The clients were a couple with a young son and were already well acquainted with Tan's portfolio.
"The client is a fan of our work and had been following us for a while. So when we talked about the work, there was a sense of familiarity, like talking to an old friend," recalls Tan. "I was reticent at first because being in a gated community meant that renovation to the exterior would be very limited. Nevertheless, the limitations were a challenge I was happy to take on. I was interested to see how I could could infuse creativity within fixed perimeters."