How do you design a child-friendly home, while crafting a chic haven that the parents will love, too? To conceive this home for a young family, the designers, Joanna Chia and Rachel See, from Mr Shopper Studio took inspiration from the colourful work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán, while combining it with the minimalist aesthetic of John Pawson.
Just as Barragán was beloved for his brightly coloured private homes, this three-room apartment in the Punggol neighbourhood stands out for its lyrical use of curve, line and shade—with delightful results.
The living room’s feature wall captures one’s eye, with the television placed within an arched cutout against a lined pink wall. “We wanted to do the opposite of what is normally done in apartments, by making a three-dimensional space look two-dimensional,” explain the designers.