Singapore is unquestionably one of the countries in Asia where many unique and elegant buildings are located and amongst the unique and elegant buildings located in the country is the Lucky Shophouse.
It is a building that, in 2012, was restored by CHANG Architects and it features high ceilings, rich wooden accents, and exposed brick walls, creating a sophisticated whole.
The shophouse itself was actually built in the 1920 and it used to function as a book shop.
The client who used the architectâ€™s help in restoring the shophouse is a couple who used to be amongst the people who patronized the shophouse when they were younger and the shophouse still functioned as a book shop.
Thus, they planned to retain traces of the old shop by rediscovering, revealing, and protecting the original structures, detailing, and finishes.
Here are things you might need to know about the Lucky Shophouse if you happen to take interest in the unique and elegant shophouse.
Located in Joo Chiat, Singapore, Lucky Shophouse now has new additional columns which are added to support its extended roof over the dining area. The overall layout is kept simple in the shophouse and the furniture, fittings, as well as services are placed in a central axis.
The shophouse also has full-height timber sliding panels and naturally, they are not the last parts of the unique and elegant shophouse.
In addition to having various said parts, the shophouse also has a garden and in addition, the shophouse also has openings which replace the conventional windows that directly face the neighbor.
Economically constructed, the shop house can be considered the best residence for the couple who now resides in the shophouse as the shophouse can bring back fond memories of their younger days.
If you are interested in finding out just how unique and elegant the shophouse is, you can see pictures of the shophouse shot by Albert Lim K.S.; Invy & Eric Ng.