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.
Neri&Hu inserted a dramatic courtyard into a rigid structure to create a moment of tranquillity at Alila Bangsar, a hotel sandwiched between Kuala Lumpur’s old and new.
Set to run from 27 September to 9 October 2019, Archifest will celebrate the theme, Craft, in honour of those who have dedicated a lifetime in perfecting their craft in architecture and the built environment where communities can live, work, and play.
“After you make sure that it works, then you try to make it not boring.” Indonesian architect and INDE.Awards 2019 Luminary Budiman Hendropurnomo talks about experimenting at large scale.
Rattan-lined sideboards (and a striking rattan chandelier), timber counter tops and cement tiles are the hallmark design cues of Aesop’s sixth store in Singapore – ironically designed by a Hong Kong-based studio: MLKK.
Where does retail design stand in the age of e-commerce? Habitus speaks to Virginia Lung and Ajax Law, founders of One Plus Partnership, on exactly that. Not to mention the state of design awards in Asia and the latest of over 500 international awards the firm has won.