Park + Associates imbues shophouse living into Parq Bella in Joo Chiat 

Park + Associates imbues shophouse living into Parq Bella in Joo Chiat 

Mention Joo Chiat and one of the first things that comes to mind are the shophouses that line the vibrant enclave. No wonder then that when Park + Associates was tasked to design a condominium located there along Tembeling Road, its response was to take inspiration from the building type. The outcome is Parq Bella, a five-storey, 20-unit boutique development that will appeal to young families with a penchant for all things sophisticated and elegant.  Eschewing Corinthian columns, corbels and plaster ornamentation on the façade, the architecture is instead a geometric composition across the first four floors. When it gets to the highest level though, the roofline becomes irregular and undulates from front to back and side to side. In fact, none of it is overtly shophouse-like – but that is the way Lim Koon Park prefers it.  The Founder and Principal Architect of Park + Associates, his priority lay in ensuring Parq Bella stands out, but without being too modern or traditional, “That it is in a heritage area rooted in Peranakan-style shophouses influenced us in coming up with…

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Live well at TMW Maxwell by Formwerkz Architects with its stacked sky terraces

Live well at TMW Maxwell by Formwerkz Architects with its stacked sky terraces

In Singapore, rooftop gardens are becoming increasingly commonplace, as are sky gardens inserted into the upper floors of a tall building. So when Formwerkz Architects saw how the brief for TMW Maxwell requested “many sky terraces”, it knew it had to do something noteworthy.  Leading the charge was Alan Tay, one of the founding partners…

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