The Floating House is a residential project concept that focuses on natural ventilation and lighting with careful space planning to maximise its functionality. Our young client wanted a quiet 3 bedroom private house within close proximity to their parents living next door. A ramped up pathway covered with glass was also added to improve connectivity between both extended families. The ceiling of the living and dining areas were elevated to increase the volume of their spaces and give a sense of a modern box design. Pivot screens were added to enhance the aesthetics and to create natural ventilation and natural lighting. A shallow fish pond in front of the living area helps to cool down the space during hot afternoons as gentle winds passes through the water feature. Carpark areas were raised to two different zones to tackle tricky monsoon period flood issues.