Monday, September 9, 2013

Semi Detached House at Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur

This is a house we did way back in 2005/2006, which we recently had a chance to revisit. The job scope was architectural and interior design, and we worked closely with the contractor in choosing the appropriate finishes to achieve a modern yet homely look.

The entry/ground floor level is largely open space, with the living room separated from the dining by a partition wall.

The living room opens up to a raised courtyard, with the terrace enclosing the landscape along the living room and the rear of the house.

The living room and dining both shares views to a skylight covered lanai, and shows of the interesting termination of timber, marble and tumble stone finishes.

The dining is elevated above the lanai and living room level and separated from the kitchen by builtin counter.

The large island counter is the prominent feature of the kitchen, with a lot of natural light coming from the wet kitchen on one side and a view towards the lanai on the other.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Semi D Bungalow at Valencia, Sg. Buloh Interior Renovation

Interior renovation works for a semi detached bungalow in Valencia, Sg. Buloh. The architectural finishes were mostly retained, the major layout change being the dry kitchen, changed into open concept. Emphasis of design was on builtins, ceiling design, colour scheme and furniture arrangement.
Living Room, console builtin with concealed TV cabinet.
Dining Room and Dry Kitchen now combined using open concept.
Family Hall, with display bookcase and TV console.
Master Bedroom with TV console and full height storage.
Study, converted from a balcony adjacent to Family Hall.
Custom double bunk bed, done in same look as builtins.

Custom Shoe Cabinet.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Apartment Interior at Ampang

This is a design and build project for an apartment in Ampang. The client is based overseas so a lot of decisions were made within limited time with the client giving a lot of leeway in what we thought was best. Fortunately the client had very much similar taste; one of the designs we did that was least compromised from design stage through implementation.

Overall view of living room and dining.

Close up of wall panel where family photos will be hung.

Built-in desk with concealed stool.

Close up of living room curtains, with material matching wall light fabric.

Boy's room with custom wallpaper.

Boy's room console with custom wallpaper and matching wardrobe.

Overall view of boy's room showing roman blinds with colours coordinated with overall room colour scheme.

Girls' room with coordinated colours, similar design to boy's room.

Master bedroom curtains and lace sheer.

Breakfast counter at dry kitchen.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Furniture & Curtains for Valencia House

In collaboration with an ID company, I produced some furniture design and commissioned curtains for this project. The carpenter is someone who I've had a long-standing relationship with. It's always great satisfaction to see your designs realized from paper to form, even more so when the client is happy with your product.

Decorative Items

As part of my services, I provide custom soft furnishing and upholstery for commercial projects, in particular sales showroom. Below are some sample of the varied items that I've done as accessories to showroom interiors.

Home Interiors

A proposal I did for a client staying at Bandar Utama. I like modern design, but I tend to design something a bit warmer and contemporary for clients. I try to the keep the lines simple, and then use textures and colours to create warmth and make thing homelier.

Retail Design

I do a bit of freelance consultation for interior designs when the opportunity comes by. Below are some visuals of a proposal for the showroom of a reputable health product brand (hint: it's at Derby Park ;). I try to incorporate some of my recurring art motifs into the design, as sort of a personal signature on the styling.

Furniture Design: Me at MIDI 2006

With my background in Architecture and ID I have an inclination towards furniture design. I've done the odd ID commission, most recently for a client in Mont Kiara. in 2006, I participated in this event and actually received a special mention for my design. Here are some pictures of me with some of the speakers.

Soft Furnishing

The main bulk of my work has actually been curtains and soft furnishing. They're simple items but provide great effect by bringing out details and textures and give designs that personal touch. They're in fact the most intimate/personal objects in a designed space.

Graphics & Prints

In lieu of artwork, some of my commissions utilize existing or even new, specially-made graphics. I've done prints for wall-hangings, screens, even as pattern for a glass partition. I've also used them for special items like lamp shades and even event specific clothing wear.