the-interlace-by-oma-12Singapore is known for the straight-laced architecture and isolated, vertical towers that populate the city. But designers decided to take a different route with the city’s striking new addition, The Interlace, by exploring tropical living in an urban environment.

The Interlace, which was designed by Ole Scheeren of Netherlands-based Office for Metropolitan Architects and developed by Singapore-based CapitaLand and Hotel Properties, is something of a Rubik’s Cube gone wild, with its innovative interconnected modules that provide residents with landscaped greenery layered between the living spaces.

The elevated structure, which is bound by two major roads and the Ayer Rajah Expressway to the north, includes 31 apartment blocks, each six stories high, connected in a hexagonal shape that’s centered around massive courtyards. Connecting blocks also create vertical villages and roof terraces with panoramic views throughout the complex.

The Interlace sits atop a generous piece of land, at about 170,000 square meters, which the developers took advantage of with roof gardens, sky terraces, and cascading balconies running rampant in the design. And for added sustainability, the team placed water bodies within strategic distances of wind corridors, allowing cooling atmospheres to reduce the local temperatures.

The development is expected to deliver 1,040 units in 2015.

-Linsey Isaacs is an assistant editor with Multifamily Executive magazine. Follow her on twitter @LinseyIto continue this conversation.