The Conservation of the Lucky Shophouse in SingaporeNov. 15 2013 12:04am | By FOKaL - Space + Places | Permalink
This sophisticated modern home once a bookstore underwent a major transformation in 2012 when CHANG Architects took on a couple of local clients who had grown up in the area, clients who had spent their childhoods enjoying comics and music in that very same shop. What an inspiring story!
The facade remains relatively unchanged because the home is located in a conservation area. A nostalgic painted pillar still indicates "Lucky Book Store".
The inside mixes this historical spirit with a touch of original modernity carefully stripped down to the essentials, this contemporary interior is testament to the essential beauty of the structure itself. Exposed beams and worn brick are just perfect, the elegant artwork completing the picture.
We love how the natural materials contrast against industrial features. Concrete floors paired with matte black hardware (including gorgeous track lighting) were a smart combination, highly flexible for future interior design projects but sophisticated as they stand.
Our favorite touch has to be the dining table with legs shaped like squat I-beams, echoing the walls behind. What's your favorite part of The Lucky Shophouse?