The quality of Singapore’s public housing is probably one of the highest in the world, but with around 78 per cent of the population living in House Developing Board (HDB) apartments, it is important to endow each unit with an interior design that goes beyond providing shelter. Homeowners also want comfort, beauty and connection to nature; and this is even more crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the outside world seems mired in anxiety and our interior spaces are all we have to make us feel safe. However, comforting spaces could be absent in most basic designs of public, shoebox apartments—being of equal depth in length and width, they could come across as homogenous and lacking intimacy.
A SPACE WITHIN A SPACE
The concept of Spatial Corners is to encourage the occupants to connect with themselves and the people around them by providing personal zones where they can do the things that are important to them. To achieve this, the designers crafted a space within a space at the corners of the living and dining area by drawing diagonal lines to visually ‘slice’ the edges.
312 Clementi Ave 4, Singapore 122312
Gross Floor Area
113 square metres
Raymond Wong; Ashley Chan
Woon Chung Yen; Ian Wong Hengjie
Interior Fit-Out Contractor
Interior File Pte Ltd
Ng Wee Chai (Pixoria Productions)