Privacy, efficiency and beauty – three challenges solved by using Dekton in the façade and roof of a unique home in Singapore
Paya Lebar (Singapore)
Qualitat Engineering Pte. Ltd.
Roof and ventilated façade
Poplar Construction Pte. Ltd.
Thickness: 8 mm
When Super Assembly, a Singapore-based company, was asked to build a house for a family of three on a triangular plot of land bounded by two roads, they had to use all their creativity and experience to overcome several challenges. As well as being functional, the house had to provide a degree of privacy despite being surrounded by industrial buildings. It also had to effectively manage the strong morning sun shining through the south-east façade in order to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
The solution to all these challenges was Shell House, a home inspired by the shapes of seashells that “emerges as a sanctuary”, providing a haven for a small family of two parents and their young daughter, clad in Dekton Keon.
This light and bright colour not only gives the project a natural and modern look, but also offers maintenance and energy saving benefits. The design of the house also fits in perfectly with the architectural requirements of the site. “Due to the unique sloping terrace effect we wanted to achieve, Dekton Keon provided the ideal solution to create a seamless transition between the roof and the façade. Its ability to blend seamlessly into the architectural design made it perfect for the terrace effect we had in mind,” say the team at Super Assembly.
Dekton, the ideal choice for Singapore’s challenging climate
Singapore’s challenging climate, characterised by high temperatures and humidity, required a material that could withstand these conditions without alteration. This is where Cosentino’s Dekton stone stood out: “Dekton Keon served a dual purpose, both as a material for ventilated roofs and as a durable façade material capable of withstanding the elements. Its tough composition and robust properties ensured that it met the resilience and longevity requirements of the project. In the end, Cosentino’s Dekton Keon proved to be the optimal choice for harmonising the roof and façade, while meeting both functional and aesthetic objectives. It gave us a versatile and reliable solution that met several critical requirements of the building”.
For the project’s professionals, the Dekton panels play a vital role in managing the intense heat of the morning sun, which is essential for maintaining a comfortable and temperate indoor environment. “The durability and stain resistance of the material were particularly beneficial in this tropical climate, where the façade is exposed to a variety of weather patterns and environmental factors,” they say.
And they continue: “Dekton Keon’s ability to withstand such conditions and retain its aesthetic appeal ensured the longevity of the project and minimised the need for thorough maintenance. Its concrete appearance added a timeless and elegant touch, enhancing the architectural design and effectively adapting to the demands of the tropical climate”.
Cosentino’s comprehensive advice, another reason to consider working with Dekton
In addition to privacy, efficiency and beauty, working with Cosentino has brought the Super Assembly team another benefit. “Working with Cosentino materials, specifically Dekton Keon, has been a very positive experience for our architecture team. Cosentino’s support and experience were instrumental in ensuring the successful implementation of their materials in our project. The wide range of design options available and the quality guaranteed by the Cosentino brand enabled us to confidently meet the requirements and performance of the project. The Cosentino team provided valuable guidance and support throughout the selection and installation process, demonstrating their commitment to customer satisfaction. All in all, the partnership with Cosentino materials has enhanced our ability to provide our clients with a unique and exceptional home, and we look forward to working with them in the future,” the studio concludes.