ABOUT THE STUDIO
The team at Parenthesis has worked hard in putting together a veritable portfolio of residential and commercial projects since its establishment in 2018. The firm’s signature style is understated and elegant, with modernist and minimalist touches. According to the principals, “The studio explores the relationship of space, material, and objects in immersive interior environment, threading the cultural context and lifestyle aspect through a modern lens.” This is Parenthesis’ first win in the Top of the Class awards.
Design Principals: Sujono Lim, Molina Hun, Yanika Gunawan
Designers: Xinfang Koh, Herry Tan, Toyo Hun
Contact: 201 Henderson Road, Apex@Henderson, #06-15
FEATURED PROJECT 1: A 2,400 sq ft four-bedroom condominium at The waterside
This home was designed for a family of four, who has been living in cities around the world and is ready for a permanent home in Singapore. The use of subdued colours and soft lighting is in response to the homeowner’s request for an understated elegant style accented with a touch of modernity.
FEATURED PROJECT 2: A 1,280 sq ft three-bedroom condominium at Kovan Residences
The homeowners are avid readers, with an extensive book collection that had to be prominently displayed in the living area. The couple loves the light tones of natural timber and requested for it to be one of the key materials used in the home. The balcony opens up to their living and dining thus allowing plenty of natural light and ventilation, and most importantly, to bring in natural light into their kitchen while keeping it enclosed as the wife does heavy cooking daily. The design team decided to propose a “glass-enclosed” kitchen concept that blurs the boundaries of the living-dining and kitchen area. When guests come in, they are welcomed straight away to this open layout that looks much more spacious than before, while actually keeping the kitchen as a fully functioned heavy-cooking area.