Discreetly Nestled Within Nature
Temasek Club
131 Rifle Range Rd, Singapore 588406

Temasek Club offers the experience of an exclusive retreat among the greenery from the typically dense urban environment of Singapore. Harmonizing with its pastoral surroundings, the landscape transitions gently from nature reserve to the club compound, blurring the boundaries between built and natural spaces. Care was taken to draw nature into the interiors, creating lush spaces that are intimately connected with its verdant surrounds.

With purposeful architectural intent to coexist with the natural habitat while representing the grandeur and discipline of the SAF military establishment, the processional presentation of the club’s interior is themed along military lines. The main entrance courtyard resembles a military parade square. A striking sculpture, also designed by DPA, represents the motto and eight core values of the SAF.

Taking cues from the identity of the Temasek Club: the buildings feature eight horizontal louvres that are helmed by a copper hued roof, which represent the nine strokes of the lion’s mane in the Club’s logo. The roof is also lifted at an angle in reference to the geometry of the logo, which simultaneously aids in the natural ventilation of the interiors. The horizontal louvres provide shade, while also keeping rain and monkeys at bay.

Temasek Club’s seamless integration of built and pastoral elements to create a cohesive platform dedicated to recreation, speaks to DP Architect’s ability to blend the artificial and natural to strike a firm balance that uplifts the spirits of its users.

Design team

DP Architects, DP Design