Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards 2018 shortlist for Best Open-Plan Concept
9 October 2018
We’re proud to announce the five projects that are in the running to be named “Best Open-Plan Concept” at Lookbox Design Awards 2018.
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These are the projects our international judging panel has picked as some of the best showcases of open-plan living:
1) Project name: Light
Project type: HDB Executive Maisonette
Having lived in dark messy apartments, a family of five asked for an open and seamless family space bathed in natural light and filled with family interaction. As such, a predominantly white colour palette is adopted and mirrored walls are introduced throughout. The rooms on the first storey were gutted and redistributed along the perimeter. Anchoring the maisonette is a continuous table, kitchen island and breakfast counter.
2) Project name: Bedok North Abode
Project type: 4-room HDB flat
Designed as an abode and working studio for a young couple, the flat is deconstructed to house and integrate hybrid activities of domestic routines. Corridor and bedroom walls were demolished to integrate with the living and dining areas, with the master bathroom extended into the open-concept area. Modular and movable furnishings allow the couple flexibility to re-layout and redefine their functional needs as time passes.
3) Project name: Mr & Mrs Blue
Project type: 3-bedroom condominium
Firm: Hall Interiors
The clients love to entertain and requested for their home to be as open as possible without boundaries yet carefully demarcated; hence, major layout reconstruction – including the repositioning of the kitchen and toilet – was done to facilitate that. An alfresco lounge area sits in the original living and dining space, and the master bedroom extends into the adjacent bedroom. The clients’ penchant for the colour blue is also beautifully expressed in this condominium.
4) Project name: 1A Cantonment Road Apartment
Project type: 4-room HDB flat
Designed to address current and near future needs, the non-conformist spatial layout of this flat features a long dining table in the heart of the space, which also serves various functions, and blurs the boundaries between the kitchen, dining and living areas. Woodgrain laminates are heavily used throughout to create a warm and cosy environment. Dimmable lighting further adds to the overall ambience.
5) Project name: One by Uno
Project type: Walk-up apartment
Firm: UNO Interior
This minimalist, industrial-looking apartment is created for a family of five and their furry animals. So careful considerations were taken in designing cat-friendly windows and pivot doors without compromising aesthetics. With internal walls removed in favour of open-plan living, the TV had to be placed in the middle of the living space using a metal pole. The kitchen island cum dining table also serves as a work desk.
Outstanding HDB Flat
Outstanding Private Apartment
Outstanding Landed Home
Best Space for Entertaining
Best Space for Retreat
Most Dramatic Transformation
Outstanding Space: Old Home Conversion
Interior Design Firm of the Year