Gallery Residence is a 3,500 sqft private home in Singapore that was completely transformed and redesigned for an art collector with the primary purpose of showcasing his art, in a way that creates a balance between a sense of warmth in a home and the gravitas of a gallery.
The interiors of this 12,000 sqft bungalow in Singapore was designed in response to bold, masculine, and tropical architecture by Ernesto Bedmar Architects. Brewin Design Office carefully integrated interior architecture with bespoke interior details, joinery and furniture, and thoughtfully transformed the interior space with a sense of understated luxury, elegance, and sophistication.
The interior palette takes inspiration from nature to define them in earthy, organic materials and shapes. Elements of stone and timber are complemented by accents of tinted cast glass and platinum polished metals, to achieve a contrast between the rough and raw, precise and precious. Bespoke joinery details and furniture pieces were meticulously tailored to the space and architectural concept, and we also custom-designed a range of unique furniture pieces from the entry foyer table and console to the dining table, study table, coffee and side tables.
Our aim was to introduce an element of softness and elegance, counterbalancing the bold architectural language of the exterior. Through intelligent space planning, careful selection of materials, and the creation of bespoke joinery details and furniture pieces, we crafted an interior that invites comfort, serenity, and a connection with nature.
Situated in Tuen Mun, a new district between Hong Kong and South China, this residential property for 535 units has 2 large buildings that hover over 4 storeys of landscaped terraces which form a shared podium. We designed a dynamic and undulating podium facade to be contrasted against a simple and timeless tower facade language. Designing all of the public amenities, the intention was to re-invent clubhouse internal programs and to create an aesthetic and experience throughout the facilities and lobbies that is seamlessly connected to the exterior landscape.
Brewin Design Office is the lead Interior Designer for Park Nova, a 54-unit ultra luxurious residential development in Singapore. Working alongside London based firm PLP Architects, Brewin Design Office is responsible for the design of all the common areas, amenities and residential unit interiors, as well as the sales gallery and show unit.
The design, which draws on the idea of wellness and urban living surrounded by nature, ties in with and guides the overall marketing strategy. The direction, which is also solidified in the highly bespoke sales gallery and show unit, concludes in the design of details and selection of materials and brand partners for the interior fit-out of the residential units.
The Green Apartment is a 350 sqm four-bedroom residence within a low density block. The floor plan was reconfigured to free up more walls in the bedrooms whilst offering more efficient use of space in the bathrooms. The extensive renovations – paired with rare sourced and customised furniture, and a rich green palette – were inspired by the lush exterior gardens. In the dramatic entry, a gallery of solid onyx marble pillars creates a screen between the foyer and the main common areas. The existing sunken reflective pool on the balcony was leveled and new floorboards installed. This new expansive patio, along with the living and dining spaces, created over 100 sqm of common area – the lofty, voluminous mood accented by lifting the ceiling height.
Based on the ideal of a “home in a garden”, British architect Thomas Heatherwick’s Eden apartments in Singapore’s prestigious Ardmore neighbourhood connect city-dwellers with nature. Each of the 20 apartments occupies a single floor, and comprises four ensuite-bedrooms and five balconies within 300 sqm of livable space. The developer-client briefed Brewin to design a one-of-a-kind apartment that complemented Heatherwick Studio’s daring vision. Dressed in bespoke and curated furniture, Brewin’s design accentuates the blurred line between the lush leafy foliage of the exterior with the light-filled interior.
EdgeProp – Robert Cheng’s garden home concept for Swire Properties’ EDEN
Elle Decor – Brewin Design Office adopts an organic approach for this apartment in a residential Thomas Heatherwick tower in Singapore
Architectural Digest – Organic design elements for apartment in a Thomas Heatherwick building in Singapore
The Yoga Shophouse is a 175 sqm 2-storey conservation row-house. The brief was for a complete overhaul of the space into a calm and peaceful pied-a-terre with ample space for a yoga studio. An open-air atrium was enclosed to claim more interior space, and to allow natural light from the air well to illuminate the interior spaces. We covered the double height volume with a 2.5m by 2.5m frameless sheet of glass, framing a clean and pure opening with a view of the sky. Originally a 4 bedroom residence, we transformed the shophouse into a 1 bedroom with an expansive yoga studio that occupies the mezzanine overlooking the double-height living room. The rest of the house was designed clean and unembellished carefully balancing fragments of the existing condition of the house with new walls and ceilings.
Two factors were key to the design of this apartment: the family of three’s growing art collection, and the need for space that could accommodate future generations. The cornerstone of the design is the entry corridor. Lined with pieces of art, it is a dynamic, evolving space that transcends the banality of a typical room connector by becoming the spine of the apartment connecting common and private spaces. A sequence of portals and wall niches frame and connect rooms to the artwork in the corridor, giving visitors the subtle impression that they are moving through an art gallery.
This fourth-floor apartment – located within a 1960s residential block along Repulse Bay Road, on the north side of Hong Kong – takes full advantage of its cliffside perch and unobstructed views of the sea and the mountains. The original four bedrooms were reconfigured into an open-planned one-and-a-half bedroom residence. Bracketed by thick walls, a series of spaces opens out along a long circular passage, each with a distinctive character, whether a bench, or even narrow slits that double as connecting passage ways to other parts of the apartment. Unusually, all the joinery work was built in France and Australia, and then seamlessly assembled on-site.
The works of Donald Judd – the pioneering American artist known for his utilitarian ideas on art and the environment – inspired the interior design of this penthouse. Strong and clear structural insertions accentuated the architectural simplicity and abundant natural light of the space, the better to showcase the owner’s art collection. The heart of the apartment is the living room whose furniture offers varied seating arrangements. A built-in feature wall – an homage to Judd’s principle of progression – is carved from travertine slabs laid on metal sheets that are supported by vertical wood structures to create a storage system of sculpted lattice cubes.
This 300 Sqm 4 bedroom apartment is 1 of 17 different layout typologies in a 49 unit condominium designed by Jean Nouvel in Singapore. The layout of all of the units follow a strict order of a 4 meter grid, with 2 units making up one floor’s 16 x 16 meter footprint.
The floors and bay windows of the entire living, dining and entry foyer of the apartment has been clad in an un-polished silver quartz marble. Though sealed, the finished quality of the stone has a lightly roughened texture and a blue grey tonality. The walls and ceiling are clad with an off white stucco plaster that reflects with a natural light with a silvery hue. This calming cool blue tone to the public areas is contrasted against a set of warmer tones made up of white oak and walnut timbers in the bedrooms.
This extraordinary penthouse takes up the entire top floor of the Robert Stern-designed Morgan Residence in Hong Kong’s Conduit Road. Offering views of all four compass points including the vertical rock wall of Victoria Peak, the apartment’s centrepiece is a 25m-long living room lined with solid white oak fins that frame the south view towards the city and the sea, whilst helping to block neighbouring buildings. Brewin conceived a palette of cream, pale blue and green hues to reference the mountainous landscape, and designed bespoke furniture pieces to dress the interiors with understated luxury.