Movement is key in this apartment set on Joo Chiat Road. Perched at the topmost floor of a low-rise apartment building built in the 60s, Moving House is an aspirational first home to a young couple and their two dachshunds. Circulation was worked into an end-less loop with no cul-de-sacs, a unique feature that is different from typical layouts where each room is usually a dead end. This purposeful intervention amplifies the amount of space serving the fast-paced lives of the couple, centered around meaningful spaces in an organic flow.
Crafted as a monochromatic respite from the visual noise of the streets, the layout was spatially reorganised to prioritise the quieter rear area for private spaces, while moving the communal spaces to the front to absorb the hustle bustle of the main street. The aesthetic direction of this walk-up apartment reflects the client’s aspirations of living in a New York loft as well as respond to the shop house site context, drawing contrast of old textures with new modern surfaces.
Moving is manifested both in the spatial configuration and in its emotive sensibilities, evoking the senses through the use of textures & material, light and sound.