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Canvas House
by Ministry of Design

Adele Chan

Canvas House is a renovation of a four-storey co-living space in Singapore with all-white interiors

Ministry of Design blanketed the historic co-living space with a layer of white to provide a canvas for the future. The studio revealed historical preservation in concentrated spots by creating shadows of old timber and layers of revealed brick, as well as intricate details of re-purposed and upcycled furniture.

The house is intended to be a neutral white canvas for the future to be dreamt upon, rather than a homage to the past, which this is reinforced with a text-based neon art piece that showcases a Thomas Jefferson quote.


This project has been longlisted in the house interior project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Ministry of Design
Project: Canvas House
Read more: Ministry of Design

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