GUAN CHUAN ST
A HOME INSPIRED BY NEW YORK'S
MEAT PACKING DISTRICT
INTERIOR DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The SIT Buildings built in the 1930s were one of Singapore's first typology of public housing. The gentrification of Tiong Bahru brought a new lease of life into the souls of these old walls. Today this charming neighbourhood is home to cafes, budding artists, entrepreneurs and hipster expats all wanting to paint their identity into the space.
Inspired by New York's gentrification of the Meatpacking district - we embraced the raw, the unfinished and unpolished to curate a home that is authentic and true to its heritage.
We peeled off the plaster on the bricks to reveal the old brickwork and structural columns. We made use of vent blocks which are heritage icons of the yester years and reinterpret it onto a wall to bring in light and air. From the outside looking in, this home will surprise you, and it would reaffirm the saying = Beauty is indeed skin deep.