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SINGAPORE - You would expect an architect's own home to be anything but ordinary. And indeed, Mr Rene Tan's 4,811 sq ft semi-detached house in Bukit Timah is so extraordinary that it won the Design Award for the Residential - Low-Density Housing category at the prestigious SIA Design Awards in 2020.