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Storytelling through Furniture

Ito Kish calls himself Chief Visual Storyteller. It’s a title that sums up both his roles quite perfectly too. As owner and curator of boutique design store K I S H and designer for ITO KISH brand, story is what grounds his practise. As he says, “Everything starts with a story.”

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.

Queen Astrid Road, Singapore

By re-inventing tropical architecture to fit a modern context, architect Aamer Taher has endowed a resort-like appeal on this four-level bungalow in Singapore. At the same time, says Madhavi Tumkur, he has ensured that it is also a home to three generations of residents.

Rumah Kenangan House

Even in Asia, the extended family is giving way to the nuclear family. But there are still architects – and clients – wanting to explore the possibility of housing, if only on a temporary basis, the extended family. Typically, these experiments involve the idea of compound housing.




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