Reviewed by Jason Lim・Submitted 4 Mar 2020・Project completed Dec 2019・Designer Lawrence Puah
Lawrence impressed us with his out-of-the-box innovative concepts from our 1st meeting with him. He was the only ID we had met who could really see solutions to our problems with space-planning in a challenging but full-of-potential apartment. His emphasis is rightly on function and flow (spaces) before mere aesthetics alone. Now that we are living in our renovated apartment, we are very happy and appreciative of the optimised spaces and flow of our entire apartment! Lawrence is also very detailed and deliberate in his design work and aesthetics- so that the entire apartment is a coherent whole that has spaces that speak to one another. His creative thinking also "elevated" our low ceiling to create a larger volume of space that was otherwise rather oppressive-feeling. He was patient with us throughout the process with our many enquiries and vacillations between difficult choices. He was never pushy, but also not afraid to speak his mind so that we may make better-informed decisions. We were glad to have him guide us throughout the entire process. We also had the privilege of having an excellent contractor and company recommended by Lawrence to be in charge of the construction. Big thank you to William and Meng of PM Image Builders Pte Ltd. They were super responsible and responsive. They truly live up to their slogan of "quality is our pride." I can only say their work is top-notch too. Amazing team and set-up at Akihaus. Once again, thank you, guys!