“Architects spend much of their lives pursuing a rational approach to design [for it] to endure the passage of time,” declares Brenda Ang, founder of Lab Architects.
The firm is known for crafting homes with a timeless appeal; Ang has designed a dazzling variety of houses across Asia, ranging from stately Good Class Bungalows in Singapore to luxurious properties in Brunei and China. The architect looks to the work of American modernist architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe for inspiration, and favours clean-lined designs to create effortlessly elegant abodes for her clients. “We strive to find the perfect balance between comfort, practicality and beauty. Our goal is not only to create stunning structures but to improve lives. We want to create spaces that allow the owner to enjoy the finer things in life,” says the architect.
This means paying heed to the tropical climate to provide luxury and comfort in equal measure, while ensuring that the house has a consistent design language inside and out. Here, Ang highlights some of the collections featured in her recent projects, and tells us more about how each piece fits within its unique context.