Best Implemented Apartment / Private House Interior Design Project

About the project
With this project, named Alex after the owner’s name, I wanted to demonstrate that size does not matter, and a high level of lifestyle and design can still be achieved in public housing, even within 47 sqm of space. This new two-room public housing flat came with the standard compartmentalised areas for living, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. The bachelor wanted a minimalist home, and to deliver the concept in a way which was completely tailored to his lifestyle, I made radical changes to the flat’s layout that reflects Alex’s priorities. Breaking from convention, my design does away with standard features such as fixed rooms and doors as there is no need for them, but still delivers on the enjoyment and functionality of the spaces. I reconfigured the functional spaces, expressing them as a series of cuboid cabinetry with a unified design language. They were pushed against the flat’s perimeter to optimise the common space. Less is more; I don’t design more than what is required.

Bukit Batok West Ave 8, Singapore

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Additional information
Spacedge Designs has a list of heavyweight local and international awards to its name. Locally, this includes the prestigious President’s Design Award (Singapore) in 2012. Some of its international awards include the Best in Show of the Hospitality Design Awards 2018 (New York), the Graphite Pencil in the D&AD Awards 2018 (London), the Gold Prize in the JCD International Design Awards 2017 (Tokyo), and the Best of Best in the ICONIC Awards 2017 (Frankfurt).

Applicant and authors of the project
Spacedge Designs work is defined by its simplicity. Founded by William Chan in 1999, the studio fulfils every brief using innovative and thoughtful design solutions that question conventional tropes, delivering a harmony of style and function that is original, fresh, and inspiring.


Other participants
Client — Alex Fong
Main Contractor — EML Design & Contract
Photography — VC
Styling — Yong Woei Na