Location: Anchorvale Link, Sengkang
LIVING BY THE BAY
A calm, yet adventurous space that alludes to the owners' love of scuba diving
A story of a relaxing adventure filled with images of the bright yellow sun and a scalloped shoreline being hugged by the sparkling turquoise waves adapted into a tangible living space — that is where our inspiration was derived.
Coupled with the client’s love of scuba diving and the unique and meaningful experiences they had related to the sport, the elegant and comforting, yet exciting design was born.
The door opens to the foyer which serves as a visual prelude to the beach hut where a distinctive feature cabinet, made of veneer timber planks, was strategically placed to create a cosy, yet eye-catching entrance.
The cabinet continues to extend upwards to form a timber ceiling and ends where the black tinted mirrors that creates the illusion of a more spacious apartment stand.
The cabinet isn’t there only for aesthetic purposes either. It also has ample storage space, a suspended drawer, and a wall opening where a fish tank currently sits. Not only is it the opening the home of the family pet, it also aids in highlighting and connecting the presence of the different spaces within the apartment.
On the other side of the cabinet, a fully stocked mini bar hidden from view with a sliding door made entirely out of blackboard minimises clutter.
The bay settee that flows from the foyer through to the dining area is the focal point of the house and is a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of “living by the bay”.
It also serves a multitude of functions, acting as a shoe settee, a TV console, a bay window, and a dining settee all at once. The interior is bathed in a warm light emitted from the concealed lighting, visually connecting the different pockets of space within the apartment.