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terrace house

What Happens When An Architect Is Given Free Rein?

Very conservatively speaking, any architect would have at least one experience where they are yearning to try something – an unconventional layout, a modified detail, even a new material – only to be firmly told ‘no’ by their client.

Emerald Hill House

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.