Situated at the southern part of Singapore directly opposite the historic Trump-Kim summit’s venue, the Corals at Keppel Bay by Studio Libeskind lies our simple space. A literal inspiration from a sail that gently docked by the berth after a long sail. A simple space that endeavors to transcend beyond visual aesthetic and to inspire quality living by the bay.
Nassim Mansion, located in the prime District 10 in Singapore, is an unexpected gem hidden within the hustle and bustle of a city. The abode has an area of approximately 3,477 square feet, surrounded by a beautiful landscape that was planted probably decades ago. This 41 years old unit built in the year 1977 has diagonal walls and structures situated along the centre and perimeter of the unit that makes the space inefficient for spatial planning. Due to size, the central space is relatively dimmed as well.
The intention is to keep the space airy and simple. Upon entering the unit, one will be greeted by a step-down living space with an unobstructed view towards the surrounding landscape. Walls are deliberately kept clean and simple with a fixed glass panel to frame-up the external landscape to become a timeless natural artwork for the interior space.
Existing diagonal walls are finished with matte lacquered natural oak veneers and off-white high-quality matte laminate panels that meanders throughout the unit to enhance fluidity and smoothen diagonal corners. Timber doors seamlessly hidden amongst the meandering wall panels for a continuous flow of material. A diagonal column that was inefficiently positioned in the centre of the space has been celebrated with natural oak veneers rounded at corners to give a signature to space. Simple luxury.
MARTIN 38 II
Inspired by renowned architect Kerry Hill's original austere industrial aestheticism, this 1,130 SQFT studio apartment fuses the beauty of raw concrete and natural timbre, juxtaposing it against a backdrop of polished glass, refined fixtures and contemporary furniture.
Clean lines and moving walls define a fluid, ever-changing space, permitting the freedom of unbounded possibilities.
Tinted glass changes opacity along with the condition of the natural light that fills the apartment. In the day, the tinted glass acts as a reflective surface that, when coupled with mirrors, creates an infinity effect that amplifies the spatial quality. Come nightfall, the interior lights up, revealing the apartment in its entirety.
A sense of subtle visual interest changes the perfection of an otherwise harsh, industrial interior.
"Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance." John Franklin