The Fulcrum is a 24-storey, premium high-rise condominium located in eastern Singapore.
The site is in close proximity to the southern coastline and a public park. Unfortunately, it is also bounded on 3 sides by existing high-rise condominiums.
We wanted to overcome this constraint to give every resident access to an expansive, unblocked view of the sea by strategically turning the tower towards the coastline and away from our immediate neighbours.
Then we elevated the tower on a lushly landscaped “hill” with an activity deck and swimming pool to secure sea views for low level units.
In order for units opposite the sea-facing side to access the view, we proposed interlocking loft unit types, manipulating them so every living room has a view of the sea.
The same formal logic, applied to the penthouse units on the 24th storey, enables the penthouse units to achieve sea-facing views on one side and spectacular city views on the other.
We hoped also to enhance the social/community aspect of high-rise living. Instead of consolidating all common facilities in a single level, typically on the ground floor, we dispersed multiple common areas vertically throughout the tower.
This not only leveraged on the idea of maximising vistas, it allowed us to tailor a variety of common spaces that increases choice for users. From intimate pockets of rest spaces to larger communal spaces, different levels of privacy can be achieved for different activity types.