Although HDBs are still known as "affordable state-built housing", the new developments are soaring higher and boasting state-of-the-art designs and facilities. This week, a total of 11 HDB Design Awards are awarded to various projects, with most notably, Skyville@Dawson and Punggol Waterway Ridges. We are all familiar of their outsides, so let's take a look at their insides. After all, it's what inside that really counts.
SkyVille @ Dawson
The first public housing project to win the BCA Universal Design Mark Award, SkyVille@Dawson features a massive rooftop garden on the 47th floor, and wide open spaces to encourage community bonding. The estate also offers three flexible layouts per flat type, including column-free, beam-free apartments that offers more flexibility.
Interior Designer: KDOT ASSOCIATES
Closeby the picturesque My Waterway@Punggol, Waterway Ridges was inspired by the beautiful mountainscapes found in Chinese “shan-shui” paintings. The heights of the blocks are staggered to give the effect of “ridges”, and like a beautiful terraced landscape where homes overlook the beautiful views of the waterway.
Interior Designer: Living Gaia Interior
Keat Hong Axis
The massive land this estate sits on is a former military camp. And in honour of its history, its facades feature green military theme, and a V-shaped roof feature inspired by a chevron on each of the nine blocks.
Interior Designer: Voila
These residential blocks were named after the abundance of Acacia trees, which were found in abundance in the area. It won the Gold Plus BCA UD Mark for its well-considered facilities, such having a “Community Living Room” on the first levels, as well as car-free spaces on the ground floor of the multi-storey carparks as spaces for residents to gather.
Interior Designer: The 80's Studio
Part of HDB's gem collection that includes Emerald, Sapphire and Opal, this development boasts eco-friendly features such as dry ponds and rain gardens to prevent mosquito breeding grounds, and to filter water before it seeps into the drainage system.
Interior Designer: Icon Interior Design
Senja Parc View
Located in the Bukit Panjang town, this three-block compact development cleverly used barrier-free link bridges to connect the car park’s roof garden and residential block to the neighbourhood park. That way it's like having nature right at your doorstep.
Interior Designer: The Local INN.terior
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