into the space while also reducing moisture, allowing the room to stay fresh.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.