Park + Associates

Since it was established in 1999, Park + Associates has grown to be a studio made up of dedicated, like-minded individuals that strive towards shared virtues both conceptual and aesthetic. This rings true across all levels of experiences within the office. The determination for it to achieve is strong, and as a result, produce an environment that is intense yet vibrant and conducive for enhancing design discourse.

It recognises the importance of people and the human experience in architecture. It understands the importance of architecture that has good bones. In every piece of design that it creates, no matter the scale, it seeks to create objects and spaces that resonate with the individual. Each project is customised and crafted with rigour, through a painstaking process, building upon the clients’ expectations and challenging the studio’s body of work, while respectfully responding to the site context.

As such, it finds itself in very personal relationships with its clients, builders and projects, ensuring absolute care and thought into every line that it puts onto paper and the translation into built form. At the end of each project that undergoes such scrutiny is a sense of reward and satisfaction that is unparalleled, filtering through all that were involved.

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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…