The homeowner couple purchased this old penthouse apartment with an ambition to build their dream house and a vision of soaring marble walls. So, John and Janet, who are business owners, took to the Internet to find a suitable designer to bring their conceptualisation to life. They eventually settled on Lim Ai Tiong (LATO) Architects/Design, whose portfolio caught their eye.
“It was reassuring that Ai Tiong is an architect, so he would be able to handle a project involving lofts and double volumes,” says the couple, whose brief called for three bedrooms – a master for them and a bedroom each for their teenage son and daughter.
They also needed a proper area for working from home days. And, more importantly, they wanted Ai Tiong to make sense of the existing layout while looking into how to better express the double-volume spaces within the two-storey unit.