13 December, 2019



Whether we design our home based on personal preference, style or the latest trends, there’s no denying that we can get inspiration from anything that we see – sometimes that also includes other homes! The new comedy-thriller movie Parasite showed us a rising trend in recent times with an interestingly clean and classy layout with Park Home.

The Parks’ housekeeper in their home. Photo: ⓒ 2019 CJ ENM CORPORATION, BARUNSON E&A ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Source: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/bong-joon-ho-parasite-movie-set-design-interview

To no surprise, this interior generated quite some buzz and was the talk of the town amongst interior design lovers worldwide. The most impressive thing however, was the fact that the entire house was built as one giant set with every decorative piece intentionally placed, in order to achieve the cinematic excellence of the film.

“The result is simple, elegant, and modern with plenty of wood, glass, and clean lines and silhouettes,” commented Rachel Wallace on Architecturaldigest.com.

Let’s look at some of the other stunning designs around the world that inspired trends in 2019, focusing on some of the most intricate and creative designs incorporated into liveable spaces. Perhaps these concepts will inspire you in your vision of your perfect home.

House in a Garden by Gianni Botsford Architects

Source: https://www.archdaily.com/906465/house-in-a-garden-gianni-botsford-architects

Gianni Botsford Architect’s House in a Garden is a copper-roofed pavilion hidden in an urban garden, located in West London. With this masterpiece, Gianni deservedly won many prestigious, international awards. From the remains of a demolished 1960s bungalow emerged a subterranean structure that is only accessible by a narrow passage, alongside an 1840s Notting Hill villa.

No doubt, the most impressive aspect of this house is its exterior. It comprises a pavilion-like copper-clad roof, structured out of complex glulam timber and cleverly shaped to manipulate light around the house.

Due to tight spaces and the north facing direction of the house, the biggest challenge that Botsford faced was planning for an entrance of natural lighting. However, with the use of digital analysis tools to seek out three-dimensional possibilities and through his genius architectural design, he managed to manipulate lighting to complement and bring out the form and organization of his building.

Copyright of Edmund Sumner

Source: https://www.archdaily.com/906465/house-in-a-garden-gianni-botsford-architects

The use of copper is recurring throughout the house, and as we head into 2020, it looks like the theme might be here to stay as it adds a subtle tonal warmth. “Shaped and informed by the light and shadow that surround it, the roof’s tent-like form creates a new place for life to occur in the house – one that turns its back on the large volumes surrounding it and embraces the site.” – Gianni Botsford.

Fallingwater House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Photo by Kirk Thornton

Fallingwater House, is a staple attraction for both Pennsylvanian residents and tourists alike. Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, Fallingwater has become a national historic landmark and quite possibly the most famous private residence in the world.

Why? Well, its unique design is created to give the illusion of the house stretching out over a 30ft waterfall, without solid ground beneath.

Of course this isn’t the case, but with an innovative design that was truly ahead of its time, Fallingwater House captured the attention of a multitude of people when it was finalised in 1939. Because of its iconic look, Lego even released a tribute to it which you can get in the market! Today, we see many buildings across the world that have drawn inspiration from Frank’s work, drawing in USD3mil for an inspiring house. With the 70’s inspired look back in trend, it seems like we’ll be seeing more Fallingwater House inspirations across our interior spaces through 2020.

The Other Place by Studio 10

Image by Chao Zhang

This pink and green cozy hotel that looks straight out of a Pixar movie was actually designed by Studio 10 from China. The Other Place is a creative guesthouse that sits by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin. Inspired by the works of Dutch graphic artist, M.C. Escher, the design aims to create a mysterious and impossibly spacious interior, using elements of optical illusion.

The architects of the building described it as “a place away from the chaos of daily life” with a pale pink and white colour palette theme that creates a fresh look-and-feel with a peacefully serene vibe. Lighting fixtures and electronic appliances are carefully concealed behind a series of black-painted doors, maintaining the pristine and fantasy-like nature of the space. Being the one-of-a-kind building that it is, The Other Place snatched up the prestigious ArchDaily award, “Building of the Year 2019”.

So there you have it, whether you like the copper clad inspired space or a 70’s minimalistic interior or perhaps even be inspired by the evergreen organic architecture of Fallingwater House – we encourage first home buyers to consider the type of liveable space they’d like to live in. 2019 is ending and this is your final chance to LOCK in the home of your dreams as Mah Sing unveils a line-up of exciting new launches nationwide during the final quarter of 2019.

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Admiral (R) Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abu Bakar Bin Abdul Jamal was the 10th Chief and the first four-star Admiral of the Royal Malaysian Navy. Admiral (R) Tan Sri Abu Bakar served the Royal Malaysian Navy for almost 40 years both at the staff and command levels culminating in the highest office of The Chief of Navy from 1998 to 2002.

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