To bay or not to bay

Are bay windows a useful feature? Why do some condominiums have these and some don’t? How to analyse units for bay window provisions?

Corner bay window at The Interlace: Photo from Qanvast:Authors Interior& Styling

A bay window is a form on cantilevered window that are raised from the floor and projects out to the facade. This projection often becomes a seating alcove or a display or storage ledge.

There is a certain vintage of condominiums in Singapore that feature a lot of bay windows in the unit design. Why is that so and are they a good feature in a unit or not? We dug into some data to find out.

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Are you paying too much to house your AC?

Typical AC ledge design in Singapore condominiums

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With tropical Singapore’s temperature hovering between 25 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year, and relative humidity ranging 70-80% most of the time, air conditioners have become ubiquitous is Singapore homes to provide the level of comfort that we have grown accustomed to. And when more of us start to work from home, we realise that air conditioning has almost become a necessity rather than a luxury.

Air conditioning was a most important invention for us, perhaps one of the signal inventions of history. It changed the nature of civilization by making development possible in the tropics.

Lee Kuan Yew

Residential Air Conditioning

The common AC system used in Singapore residential apartments is the Split-Unit systems, which comprises of two key components: Fan Coil Units (FCU) in the interiors and an Outdoor unit consisting of the compressors and condensers, connected by refrigerant flowing in cooling tubes and copper coils.

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