Helios Residences - Singapore
Projects / Residential
The Helios Residences project is located in one of Singapore’s most densely developed residential area, a precinct including towers and compactly positioned terrace houses, all within close walking distance of the linear retail and entertainment heart of the city, Orchard Road.
Three closely interlinked towers “zig-zag” into a “Y” shape, and the first occupied floor is one level above Cairnhill Circle, leaving the site to step down with terraces, gardens, and courts, with car parking structures below these various amenities. At the inner vehicular entrance court various architectural elements cantilever over the space to create a place of intense visual interest.
As well, at the western perimeter of the towers, an independently supported swimming pool deck extends from this level, 15 metres above a significant garden.
The towers of three and four bedroom units include private lifts, large balconies, and in many cases master bedroom balconies. Three projecting penthouse lifts of glass and glass block, which interconnect the two unit floors and a roof terrace, create vertical markers at the top of this residential block, which in turn is the visual terminus of Bideford Road from the active pedestrian areas of the city.
Singapore Institute of Architects Skyrise Greenery Award, 2011
In 2012, Helios Residences was shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival award in the Housing category.
With P+T Architects, Singapore
Photographer: John Gollings