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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EOWON is a multi-disciplinary design practice that began a collaboration in 2011. We draw upon our different backgrounds and experience in master planning, architecture & interior architecture to lend a unique perspective and transform each project into a masterpiece. EOWON’s projects range from renowned award-winning Luxury Private Villas & Bungalows to Luxury Hotels & Resorts across the region.

Together, we challenge convention in a small team environment striving for the same goal. Decision-making is highly collaborative and many trusted team leads are empowered to play a critical role in shaping the firm’s design portfolio and reputation.

Project manager - interior design fit out with 8 years’ experience and above
in hospitality of international hotel chains

EOWON is looking for 2 Project Manager Interior Fit-Out (with emphasis on Hospitality Project) for its Penang HQ, to work on an increasing volume of interior architecture and interior design projects in the Northern Region of Malaysia.

Job Scope
  • Fully experienced with handling Interior Fitting Out construction & installation works such as guest rooms, restaurants, public area in a 5-star hotel/Serviced Residence.
  • Able to oversee & monitor a few projects of up to total MYR50 million simultaneously.
  • Knows contractual OBLIGATIONS & RIGHTS in all documents from the owner, consultant.
  • Comprehends drawings from architect, engineers & designer confidently.
  • Comprehends the contract between contractor and owner, and/or the MC
  • Plan and Setup Master Schedule for Projects.
  • Highly proficiency with software for scheduling.
  • Conversant with M&E (E&M) interphase with Interior Fitting work.
  • To command & control skilled workmen and sub-con on site, and achieve good quality.
  • Able to source for and engagement of sub-contractors/suppliers and make contracts with them, and motivate them to highly efficient work performance.
  • From the project needs, able to extract all the materials required and get them purchased.
  • To be responsible for the PROFITABILITY of all projects handled.
  • To be aware of project accounts and make claims promptly.
  • Compile all relevant documents from the beginning to the end of the project.
  • To manage & mentoring relevant departments & team members in the project team.
  • Upon completion, to organise and document the closing for the project.
  • Able to lead teams and handle multiple jobs.
  • Coordinate with Design Department to produce shop drawings.
  • Coordinate with QS Department for tendering, VO costing and quotation.
  • Coordinate with Production Department to ensure correct work is done.
  • To provide weekly work reports to senior persons.
  • Safety trained and familiar with ISO practises.
  • To comply with local authority health & safety regulations and keep records as necessary.
  • Total commitment and fulfilment of duties.
  • To work with the Technical Team to ensure that detailed construction drawings are completed to expected standards.
  • To manage the project through to completion via efficient project management.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in Interior Architecture / Interior Design / Architectural; M&E or Structure Engineering or Construction Management; prior related training a plus.
  • 3 years as a manager or higher with total 8 years work experience.
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, SketchUp, Hand sketch (Revit/BIM is a plus).
  • Strong analytical thinkers; Highly hand on with experience in international practice a plus.
  • Confident, clear and articulate in English; Mandarin/Cantonese a plus (due to Clientele from China, Singapore, Taiwan & Hong Kong).
  • Meticulous and have attention to detail.
  • Highly demonstrate strong competencies in planning and project management to lead multiple projects and resources while maintaining a focus on quality and budget.
  • Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work; Work well under pressure.
Email hr@eowon.com with the subject: “Application to EOWON: Project Manager(ID Fit Out)”
  1. Resume/CV with an explanation of why you want to work with EOWON.
  2. Project Portfolio with at least 3 good projects, showcasing execution from start to end, with project images/photos and documents demonstrating strong analytical thinking and experience; please also explain specific involvement & roles; send in a single PDF via email, no links or zipped files, maximum 10MB.
  3. A recent photo of self.
  4. Available start date, current salary and expected salary.
Senior quantity surveyor - interior design fit out with 5 years’ experience and above

EOWON is looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor - Interior Design Fit Out (with emphasis on Hospitality, Residential, Workplace & Real Estate Sale Gallery Projects) for its Penang HQ, to work on an increasing volume of interior architecture and interior design projects in the Northern Region of Malaysia.

Job Scope
  • To lead and establishing a client’s requirements.
  • Preparing bills of quantities by means of coordinating with all related parties (Design, Procurement and Finance), facilitate and manage all costing, pricing and analysis of direct and indirect cost for the BOQ items
  • Scrutinize, review of tender drawings/documents for discrepancies, additional BOQ items/scope and incorporating within the tender offer, liaise with consultant regarding ambiguities contract work scope and seek clarifications there to.
  • Visit Site as and when required to take measurements and monitor progress.
  • Analyze and compare quotations at bid stage.
  • Analyze and recommend subcontract payments based on actual progress and valuing completed work and issuing payments requests to finance.
  • Check and review the site requisitions and compare them with the approved Bill of Quantity (BOQ).
  • Submit and negotiate contract variations, additional works, snags and maintenance orders.
  • Preparing final accounts
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying / Interior Architecture / Interior Design /Architectural.
  • 5 to 8 years of relevant experience as Quantity Surveyor in Interior Joinery Fit out Projects.
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD / Revit/BIM quantity take-off experience(Revit/BIM is a plus).
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Strong analytical thinkers; Highly analytical with experience in international practice a plus.
  • Meticulous and have attention to detail.
  • Confident, clear and articulate in English.
  • Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work; Work well under pressure.
Email hr@eowon.com with the subject: “Application to EOWON: Senior Quantity Surveyor Interior Design Fit Out”
  1. Resume/CV with an explanation of why you want to work with EOWON.
  2. Design Technical Portfolio with at least 3 good projects, showcasing analytical and execution from start to end, with images/photos demonstrating strong conceptual thinking and experience; please also explain specific involvement & roles; send in a single PDF via email, no links or zipped files, maximum 10MB.
  3. A recent photo of self.
  4. Available start date, current salary and expected salary.
Interior design technician with 3 years’ experience and above
in private villas/bungalows, workplace & hospitality

EEOWON is looking for Interior Design Technicians (with emphasis on Private Villas/Bungalows, Workplace & Hospitality Projects) for its Penang HQ, to work on an increasing volume of architecture, interior architecture & interior design projects in the Northern Region of Malaysia.

Job Scope
  • To work directly with Designers to develop memorable lifestyle experiences from highly conceptual design ideas.
  • To approach design technical problems with a high level of rigour and analysis.
  • To create a detailed design of the entire space from materials and furniture to the termination of details.
  • To supervise/assist the CAD/BIM team including the programming of CAD/BIM resources.
  • To coordinate with designers in order to produce quality technical documentation in REVIT or AutoCAD.
  • To maintain and develop EOWON CAD/BIM standards.
Requirements
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, Hand sketch(Revit/BIM is a plus).
  • Strong technical thinkers; Highly creative on technical aspects with experience in International practice a plus.
  • Rigorous with precise attention to detail.
  • Confident, clear and articulate in English.
  • Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in Interior Architecture / Interior Design; Technical Architecture or Lighting Design; prior related training a plus.
Email hr@eowon.com with the subject: “Application to EOWON: Interior Design Technician(Private Villas/Bungalows, Workplace & Hospitality)”
  1. Resume/CV with an explanation of why you want to work with EOWON.
  2. Design Technical Portfolio with at least 3 good projects, showcasing concept and execution from start to end, with images/photos demonstrating strong conceptual thinking and experience; please also explain specific involvement & roles; send in a single PDF via email, no links or zipped files, maximum 10MB.
  3. A recent photo of self.
  4. Available start date, current salary and expected salary.
Senior interior designer with 8 years’ experience and above
in hospitality

EOWON is looking for 2 Senior Interior Designers (with emphasis on Hospitality Projects) for its Penang HQ, to work on an increasing volume of architecture, interior architecture and interior design projects in the Northern Region of Malaysia.

Job Scope
  • To work directly with Design Directors to develop memorable lifestyle experiences from highly conceptual design ideas.
  • To approach design problems with a high level of rigour and analysis.
  • To create a detailed design of the entire space from materials and furniture to the termination of details.
  • To present ideas persuasively to the Client and manage the overall schedule.
  • To apply design intentions to Multi-Disciplines, e.g. branding, graphics, landscape, lighting and fashion.
  • To work with the Technical Team to ensure that detailed construction drawings are completed to expected standards.
  • To manage the project through to completion via efficient project management.
Requirements
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, Hand sketch (Revit/BIM is a plus).
  • Strong conceptual thinkers; Highly creative with experience in international practice a plus.
  • Rigorous with precise attention to detail.
  • Confident, clear and articulate in English; Mandarin/Cantonese a plus (due to Clientele from China, Taiwan & Hong Kong).
  • Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in Interior Architecture / Interior Design; Architectural or Lighting Design; prior related training a plus.
Email hr@eowon.com with the subject: “Application to EOWON: Senior Interior Designer(Hospitality)”
  1. Resume/CV with an explanation of why you want to work with EOWON.
  2. Design Portfolio with at least 3 good projects, showcasing concept and execution from start to end, with images/photos demonstrating strong conceptual thinking and experience; please also explain specific involvement & roles; send in a single PDF via email, no links or zipped files, maximum 10MB.
  3. A recent photo of self.
  4. Available start date, current salary and expected salary.
FF&E Designer with 5 years’ experience and above
in luxury villa/bungalow, lifestyle and hospitality

EOWON is looking for 2 FF&E Designers (with emphasis on Hospitality Projects) for its Penang HQ, to work on an increasing volume of architecture, interior architecture and interior design projects in the Northern Region of Malaysia.

Job Scope
  • To work directly with Design Directors to develop memorable lifestyle experiences from highly conceptual design ideas.
  • To approach FF&E design problems with a high level of rigour and analysis.
  • To create an FF&E collection of the entire space from materials, furniture and accessories.
  • To apply FF&E design intentions to Multi-Disciplines, e.g. branding, graphics, landscape, lighting and fashion.
  • To propose and prepare precedent imagery and material boards for concept and schematic design presentations.
  • Highly capable of updating and coordinating all FF&E specification booklets with the Design & QS Team.
  • To work with the Design & Technical Team to ensure that detailed construction drawings & specifications are completed to expected standards.
  • To manage the project through to completion via efficient extensive sourcing, styling & project management. Mock-up room and pre-opening experience a plus.
Requirements
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchup, Hand sketch (Revit/BIM is a plus).
  • Strong conceptual thinkers; Highly creative with experience in international practice a plus.
  • Rigorous with precise attention to FF&E detail.
  • Good collaborative relationship with local traders & manufacturers is required.
  • Good collaborative relationship and knowledge of international trades & manufacturers a plus (i.e. China, Indonesia, Philippine, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, USA & Europe).
  • Ability to organise & manage database in a systematic method a plus.
  • Confident, clear and articulate in English; Mandarin/Cantonese a plus (due to Clientele from China, Taiwan & Hong Kong).
  • Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in Interior Design; Product Design or Furniture Design; prior related training a plus.
Email hr@eowon.com with the subject: “Application to EOWON: FF&E Designer(luxury villa/bungalow, lifestyle and hospitality)"
  1. Resume/CV with an explanation of why you want to work with EOWON.
  2. Design Portfolio with at least 3 good projects, showcasing concept and execution from start to end, with images/photos demonstrating strong conceptual thinking and experience; please also explain specific involvement & roles; send in a single PDF via email, no links or zipped files, maximum 10MB.
  3. A recent photo of self.
  4. Available start date, current salary and expected salary.
Interior designer with 3 years’ experience and above
in hospitality

EOWON is looking for 2 interior designers (with emphasis on Hospitality Projects) for its Penang HQ, to work on an increasing volume of architecture, interior architecture and interior design projects in the Northern Region of Malaysia.

Job Scope
  • To work directly with Lead Designers to develop memorable lifestyle experiences from highly conceptual design ideas.
  • To approach design problems with a reasonable level of rigour and analysis.
  • To create a detailed design of the entire space from materials and furniture to the termination of details.
  • To assist Senior Designers with generating ideas, servicing clients and managing the overall schedule.
  • To apply design intentions to Multi-Disciplines, e.g. branding, graphics, landscape, lighting and fashion.
  • To work with the Technical Team to ensure that detailed construction drawings are completed to expected standards.
  • To coordinate the project through to completion via efficient project management.
Requirements
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, Hand sketch (Revit/BIM is a plus).
  • Strong conceptual thinkers; Highly creative with experience in international practice a plus.
  • Rigorous with precise attention to detail.
  • Confident, clear and articulate in English; Mandarin/Cantonese a plus (due to Clientele from China, Taiwan & Hong Kong).
  • Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in Interior Architecture / Interior Design; Architectural or Lighting Design; prior related training a plus.
Email hr@eowon.com with the subject: “Application to EOWON: Interior Designer(Hospitality)”
  1. Resume/CV with an explanation of why you want to work with EOWON.
  2. Design Portfolio with at least 3 good projects, showcasing concept and execution from start to end, with images/photos demonstrating strong conceptual thinking and experience; please also explain specific involvement & roles; send in a single PDF via email, no links or zipped files, maximum 10MB.
  3. A recent photo of self.
  4. Available start date, current salary and expected salary.

Beauty, Quality and Graceful Harmony

TROPICS 8

Located at the fringe of arguably the hippest part of Penang Island on Jalan Gottlieb, Tropics 8 consists of 88 lavish units. This two-bedroom apartment is the epitome of luxury living at a busy business hub. To accentuate its character, indirect light is bounced off walls with a neutral palette and dark wooden furnishings and the decor is kept at a minimum. Playing with clean silhouette lines and sleek edges, the result is a minimalist outlook that perfectly encapsulates modern living.

RIVER TROPICS

Hailed as the first eco-friendly condominium in the heart of Butterworth, the development boasts 18 levels with 148 energy and water-conserving freehold units. Designed with energy conservation in mind, casement cloth curtains were included to allow plenty of natural light to stream in from the outdoors. To soften the atmosphere, warm shades of ornamental pieces were incorporated to accentuate the space and give it character.

THE EIGHTY EIGHT RESTAURANT

At The Eighty Eight Restaurant, a minimalistic approach was employed to combine a colonial-style building with a touch of contemporary design. The ideal balance of white-washed ceilings meet with barren red-bricked walls and dark wooden flooring with patterned tiles sets the romantic ambiance to this very exquisite dining venue.

THE LANDMARK

The epitome of luxurious living on Penang island, The Landmark is a 41-storey design-driven luxury condominium that boasts of abundantly landscaped outdoor areas, capacious living spaces and an exquisite spread of facilities. Designed as a haven of warmth and comfort, the show units were designed with earthy tones and modern furniture that give rise to an ambiance that perfectly complements designer lifestyles.

SA65 SEMI-D

SA65 is a residential development comprising luxurious semi-detached homes in the bustling township of Simpang Ampat in Seberang Prai. The design of the show unit was based on three considerations: comfort, freedom and convenience. Edging towards a modern minimalistic atmosphere that is well-balanced with warmth and cosiness, a duo-toned palette of white and ochre with dashes of grey coupled with designer furniture and accessories set the mood for a charming abode.

SA65 BUNGALOW

A luxurious development that aims to fulfil the true needs of every home, the SA65 Bungalow is characterised by its expansive built-up sizes, dual key concept and private fun pool. Inside the show home, a blend of warm and cold tones bring balance and subtle, soothing energy to the living spaces. Textured wood laminates, applied throughout the bungalow, give warmth to any room and provides uniformity across the design. Grey and black furniture further accentuates the contemporary style of the house, inevitably becoming the focal point of each room. Walk-in wardrobes are hidden behind full-height laminated partitions, which provide for a clean, uncluttered ambiance. In the dual-key studio, full-height cabinet doors open up to reveal a sizeable kitchenette. Compact, space-efficient and modern, the studio is also equipped with a private pool and a convenient separate entrance.

MONASTERY

Situated in the vicinity of the renowned Kek Lok Si temple in Air Itam, Penang, is a Buddhist monastery that shares a rather different approach when it comes to its architecture. Centred on the idea of a well-ventilated environment with flowing spaces and as much natural lighting as possible, the Monastery features a red bricked wall with protruding bricks that give it a 3D effect, full height windows that overlook the lush outdoor greenery and a splash of terracotta colours that brings a rustic feel to the overall ambiance.

ZENJO

Unlike the usual makings of a Japanese Restaurant, Zenjo has adopted for a minimalistic and modern approach for the interior design of its premises. Using grey as the primary colour and wooden elements to enliven the atmosphere, a significant feature of this restaurant is its stainless steel stairway to the first level, which appears to be supported by thin lines of steel. A green wall with artificial grass is also set to bring the restaurant’s patrons one step closer to nature as well as offer a balance of cosiness and comfort against the coldness of the neutral shades.

THE GLADES

The Glades is an upscale residential development that consists of 76 units of exclusive Zero Lot Bungalows and Semi-detached houses in Alma, Bukit Mertajam on mainland Penang. Playing with earthy shades of taupe, ochre, beige and caramel, the highlight of this show unit are the suspended steel rods and lights that hang from the ceiling at the stairway, which provide a visual experience from the lower level all the way to the top level. In accentuating the ambiance of the show unit, designer furniture and fittings add charm to the setting and give the home a unique character.

U HOTEL

Located in the heart of Sungai Dua in Penang, U Hotel’s contemporary façade sparks a dramatic contrast against the existing buildings in its vicinity. Opting for the Minimalist style, U Hotel’s concept is wrapped around black meshed fencing panels, crudely finished cement-rendered walls and a bright sunny yellow that is part of the hotel’s corporate identity. Modern and sleek yet cosy and comfy, its design identity is reflected from the exterior façade to the labyrinth of rooms inside.

TIDO HOSTEL

A modest-sized hostel set in the heart of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tido Hostel presents a fresh take on what is dubbed as the new urban chic. The hostel is designed with linear lines, cool colours and a whole lot of character when it comes to enticing city travellers. With grey cement-rendered floors and walls set against lush green plants and bright orange segments at strategic corners, the Tido Hostel also features a range of modern minimalist furniture and frames that go beyond the pictures on its walls.

SANRITZ

Sanritz Hair Studio is located at Lorong Birch near the famed Gurney Drive. For Sanritz Hair Studio, the concept was modern, elegant and practical. Dark Teak flooring accompanied by leather armchairs and warm lighting helps to create an atmosphere of relaxation and cosiness, which is essential to the nature of its business. Its elegance is further illuminated by the natural light that enters from the windows.

KPMG

A new modern interior was embraced by KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, advisory and taxation service. Since their move to Gurney Paragon, sleek lines and clean geographical shapes have taken centre stage inside its office premises. Full length windows reduce the need for extensive in-house lighting while the marble flooring helps to reflect natural lighting, illuminating the office space. Faux wall panels provide the necessary storage for hidden lighting and seek to create a 3D perspective and its asymmetrical design concept, which run across the entire office, offers a fun and fresh perspective for an otherwise serious industry.

THE GALLERIA by BSG Property

The BSG Group’s Sales Gallery, also known as The Galleria, is one of the projects where we were tasked with both the architectural and interior design aspect of the project, virtually from conceptualisation to its successful completion in 2015. Situated along the prominent Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah in Penang, The Galleria’s concept is built upon a series of unique angular compositions, which begins with the building structure and frame and is echoed throughout its interior design and furnishing. Cementitious flooring, Eiffel white marble stones, raw tropical timber, cable rods, raw steel and oxidised steel – all of these elements were used to create integrated spaces that not only offer an aesthetic appeal but are also well-balanced with practicality and functionality.

HONDA SHOWROOM

Situated in Bukit Mertajam, the Honda Showroom was designed to provide a comfortable venue for their customers as well as offer a pleasant and modern workplace for their employees. The discussion area was equipped with a refreshment counter and minimalist bar stools to keep the mood casual and light. In the background, the dark Olive green tiled wall offers a gentle contrast to the khaki-coloured laminated flooring. The space is further enhanced with matching shades of furniture pieces and accessories.

ECO BOTANIC

Eco Botanic is an upscale residential project by EcoWorld Development comprising a series of landed homes which are inspired by classic colonial architecture with a touch of contemporary flair. Part of the Iskandar Malaysia development in Johor, this phase of Eco Botanic features an elegant frontage, seamless living spaces and a floor-to-ceiling skylight that gives plenty of natural lighting and seeks to invite the outdoors inside.

SEVENTY NINE RESIDENCE

Seventy Nine Residence is a luxurious condominium development in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, that comprises 148 spacious homes with a spread of delightful facilities and meticulously landscaped grounds. Built atop tall pillars, the project bears the signature of contemporary comfort and style with functional living spaces and lush surroundings that include an abundant of vertical landscaped greenery, water fountains and water features. Clean, sleek and sophisticated, Seventy Nine Residence aims to enhance the lifestyles of its residents and elevate life to new heights.

ECO MAJESTIC TERRACES

A large development encompassing 1089 acres of Freehold land in Semenyih, Selangor, the Eco Majestic Terraces is an exquisite synthesis of form and function, environmentalism and luxury. For the Mellowood terrace homes, neutral colours of black and white dominate the façade in the form of randomly juxtaposed fins to give an illusion of verticality and a perspective of depth. Spaces are seamlessly connected from the indoors to the outdoors while the verandas overlook a linear landscaped park, providing ample opportunities for its residents to enjoy nature at their doorsteps.

SETIA V RESIDENCES - TYPE A2 (2753 sf)

A posh luxury condominium located on prime real estate between Kelawei Road and Gurney Drive in Penang, V Residences is the crème de la crème of urban living. As the Interior Design consultant for its show unit, our design inspiration derives from modern resort-style living with bright, airy spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook panoramic views of the sea and Gurney Drive, and bespoke furniture pieces that are one of a kind and created specifically for the home. Upon the client's request, we added geometrical compositions to each living space, which provide a focal point for each room while binding the rest of the living areas together in uniformity.

SETIA V RESIDENCES - TYPE B2 (1376 sf)

A posh luxury condominium located on prime real estate between Kelawei Road and Gurney Drive in Penang, V Residences is the crème de la crème of urban living. Making the most of the island’s warm and sunny weather, this show unit presents a contrast of warm and neutral colours that add character to the home while making it a nest of comfort and enjoyment. While floor-to-ceiling windows allow for abundant natural light and increased airflow around the house, rich, earthy tones and wooden touches in the form of furniture, timber flooring and wooden panelling offer plenty of warmth and cosiness. To complete the modern resort-style look, the house is designed with furniture and fittings that exude class and practical functionality.

THE ADDRESS

Located in Bukit Jambul, Penang, The Address is a luxury condominium that exudes indulgence in tranquillity. To give a timeless touch to the two show units, a contemporary alternative is taken in designing its interior. Rich wooden textures are juxtaposed with pristine white and light grey tones to conjure an ambiance of lavishness and cosiness. While the resting areas of the home are muted down in warm colours for soothing relaxation, the living and play areas are effectively played up with bright colours – to offer functional living spaces that cater to specific needs and purposes.

ONE TANJONG

At One Tanjong, an opulent super condominium located along the famed coast of Tanjung Bungah in Penang, space is richly abundant. As the Design Consultant for its common facilities’ area and show unit, we wanted to give an impression of minimalistic contemporary sophistication that is well-balanced with a warm atmosphere and verdant greenery, where every form is brought about to fulfil a unique function. With a play of luxurious wood textures, natural stones and designer furniture and ornaments, the home is one that beckons its residents into the lap of absolute luxury.

ONE TANJONG (MICHAEL)

Situated along the Tanjung Bungah coastline with an unobstructed view of the sea and over four thousand square feet of space, One Tanjong stands as one of the most coveted luxury condominiums in Penang. For this private residence, a neutral monochromatic scheme that dominates the interior instantly invokes a sense of harmony and modernity. Upon entering, a grand arch warmly welcomes the residents into the living hall, which is designed to cater to social gatherings for the family. It features capacious seating areas, entertainment and a beautiful view of the private pool. Walking into the kitchen, an efficient use of space makes it convenient to cook and simply move around. Opening up the walls to the study also gives rise to a feeling of expansiveness. To give each space some privacy, vertical louvred partitions are placed strategically around the house. Finally, an array of stylish furniture pieces and luxurious touches add life to the home, while providing an atmosphere of balance that is both welcoming and celebratory.

ONE TANJONG (LAURENCE)

Situated along the Tanjung Bungah coastline with a panoramic view of the sea and over four thousand square feet of space, One Tanjong stands as one of the most coveted luxury condominiums in Penang. Featuring a minimalist design, colour and ornamentation is kept to a bare minimum at this private residence. Wooden laminates for the kitchen cabinets, wardrobes and TV cabinet as well as tasteful solid wood furniture around the house adds warmth and keeps the spaces cosy and comfortable. This is well complemented by natural stone surfaces in the kitchen and restrooms that provide a sense of luxury and elegance. Simple, practical and clutter-free, each space in this home brings out a new facet of today's contemporary lifestyle.

MARC HOTEL SUITES

Situated along Jalan Song Ban Keng in Bukit Mertajam, the Marc Hotel Suites is the first serviced residential project to introduce a tri-key concept comprising a 2-bedroom unit, deluxe studio and mini studio, which are served by separate entrances. To give its interiors a soothing and cosy ambiance, we played with earthy and neutral tones throughout the spaces that are contrasted by textured wooden elements and furniture to match. While ground-to-ceiling glass panels are used to offer a sense of space between the kitchen and living hall, they also contribute to enhance the visual appeal of the home.

SANTUARI COMMERCIAL CENTRE

A low-density commercial project comprising only 31 units of double-storey shop offices in Alma, Bukit Mertajam, Santuari Commercial Centre paves the way for contemporary businesses with its sophisticated façade, vast optimal layouts and prime location. Conceptualised with a balance of outdoor and indoor spaces to cater to various types of businesses, the development also features ample parking bays and verdant suburban surroundings.

PEARL RESIDENCES

The Pearl Residences is a Freehold luxury residential development by Seni Bahagia Sdn. Bhd. that is situated within the lush green surroundings of Batu Ferringhi in Penang. It comprises 36 units of semi-detached homes with a sizeable built-up of 3,095 square feet onwards. For its show unit, the theme revolves around the use of wooden wall panelling, designer furniture and clean neutral tones to conjure an atmosphere of stylish elegance that is inundated with urban chic. Modern, spacious and complete with everything for a contemporary lifestyle, the home is indeed one that beckons its residents home to absolute luxury.

IHS MARKIT

Located along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah in Penang, the IHS Markit's new office is a picture of vibrant contemporary design. To streamline the new space with its corporate identity, the office is designed in a monochromatic palette with pops of colour to keep the place lively and active. Angular forms and elements are employed throughout the office areas, providing uniformity in design and colour. The training room that fits up to 92 pax is installed with operable partitions that divide it into three smaller rooms when the need arises, while phone rooms are divided with semi-frosted glass wall to allow for private discussions. In creating a conducive environment, the collaboration areas comprise a mixture of sofas and lounge chairs for casual discussions. Each are linked to relevant workstations and include high laptop desks with timber panelling to create a separating boundary to its adjacent walkway.

M GALLERIA

Part of M Mall O2O which is adjacent to Penang Times Square, M Galleria comprises a supermarket, cafeteria and bakery with a distinctive display concept. Designed in modern vintage style, the place is kept pleasant and lively with a blend of patterned floor tiles, decorative wall tiles, an abundant use of wooden elements juxtaposed with black steel frames for contrast and track lighting for flexibility and energy efficiency. From the cashier counters to the restrooms, every piece of furniture, wallpaper and tile in this modern grocery shop is meticulously matched to conjure a pleasant ambiance and an enjoyable experience for both shoppers and workers alike.

SUNWAY SALES GALLERY & REGIONAL OFFICE

A beacon of understated elegance with a Gold-rated Green Building Index (GBI) Certification, Sunway Property's new office and sales gallery at Jalan Anson, Penang truly encapsulates its vibrant corporate identity. Perforated panels that were installed on the facade act as sun protection for the building's occupants by day, while by night, they serve as a screen for projecting an array of colours that light up its surroundings. Inside, its design concept is streamlined with geometrical lines that create continuity from the floor to the wall and ceiling in the gallery area; wooden panelling that frames its office pantry to segregate the space as well as create a sense of place for its employees and an open concept office layout that is designed to foster collaboration - offering a grand statement of a sales gallery that is unparalleled in form and functionality.

SETIA FONTAINES SALES GALLERY

Designed to be a sales gallery for the Setia Fontaines project in Bertam, it features a fountain concept that is built around a spiral staircase leading from the ground to the second floor. The conceptual fountain rises to the top and opens up to a curved ceiling, symbolic of flowing water. For the coffee and tea bar island as well as the façade signage, the Blue Onyx Marble is used for its luxurious touch and excellent translucent properties that allow light to shine through. In the evenings, the two-storey fountain lights up beautifully with an array of concealed lighting and LED light fixtures while the Blue Onyx gives the place a sapphire glow that is both enchanting and spectacular. As part of Setia's vision to go green, the interiors have also been designed with cherry wood laminates, complementary earthy tones and plenty of plants to add colour and vibrancy to the venue.

BEVERLY HEIGHTS

Nestled atop a 4.1-acre hill and surrounded by lush greenery at an elevation of 110 metres above sea level, Beverly Heights is an upscale, boutique residential development comprising less than 20 units of 4-storey bungalows, each overlooking the city with magnificent views of the Penang Bridge. Designed with a minimum built-up of 5,938 square feet, the residences are ideal for 3 generational families with 4+1 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. As the design and build consultant for its show unit, we were tasked with showcasing a luxury-inspired lifestyle that is classy yet contemporary. Combining different elements and textures from marble tops and crystal chandeliers to leather-bound furniture and velvet upholstery while juxtaposing decor pieces of different eras into each living space, we were able to re-create the cohesive essence of Ralph Lauren - an eminent design style that reflects prominence and prestige.

VANGOHH EMINENT PREMIER HOTEL

Realising a vision of a premier hotel that caters for exquisite lifestyles and luxurious indulgences, the Vangohh Eminent Premier Hotel is conceptualised. Spanning an area of 3.23 acres, this mixed development comprises an upscale hotel, clubhouse, nursery, karaoke, six restaurants, banquet hall, aqua spa, tennis court, children's playground, swimming pool, rooftop sky lounge and gymnasium, all of which are designed lavishly in various Modern Classic styles with no expense spared. Meticulously landscaped for a lush tropical ambiance, the unique feature about this hotel is in its design concept, which changes with every room you enter.

THE PENTHOUSE

The Penthouse is a symbol of sophisticated elegance and timelessness. Situated on elevated grounds in Tanjong Tokong, Penang, opposite Tesco Tanjung Seri Pinang, it is a very low-density luxury condominium with only 22 units. Each home reserves the privilege to enjoy a panoramic view of the straits of Malacca as well as verdant rolling hills on other side. Completed in 2015, The Penthouse features expansive layouts of 5,000 square feet for the standard units and a massive 9,000 square feet for its penthouse unit. As the appointed architect for the project and the interior designer for its show house, the design language is contemporary, with simple form and understated elegance. The facilities are divided into two levels, with the BBQ area, jogging track, community area, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, shower and pantry on Level 2 and a rooftop Sky Garden on Level 17.

ANDAMAN @ QUAYSIDE

Part of the grand master plan of Quayside at Seri Tanjung Pinang in Penang, an upscale residential development that features a 7-acre landscaped park and a 4.5-acre residents-only signature water park and club house, the Andaman penthouse also provides for over 4,000 square feet of living space that comes complete with a private pool and unhindered sea views. For this penthouse, contemporary elegance sums up the essence of its interior design. A harmonious balance is maintained throughout the house via a juxtaposition of warm and cool tones, modern and vintage furniture, and a curated selection of bespoke ornamentation. In keeping the ambiance bright and buoyant, a primary colour scheme comprising light shades of blue, yellows and whites is used throughout the house. These vibrant colours are further accentuated by the wooden furniture pieces and dark hardwood flooring that runs throughout the entire house, providing a balanced composition that is elegant yet casual.

THE RAMP HOUSE

The Ramp House is an icon of modern minimalism whereby simplicity is embraced through a combination of colour, material, form and function. Situated in one of the most affluent neighbourhoods on the island, the house features a tropical courtyard at the centre, which functions to bring nature into the interior of the house and invoke a relaxing ambiance that is surrounded by greenery. This also meant that the house is naturally divided into two blocks, resulting in a natural division of public and family spaces and privacy for the family members. Instead of being linked by stairs and bridges across the courtyard, the front and rear blocks are linked by a series of ramps, which also double as the main feature of the house, with views of the lush courtyard and swimming pool. Inside, rich textures from the fully imported American Walnut wood and Brazillian Teak wood exude a welcoming warmth that transcends the entire house. Imported marble adorn the house with beauty, luxury and uniformity, while evoking a sense of prestige. Complete with designer furniture and best-in-class fixtures and fittings, the Ramp House is indeed a paradise to live in and an even rarer gem to own.