This Local Design Firm Creates Compelling Collages Out Of Laminates
With a focus on spatial and interior design, Architology Interiors has worked on a multitude of diverse projects across Singapore and the region. Founded by Bu Shukun and Terrence Quah, their ever-expanding portfolio is characterised by the firm’s progressive process, tailoring spatial narratives to deliver bold, elegant and livable design.
“The development of clear design language is synonymous with good progressive design,” say Bu and Quah. “We adopt a narrative approach in our work, scripting abstract concepts and composing spatial expressions into compelling spatial language, in which the design intention can be easily read and narrated by the user to elicit emotive response.”
As part of this creative collaboration with Singapore Tatler Homes, the studio created an artwork with a trompe l’oeil effect that is also the embodiment of their creative process. The artwork comprises layers of laser-cut laminate pieces from Arova, arranged as two-dimensional planes and three-dimensional volumes such that it can be perceived in myriad ways by its viewer.
“The sketchy nature of the forms draws the viewers’ gaze and curiosity into this imaginary world of unlimited planes and volumes floating in negative space, transporting oneself within the artwork,” they explain.
This creates the illusion of an endless number of imaginary three-dimensional spaces for the viewer to explore; a mesmerising design that also subtly references the influential work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher.
Incorporating 13 different Arova laminates, the complex artwork—and the meticulousness of its creation—is testament to the consultancy’s detail-oriented and tailored approach to every project. “The process of putting together minute pieces of laser-cut materials embodies our philosophy that exemplary work is the sum of precise detailing and attentiveness to good design resolution; even at the smallest scale,” the duo say.
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Arova is located at 7 Mandai Link, #04-03 Mandai Connection, Tel: 6363 1661