Eng Hoon Street Apartment
Call us sentimental, but we wanted this apartment interior to capture
some of that filmic nostalgia and romanticism, which we felt
was deeply embedded in this area.
Year: Completion 2007
Type: Residential   /  Services: Interior
Team: Selwyn Low, Hong Weiming   /  Photographer: Little Nomad Pictures
 
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We are a bunch of romantics.

At Tiong Bahru, the mix of conserved modernist architecture, back lanes and narrow streets set the perfect stage for a melancholic urban narrative.
Call us sentimental, but we wanted this apartment interior to capture some of that filmic nostalgia and romanticism, which we felt was deeply embedded in this area.

The client wanted to explore how his new pad could be configured to cater to his needs and collection of eclectic furniture.
Spatial reconfiguration was kept minimal and subtle. To us, it was essential also to pay homage to the inherent aesthetics of the original apartment. A main wall was removed to create a larger and more defined living room.

As idiosyncratic as they are eclectic, the collected furniture ranges from Konstantin Grcic’s Chair One to Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair. Justin Lee’s Pop art inspired fiery-red Chinese motifs adorns a sliding partition in the living space that hides a study. Fellow local artist Tang Ling Nah’s haunting black and white charcoal drawing of the Singapore cityscape acts a balanced counterpoint in the dining room.