A good design begins with ASOLIDPLAN.
Best in Residential (>100sqm) Design – Silver Award (Embrace)
Best in Residential (51-100sqm) Design – Silver Award (Frame)
Best in Retail (Retail Shops) Design – Bronze Award (One Gravity)
Best in F&B Design (Cafe Spaces) – Honorary Mention (Amuse)
Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Awards 2021
Special Categories (Urban Interventions)
National Day Parade 2018 Stage
2021 inaugural 20 under 45 designers is (SIDS) Society of Interior Designers, Singapore’s highest honour in recognising interior designers at the age of 45 and below for their exemplary achievements in the fraternity.
All three partners were awarded.
Ker How believes that all good design stems from a solid plan, a passion for crafts and an interest in unique experiences. These desires form the basis for the founding of the award-winning design practice ASOLIDPLAN. Built on the belief that all good design begins with a well-conceived plan, the company is interested in design that provokes, questions, pushes limits; and loves creating spaces that are evocative, that can connect with the environment and beyond.
Upon graduation with a Master of Architecture from National University of Singapore, Ker How had indulged himself in the training of all forms of design typology. Having honed skills from Zarch Collaboratives, Formwerkz Architects and DP Architects, he had acquired a rich portfolio that ranges from master-planning, hospitality, residential, commercial, conservation and notably the 2008 Singapore National Day Stage Set design.
Other than built works in Singapore, Ker How also has built overseas projects such as a golf course resort development in Southern China and a mixed commercial development, collaborated with Cecil Balmond, in Sri Lanka. Besides the usual commissioned projects, he had led various design teams to multiple design awards locally and internationally.
He is currently a registered architect with the Board of Architects in Singapore and a registered ASEAN ARCHITECT of the region. He now sits on the Singapore Institute of Architects Council, Co-Chairing the Young Architects’ League. Ker How is also an adjunct lecturer with the Singapore Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts.
Jing Feng believes that a solid plan is a derivation of many trials and errors; good design is a process, not a product. His desire for honesty in design form the basis for his design approach as a partner in asolidplan.
Upon graduation from Singapore Polytechnic in 2002, Jing Feng had gathered more than 10 years of design experiences. His involvement in projects under Zarch Collaboratives such as Archi World Expo 2005, Youth Olympic Games (opening and closing ceremony) 2010, Geylang Lorong 24A shophouse collections (URA heritage Award), gave him the necessary exposure and skills in handling complicated architectural design projects.
Other than professional practices, his interest in crafts-work, air-plants, scaled models and anything hands on brings out his sensitive edge to understanding users’ needs and construction difficulties.
The partnership with Kerhow came about naturally after knowing each other since 2007. The shared beliefs in design process and architecture nuances create the spark in every project they work on together. Even their collaborations during the early years fetched them design awards from a couple of design competitions participated.
Zhong Yi believes that good spatial design is vital for human relationships.
He was trained in Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris from 2000 to 2005, under a Singapore Public Service Commission scholarship. Professors and professionals who have mentored him include Odile Decq, Sir Peter Cook, Marc Barani, and François Roche of R&Sie.
After graduation, Zhong Yi worked for five years in the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore as an urban designer, planning and implementing the development of Jurong Lake District, notably the Government Land Sales sites in Jurong Gateway and the J-walk elevated pedestrian network. He was also involved in the development of 3D modelling and 3DGIS capabilities in URA.
After URA, he gained 4 valuable years of experience in architecture at the award-winning Singaporean firm Formwerkz Architects. Under the mentorship of Gwen Tan and Alan Tay, he completed 2 bungalows, the restaurant OCF, the interior design of Aperia mall, the design development of of a hotel and condominium in Penang. Zhong Yi is a registered architect with the Board of Architects in Singapore. Zhong Yi is also an adjunct lecturer with the LASALLE College of the Arts.
tricia lee (senior designer)
Tricia’s perspectives in design are heavily influenced by keen observations of human interactions and the natural landscape around her.
Tricia Lee graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Interior Design (SILVER Medalist). With commitment and passion beyond her age, she was selected to be enrolled into Director’s Honour List at School of Design (Singapore Polytechnic) for the duration of her Diploma course. Upon graduation, she has been working with ASOLIDPLAN and has worked on a wide spectrum of projects genre since; playing a key role in helping the studio to win a few interior design awards. She also graduated with a Specialist Diploma in Spatial Design in 2018 as a part time course to further hone her skills.
In her spare time, she loves to experiment with different vegetarian dishes.
amanda kwek (SENIOR DESIGNER)
Amanda believes that Design is an expression of one’s core values.
Upon graduating with a Diploma in Architecture (Singapore Polytechnic) and Bachelor of Environments – Architecture (The University of Melbourne); as an ex-intern, Amanda re-joined ASOLIDPLAN to further enhance her skills in design and experience in construction.
Amanda believes the importance of having a balanced work and play lifestyle; being involved in sports and painting. The training of being a team player and having your own external muse is important in becoming an architect.
Lei believes that good design should not be limited by its scale.
Lei is an architectural designer who graduated from Singapore Polytechnic in 2014 (Gold Medalist) and National University Of Singapore in 2017 (Honours Distinction). Her design ideas are inspired from the project’s immediate surrounding and through meaningful interaction with the user. She believes that design should not be limited by its scale; together with great research on the object/space, all given opportunities can be moulded into a well-curated concept.
Apart from work, during weekends, she will catch up with her friends in different neighbourhood cafes. From time to time, she will also find time to visit her fine art tutor, Tan Sock Fong, who is a sand and glass artist in Singapore at Emily Hill, to get inspiration from Art.
Hilda believes that good design is a intricate dance of raw expression, pragmatism and authentic flare.
Having interned at ASOLIDPLAN before, she rejoined the family upon graduating with a diploma in Interior Design at Singapore Polytechnic. She is on a constant lookout to explore and refine herself as a designer with her keen eye for detail.
Outside of the creative scope, she enjoys the company of her loved ones and trying out new activities.
Shawn relishes the experiences of trying out different things in life and viewing ideas from different perspectives. Over the years, he had learnt the importance of experimentation and creative processes which helped to guide and shape him to be a better designer.
He also strongly believes in the importance of being an interdisciplinary designer – from having the ability to develop ideas and translate creative processes to rigorous implementation of details into spaces, furniture and branding.
Outside the creative field, Shawn enjoys picking up new hobbies and spending time outdoors in nature.
Shanelle believes that design is a lifestyle itself, and that the experience is unique for every single soul. “You’ll know how to design if you know how to live.”
Shanelle came from a humble town by the beach in East Coast of Malaysia, and moved to the city to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is constantly in pursuit of growth and inspiration, whilst being a strong believer of designing with sincerity, truthful to the people, time and setting.
In daily life, Shanelle would describe herself as a full time moments-hoarder. Like coffee to most, she is addicted to yoga stretches. Her curiosity of how the world works has progressed via her recent discovery with Astrology, she also wonders how it can help her in building connections with design, or even, clients.
Josiah believes architecture is about the marriage between time, space, and materiality. It is not limited to just the likes and wants but in achieving balance in the two. Architecture is never intended to be ugly, in the eyes of the beholder, it tells a story.
“When buildings talk, it is never with a single voice. Buildings are choirs rather than soloists; they possess a multiple nature from which arise opportunities for beautiful consonance as well as dissension and discord.” — Alain De Botton
Graduating with a Masters in Architecture from National University of Singapore, Josiah started out working in numerous projects with the government. Having been exposed to urban design at the start of his career, Josiah joined ASOLIDPLAN to fine-tune the lessons learnt from large projects to the details of an individual’s experience through carefully crafted spaces.
Josiah finds joy in creating details that would enrich the differences between materials and spaces. In his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family and achieving his goal of claiming his first Hole in one in golf.
Like the finer things in life, Alvin appreciates the details in design.
Alvin graduated from Glasgow School of Art, Interior Design – First class honors. Concepts by him spot intricacy within simplicity, telling of his primary influence from Japan. As a designer, Alvin views himself as a spatial experience narrator and seeks to translate the intimate language a space shares with the dweller.
Aside from design, Alvin delights himself in the company of his dog, Bagel, and may be seen fulfilling his plant-dad duties outside his flat’s corridor.
Tsz Ho believes that Architecture is both what we can see and what we can feel. “How can we constantly redefine how we feel in Architecture?” that is his pursuit in the understanding of Architecture.
Upon graduating with a Diploma in Landscape Architecture (Singapore Polytechnic) and Masters in Architecture (National University of Singapore), Tsz Ho joined ASOLIDPLAN to further hone his skills as an architectural designer. He enjoys understanding the limitations of every project and carefully experimenting new ways to design spaces in every project.
Outside of work, Tsz Ho enjoys being out in the sun exploring and practising movement.