• Punggol HDB 4 room

    Monochrome Industrial:
    Waterway Cascadia HDB

If you happened to be at Waterway Cascadia for visiting or housewarming, you will probably chance upon the nice condo-style drop-off area that has a full height marble look-alike tiled feature wall. Equipped with basement carpark and an elevated garden that houses many playgrounds for the kids, its probably one of the best HDB developments out there. Not forgetting that it has direct access to the waterway park and a short stroll to the biggest shopping mall(Waterway Point) at Punggol.

This development won the Housing and Development Board (HDB) Design Award in the housing category and besides just looking good, it was built with eco-friendly features and also won the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Greenmark Gold Plus, the highest green rating for public housing.

The unit we were working on is a four room unit owned by a young couple. The husband is a photographer and the wife likes a neutral tone and dark colors.

Our Approach

Our design elements evolved around the concept of photography. The use of grey walls and black essence areas tie in with the origin of photography which is in monochrome and creates framing design similar to the look of a photo frame. The seamless white epoxy floor and white painted ceiling help to brighten up the house.

We introduced the use of actual corrugated metal panels from shipping containers to conceal the home shelter and one full piece of the chequered plate as kitchen backsplash to add textures to the specific walls. The challenge is the transportation of these materials as they are heavy and cannot fit into the lift. The entire house is also built with smart home capability, which can be controlled by your phone or by voice.

Last but not least, we created our own framed artworks based on the portraits of the wife and daughter to add some colors to the apartment.

Punggol HDB 4 room

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