AR-kee Design Studio

AR-kee Design Studio is an interior design firm that offers bespoke interior design for residential and commercial projects like office, retail shops and more. Its team of professional interior designers takes pride in every design solution it offers to all its clients. It firmly believes that great interior design begins with understanding what matters most to its client. Thus, each project is always uniquely designed and developed to meet individual client’s need, desires and personality. From spatial planning, conceptualising a bespoke design solution, to completing the build work, it aims to ensure its client’s journey is seamless and delightful.

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Resort-like elements meet Japanese minimalism in this apartment at Kent Ridge Hill Residences by AR-kee Design Studio

Resort-like elements meet Japanese minimalism in this apartment at Kent Ridge Hill Residences by AR-kee Design Studio

AR-kee Design Studio has designed a compact, fourth-floor apartment in Kent Ridge Hill Residences, turning it into a tranquil Zen retreat. The owners – a Singaporean banker and his Japanese air stewardess wife – wanted a home with a modern Japanese look and the atmosphere of a resort. Other than that, their only requests were streamlined storage spaces, a designated area for shoes and nooks for a coffee machine and wine refrigerator. “At AR-kee, we pride ourselves on deriving concepts based on two components: our client’s brief and the architecture of the space. This ensures unique design outcomes every time,” says the Studio’s co-founder, John Chan.  For this project, the solution that ticked both boxes resulted in a design theme where elements from modern resorts meet the timeless, streamlined elegance of Japanese minimalism.  “Inspired by our client’s preferences for modern Japanese, and a vacation-like ambience, we have masterfully blended modern Japanese aesthetics, characterised by clean lines, harmonious colours and soothing textures, with warm, resort-like materials, such as stone, wood and water. This ‘Zen resort’ language permeates every facet of the…