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May 2019

Life of a Designer

At Para.graph we see ourselves making a lifestyle choice rather than a career choice when we choose to become a designer. Late nights, endless unexpected issues cropping up and dusty hazardous site environments are all part and parcel of a designer’s life. If anyone ever tell you being a designer is easy, we think its because they are not entrenched sufficiently into their works. Guess the next question on everyone’s mind is why do we choose to be a designer and even made our mind to be one forever if life of being one is so tough?

Well for one that’s because life wasn’t meant to be easy in the first place; and we too believe if one doesn’t go through the tough phase, they will not appreciate the nicer things in life. Over the years as we grow as designers, we came to realise the path of a designer is one of a life journeys and not a career. We learn to appreciate every life experience and turn them into inspirations.  We start to develop a desire to learn more about different cultures and seek to interact with more people so that our minds are broaden. This in turn help us to grow as designers, learn to appreciate life more and gain the ability to foster stronger bonds between us and our clients and also within the team.

Beautiful designs stem from intimate understanding of lifestyle needs and memorable life experiences. And we seek to share more of our journey through this blog. Be it be an interesting project process, new discoveries, memorable travel experiences or even as mundane as inspiring food options or recipes; we hope to share it with you, the simple joys and falls of a designer. We hope more to know design is about life.

One of the best way to get inspirations is to explore nature. Let us share with you more about our interactions with nature in the upcoming future.

Our new resolution is to start logging our work progress more often and hope to share with you how we transform spaces and create more interesting designs.

One of the perks of being a designer is we learn to live life to the fullest. Work hard Play hard is always our number one motto and we will update more not just about our work but also about our escapes.

As designers we learn to appreciate every aspects of life and tend to break away from the office environment norm. Let us share with you whenever we find time once in a while and explore our culinary skills.

Larger than Life

Singapore is and always will be a world renowned city, a metropolis bursting with activities and loaded with food options galore. Coupled with low crime rates and relatively well planned transport network, it is not surprising why people choose to flock and gather in this small city named Singapore. Perhaps the major downside to all these benefits of living in Singapore is the scarcity of space; evident also in most major cities throughout the world. That naturally mean small dwelling for most being the common norm for people living here.

It is everyone’s dream to have a calming and relaxing abode to return after a long day; on everyone’s wish list to find respite in a simple non-cluttered spacious environment where they could unwind daily. That is where careful space planning and subtle details being implemented spatially could come into play. This is where a good designer can work with you to understand your lifestyle needs to make the difference for your home.

One of the best way to achieve a spaciousness feel is to seamlessly marriage different zones into a single continuous flow of space. Here you can see the walkway areas, existing storeroom structure and living (From left to Right) being marriage into a single communal living space. Storage needs are cleanly tucked along the walls to meet storage needs without impacting the open flow of the space much.

Quite often you will find awkward niches and wasted corner spaces throughout local apartments. By clever detailing; the once awkward corner of the living area is converted into a sleek useful storage area that’s purposeful and aesthetically pleasing.

Although Bay Windows (beneath the bunkbeds) are often visually pleasing; quite often they become a hindrance to a home owner when they are struggling for space as they tend to reduce the footprint of a room significantly.  Here we remodelled the room to mimic the essence of a playful treehouse. Creating sufficient spaces for rest and play without overloading the space.