In case you missed them… here’s a recap of our top 5 stories for the month of April.
6 May, 2015
#1 Wild Rocket: Taming The Wild
Willin Low was a lawyer before he became one of Singapore’s most exciting chefs. His Wild Rocket restaurant, launched in 2005, demonstrated that local flavours – the kind you’d expect to find in a hawker centre – can be elevated and refined to the level of fine dining. Low’s cuisine is singular, charismatic and comforting. You’d expect his restaurant to look the same. Read more.
#2 Gateway Theatre: A Green Beacon For The Community
The common typology of a theatre often incorporates a clear demarcation of thresholds, with areas marked out definitively to dictate the flow of people. From the procession through a grand foyer towards an opulent auditorium; scale and size is used to portray a fashion of status and splendour associated with the patrons who would traditionally attend the performances held within the walls of the theatre. Read more.
#3 The Leo Burnett Office: Putting Collaboration First
Visitors to Leo Burnett’s Singapore office can sense a different approach to corporate space design as soon as they step out of the elevator doors. Indeed, the design of the creative solutions agency reflects the philosophy, identity and work culture of the company and inspires its multi-disciplinary staff to come together in an office that enables collaboration. Read more.
#4 The Design Abode: On Meaningful Architecture
Founded in 2010, The Design Abode is a young design consultancy founded by Ewan Wong whose ethos is “to deliver honest and unpretentious spatial design unique to each user.” Ewan explains that means that “rather than superficial aesthetic treatments, we challenge ourselves to work out innovative spatial configurations and the creative use of materials and construction methods. That’s not to say we don’t employ ornate details or luxurious elements, but we evaluate its relevance according to the project’s context and the user’s need and budget.” Read more.
#5 Bottega Ristorante: The Good Life
Bottega Ristorante is a 90 seater Italian restaurant located in The Golden Triangle of Jakarta, recently completed by Einstein & Associates, an interior and architectural outfit established in 2013 by Leo Einstein Franciscus. The young company prides itself in a detail oriented approach, as seen in a portfolio that also includes the Wilshire Restaurant Jakarta, Lemongrass Resto and Populi Kitchen. Read more.
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