design et al are delighted to announce that Design Intervention have been shortlisted for Residential £2.5-5 Million (Property By Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016
A lofty, elegant three storey house with an attic, pool and patio This property has been meticulously designed to reflect the style preference and functional need of its owners. Its proportions and beautifully rendered mouldings are brought to life by the tall, full height French Doors repeated vertically throughout the façade. The external palette is intentionally kept fresh and neutral to add a timeless elegance to the house that is subtle but effective in its contribution to the existing street and historic fabric of the area. The freshness of the exterior hints only slightly of the intricate design and the magnificent mix of pattern and jewel colours that await within this homeThe client brief required the demolition of the original small dwelling and the design and construction of a new modern house embowed with the elegance and symmetry of a Peranakan terraced shophouse, an historic Asian architectural style particular to the locality. Every aspect of this home, from the architectural lines to the window profiles, down to the leg details on the sofa, have been carefully considered to give a cohesive, seamless flow from the outside in.The over scaled stepping stones alongside the pool are integral to the house, cleverly designed to add drama and to further transport the visitor invitingly from the street into the property. Inside the double height living room daylight permeates though the French doors illuminating an intimate light infused, warmly crafted interior. One of the designer’s favourite aspects of the house is the central, elliptical staircase spiralling up into the attic floor. Its openness and the lack of dividing walls throughout the first two floors enhances the sense of fluidity through the various spaces as you traverse through the building both horizontally and vertically.