Featured in various local and foreign magazines, MAKK Architects‘ projects range from interiors of offices, F&B outlets and retail to the architecture of landed houses. The practice strongly believes in seeing through the entire process from design to contract to construction completion, as every design decision will impact the final cost, space dynamics and hence, the inhabitants’ relationships. It does not subscribe to unnecessary ostentatiousness in the employment of finishes but believes that its true value lies in the understanding of the dynamics of architectural spaces and the chance of being able to provoke or evoke an emotive response.
In view of this believe, it strives constantly to make every piece of work different, not for the sake of just being different but because every client differs in habitual practices, idiosyncrasies and behaviours, not to mention varying relational patterns and dynamics. These differences are evident in the projects completed and the current undergoing projects.
The practice does not believe in a particular style or a particular signature form, but rather, pays attention to the details in the inhabitants’ relationship that would affect or effect a change in the dynamics. In every project, there usually is one or more element/s that capture the varying “idiosyncratic” moments of its owner, and the outcome of the architectural form and interior space is nothing more than a relational manifestations. Though the practice does not believe in one particular style, which usually limits and inhibits the possibilities of design itself, it recognises the emotive value that each architectural style inherently carries and will not hesitate to employ the appropriate style to complement the character of its inhabitants.
In view of a constant evolution in the ideology and thinking in the practice, the principal architect, Lee May Anne, involves herself in the teaching of this discipline at the Architecture faculty of the National University of Singapore.