UOL Edge Gallery by Ministry of Design

Sleek and simple columns replace flashy signage.

SINGAPORE – In response to the city’s condominium boom, Singapore-based studio Ministry of Design recently completed a rather unconventional showroom building on the city’s eastern edge.

The practice designed the structure without any flashy exterior signage, as is typically seen on showrooms. The firm also created the interior of an integrated gallery and key furniture pieces. Inside are two show apartments from what will be a 244-unit residential building.  

‘As its primary starting point, our design embraced the unique characteristics of the site context, synthesizing it with the client’s programmatic requirements,’ says designer Colin Seah.

Outside, L-shaped concrete units combine with glazed, vertical strips to dominate the façade and give the building an iconic look. Through the semi-transparent façade the interior receives an appropriate mix of natural light and privacy, while  a row of 15m-tall trees shelter from the busy street beside the building.

Photos courtesy of CI&A photography

modonline.com

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