The mid-century modern style of interior design was popularized during the 1940s, and remains popular for good reason. Defined by clean lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation, and high functionality, the style has an undeniably timeless appeal. In the design of Singapore’s first-of-its-kind Day Hospice by HCA Hospice Care (HCA) and Lien Foundation, Oasis@Outram redefines end-of-life caregiving to focus on the personal growth of not just patients but also the community around them.
The Salt Box Residence is a 2,400 square foot home sited in the low-lying, flood-prone salt marshes of New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. The client’s brief to Parnagian Architects was to design a lasting replacement for a multi-generational family home that had been damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy. The site is situated at the end of a small peninsula, bound directly to the west by a commercial shipyard and marina, and to the north, south, and east by expansive views of the Barnegat Bay.
Today’s minimalism design is different from the clean-lined perfection of the past. Instead of an idealized idea of the absence of things, contemporary minimalism in interior design today is about eradicating personality and imperfections in favour of a utopian and anti-individual ‘ideal state’. It is about using the absence of things to enhance the meaning of what we chose to retain; quieting the room to enable the chosen pieces to speak clearly about what matters to us.
Minimal in furnishing with bare and undecorated spaces - this is a home one would not expect from a family as its occupants. For this couple with a young child and a newborn, the atypical Minimalist home called KOA apartment, is their dream space materialized. Their wish was to have a home that is free of the norm, and is defined by their notion of how they wish to live.
Set in luxurious Riyadh, the villa was designed by Karim Abdul Muttalib, from K. A. Interior Design in partnership with Covet House. Founder and CEO of K.A. Interior Design in New Cairo, Egypt, the young designer has already built himself quite the portfolio, working as an interior designer with brands such as Covet House, Abou Samra Group, but also as an architect with Al-Roukn and Touch Studios.
The Singapore Interior Designers Showcase is proud to present the SIDA Luminary Awards in collaboration with the Society of Interior Designers Singapore. The SIDA Luminary Awards is an initiative by the Society of Interior Designers Singapore to energize the local design industry by setting a benchmark for outstanding works in the face of a competitive market.
Using wood in our living spaces is not new, but it is finding a resurgence in our 21st- century homes. Today wood panels are trending as innovative interior surfacing solutions to achieve modern kitchens and living spaces that are aesthetically functional. They are inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to solid wood products.
As the world population continues to urbanize, humans seek to improve on our well-being and expedite healing. Interior design begins with human experience. Given how quickly an experience of nature can elicit a restorative response, design that reconnects us with nature – biophilic design – is a conscious effort to link the built environment to the natural world, through various sensory experiences including sight, sound, touch, and smell. Today it has become essential for providing people opportunities to live and work in healthy places and spaces with less stress, improve cognitive function and enhances creativity.
Living in a dense city like Mexico, requires one to have the aptitude of clear thinking when planning for safe, healthy and vibrant spaces. The team at Arqmov Workshop are tasked with the challenge of creating Yuno apartments, a high-rise residential building consisting of eight levels, including a ground floor entryway housing seven apartment units. Sitting on an area of 92 square metres, the land had an irregular trapezoidal shape that further complicates the project design.
Minimal and boxy in presence, this three-storey residence stuck out amidst its placid suburban surrounding with its all white interior design concept. The other peculiarity is, the house has only a single horizontal strip window to the outside. Canadian-based Architect Johnson Chou envisioned the all white house as an instrument for the appreciation of the profound ephemerality of time. Its all-white interior is the perfect canvas to capture shadows on the walls and floor, as light passes through the narrow window throughout the day.