The continuous gush of natural light in Split End House by Mártires Doyle results in a dramatic transformation that encourages residents to experience their home with a completely new outlook.
It seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? To make art, or sculpture, out of something intangible? And yet it is widely done. Light Show, opening this Thursday at MCA, explains how. Words by Tess Ritchie.
Taniguchi Aoya Washi, a traditional Japanese paper company located in Tottori Prefecture in western Japan, is the country’s only domestic producer of three-dimensional washi. Nendo use their unique process to create lampshades that play with colour and light.
Brandling Street House, by Elaine Richardson Architects, is a new build in a conservation zone. The result is a light, colourful and open family home. Words by Tess Ritchie.
When Singapore belatedly began to value its built heritage, the traditional shophouse suddenly became much sought-after with some stunning make-overs. Richard Ho, a specialist in conservation projects, previously carried out a beautiful renovation to a shophouse in Penang. Darlene Smyth looks at an equally elegant one in Singapore.