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Sometimes we don't want to do the same things all the time; a house could change depending on your needs. We designed flexible spaces with slide-and-park doors overlaid in seamless large-format tiles for a soft industrial look.
Habasselet wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with a special graphic to commemorate the year 2020, titled 'Digital Ocean': Here in Singapore, the QR code became the ubiquitous symbol of 2020 - at every physical location, we had to scan a code to register our presence as part of the country's effort... Continue Reading →
Flat at Empress Road: An old HDB flat built in 1974, it houses a lot of history (and weather tear.) We saw stalactites formed by water dripping from above. But just like a person, a house is more than its parts. More pictures to come after renovation. Work in progress:
In this project, we encountered an HDB apartment that was built in the classic era of terrazzo flooring and kitchen walls tiled up to eye-level in stacked white squares. The client had a very limited budget for the renovation, but we wanted to avoid throwing our hands up and doing a regular run-of-the-mill design. Every... Continue Reading →
The design incorporates modernist concrete walls and rusted-steel floor tiles, balanced with the warmth of wood surfaces and accented with the subtle richness of a few brass endings and fixtures and a luxurious marble feature wall. Balance, as usual, is of the essence in design - too much brass is not gold. A classy interior... Continue Reading →
For a salon owner couple and their three children, we designed an interior that is both elegant and down-to-earth. The palette exudes warmth and creativity by the use of subtle and elegant tiles and finishes with finely crafted fixtures: We also designed the unique exterior architecture and spatial concept for this house, please see 'Kampung':... Continue Reading →
For an HDB apartment with a limited budget, we proposed the concept of 'juxtaposition' - accentuating the old with the ultra-modern. It is a rule that we know in our observation of spaces, that balance is everything. The old is not always boring, the new is not always exciting. The tension that comes from the... Continue Reading →
This is a house designed for a client that has a huge collection of toys, who wanted a gallery that can be seen from the street. We designed the gallery to be formed by an internal "house within a house", using a typological gable roof rotated at a 90-degree angle to the actual house, and... Continue Reading →
A house we designed for a salon owner couple and their three children, maintaining their wishes for a dynamic space that fosters interaction in an age of isolation. In response to the local tropical climate, we provided a high proportion of open-ness for the wind while providing deep eaves for the rain. The concept is... Continue Reading →
The design of the logo for Habasselet is based on an orthogonal rose. The idea of an "orthogonal rose", which is a rose drawn with straight lines and 90-degree angles, is related to the discipline of architecture and its associated mathematical character. By adjusting the sizes of the resultant squares and rotating the composition, an... Continue Reading →
This is a logo designed for Quod Architects X QED Design. Drawn from the common characteristic of both - the starting letter 'Q', we designed a minimalist logo with a certain playful character derived from the particular typography used. An exhaustive investigation of typographical options was done before one was chosen that represents the quirky... Continue Reading →
A design of a set of invite graphics and instructions manual for a church event for young adults. The invite graphics encapsulate the character of the event which is a walk along the Marina Bay, designed using an aerial map and attractions along the route: Contemporary block colors are used to achieve a vibe that... Continue Reading →
A work-in-progress to depict the Book of Genesis by graphic design. In divinely inspired texts like in the Book of Genesis, translation is not only from Hebrew to English, but from the mind of God to the mind of man - a profound endeavor that multiplies many times the intricacies of inter-language translation and magnifies... Continue Reading →
A portfolio publication that See Jia designed for the showcase of her professional and academic work in 2018. It is laid out in the format of a magazine with three columns, interspersed with gridded and full bleed images. As a testimony to the excellence of the design, an earlier version of the portfolio was featured... Continue Reading →
Beauty is in proportion - a maxim we know well. This is a theoretical project comprising of a series of rooms in a landscape, each room becoming successively smaller as dictated by the golden ratio found in nature. An investigation of form and beauty, and an exercise in mystery. Which is the final room in... Continue Reading →
We designed the story and graphics for a 2D platformer game called 'Til Death Do Us Part. Story: Old Man and Old Woman encounters a spell.Old Woman starts to become younger and younger.Game ends if Old Woman becomes a Baby. Objective: Old Man holds Old Woman's hand, and they race against Time, to avoid the... Continue Reading →
The logo designed for a church, whose founding pastor's vision was for every church member to be like an igniting matchstick, "when each matchstick moves on to light up something else…a logo that encapsulates ongoing movement, a spreading of culture/ change/ influence." The symbolic vision of a burning matchstick being the anchor of the design,... Continue Reading →
This is a book designed by See Jia for her graduate thesis at Harvard. As a lover of books, she designed the architectural thesis to read like a novel instead of an academic work, infusing in the pages both the real and the surreal, using language and graphics accessible to people from all walks of... Continue Reading →
A design made for an Easter event in New York City. The logo uses polygonal shapes that are tessellated to form a fresh interpretation of the traditional Easter bunny. It is an exercise in simplicity, using geometrical forms to recreate an image of something as organic as a fluffy rabbit. The final design of the... Continue Reading →
A set of seven hand-bound booklets made for a design portfolio. The traditional technique employed was kettle stitch using awl, needle and thread for a handcrafted and unique feel.
A shirt designed for a church youth cell group, based on the theme of "Latter Rain" (Zechariah 10:1). The design concept is minimalist - drawing the essential link between grand scripture and everyday street youth.
Early in her career, See Jia cut her teeth in book research and design on a publication titled Elements of Architecture produced by OMA / AMO for the prestigious 2014 Venice Biennale. Working with masters in the field such as Irma Boom and Rem Koolhaas, she honed her skills in graphic, typographical and book layout... Continue Reading →