Interior Design Homes: Brewin Design Office Transforms Singapore Shophouse

Jan 18

When it comes to historic structures around the globe, preserving original architectural details often is paramount in any renovation. This holds true for the 1,750-square-foot shophouse turned meditative pied-à-terre in Singapore by Brewin Design Office.

Read more here.


Portfolio Magazine: How to be an Honest Architect

Jan 6

Robert Cheng of Brewin Design Office believes that good work hinges not just on what, but also why we design. He chats with Luo Jingmei about his journey as the firm enters its 10th year.

Read the full feature by Portfolio Magazine here.


Design Anthology: Andō’s Interiors Reveal a Slice of Hong Kong

Dec 2

In designing Andō, a new Japanese-Spanish restaurant by Hong Kong’s JIA Group, Brewin Design Office eschewed distinct gastronomic themes and instead distilled hybridity into a minimalist, textured space inspired by context – abstracting Hong Kong’s man-made city fabric and forms into a bold, brutalist interior.

More on this project here.


The Edge Singapore: The Making of Things

Nov 30

Robert Cheng, the founder and design director of Brewin Design Office, reveals his design philosophy — to continue the integrity in design.

Access the article here.



T New York Times Style Magazine: An Art Library Designed to Record Forgotten History

Sep 10

“To achieve the right design that would satisfy this nuanced balance (between conservation and innovation, the past and the present) was to frame it in a way that would pay homage to the space itself.”

Brewin Design Office’s Principal, Robert Cheng, sat down with The New York Times Style Magazine in the National Gallery Singapore’s new Rotunda Library & Archives just before the circuit breaker, to share his thought process behind the design of the museum’s library – home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of archival and reference resources on 19th and 20th century Southeast Asian art.

Access the article here.

Watch the video here.


Elle Decor: An organic approach for this apartment in residential Thomas Heatherwick tower

Sep 2

“A luxury residential tower designed by renowned English architect Thomas Heatherwick in collaboration with Swire Properties accommodates just 20 exclusive apartments—each occupying a single floor. Among them is one with the most intriguing interiors.”

More on this Brewin Design Office project in the feature by Elle Decor here.


Humanising Spaces

Jun 2

The talented team behind the online publication HNWorth conducted a candid interview with Robert earlier this year, capturing so accurately the beliefs and interests that have been the driving force behind Brewin Design Office these past 8 years.

Read: How Designer Robert Cheng Humanises Spaces


Wallpaper*: A Garden Home Designed as a Plant Paradise

May 8

“For Robert Cheng, dream projects tend to be the ones that allow him to ‘operate “end to end”, and to design the interior architecture, right through to selecting artworks and creating bespoke furniture pieces for the project. His latest work – the 20th-storey suite in the new 20-unit EDEN condominium designed by Thomas Heatherwick – fits the bill precisely.

Heatherwick’s work on Eden is unique for its sensitivity to nature and its quiet references to traditional colonial typologies. ‘It was important for us to create an interior that complimented his detailing but without replicating his language, ’ says Cheng.

Wallpaper* magazine perfectly describes Brewin Design Office’s approach to the interiors at EDEN. Read about it here.


Building an Information Trove Under the National Gallery Singapore’s Rotunda

Apr 2

National Gallery Singapore’s Rotunda Library & Archive opened to the public late 2019, after a year-long renovation and conversion that involved close collaboration between the Gallery, National Heritage Board, and Brewin Design Office.

In this informative article by the gallery’s Perspective magazine, learn all about the transformation of this heritage space, as well as the behind-the-scenes efforts to prepare the archival collection for the big move.

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Habitus Living: ‘Conrad Centennial Pool Lounge & Spa’, selected as 1 of 5 Exceptionally Designed Food & Beverage Venues From 2019

Dec 24

A good restaurant, bar, or cafe is more than the food and drinks that it serves. It is an immersive experience, meticulously designed – right down to its finest detail.  Anchoring on Brewin Design Office’s reputation for designing highly detailed projects with an emphasis on programmatic innovation, the design responded to the client’s brief for a contemporary and intimate renovation, complementing existing spaces of the hotel, and stays true to Conrad Hotel’s brand identity.

Read the article here