LookboxLiving Issue #55
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Tropical oasis within a semi-detached house

Coined “The Treehouse” by its designers from Asialand ID, this semi-d overlooks a lush canopy of foliage and daylight. It’s a Design and Build project featuring a palette of materials and colours inspired by the tropics.

An exotic home that resembles a stack of glass boxes

This new house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design takes a residential model more familiar in Asia and Europe and adapts it for an urban infill site in Melbourne.

A spacious walk-up apartment in ply

Carpentry, fabrication and a generous use of birch ply are key in this bright and spacious walk-up by Produce.

Muji-inspired flat with clever storage

Following the simple yet highly functional design adage of Japanese homes, this HDB flat by the D5 Studio Image design team has been completely reconfigured. They have made the most out of the non-load-bearing walls by transforming them into practical yet stylish storage.

A stunning brick home for a close-knit family

At the hands of HYLA Architects and in the words of Yvonne Xu, Siglap Plain in Singapore’s east stands out as a beautiful construct that balances the need for connection and privacy.

A stylish flat with bespoke wooden louvred windows

Inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and aesthetics, the homeowners’ brief to the designers of Artistroom was to create a cosy abode with warm wood tones. The designers also addressed the issue of privacy – seeing as the flat is a corridor unit – by installing bespoke adjustable wooden louvred windows.

A clean and contemporary bungalow with a see-through pool

D’ Initial Concept designed a modern family home with a fascinating social basement that has a view of the pool above it.

The importance of storytelling in interior design

While practical considerations in home renovation are fundamentally important, a storytelling approach can serve to add deeper meaning and personalisation to your space. ROOOT Studio tells you how.

A HDB flat inspired by barn houses

When the owners of this 5-room HDB flat hired JX Design, top on their brief was their desire for distinctly separated private and public spaces. Designer Goh Cheah Sheh has taken this directive and given them so much more: a fun barn-style concept, and rooms that connect with one another.

An inter-terrace house dressed in bricks

This inter-terrace house in Singapore by Hyla Architects finds a balance between porosity and privacy.