R+L type . residential place . Singapore area . 1,000 year . 2018 photo . Tai Heng

R+L. A shift from the tradition housing concept of monolithic rooms with opaque walls that usually discourage all the good interactions in a habitable space. This project targets to improve usability and interaction of a typical housing unit without compromising the importance of privacy. The wall that separate living and dining area is intentionally elevated from the floor to have a glimpse of the activity on each space. Between dining and study area is a usable full height storage shelves with a stretch of opening for visual connection. Original enclosed wet kitchen has been reconfigured into a dry kitchen with an island for bar seating. Above the island is cladded with timber material to subtly demarcate the kitchen area from the other spaces. The visually connected open-plan and semi-open walls enable the unit to fill with abundance of natural sun-light for good interactions.