Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Modern Minimalist Shophouse

A few weeks ago, I shared a post about the architecture of historical Singaporean shophouses. While most of the facades of these buildings are landmarked, the interiors are often renovated in a modern and sleek style. I promised to share some of my favorite shophouse renovations and this stunner by Ong + Ong architects certainly tops my list! Above is the home's traditional facade, however the narrow building and its outdoor spaces were completely reinvented! Pretty fabulous . . . 











I just love the bold, organic presence of the large tree in the interior courtyard and the innovative use of sliding walls to create spaces which are both indoor and out {depending on the often rainy Singapore weather!} They also did a fantastic job brining in natural light, a serious issue for these narrow homes. What is your favorite design element?

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2 comments:

lynda@verandah living said...

I love the surprise of the ultramodern interiors, juxtaposed against the beautifully restored facade. It's fabulous!

kursi minimalis modern said...

Nice interior minimalis modern design. But not enuf bugdet for this :D

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