Project Details: Tropical Retreat, Joo Chiat, Singapore, Completed February 2017
Key Role: Project manager and designer, design research, documentation, client presentations, tender management, contractor engagement, authorities submissions, bill of quantities, cost management, construction site management, handover and defects liability.
Situated overlooking the undulating terracotta rooftops of the surrounding heritage architecture, this apartment was to embody a tropical retreat where homeowners Christophe and Sharon could enjoy a place of solace from their busy lifestyles. It needed to be a space that offers flexibility for leisurely entertaining friends as well as growing their family in a peaceful and functional environment.
Through the harmonious integration of sustainable design and the careful understanding of the homeowners’ needs and desires, this curvaceous interior combines clever design with character. Whether complimenting the homeowners’ individualities, or offering a cosy, uplifting day-to-day home, the attention to detail in the transition from space to space is what gives this apartment it’s personality. A thorough understanding of how the clients envisioned themselves using the spaces; combined with an attentive response to the surrounding context, provides a culmination of built character - a home that reflects its users and provides a nurturing base for what the future may hold.