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“ A ROOM SHOULD NEVER ALLOW THE EYE SETTLE IN ONE PLACE. I T S H O U L D S M I L E AT YO U A N D C R E A T E F A N T A S Y. ” — J UA N M O N TOYA
LU X H OT E L
T H E AT R E T T E D A KOTA
P H OTO G R A P H Y
K AT E CHAN YING TING
Since I was young, I have been interested in interior design, a r t s , a s w e l l a s p h o t o g r a p h y. I h a v e e x p e r i e n c e i n v i s u a l arts, which has given me opportunities in creating installations and curating exhibitions. Having a background in visual arts has also helped me visualise 3-dimensional t h i n g s b e t t e r, h e n c e b e n e f i t t i n g m e g r e a t l y i n m y d e s i g n journey of interior architecture design. T h r o u g h o u t m y y e a r s o f e d u c a t i o n a t Te m a s e k P o l y t e c h n i c , Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design, I have picked up skills in AutoCad, 3Ds MAX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe I n d e s i g n , a n d A d o b e I l l u s t r a t o r.
A p a s s i o n a t e i n t e r i o r d e s i g n e r, a n d d e e p l y c l i e n t f o c u s e d .
I love meeting new people, learning new things, and travelling whenever I can. I am fluent in English as well as M a n d a r i n . B e i n g a c u r i o u s l e a r n e r, I a m c o n s t a n t l y p i c k i n g up new languages and taking up new hobbies.
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women ADIDAS WOMEN STORE. OFFERS BEST PERFORMANCE & STYLE. O R I G I N A L FA S H I O N A P PA R E L & S P O R T S W E A R I T E M S .
MONOCHROMATIC COLOUR PALETTE, WITH BLUE ACCENTS.
SHOE D I S P L AY WA L L
3 HORIZONTAL LIGHT STRIPS RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE STORE TO REPRESENT ADIDASâ€™ 3 STRIPES.
MATTE BL ACK PAINT USED FOR THE WALL S. MICRO CONCRETE USED FOR THE FLOORING.
A P PA R E L SPORTSWEAR
S Y M M E T R I C A L L AY O U T . MINIMALISTIC AND CLEAN GEOMETRIES.
The LUX hotel has rooms and suites, each with authentic furnishings and handpicked artworks. 14
Each room has large picture windows which frame views of the mesmerising Manhattan skyline.
A 5-star hotel nestled in the bustling city of N e w Yo r k .
A one-room suite with a king-size bed and comfortable seating area.
Modern technology combined with a stylishfinish interior provides comfort and relaxation d u r i n g o n e â€™ s s t a y.
Its interior evokes a sense of luxury and elegance with the colour scheme of gold, cream and black accents.
THEATRETTE D A K O T A BLOCK
C R ESC E N T,
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BACKGROUND In the past, sports and arts were not as appreciated and recognised as compared to recent years. There has been an increase in the acceptance and effort to promote the sports and arts culture in Singapore, especially towards the older generation.
Block 12 Dakota Crescent being a conserved site, has been part of Singaporeâ€™s history and has upheld the memories of the older generation. Hence, the new site would not only integrate sports and arts, but also integrate old w i t h n e w. B y p r o m o t i n g s p o r t s a n d arts, it would help more people to be more accepting of the growing art movement and encourage healthy living in Singapore.
DESIGN INTENT To d e s i g n a c o m m u n a l s p a c e t h a t c a t e r s to the residents of Dakota, as well as the general public. The concept of transparency and open spaces that overlook one another is prevalent throughout the building. Some spaces remain semi-hidden till seen from a certain angle due to the repetition of horizontal wooden panels. 19
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Dakota Crescent is nestled amidst sports and art amenities like the Singapore National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, as well as the Goodman Arts Centre. Hence, to further compliment these activities, Theatrette Dakota promotes the combination of sports and arts. There is a stage right at the entrance of the building where people are able to hold casual performances or practices, be it dance or martial arts. Located in this two-storey building is also an audience stand where visitors can get to enjoy the performances going on. At the same time, the audience stand can also act as a gathering space for visitors to sit around, relax and interact. There is also a gallery along the corridor of the second floor which s h o w c a s e s s p o r t s p h o t o g r a p h y. O t h e r a m e n i t i e s i n T h e a t r e t t e D a k o t a include - a dance space, breakout areas, and a cafe on both floors of the building.
Cafe is lit up by natural sunlight which enter through the skylights.
CAFE LEVEL TWO The accents of dark azure contrasts the warm-toned wood used in Theatrette Dakota.
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TA I W A N, L A O S , M A L AY S I A
SWEDEN, SOUTH KOREA
TA I W A N, T H A I L A N D
OH, DEER This wire sculpture was inspired by deer head wall mounts. A combination of wire sculpting techniques are used in the making of this sculpture; braiding, twisting, tying, wrapping, and winding.
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