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6 droolworthy designer HDB flats to inspire you

These outstanding HDB flats, designed by some of Singapore’s top interior designers, show that high-rise living can be super stylish!

Home Type: HDB flat

Text by Louisa Clare Lim


Most people in Singapore live in dense high-rise residences, but that doesn’t mean your home has to look run-of-the-mill.

As illustrated in the following HDB flat homes – yes, they’re HDB flat units! – it’s great to see that interior designers are getting increasingly creative, and homeowners are becoming more adventurous and open to new ideas and design styles. These are the 6 projects that have been shortlisted to win the Oustanding HDB Flat category at the upcoming Lookbox Design Awards:




#1 Wee Residence

This is a 5-room HDB flat in Sengkang, designed by Wee Studio. Home to the couple who run the interior design practice, the flat’s design is an experimentation with materials and design details, and is a fantastic space for entertaining. Standout features include an island counter that doubles as dining table and TV console, as well as bold graphic tiles!




 #2 Moving Walls

This is a four-room HDB BTO flat designed by A Solid Plan. As flats in Singapore become increasingly small, this intriguing design is a great example of how we can augment a space within its limited physical confines – the design firm devised moving habitable walls for flexible living.




 #3 Mcnair 264

The owners of this four-room HDB flat desired a home that would exude a sense of calm and luxury, as well as space to entertain. Joey Khu Interior Design created the public zone as one open area, and selected warm grey and rich walnut tones to give the interiors depth and texture.



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#4 Lodging Home

This is a HDB flat with originally only two bedrooms. Dhome Studio was tasked to create an additional bedroom, as well as enlarging the common bathroom to better suit the needs of the occupants.




 #5 Squaring a Triangle

High-rise dwellings can sometimes pose difficult spatial situations. In the case of this two-room HDB flat, a 45-degree wall was restrictive to the circulation flow. Design firm A Solid Plan responded to its constraints by making it “disappear” to form a large and warm space.




#6 JS Apartment

For this 5-room HDB flat, Wynk Collaborative created a space that was open and fluid, where rooms flowed into each other. Pops of refreshing colour help to zone the home and convey a sense of joy.


If these HDB flat homes amaze you, you should definitely get tickets to the upcoming Lookbox Design Awards Gala Night to find out who the winner of the Outstanding HDB Flat category will be, and see more amazing works from Singapore’s top designers!


Tickets for the LBDA Gala Night, to be held on 14 December 2017, are available here.



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