Designed to reinterpret high-rise urban tropical living, Anguilla Park is a 36-storey tower containing 54 residential units over 35 stories, with two extensive sky terraces providing communal space on the 10th and 22nd floor. Articulated through a pragmatic arrangement of stacked units, the design maximizes the spatial quality and quantity of communal greens in a high-rise tower. The introduction of sky terraces precludes the need for communal spaces at the ground level, allowing for generously landscaped arrival spaces.
The void spaces created within the tower facilitate the introduction of natural green features, while the porosity of the overall building form results in spontaneous day lighting and natural ventilation in the apartment units and common areas. This, in turn, reduces the load of energy consumption through mechanical means.
The tower is positioned on a north?south axis, a passive design approach.
The majority of the apartments are lined along this axis, with no units facing west. This orientation provides the majority of the living rooms in the building with a full view of Orchard Road, a major shopping street.
By introducing a series of double-volume units within the development, the
interplay of high ceiling spaces and the overlapping of unit volumes adds
texture to the building's façade. All apartments are designed according to a regular grid that promotes efficient construction.
Each unit is configured to clearly differentiate the wet and dry areas. By placing living room, dining and bedrooms towards the front façade of each apartment, service spaces can be contained to a smaller area with a less-imposing volume within each unit allowing higher ceiling spaces and maximizing daylight entry to the living spaces.