LBDA 2018 shortlist SUJONOHUN - 1A Cantonment Road Apartment

Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards 2018 shortlist for Outstanding HDB Flat

  •   9 October 2018

We’re proud to announce the six projects that are in the running to be named “Outstanding HDB Flat” at Lookbox Design Awards 2018.

Find out which project will take home the gold at our Gala Night on Thursday 22 November. Book your tickets here!

These are the projects our international judging panel has picked as some of the Singapore’s most inspiring HDB homes:

LBDA 2018 shortlist SUJONOHUN 1A Cantonment Road Apartment

1) 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.


LBDA 2018 shortlist ASOLIDPLAN Light

2) 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.



Project type: 3-room HDB flat

In an attempt to express physical and visual connections within the apartment, a new layout was introduced with a set of walls to delineate the common and private areas diagonally on a plan. This expanded the floor area of the master bedroom and effectively created a direct path between the bedroom and the en suite, which was previously not possible. Glass panels are also installed in the living areas and master bedroom to capitalise on the views of the rain trees outside.


LBDA 2018 shortlist nitton architects- House in A Flat

4) Project name: House in A Flat
Project type: 5-room HDB flat
Firm: nitton architects

To create the experience of living in a landed home, every non-structural internal wall has been removed. The redrawn plans gave rise to living spaces that were more open and fluid, and included an indoor garden and a guest room that can be flexibly enclosed or opened to combine with the larger living area as desired.


LBDA 2018 shortlist UNO Interior - Rekindle by Uno

5) Project name: Rekindle by Uno
Project type: 5-room HDB flat
Firm: UNO Interior

Designed for a couple with three kids who embraces the minimalist movement, the flat is void of anything unnecessary yet still boasts plenty of storage space. Functional aesthetics are put in place such as the pegboards that line the the walls of the living room and children’s bedrooms, as well as a curved false ceiling to conceal air-conditioning pipes.


LBDA 2018 shortlist Right Angle Studio - Residence L

6) Project name: Residence L
Project type: 4-room HDB flat
Firm: Right Angle Studio

The client requested for a space that could accommodate the practicality of a small family of three and yet has a spatial language that can withstand the test of time.The design consists of a few concealed door panels which acts as a cover for areas like the storeroom, common bathroom and shoe storage areas. Using the panels allowed the space to incorporate functional storage compartments within a small apartment, yet maintaining the overall clean lines at the same time.

Also see:
Outstanding Private Apartment
Outstanding Landed Home
Best Space for Entertaining
Best Space for Retreat
Best Open-Plan Concept
Most Dramatic Transformation
Outstanding Space: Old Home Conversion
Interior Design Firm of the Year