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Project: "Reflections Clubhouse Drop-off"
Company:Mink Atelier Pte Ltd
Designer(s): Josefino Lachica, Crystal Lee, Singapore
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Entry Description: Driven by undesirability of this underground carpark space, our design aims to alleviate the subterranean - ness of this entrance drop off lobby by drawing on the influences of nature Not the literal nature as we know it, but a world of abstracted one that distills essence of what constitutes nature - be it the lines, forms, colours or textures of nature - and weave them into a coherent world that evokes a sense of being out in the open Seating benches that recall the rock outcrops found on the floors of forests ...flooring finishes and pattern that reminisces stepping across stone ledges to get across river creeks ...unsightly columns that are camouflaged into avatar-like tree trunks that hint at the future of nature By inextricably weaving these elements, we recreate an 'other worldliness' that temporarily suspends one from the reality of being in an underground carpark, by hinting at the world of being in a forest In doing so, we hope to enlighten the lives of the average dwellers for just 15min in their daily lives while they wait for their daily buses, by letting them peep into the world of nature, and future!

About the Designer/Company
This is Minkqee Tan, and my passion in my design has led me to where I am now, heading a multiple award-winning architectural & interior design practice based in Singapore called MINKKE (*renamed from previously MINK as part of our rebranding campaign) We are lifestyle-driven, ever since our early days of designing restaurants & bars and now, hotels & condominiums ...working with well-known property developers and hoteliers throughout the Asian Region My Clients & Friends include: • Far East Organization • YTL Group (Malaysia)• Sino Land (Hong Kong) The hotel groups whom we have worked include: • Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) • Marriott Group • Fullerton Group Our architectural highlights include: • a Mixed-Use Development comprising of retail, offices and SoHo @ Linping, China (Concept Architect) • a 200-room IHG hotel on Kuta Beach, Bali • Fullerton Waterboat House (*an iconic F&B building on the Singapore River) Some of our interior design achievements include: • 300-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Semarang, Indonesia • 60-storey Kempinski Residences in jakarta, indonesia • 400-room Pullman hotel in jakarta, indonesia Whilst our firm remains boutique in approach as I still personally drive the design process, we are global in our projects and active in the following countries: • Indonesia • China • Malaysia • India • Laos • Cambodia • Singapore As a testament to our versatility, we also design private residences for some notable families across Asia, in the process, gaining invaluable experience in servicing these highly discerning private individuals