Designer in Profile: Casey Chua, Director/Founder of ADX Architects

Name: Casey Chua  Low res
Company: ADX Architects Pte Ltd
Position within company: Director/Founder

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
I obtained my Architecture Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Australia. Upon graduation, I worked in Sydney for several years before going to Singapore to work for P&T Group which was one of the largest firms in Southeast Asia.

My experience includes the high rise and landed residential projects, commercial projects, retail and mixed used developments. These projects brought me valuable insights to working in both developed nations of Singapore as well as developing areas in China, India and Vietnam.

After obtaining my professional license in Singapore, I decided to venture on my own by starting ADX Architects in 2013. ADX stands for “Architectural Design Collaboratives”. We believe that holistic and integrated design will involve the collaboration of several related disciplines. We, as architects and designers, strive to lead the process and we are grateful that to date, we have completed several award-winning projects.

Our work ethic is always client centric and we seek to understand their primary concerns first. We will then present our ideas after a thorough design thought process. Projects currently range from a boutique hotel in the central city of Singapore, a Green-mark office building for a Italian MNC as well as several bespoke homes in Singapore.

How would you describe your personal interior design style?
My style is more a modern minimalist style with a appreciation of functional aesthetics, sustainability and new technology in modern living environments.

Where does your design inspiration come from?
Various sources ranging from travel, media and new materials.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Open spaces, clean and uncluttered modernism, technological convenience and appreciation of space and natural environments.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond.
Open planning, natural lighting, good ventilation, integrated living, personal space.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Keep it simple

How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Recognition by the Awards is important and valuable. It is a vote of confidence by the public and peers of the quality of our work and the dedication to design. We are strongly encouraged to be in the esteemed list of Nominations!

What projects are you currently working on?
We are currently working on a boutique residential development.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
I love my work so hopefully more of the same!

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My family and loved ones

Your favourite holiday destination?

Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Warehouse hotel is the current favourite

Your favourite book / film / song?
The last film I really enjoyed was Rogue One:Star Wars Story

Your favourite food and drink?
A good cappuccino always makes my day

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? (in no more than 25 words)
It would be to relax by the pool after a nice swim with some nice sparkling wine – only on holidays!

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
I would be a musician if I was more proficient with the violin!

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