Home Journal (14 Feb, 2020) - Phrontistery - Inside an Envy-Inducing Home Office in the Heart of Singapore
Phrontistery featured in ‘Home Journal’ – one of Hong Kong’s leading interior design and lifestyle magazines.
‘…Arguably the busiest street in one of the world’s most populous cities, Singapore’s Orchard Road might be the last place that one would expect to find a sense of undisturbed tranquillity. Yet nestled in between all the colossal mega-malls and towering high rises, a former one-bedroom residence has been transformed by Ta.le Architects into a one-of-a-kind, single-user office that not only serves as a hideaway from the hustle and bustle for its owner, but also a sanctuary designed to incite inspiration and deep contemplation. “The name of the project itself derives from the client’s brief to us,” says principal architect Lionel Leow of Phrontistery, the 540sqft open-plan office. “He needs a space of contemplation amid the busiest area in Singapore; it’s a place where he spends time alone in the day, thinking and strategising.”…’
WHY ARCHITECT? DESIGN SERIES #02
Discover the behind-the-scenes process in the making of well-crated buildings by some of Singapore’s smaller Architecture firms….Our Principal Architect Lionel Leow shares the works of our practice over a mid-day design forum with other like-minded Architects and Designers – our effort to promote the Architectural Industry to the general public.
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…’
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.
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…..
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…
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….
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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….
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….
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…
Design Excellence Awards 2018/2019
BRONZE AWARD for Best F&B Design – Grind Coffee
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…
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.
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.”
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.
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…..’
Hidden House in Portfolio Magazine - November 2018
Winner of Taiwan Golden Pin Design – Hidden House is featured in ‘Portfolio’ magazine November 2018 issue
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…..’
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.’…
Screen House @ Coronation – An Ode To The Glass Block
Singapore Good Design - SG MARK 2018
Digital Planning Lab + Propeller (Collaborative Workstation)
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.’
Design Excellence Awards 2017
GOLD AWARD for Best Workplace Design – URA Digital Planning Lab
Design Excellence Awards 2017
SILVER AWARD for Best Retail Design – Le Petit Society Flagship Store
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OUE Artline Pavilion Competition - Honourable Mention
Our design for OUE Artling Paviliong Competition was awarded Honourable Mention!
Tel: (65) 6221 6332 / (65) 6226 6332 | Address: 150 Cecil Street #11-03, Singapore 069543