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Singapore

Enclosed Living, Open Design

Open plan living – it’s the go-to for contemporary design, and having a space that’s open to the natural world outside is even more desirable, especially in a city such as Singapore. Wallflower Architecture + Design share their latest approach.

A Home built around Gatherings and a Rain Tree

The relationship between nature and architecture is clear in this project by ONG&ONG. As well as a sense of natural tactility in the materials, the family home in Singapore has been designed around a ‘colossal’ pre-war Rain Tree that existed on the site.

Secret Society Turned Boutique Hotel

A Singapore river warehouse dating back to 1895 has been restored as The Warehouse Hotel. Previously a hotbed of secret and undercover goings on, the building is now a striking 37-room destination with an emphasis on heritage and local culture.

Building Family Ties

RT+Q Architects bring light, space and a family together in a semi-detached residence that makes the most of its site. Olha Romaniuk writes.

Playing With a Darker Palette

Architology introduces quiet drama to a family apartment home while fulfilling the objective to create both a family home and a master suite for two. Yvonne Xu writes.

Singapore’s Noshery by Nosh

A café by day, a bar by night, Noshery by Nosh is a new idyllic getaway that’s reminiscent of a travel lodge and a Balinese holiday destination, with nostalgic and homey accents so guests feel right at home.

Why Design an L-Shaped House?

Located on a steeply sloping site, the design of 23 Olive Road in Singapore celebrates the spirit of living in a tropical climate where boundaries between exterior and interior spaces are blurred, writes Justin Farmer.




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