Singapore architecture firm adapts six shophouses into office with flexible plan

Shophouse Week!  From Arch Daily writer Megan Jett: "Inhabiting 6 converted shop house units at the confluence of Singapore’s historic Chinatown area and the CBD, Ministry of Design’s own design studio employs the same key principles which govern its approach to design – typological relevance, a disciplined material and tonal palette and an ‘essential’ concept. From the firm: "We feel strongly that open communication is key to innovation and creativity; as such, our space would be without hierarchy or barriers, a truly open office.  All new interventions are conceived as objects within the landscape of the existing space and are designed to remain visually separated.  The entry Gallery space allows for constant renewal and an avenue to express ourselves without needing to reinvent the entire studio."  Full article with image gallery here.  (Photo credit: CI&A Photography.)