150 Cantonment Road, Singapore, has lived through numerous incarnations. First a school; then a bureaucratic headquarters; now, the largest facility of Singapore-based co-living brand, Hmlet.
Designed by Arbol, this Japanese row house appears as a closed, flat form. But once inside, the interior is open and layered, filled with sunlight and fresh air.
Storybook House is the tightly organised addition to a compact, Victorian-era terrace in Melbourne. The extension is highly functional, yet not without a sense of whimsy.
Blending the traditional Chinese garden with modern working spaces, The Garden Island Courtyard Renewal from epos architecture immerses the user into passive nature.
To find a terrace house any larger than small is a hard task, to find two side-by-side is harder still. But the clients of Rae House by Austin Maynard Architects had just such luck.
In a neighbourhood that has a penchant for replacing period bungalows with monolithic mansions, Rose Bay House by Ricci Bloch makes virtue of spatial quality over size.
These staircases break notably from their traditional use as a humble transitional vehicle. Their form, material use, colour palette and physical presence, has allowed them to become one of the most prominent design features of the houses within which they reside.
Every year, countless retail spaces open-up shop across the Indo-Pacific region. In 2019, these five in particular caught our eye for their exceptional design.