Vineyard Living in Singapore

By view at kismis / BROUGHT TO YOU BY ROXY-PACIFIC AND TONG ENG GROUP | July 5, 2019 2:11 PM SGT
Occupying an undulating plot of 100,337 sq ft, View at Kismis comprises a total of 186 units, across six blocks of five storeys each

SAMUEL ISAAC CHUA/EDGEPROP SINGAPORE

Situated on elevated ground, View at Kismis, on Lorong Kismis, is set to offer residents an experience of refined rustic charm. The development has been designed to emulate a vineyard, shares Chan Sze Chin, appointed architect for the development and director at JGP Architecture. The idea was inspired by the project’s location. In Malay, Kismis is raisin, a form of dried grape, Chan says. “One of the by-product of grapes is wine, which evokes with it a certain finesse and class.”
Occupying an undulating plot of 100,337 sq ft, View at Kismis comprises a total of 186 units, across six blocks of five storeys each. This is the first development in Singapore that is inspired by a Modern Tuscany theme, say joint developers Roxy-Pacific Holdings and Tong Eng Group.
View at Kismis is the first development in Singapore that is inspired by a Modern Tuscany theme
Capitalising on a one-of-a-kind site
To differentiate the project from other neighbouring developments, JGP Architecture decided to incorporate the unique terrain into the layout and design of the buildings as well as the facilities. This concept was inspired by Tuscan wine valleys. To emulate this, the six residential blocks are lined in two parallel blocks that are staggered to maximise corner views and to add interest to the form.
As opposed to the conventional way of laying the blocks adjacent to each other, the residential blocks on both sides are tilted slightly. The implications of this are twofold: it allows a north-south orientation to avoid the rising and setting sun, and enhances views for each unit.
“Due to the staggering of the blocks, the communal facilities along the ‘Central Valley’ will be revealed one by one as the resident progresses through the valley,” says Chan. Facilities include a 25m lap pool, a jet pool, a family pool, sanctuary stream and spa cove that are placed at the...