Creating a home with cooling indoor-outdoor flow is essential in Singapore’s hot, humid climes, as is a lush garden oasis to recline in.
All the houses within the 2019 Habitus House of the Year selection are deserving in their own right. These houses, however, made quite an impact on the Habitus team with their striking façades.
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.
Meet Upstairs_, a dynamic interior design studio that has been steadily making an impact in Singapore’s design scene in recent years and, deservedly, took home several titles from the Lookbox Design Awards 2017.
Taking style cues from Japanese lifestyle brand Muji and Scandinavian design, this home by Dots N Tots Interior combines the best of clean, minimalistic lines with warm wood textures.
After the interior of this Singaporean flat was hollowed out, a “wooden crate” was built in its centre by Upstairs, resulting in statement-making interiors and an inspired way of living.
Founder of SLOWHOUSE, Bella Koh, leads a multifaceted life. Her walk-up apartment is a mix of effortless styling and relaxed vibes allowing her to embrace the philosophy of slow living.
In the Assembled House, Park + Associates’ ingenious response to challenging authority regulations results in an engaging, light-filled semi detached house defined by its circulation and layering of internal volumes.
Within contemporary urban settings, architects and designers are working to redefine and challenge the preconceived concept of what a family home really means.