There’s plenty of space for innovation within HDB flats and private apartments. Hear from four of Singapore’s leading designers and architects about the novel frameworks for living they’ve created in residential interiors. Design Conversations are proudly presented by Indesign Media Asia.315 Outram Rd, Tan Boon Liat Building
There’s plenty of space for innovation within HDB flats and private apartments. Hear from four of Singapore’s leading designers and architects about the novel frameworks for living they’ve created in residential interiors.
Design Conversations are proudly presented by Indesign Media Asia.
Dennis worked in stage design, branding and sculpting before studying architecture at NUS, with his graduation thesis being nominated by the university for the RIBA President’s Medal Award in 2007. After working at Ministry of Design, he founded UPSTAIRS_ in 2011. This collaborative spatial design practice focuses on conceptual ideation, collaborative processes and hands-on material exploration. The studio’s output often shifts and diversifies between the interstices of space, objects, brand and print. UPSTAIRS_ was shortlisted in The Building category of the INDE.Awards 2017 and won five awards at the Lookbox Design Awards 2017 – including the highest accolades of ‘Home of the Year’ and ‘Design Firm of the Year’. Photo by Benny Wong.
A designer since the early 2000s, Howard is an alumnus of Singapore Polytechnic’s Architectural Technology department. He spent a formative period at Aamer Architects before founding 7 Interior Architecture. His design approach is evolving and fluid, drawing inspiration from big and small things, and using tangible material, scale and lighting design. Since 2007, he has undertaken myriad projects locally, regionally and internationally (USA), ranging from retail, commercial and luxury residential to hospitality. Currently, he is helping Aamer Architects with select interior projects, amongst residential and hospitality projects of his own.
Jonathan is a registered architect and member of the SIA. He received his Master of Architecture from NUS. His work experience at firms such as CSYA and Teh Joo Heng Architects paved the way for the establishment of his own practice, Studio JP, in 2013 – rebranded as Provolk Architects in 2017. He has since completed an array of projects of various types and scales, two of which were shortlisted for the Lookbox Design Awards in 2017 and 2018. Jonathan is known for leading an initiative to save Dakota Crescent’s post-war SIT estate, and has ongoing involvement in a working group with DOCOMOMO Singapore to persuade stakeholders to conserve notable modern buildings. He also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic’s Design School.
ASOLIDPLAN, where Zhong Yi is a Partner, is built on the belief that all good design begins with a well-conceived plan. The company is interested in design that provokes, questions and pushes limits. Zhong Yi graduated with a Masters of Architecture from Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, and worked with experimental practice R&Sie in the same city. In Singapore, he has experience in urban design with the URA, defence architecture with DSTA, and small-scale architecture with Formwerkz. His current projects range from interiors to houses and stage design. He is also an Adjunct Tutor at Lasalle College of the Arts. Zhong Yi believes that design, across all scales, has the power to affect human relationships. Photo by Food & Shelter.
Janice is the Editor of Lookbox Living, the Programme Director of Lookbox Design Awards, and Senior Content Editor for Indesign Media’s CGEN content service. She has spent over 15 years as a design writer and editor, and when not going in search of a good design story, can be found reading up on a wide range of topics, from sustainability to wellness and history. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction (Mass Communications/Media Studies) from the University of Southern Queensland.