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F&B NICHE: Collaborative’s Dennis Huang, Leong Hon Kit and Si Jianxin have carved out a multidisciplinary niche in Singapore’s notoriously fickle F&B industry designing spaces for the likes of Standing Sushi Bar and Jewel Coffee (above).

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F&B NICHE: Collaborative’s (from far left) Dennis Huang, Leong Hon Kit and Si Jianxin have carved out a multidisciplinary niche in Singapore’s notoriously fickle F&B industry designing spaces for the likes of Standing Sushi Bar and Jewel Coffee.

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F&B NICHE: Collaborative’s Dennis Huang, Leong Hon Kit and Si Jianxin have carved out a multidisciplinary niche in Singapore’s notoriously fickle F&B industry designing spaces for the likes of Standing Sushi Bar (above) and Jewel Coffee.

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‘It is important that singaporean designers integrate production and industrial processes into their craft.’ - Pan Yi Cheng (second from right) of PRODUCE. He is pictured with (from left) Don Yap, Stanley Tan and Loh Jian Hao

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‘We find integrated solutions to multiple issues. We also reference the culture and location of the project.’ - FDAT’s Donovan Soon with Francis Goh (with spectacles).

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One of the firm’s award-winning office designs

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‘Whenever a project allows, we try to think about plants and their qualities; how they can whisper and talk to the building in their own silence.’ - Atelier Small’s Quek Li-en (above, left). He is pictured with fellow architect Wu Huei Siang

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GREEN STANCE: Interdisciplinary design practice Atelier Small's projects include Westwood Primary School. One of its winning entries, in the 2011 URA Hub to Hub Singapore Design competition, is an outdoor space at Stamford Green

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GREEN STANCE: Interdisciplinary design practice Atelier Small's projects include Westwood Primary School. One of its winning entries (above), in the 2011 URA Hub to Hub Singapore Design competition, is an outdoor space at Stamford Green

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‘We took the opportunity to stagger the living spaces on different floors instead of stacking them so that the house is connected vertically.’ - OWMF Architecture’s Yong Sy Lyng (above) on the ‘House of JM’ project. She is pictured with designer Tay Yew.

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‘We took the opportunity to stagger the living spaces on different floors instead of stacking them so that the house is connected vertically.’ - OWMF Architecture’s Yong Sy Lyng on the ‘House of JM’ project (above).

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More of the firm’s current projects (above)

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‘We work on projects of any nature and with any requirements.’ - Loh Chee Khiang of 0932 Design Consultants. He is pictured with Roystern Goh.

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Some of the firm’s edgy designs

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Some of the firm’s edgy designs

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‘I think the history embedded in how a place was built and used by its proprietors is inspiring, in and of itself.’ - Brewin’s Bobby Cheng (above).

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Mr Cheng’s Space Cottonseed Gallery

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Next-generation designers are winning over clients with an opinionated, edgy design aesthetic.
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THERE was a time, not so long ago, when Singapore's design scene - whether architectural, industrial, landscaping or product design - was dominated by a few big-hitters. In many cases, this reflected a desire to play it safe with known variables. In a sense, that dynamic is still at play today

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