J-Loft by Plystudio

Architecture and design practice Plystudio have completed an apartment interior called J-Loft in Singapore.

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The project involved removing all interior walls from the apartment and installing box-shaped divisions and furniture along one side of the 1,200 square foot space.

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The installed elements comprise storage, fixed seating, worktop surfaces, a bay window and stairs to the attic.

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The interior is constructed from 12mm plywood, clad in maple veneer. The floor is covered in white-washed teak.

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Find more information about the project on Plystudio's blog and on their website.

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The following is from Plystudio:

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J-LOFT
Sing Joo Walk, Singapore
120 sqm
Completed 2008

This typical upper storey post war walk-up apartment underwent extensive remodeling in order to meet the specific needs of its new owner.

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As a result, all existing interior walls were demolished to make way for more light and space within its 1,200 sqft shell.

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The plan is primarily defined by a series of timber boxes arranged in a linear strip similar to bookshelves in a library.

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It occupies 2m of the entire 6m apartment width and is distributed along its entire length.

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This organized general programmatic zones and articulated spaces for various activities within the openness of the emptied plan.

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This arose as a deliberate strategy stemmed from the thinking that an ‘architecture’ of the interior could evolve where spatial zones overlap with no clear demarcation of ‘rooms’.

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As furniture, these timber boxes house storage, fixed seating, worktop surfaces, bay window and circulation (stairs to attic).

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The material intent is monochromatic in nature. The timber boxes are all constructed from 12mm plywood and clad in 3mm maple veneer.

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The floor is a sea of white-washed teak. Construction details address the specificity and singularity of the material constraint.

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Designer: PLYSTUDIO
Photos and Images: PLYSTUDIO + Stzernstudio

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