This vivid apartment design in Singapore was inspired by street art and pop imagery. Envisioned by KNQ Associates, for a restless bachelorette, the project successfully integrates a collection of toys, art and wacky objects.
Upon entry, one is struck by the blue of the metal cladding the walls that extend around the corner to the living area. Perforated screens provide a ventilated facade for shoe storage besides the main door. “Imagining the whole space as a street, we brought in humble materials like concrete, cement screed, bricks (white-washed and stripped down) and pavers to tell the story,” the architects said.
The street lamp post lends a whimsical touch to the ‘al-fresco cafe’ dining corner while the graphical patterns on the rug in front of the sofa remind one of a collage of ceramic tiles on the floor. Prints by UK street artist Eelus inject the interiors with bright pop hues.
A window opening created on the kitchen wall offers a glimpse of the action in the hall and illuminates the cooking space. The accent square tiles provide visual stimuli with the seemingly hand-drawn graphics. A weathered timber panelling hides the house shelter door from view.
One of the three bedrooms is a clear tribute to Piet Mondrian’s compositions with red, yellow and blue. In the study room, doors in various looks group together in a seemingly haphazard arrangement on the overhead storage unit, a move which is inspired by the works of contemporary Swedish artist Michael Johannson.
In the bathrooms, images by Italian painter Piero Fornasetti add an element of surprise and challenge the notion that bathrooms should look either formal or opulent. [Photography and information courtesy of KNQ Associates]