Now into its sixth edition, the Tatler Homes Design Awards (THDA) once again shines a spotlight on the most outstanding residential and commercial projects undertaken in Singapore over the past year. The 2022 instalment, themed A Natural Flair, identifies stylish spaces with bespoke and local elements, as well as projects that celebrate our connection to nature. This year's awards are sponsored by Arova, Gaggenau, Gallery 1819, Hafary, KEF, Liaigre, Sol Luminaire, Synergraphic Design and Toto.
Besides recognising clever creative execution that also takes into consideration functionality and practicality, this year’s event reintroduces the Designers on the Rise category, which identifies and fetes the work of up-and-coming studios and their eco-conscious work.
We present the winners of this year’s edition: the projects and firms featured struck an effective balance in pairing creative concepts with astute implementation, conveying a seamless blend of both form and function.
Best Architectural Concept: Ming Architects
This 7,000 sq ft abode’s moniker, Carve House, was inspired by the challenges in turning it into a modern architectural masterpiece. Ming Architects had to work within the bounds of a constricted area while realising the homeowners’ dream of an expansive basement floor.
Principal architect Tan Cher Ming refers to the construction of the house as the “creation of space from the constraints of a tight site, almost like rock that is chiselled away to reveal a sculpture”. The result is a stylish, modern home in Bukit Timah that boasts an airy double-volume basement, a lap pool and a stunning two-storey staircase that is also visible from the outside.
“I love the clarity of the architecture and the great use of light,” says Ed Bakos, CEO of Champalimaud Design and THDA jury member.