We studied the main requirements from the owners, to have more showcases, and entertains guest regularly. we brainstorm the two main issues and brunch out the possibilities to have more showcases but at the same time making the interior look spacios. the television area is isolated to the family room and made into a mini theatre. the powder room is added for the guests. More storages are made, the headboard in the master bedroom, the base of the bed mattress are also made as storages with drawers.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The use of unique materials such black stainless steel, beige tinted mirror and natural wood veneers. Moving away from using normal clear mirror, beige tinted mirror adds the warmth to the interior. it also give out the same theoretical effect of making the interior space big. Even the glass railing are tinted beige, finishing it of with solid walnut handrails.
The owner of the house collects lots of souveniors and artifacts from around the world, thus providing showcases for them to show off the items to their guest are crucial, at the same time having said that the space are tight, we need to intergrate the showcases into the architectural elements like walls, and doors. the showcases also acts as a sliding door with tinted glass making the spaces semi private.
One of the existing bathrooms is split so as to provide an additional powder room for guests to use, so as not to interfere with the users privacy.
The master bedroom headboard is also made into storage compartments to provide more storage.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2013 in Singapore and finished in August 2013 in singapore.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The dining area drop ceiling is made from black stainless steel not only to highlight the element, but also gives the focal to the chandelier and also the whole dining area. The black stainless steel also reflects light and is reflective so it does not make the element look big and bulky.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
To create additional storage spaces and showcases but at the same time making the interior spacious.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Kelvin Bing and Hannan Khair
Renaissance Planners & Designers, 2013.