Code Red Studio
A Scandi+industrial Experience for ROOMA
Code Red Studio was engaged by the creators of Rooma to design their pilot project, a homestay in the neighbourhood of The Enclave, Ipoh. The client’s brief was very simple. She prefers a Scandinavian style and demands a cosy and relaxing yet stylish holiday home for her customers. Scandinavian design is centred on warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship, and understated elegance. Light takes a very important role and the majority of Scandinavian-styled homes are often characterised by the use of earthy tones, white walls, natural materials, and minimal ornamentation. By mixing in some influence from industrial styles in the form of cement render wall and steel work on shelving and wardrobes, the design creates an interesting contrast yet well-balanced visual effect. A low maintenance landscape for better upkeep was one of the requirements from the client. A Zen style design revolving around tropical plants was introduced with chipping stones, leopard trees, and some smaller plants incorporated into the outdoor areas. As the design of Rooma neared completion, the client and the designer saw an opportunity to add an artistic vibe to the interior spaces of the home as well as reflect the designer’s desire to travel to match the idea of a holiday home. The designer, Raynce Tan features his finest photographs from his travels in the different sections of the house, thoughtfully curated to showcase a range of destinations. Now, Rooma is part art exhibit, part designer home, and in every way a place for a unique staying experience. If you were to visit Ipoh, feel free to stay here https://web.facebook.com/hellorooma/
POOL HOUSE @ Leisure Farm
The project is located in Leisure Farm, Johor Bahru, situated in the heart of Iskandar Malaysia and a mere 30 minutes drive to Singapore. It is a single storey bungalow on a 1 acre land area. The site of the house is on a silent neighbourhood with splendid view of panorama greenery and wide sky. With the client's brief to have a huge pool in the lot, we took the opportunity to create it as the focal point of the house. The house composed of 3 components, forming a u-shaped plan house which appears as if the house was hugging the pool. The first component runs parallel with the entrance of the house which was formed by a long and linear feature wall that keeps the house mysterious from the road. The spaces that tucked behind this great wall are mainly living, dining and kitchen as well as a guest room and maid room. The living and dining area opens up generously to the pool and water feature, exposing the pool coolness to the living area. On the left side of the house, is a row of en-suites rooms which runs perpendicular with the main block provides a sleeping zone away from the main block. The glazed corridor which links the two blocks opens up entirely to the pool, which creates a seamless indoor and outdoor space. On the other side, the rooms open up full height to frame the panoramic green field and sky. The third component is a detached block containing an entertainment room. The entertainment area flows directly onto the deck via slide and fold doors. The decking offers casual seating and sun bathing spots. The pool was designed to be easily accessible from all ends. The central planning design offers interactions for these 3 components, which were linked together by the pool, with abundant glazing on each side parallel with the pool. This also allows rich sunlight and natural ventilation.
Refurbished from an existing shop lot in BMS Mall, TWC Gallery aims to showcase world’s finest surfaces and sanitary wares on to a single platform that provides a unique and vibrant experience combined with conceptualised art forms of simplicity and abstracts of natural elements. With a deep understanding of people’s lifestyle, the design strive to curate top quality and trend inspiring pieces for the boldest, brightest and quirkiest tastes.
CRS | A&A | Tasek House at Jalan Danau
The Tasek House expresses the idea of rejuvenating new life into the old house, shifting the relationships between old & new, antique & contemporary, raw & refined, interior & exterior, while maintaining a harmony between all materials & spaces. On a tight budget constraint, the owner requested not to alter any existing structures and openings. However, some canopy and overhangs will be added for new use of space. To make things interesting, the owner was very open to the idea of maintaining some aged architectural elements to be a feature of the new house. The owner even has his own antique items collections.