In a time of climate change, Duo’s commitment to environmentally friendly strategies is a cause to be celebrated. Presented by laminate brand Greenlam at the Tatler Design Awards, the Architecture of the Year accolade honours distinctive design, as well as meaningful ways of integrating the built environment with nature.
Developed by M+S and designed by architecture practice Büro Ole Scheeren, the twin towers of Duo feature honeycomb-like cladding and concave voids that make the slender structures appear as if they were partially dematerialising towards the ground level.
Scroll through the gallery below for a look at the award-winning development:
With sustainability at the forefront of its business philosophy, Greenlam recognises this. The manufacturer ensures that the production of its decorative laminates meet international green building standards set by institutions including Germany’s Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), as well as certification programmes by Greenguard in the US and Green Label in Singapore.
The laminate collections by Greenlam similarly seek inspiration from nature, with a rich spectrum of textures ranging from the warm tones of wood veneers and woven fabric-like prints to the beautiful veins of marble-like patterns. These can be paired with the brand’s shimmery range of metallic and pearl-effect laminates, neutral shades, and solid colours in pastels and jewel tones.
Scroll through the slides below for a closer look at Greenlam's nature-inspired collections:
Beyond the diverse uses and colourways, these laminates can be customised and cut to fit your decorative needs, be it for a statement wall or to clad shelving units with pops of colour.
In addition, the entire range of Greenlam laminates incorporates Safeguard Plus—the signature anti-bacterial, melamine resin coating that minimises the growth of bacteria on these surfaces. Family-friendly options such as the chalk and marker-grade collections feature laminates that can be written on, so shopping lists and playful drawings can be easily wiped off.
These adaptable qualities make the Greenlam collections a wellspring of creative material pairings and an ingenious decorative resource for homeowners and designers alike—the perfect accompaniment to any interior scheme.
This story was adapted from Singapore Tatler Homes February-March 2018. Read more about the Tatler Design Awards here.
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