It's official, we will be moving from our current studio in Eunos to one of Joo Chiat's shophouses in August!
What are Shophouses ?
Shophouses are the most popular forms of local and historic architecture in Singapore with Asian heritage and many cultural influences. Charming and beautifully preserved, it is a pleasure to walk around Singapore, discovering the neighbourhoods and shophouses. Each of them have its own identity and story.
5 Styles of Shophouses over the decades
- Early Style (1840-1900) : minimalist approach, with little ornamentation.
- Transitional Style (1900-1930) : more colors, more decorative panels and carvings.
- Late Style (1900-1940) : classical taste. It is the most impressive style, with the use of bold colour, and the fusion of the East and West in architecture : Chinese merchants incorporated their local influences with floral and eclectic motifs, there are Malay eaves, French windows, Portuguese shutters.
- Art Deco period (1930-1960) : geometric design and shapes on the facade, horizontal lines, zigzag roofs, curved corners, moving towards a modern world.
- Modern Style (1950-1960) : geometric designs continues with modern materials, flat roofs, functional and aesthetic building façade.
Clarke Quay, Joo Chiat, Chinatown, Little India, are some of the neighbourhoods with shophouses described above.
COMING SOON : our studio in Joo Chiat shophouse
We used to walk around Joo Chiat and dreamed to have our studio in one of the shophouses. Another dream is coming true in two months. We will be joining JK Center shopping arcade shophouse, located in the heart of Joo Chiat, sharing the space with Monkey Loot and Sosu, two home & lifestyle Singapore-based brands.
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