Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards 2018 shortlist for Outstanding Private Apartment
9 October 2018
We’re proud to announce the seven projects that are in the running to be named “Outstanding Private Apartment” 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 most stylish apartments in Singapore.
1) Project name: The Seafront Apartment
Project type: 3-bedroom apartment
The initial brief was for a ‘resort-themed’ home-away-from-home for the client and his family, who are based in Indonesia. Eschewing the typical ‘Balinese’ and ‘rusticated’ resort aesthetics, this apartment displays a contemporary reinterpretation of the local vernacular through a layered choreography of textures, material form and graphic patterns, set within a seamlessly detailed architectural space.
2) Project name: Hillion Residences
Project type: Studio apartment
Firm: METRE Architects
The client desired a home that could cover the requirements of Live, Work and Play. To create a variety of functions in this petite 43sqm apartment, a singular multi-functional space was designed with the most distinct feature being a single sculptural landscape that forms the bed, sofa, work and dining space. Volumes beneath this sculptural form also offer up loads of practical storage.
3) Project name: Sing Avenue
Project type: 4-bedroom walk-up apartment
Designed for a young family, the individual private spaces in this apartment are planned out like a house within a house, where the bedrooms and study spaces are clustered behind birch plywood volumes that double up as the distributed storage for the house. This frees up more windows for natural daylight to pass through. A system of wooden CNC-cut operable geared louvers also helps regulate airflow.
4) Project name: The Interlace
Project type: 3-room condominium unit
Firm: three-d conceptwerke
The clients lived in Australia before arriving in Singapore, and this project was an attempt to translate the culture and vibrancy of their city of origin into their new apartment. With their love for entertaining and cooking, attention has been given to the design of the kitchen, which is kept enclosed for worry-free cooking. The half-height wall with glass panels allow the views through while characterful elements like geometric patterned flooring and warm wooden cabinetry lend depth to the space. Lush green walls add further vibrancy to the home.
5) Project name: Riviera Residences
Project type: Penthouse apartment
Firm: The Monocot Studio
Home to a couple with a toddler, this apartment is a child-friendly space that facilitates play and interaction, and is also designed to accommodate the owners’ love for cooking and entertaining. Modular cabinet walls line the length of the walkway and can be reconfigured into different storage arrangements. The communal table serves as a food prep area and comes with a secondary counter that functions as a dining table. Chalkboard paint on the cabinet doors encourage the child to doodle.
6) Project name: Apertures
Project type: Tiong Bahru apartment
This gentleman’s apartment has been designed for entertaining, and the display of art and objects. To balance the need for privacy and daylight, the windows of this ground floor apartment feature custom pivot screens whose patterns are inspired by iron grilles commonly seen in the estate in the olden days. Each window becomes an aperture, where transparency is fine-tuned via both the angle of the pivot screens and the alignment of its two layers.
7) Project name: The Living Hotel
Project type: 3-bedroom condominium unit
This apartment combines the opulence and comfort one would find in a luxury hotel with the convenience and ease of technology. Luxury materials such as marble and quartz are used, while lots of technology has been incorporated into the space, such as in-built speakers in the ceiling and an integrated lighting system. Features such as tinted glass walls in the study, living and dining rooms, and kitchen demarcate the home while providing a common, continuous space for greater family interaction.
Outstanding HDB Flat
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