News 108, Adaptive reuse of a large house, Singapore


Adaptive reuse of a large house

For the first time, studiomilou embarked on the adaptive reuse of an existing house built 20 years ago to create the new home for a large multigenerational family in Singapore.

It is another example, of how the adaptive reuse of existing structures can reduce the use of concrete, metal, and other commodities and play its role in reducing the carbon foot print of the construction industry.

The design intent was to better connect garden level and street level in order to ease and embellish the access to the beautiful pool side of the garden. Additionally, the change of exterior colour scheme to bring dark stones and copper colour, allows the shadows of the tropical landscape to merge well with the architecture of the house.


Jean Francois Milou
Cheryl Lim
Trung Nguyen
And the studioMilou team