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Phrontistery in Construction +

Our design for Phrontistery featured in the September 2019 Issue!

‘…This home office offers a ‘thinking place’ in the midst of one of the busiest parts of the city. Interior designer TA.LE Architects removed many of the internal walls to open up the space to fit an art gallery, a living area, a garden and an open-concept bathroom and kitchenette…’

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September 2019

Small Spaces, Beautiful Memories by TA.LE Architects.

TA.LE Architects is exhibiting at the URA AUDE Gallery. Titled ‘Small Spaces, Beautiful Memories, our exhibition showcases our recent completed works along with physical models as part of our design process in form and space exploration. Using projects of different scales and nature, from A&A to business park offices to conservation of heritage buildings to single family dwellings and furniture design, we aim to communicate our method of approaching design and problematics of Architecture and our solution for them.

Our exhibition is part of ‘On the inside of ___’ exhibition, from 27 September 2019 to 10 December 2019.

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September 2019

Metropolitan Home (September Edition, 2019) - Hidden House - A Tale of Old and New Bungalow

… The Hidden House comprises a conserved bungalow and a new modern bungalow. In order to allow the two distinct types of architecture to co-exist harmoniously, the new bungalow is designed with a receding form from the front road so as to maintain the austerity of the conserved bungalow. from the front elevation, one sees the exterior of the conserved bungalow with the new bungalow creating a backdrop with its green roof rising from the ground to the top at the back. from the rear elevation, the new bungalow takes precedence, presenting the modern side of the house…..

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September 2019

Impiana (July 17, 2019) - The Loft House & Super Park

…Impiana feature The Loft House and Super Park Avenue K in Kuala Lumpur. Tay Yanling, Principal Architect, talks about TA.LE Architects’ design philosophy and its focus on user-centric design, using The Loft House and Super Park as exemplar…

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July 2019

Metropolitan Home (June Edition, 2019) - The Loft House - Topically Tropical

…in response to factors such as climate change and a growing number of people living green, tropical homes are making a comeback in tropical countries but with a modern twist. The owner of a highly visible corner house located in a quiet neighbourhood in Singapore was of this mind-set, desiring a home that had a contemporary design and took into account the country’s climate at the same time. Having also been informed of their client’s desire for privacy and a way to properly appreciate their natural surroundings, local architecture firm TA.LE Architects crafted a masterpiece that met all the given requirements which they named the loft House….

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June 2019

New Straits times, Kuala Lumpur (June 18, 2019) - Super Park Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur

…In designing the activities, Tay says the element of fun in the design and planning of the plan is important as that is in the DNA of the client. ‘At the same time, we have an obligation to make sure that the activities are safe. So, fun and safety are our driving thoughts behind this project…

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June 2019

The Peak - Lifestyle (June 11, 2019) - Four architects creating impressive works of art

Art and architecture are entwined for Ms Tay Yanling…. “Art is my creativity in 2D and architecture is my creativity expressed in 3D,” she says. At Ta.Le, she makes a conscious effort to add a sense of delight and surprise to users’ day-to-day experiences. For instance, at the Nordic European Centre, she used a mixture of timber, glass and mirrored surfaces to play with light and shadows, and inject excitement into what would have otherwise been a mundane linkway.

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June 2019

Business Times - Weekend Magazine - Artist in Architecture

Interview with our founder/Principal Architect – Tay Yanling, on her passion in Architecture and Art. ‘I’m an Architect who loves to paint and create Art….’Art is my creativity in 2D and architecture is my creativity expressed in 3D’, she says. At TA.LE, she makes a conscious effort to add a sense of delight and surprise to users’ day-to-day experiences. For instance, at the Nordic European Centre, she used a mixture of timber, glass and mirrored surfaces to play with light and shadows, and inject excitement into what would have otherwise been a mundane linkway…

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June 2019

INDESIGNLIVE.SG & CUBES - Nordic European Centre (May 16, 2019)

TA.LE Architects have breathed new life into Ascendas-Singbridge’s 19-year-old Nordic European Centre and transformed it into a workplace that addresses the needs of the millennial workforce….“We wanted the feeling of an office in a park,” Tay notes. Keeping a tight rein on a lean material palette favouring natural marbled cork and wood, grass-toned carpets and monochrome elements, the building is a transformed sensorial experience that pulls nature deep within its leaf-etched canopy.

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May 2019

Home & Decor - The Loft House (May 3, 2019)

House Tour: Portoro gold black marble staircase and natural light in this semi-detached home…The serrated ceiling panels in the dining room is one eye-catching feature. “The distinctive [angular] lines are softened by the light-coloured material palette consisting of oak timber carpentry and flooring as well as soft diffused lighting,” says Tay Yanling, founder and principal architect of Ta.le Architects…

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May 2019

Archi Bazaar - Nordic European Centre (May 1, 2019)

TA.LE ARCHITECTS, the award-winning Singaporean architecture firm, recently announced the re-opening of the Nordic European Centre following completion of extensive retrofitting of interior and exterior spaces. The architecture firm breathed new life into the 20-year-old building, transforming it into an office complex fit for modern millennial office workers who are demanding more collaborative workspaces and facilities that cater to an active lifestyle. We speak to Ms. Tay Yanling, Founder & Principal Architect of TA.Le Architects to find out more about the project….

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May 2019

The Peak - Lifestyle (Apr 22, 2019) - Luxury Homes: A Ridout Road Bungalow built to entertain over 200 guests

…This Good Class Bungalow designed by Ta.Le Architects includes a fitness centre, squash court, swimming pool, and more….

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April 2019

Singapore Tatler Homes (Apr-May 2019 Issue) - A Lofty Tale

…This modern home draws inspiration from traditional Architecture, while creating a light-filled interior that celebrates its tropical context…

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April 2019

Design Excellence Awards 2018/2019

BRONZE AWARD for Best F&B Design – Grind Coffee

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April 2019

Singapore Good Design - SG MARK 2019

The Loft House

…shows that traditional forms can be reinterpreted to achieve progress in architecture. Retaining the typical pitched roof of a tropical house, the designers shielded the property from the sun’s heat while giving visual access to its natural surroundings. Through liberal use of glass — including a skylight — the semi-detached house was brightened by the infusion of natural light…

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April 2019

The Edge Singapore (Mar 2019 Issue) - A Tale of Art and Architecture

Our Principal Architect – Tay Yanling was interviewed by The Edge Newspaper. She spoke about her life long passion on Art and how she relate Architecture as a 3 dimensional form of Art, and how she set out to make a difference in the field of Architecture.

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March 2019

Hidden House in 'Cube' Magazine

“Some asked us, ‘Why did you design a house that is hidden and cannot be seen?…one day the client told us the house reminded him of a Chinese idiom – nei you qian kun (内有乾坤). It means there is more than meets theeye, more to be discovered, which he appreciated.”

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March 2019

Screen House in Lianhe Zaobao

the editor of Lian He Zhao Bao shares his view on the use of unconventional material (glass block) in a modern way to bring ample light into the house, at the same time provide privacy to the owners.

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January 2019

Lightwell House in Straits times Lifestyle - December 2018

‘An open-plan layout and thoughtful design ideas help brighten this terrace house and give it a cosy ambience…..’

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December 2018

Hidden House in Portfolio Magazine - November 2018

Winner of Taiwan Golden Pin Design – Hidden House is featured in ‘Portfolio’ magazine November 2018 issue

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November 2018

Lightwell House in Home & Decor - November 2018

‘unlike typical intermediate terrace houses that often have dark, gloomy interiors as natural light is unable to pentrate the house, this three storey house in Serangeoon Garden is welcoming, spacious, brightly lit and full of greenery…..’

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November 2018

Golden Pin Design Award 2018

Hidden House wins the Golden Pin Award 2018 – Spatial Design Category

…’While conservation guidelines mainly preserve the building, the project aims to retain the typological essence of the Plantation Estate with 2 strategies – firstly, to compact all new structures to the north thereby leaving a large open field towards the south. Secondly, to conceal the new structures under layers of terracing “Green Platforms” making the conserved bungalow the only expressive object within the new landscape, hence preserving the view of grass fields bounded by the lush trees.’…

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October 2018

INDESIGNLIVE.SG

Screen House @ Coronation – An Ode To The Glass Block

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August 2018

Singapore Good Design - SG MARK 2018

Digital Planning Lab + Propeller (Collaborative Workstation)

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May 2018

In The Spotlight - Construction +

Ms. Tay Yanling, founder of TA.LE Architects, featured in Construction + . She talks about her belief as an Architect and her design philosophy that guides the projects undertaken by our firm.

‘We set out to build our reputation on the quality of our designs and delivery of projects, as well as our attention to detail and passion for connecting people to their environment.’

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April 2018

Design Excellence Awards 2017

GOLD AWARD for Best Workplace Design – URA Digital Planning Lab

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November 2017

Design Excellence Awards 2017

SILVER AWARD for Best Retail Design – Le Petit Society Flagship Store

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November 2017

URA Digital Planning Lab in d+a

Our design for Digital Planning Lab is featured as High-Tech Interactive Green Office in d+a 100th issue!

Ms. Tay Yanling, founder of TA.LE Architects, interviewed in this article gave her take on the importance as well as challenges of bringing soil-based farming into the office environment.

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October 2017

LePetit Society 'In Real Life' Concept Store in Construction +

Our design for Le Petit Society’s “In Real Life” Concept Store featured in the October issue of Construction+ !

We set out to create an environment that is delightful, comfortable and attractive for both children and adults in this Concept Store. Natural and different textured surfaces such as raw wood, fabric, metal and concrete were used to create a space that complements the merchandises in store.

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October 2017

LePetit Society 'In Real Life' Concept Store in Home&Decor

Our design for LePetit Society ‘In Real Life’ Concept Store is featured in Home and Decor!

A minimalist, industrial-Scandi kidswear  store in the CBD. To create a sense of wander and wonder, the boutique is peppered with triangular silhouettes and motifs that resemble mountains. Ta.le Architects also designed The Playpen, an angular structure made up of modular pieces; primarily used as a display case, it can be transformed into a cosy storytelling corner or a shoe-fitting area.

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October 2017

Social Service Institute in Construction +

Our design for Social Service Institute (SSI) featured in the September 2017 Issue!

In response to SSI’s ethos of providing a holistic learning environment, the design strives to achieve borderless and collaborative learning, reaching out and community sharing through spatial planning that is sensitive to the environment and users’ requirements.

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September 2017

LePetit Society 'In Real Life' Concept Store in DCRS

Our design for LePetit Society ‘In Real Life’ Concept Store is featured in DECORATIONS Magainze!

Ms. Tay Yanling, founder of TA.LE Architects, interviewed in this article spoke of the design of the store, which was founded on natural and variegated textured surfaces like raw wood, fabric and concrete to create a space that takes a step backwards for the colourful clothing lines to star in their own rights.

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September 2017

OUE Artline Pavilion Competition - Honourable Mention

Our design for OUE Artling Paviliong Competition was awarded Honourable Mention!

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February 2015

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