Some architects choose to view site constraints such as size, orientation, rigid briefs and budgets as welcome challenges. Here are Habitus’ favourites from the year that was.
Inspired by historic elements of traditional Singaporean architectural vernacular, this apartment by Goy Architects feels right at home in the present century.
A bold reconfiguration in the layout of a generous 5-room apartment in Singapore by Nitton Architects completely transforms this flat into a family home.
The existing inner city architectural and community context has been the driver of the design of the Short Lane apartments by Woods Bagot.
Despite the space constraints often associated with apartments in Singapore, interior design studio Mimimology have thoughtfully designed open concept spaces that organically lead occupants from room a to room b without sacrificing distinct spaces.
The Peranakan style, with its blend of Chinese and Malay influences, carries a distinct allure that has stood the test of time. With this apartment, Linear Space Concepts has combined traditional Peranakan elements with new ideas to create a gorgeous home that stands out from the rest.
Husband-and-wife team Vince Lim and Elaine Lu have gone from strength to strength since they founded design studio Lim + Lu two years ago. Tamsin Bradshaw finds out how they combine love and work on a visit to their fresh, flexible home in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley.
Breaking free from the common approach of defining spaces by their function, TT Apartment explores the idea of a transformable space; a design that seeks to accommodate life in a tight spatial layout. Words by Philippa Daly.