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Singapore based creative firm Farm has a belief! They believe that joyful creativity is essential in all our lives. This belief is what has led them to create the newly completed Brick Loft House in the charming Joo Chiat area of Singapore. The house was once an old dusty office, but it was the core of this belief that helped Farm see the potential in the space.
“We wanted to reinvent, with a localized design language, the concept of a chic industrial loft,” The architects explained. “From the onset, we knew the importance of bringing light and the sense of lightness to the space within.” To give the house more light the architects started to remove walls and create an open-space layout. Glass doors were introduced into the space to allow natural light to travel easier and louvers were added to the rooftop to bring in more light to the mezzanine bedroom.
It’s time for the ultimate jam session. We’re talking about the collaboration between the Bakery Depot and FARM that created the 900sq ft space housing a delectable array of preserves. This Jam-tastic joint plays off of the words ‘jam’ and ‘gem,’ featuring angular, multi-faceted chairs, counters, and branding collateral. Precisely cut angles give a nod to the cutting of precious stones, bringing a sense of something treasured and coveted. Jams’ floor plan is unusually shaped and seems to undulate with biomorphic, curvilinear lines. It’s the perfect place to grab a sweet treat and cozy up next to the window to watch the stream of traffic buzzing on the busy Orchard road below.
(Photography Credits: FARM)
The ‘Atoll’ open plaza at the Mapletree Business City in Singapore needed some sprucing up, and local architecture and design team FARM brought an interesting solution to the table called The Conch. “This particular image keeps playing in our heads : An idyllic stroll along the beach, we chance upon a conch, we hold it to our ears and listen to the sounds of the sea.” The team built a series of outdoor steel sculptures in the plaza pavilion which “presents itself as a highly fluid, wave-like sea of bells – its shape also reminiscent of the trumpet’s elegant sprouting form.” FARM explained. Beyond the soothing and intriguing aesthetics of the sculptures, another cool feature is that The Conch is a poetic wind instrument, enabling one to listen to the ‘sea’, to the slight movement of the air. Each of the ‘Conch’s’ bells comes together to the ground collectively as stalks. They are dotted with funnels where one can put their ears and listen to the wind. Behaving like nature and taking from nature, the Conch is reactive and interacts in its own ways to people.
(Images Provided By FARM Architects)