The design takes on a contemporary interpretation of the Art Deco period, resulting in a quaint charm nostalgic of Singapore in the 1960s

Fronted by a row of restored heritage shophouses standing along Balestier Road, 1953 is a six-storey freehold mixed-use development, comprising 14 commercial strata units and 58 residential units. Its architecture seeks to achieve a dynamic relationship between modernity and polished antiquity, allowing residents to experience city living as well as the quaint nostalgic charm of 1960s Singapore.

The Old and the New

Responding to the essence of the neighbourhood, the project adopts the blueprint of the original shophouses, where merchants in the 1960s would set up their businesses on the ground level, and the family residence on the upper storey.

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Project Name: 1953
Location: 1 Tessensohn Road, Singapore
Status of Construction: Preliminary site works
Expected TOP Date: 2021 (targeted)
Site Area: 17,938 square feet
Gross Floor Area: 5398.68 square metres
Building Height: 6 storeys with attic; 23.97 metres
Number of Units: 14 Commercial Strata Units; 58 Residential Units
Developer: Oxley Amethyst Pte Ltd
Architecture Firm: Park + Associates Pte Ltd
Principal Architect (QP): Lim Koon Park
Senior Designers & Architects: Christina Thean; Yin Wing Yong
Interior Design Firm: 2nd Edition Pte Ltd
Principal Designer: Hillary Loh
Civil & Structural Engineer: KCL Consultants Pte Ltd
MEP Engineer: United Projects Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: JIA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect: Ecoplan Asia Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: CKR Contract Services Pte Ltd
Images: Oxley Amethyst Pte Ltd