When Polytechnic lecturer Kerrie Koh wanted a home incorporating elements of nature for her two-bedroom apartment in Telok Blangah, she naturally turned to her friend of more than 20 years, architect Goy Zhenru.
“We talked about this for so many years that Kerrie didn’t even need to ask me if I would be keen to take on the job,” says Zhenru, who runs her eponymous firm, Goy Architects.
Kerrie adds, “We are best friends and she knows what I need and like. For one, I am not a fan of the industrial look.”
While Kerrie didn’t want to hamper Zhenru’s creativity, she had a few requirements, such as a space for plants and a functional kitchen. She also didn’t want a TV in the living room, nor rugs because her pet dog Browsy would instantly use them as pee pads.
With views of Labrador Nature Reserve, Kerrie who lives with her partner and two other housemates, also wanted to bring some of that greenery indoors.