about this project
The client approached us requesting for an industrial themed design. Rather than giving them the typical cookie cutter industrial look, we decided to give our own interpretation, derived from context and practical needs.
The design is a deliberate play of tension and contrast between materials and forms to bring out the essence of industrial spaces. The ceiling is an orthogonal grid of exposed electrical conduits with exposed light bulbs as illumination. The floor is intentionally a rotated diagonal grid using terracotta tiles that can be found all around Bishan area, be it the floor or the roof of the HDB flats.
An elaborate carpentry that housed all the programmatic requirement is sandwiched between the 2 grids, using a very textured OSB board material, capturing sunlight or artificial lighting during different times of the day. Archways and cabinet openings are deliberately asymmetrical in form to emphasize the tension throughout the space.