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Lessons From A Little Flat In Japan

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In Japan, much like Singapore with our apartments and condominiums, there are apartos (apartments) and there are mansions. Mansions here are not bungalows like you might intuit, but are instead more like apartments without swimming pool/tennis court etc. An aparto is in a usually fairly old two story building. A mansion is usually a newer building and built higher. Something of a rare sight in Singapore these days.

Seen on Apartment Therapy, this Matsudo Mansion by design studio BAKOKO embodies renewal and opening up of cramped space. I think we can all find inspiration in the tight constraints of this wonderful apartment.

You want to do your work here. (No Jedi mind tricks needed)

A touch of personality with the planter box

Note the soft light above the door

Nothing red here officer

Now you can deck up your shower too

On a not so related note, here’s how to get out of bed and changed for work in under 5 minutes, and have a breakfast to boot. Cheers!

Written by L

February 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Awesome Singapore Conservation House

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Saw this on Furniture Store Blog, featuring a conservation house right here in Singapore. If you are one of the lucky few who managed to secure this uniquely Singapore home, I suppose you would have the means to renovate it like this.

The very conservative conservation house exterior

And wait for it …

Legendary new world inside

Who says you can't have a pool in a shophouse

Fake books but awesome shelving

Who can forget the stone bath?

For more pictures check out the full post at the Furniture Store Blog.

Written by L

January 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Be Your Own Architect

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Floor Planner Demo

I saw this in the Renotalk forums.

Floorplanner.com is an awesome site which lets you create your dream house or play around with how you want to renovate your home online. Admittedly the controls take a bit getting used to but you don’t have to redesign your home’s layout from scratch. If you have the floor plans, you can upload it directly and add the structural parts from there.

I even did up my own dream place,

My Dream Home

Though I doubt I would live very long after suggesting it.

Written by L

December 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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