Wallpaper* on EDEN: A Garden Home Designed as a Plant ParadiseMay 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 RotundaApr 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.
Habitus Living – ‘Conrad Centennial Pool Lounge & Spa’, selected as 1 of 5 Exceptionally Designed Food & Beverage Venues From 2019Dec 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
Habitus Living – All or Nothing at ‘The Keraton At The Plaza’Dec 16
Residents of a Keraton Apartment in Jakarta bought the residence as a bare bones structure, before engaging Brewin Design Office for a full scope design. Brewin Design Office took responsibility for the entirety of this project from spatial planning to furniture, finishings and hardware, forming an ideal blank canvas rivalling that of a new build. Read the full story by ‘Habitus Living’ here.
Rising Stars in Architectural and Interior DesignSep 2
Robert Cheng, Design Principal of Brewin Design Office, has been included as a Rising Star in Luxury Design offering fresh perspectives on contemporary luxury, alongside 4 other creatives behind some of the most prestigious developments internationally– ranging from New York’s One Hudson Yards to The Berkeley Hotel in London.
A collection of crafted details in the Repulse Bay ApartmentAug 2
The Repulse Bay Apartment is a project designed with incredibly detailed craftsmanship. From the bespoke custom-designed furniture pieces, to six different methods of incorporating American white oak in the interior wood-work, every aspect of the design was conceived to allow the materiality to speak.
Blossom Restaurant wins the 2019 Prix Versailles Special PrizeJun 25
Brewin Design Office is delighted to share that the newly minted Blossom Restaurant has been awarded the Special Prize for South Asia & Pacific Restaurant Interior Category, in the 2019 Prix Versailles World Architecture & Design Awards. Prix Versailles is an annual award dedicated to recognizing stores, hotels and restaurants around the world that are particularly remarkable in both their exterior architecture and interior design. Discerned at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris by an independent judges panel, it is the world architecture award that combines the fields of creation, art and economics.
View 2019 award recipients here
‘Ten Questions with…Robert Cheng’ by Interior Design MagazineJun 11
BDO’s design principal Robert Cheng has recently been featured in one of USA’s most renowned design publications, the Interior Design Magazine. Apart from detailing his multifaceted experience in the design industry, writer Sholeen Damarwala also invites Cheng to share his insights and inspirations in both his career and personal life, ones that inevitably influence his exceptional view and approach towards design.
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‘Brewin Design Office’s Relearning Experience’ by Indesign LiveMay 3
Indesign Live provides an insightful account of BDO’s journey over the past three years, the sensitivities that the firm has continuously retained through this evolution, and an intimate view into Design Principal Robert Cheng’s future plans for the firm.
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