Reflections Clubhouse Drop-off

Lead DesignerMink Tan
ClientMink Tan
Prize(s)3rd Place in Interior Design / Residential
Entry Description

Driven by undesirability of this underground carpark space,
our design aims to alleviate the subterranean - ness of this
entrance drop off lobby by drawing on the influences of
nature

Not the literal nature as we know it, but a world of
abstracted one that distills essence of what constitutes
nature - be it the lines, forms, colours or textures of nature -
and weave them into a coherent world that evokes a sense
of being out in the open

Seating benches that recall the rock outcrops found on the
floors of forests ...flooring finishes and pattern that
reminisces stepping across stone ledges to get across river
creeks ...unsightly columns that are camouflaged into
avatar-like tree trunks that hint at the future of nature

By inextricably weaving these elements, we recreate an
'other worldliness' that temporarily suspends one from the
reality of being in an underground carpark, by hinting at the
world of being in a forest

In doing so, we hope to enlighten the lives of the average
dwellers for just 15min in their daily lives while they wait for
their daily buses, by letting them peep into the world of
nature, and future!

Bio

This is Minkqee Tan, and my passion in my design has led me to where I am now, heading a multiple award-winning architectural & interior design practice based in Singapore called MINKKE (*renamed from previously MINK as part of our rebranding campaign)

We are lifestyle-driven, ever since our early days of designing restaurants & bars and now, hotels & condominiums ...working with well-known property developers and hoteliers throughout the Asian Region

My Clients & Friends include:

• Far East Organization • YTL Group (Malaysia)• Sino Land (Hong Kong)

The hotel groups whom we have worked include:

• Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) • Marriott Group • Fullerton Group

Our architectural highlights include:

• a Mixed-Use Development comprising of retail, offices and SoHo @ Linping, China
(Concept Architect)
• a 200-room IHG hotel on Kuta Beach, Bali
• Fullerton Waterboat House (*an iconic F&B building on the Singapore River)

Some of our interior design achievements include:

• 300-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Semarang, Indonesia
• 60-storey Kempinski Residences in jakarta, indonesia
• 400-room Pullman hotel in jakarta, indonesia

Whilst our firm remains boutique in approach as I still personally drive the design process, we are global in our projects and active in the following countries:

• Indonesia • China • Malaysia • India • Laos • Cambodia • Singapore

As a testament to our versatility, we also design private residences for some notable families across Asia, in the process, gaining invaluable experience in servicing these highly discerning private individuals