While the pandemic threw most others into disarray, for this family of five it was the opposite – it crystallised their vision of an ideal home. As the renovation for their four-bedroom apartment in Anchorvale commenced in late 2020, the homeowners had had ample time to consider the implications of the new normal brought about by social distancing and work-from-home measures.
They approached Lawrence Puah and Ash Ashiqin – design director and senior designer respectively of akiHAUS Design Studio – for the design and renovation. They had seen and liked the design studio’s work in magazines and on social media.
The brief was to reimagine and challenge the typical design narrative so that they would have a working, dining, and entertainment space in one for themselves and their three children. Lawrence and Ash rose to the creative challenge by removing certain conventional fixtures, such as the usual sofa and TV that are present in most homes, since the family’s lifestyle didn’t require these.
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A family of five with their helper
Home: Four-bedroom apartment in Anchorvale
Size: 1,054 sq ft
ID: akiHAUS Design Studio