Staying cool in Singapore: Steel and glass keep this home a cool 24 deg C

Director of logistics company Alex Lin, 45, his wife Pauline Soo, 44, and their three children Ayden, 11, Kaleb, 10, Eli, 20 months old live in a semi-detached home in Bukit Timah made entirely out of steel and glass.
Director of logistics company Alex Lin, 45, his wife Pauline Soo, 44, and their three children Ayden, 11, Kaleb, 10, Eli, 20 months old live in a semi-detached home in Bukit Timah made entirely out of steel and glass.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; NONIE CHEN

SINGAPORE - A house made entirely out of steel may sound like it will heat up pretty quickly in Singapore's weather, but Mr Alex Lin, 45, will tell you otherwise.

Supported by 16 steel columns, the exterior of his semi-detached house in Bukit Timah is constructed out of steel and glass for the sole purpose of keeping cool.

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