Pin at Seletar
SIDA 2022 | Honorary Award
Category: Best in Residential Design Floor Area 51 - 100sqm
Pin – the name of this project was derived from the Chinese character ‘品’, meaning style and sense. The homeowner, who is a lifestyle photographer, wanted ‘a timeless designed home.’ There is
elegance in the simplicity of its design, architectural elements such as fine edges and clean lines strongly express the taste in both lifestyle and design of the owner.
Stepping into Pin, a combination of modern contemporary furnishings and monochromatic color scheme will first catch your attention. The space was meticulously organized to be explored without any filter, there is an open concept kitchen and living area that are directly connected to the bedrooms. All the bedrooms can be accessed from both the hallway and balcony, achieving an intimate connection within the unit and with the exterior architecture itself. All the full height windows including bedrooms are covered with white sheer curtain, creating a contrast with the interior dark color scheme while letting natural sunlight shine into the space.
The overall layout plan of the house was efficiently designed with the homeowner’s needs in mind, without losing the relationship with the original architecture. In the master bedroom, a two-way swing door panel is placed in between the bed space and vanity area. This nondescript door functions here as a divider that separates the dry and wet areas besides serving as a wall feature when shut. In addition, this also helps to mitigate the issues with human circulations in such a tight space.