Polytechnic lecturer Kerrie Koh and architect Goy Zhenru have been friends for more than 20 years, so it was only natural that Kerrie turned to her long-time pal to design her two-bedroom apartment at Telok Blangah.
“We talked about this for so many years that Kerrie didn’t even need to ask me if I would be keen to take on the job,” says Zhenru, who runs her eponymous firm, Goy Architects.
Kerrie adds, “We are best friends and she knows what I need and like. For one, I am not a fan of the industrial look.”
While Kerrie didn’t want to hamper Zhenru’s creativity, she had a few requirements, such as a space for plants and a functional kitchen. She also didn’t want a TV in the living room, nor rugs because her pet dog Browsy would instantly use them as pee pads.
With views of Labrador Nature Reserve, Kerrie who lives with her partner and two other housemates, also wanted to bring some of that greenery indoors.