Nature is always inspiring design and there are few correlating concepts that haven’t been beaten to death already. But The Armadillo House in Singapore has got a new idea up its sleeve. With this residence being situated where it is (near a highway), there also comes a need for some additional privacy, noise and pollution protection.
Formwerkz Architects came up with an interestingly “natural” solution of creating scaled looking ‘shields’ (resembling an armadillo) to envelop the home and create a more serene quality of life altogether. Other pluses to creating the all encompassing armadillo-like panels included things like light and other built objects that might intrude.