Gold: Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Awards
The landscape design for 33 Robin is conceived as a lush tropical nature on a sloping site within a controlled rational architectural framework. The focal point of the landscape is the long rectangular bar lap pool that cantilevers over the parking, visually disappearing into the leaves of the trees beyond. Exploiting the serenity of reflective water was a design intent, bringing to the project a ‘zen’ quality of quiet dignified beauty.
A party deck next to the gym, is lightly tucked away from the main pool space and is visually linked to the pool deck by the strong linear line of water across a stone terrace planted with palms. Strategically placed focal points are water features – one on ground on axis with the entrance to the parking, and the other, up at the pool deck, framed on axis by the palm court next to the gym. In both, a strong attempt was made to achieve a very soft murmur background of water, in keeping with the tranquil elegance of the design.