STACKED HOMES: LIVING IN SERIES
DIRECTOR, CONCEPT, CINEMATOGRAPHER
Ongoing Project - Started Early 2021
Video Series Count: Over 1,000,000 organic views
Stacked is an online editorial aimed at helping Singapore home buyers, sellers and renters make better decisions. Living In is an ongoing video series in pursuit of celebrating interior design in Singapore from the homeowner's perspective, I've been tasked to create a new video series for Stacked Homes as we have realised the fact that many homeowners have a struggle to find inspirations for homes especially in the Singapore context. We needed to create a platform to form conversations about how ordinary Singaporeans create their dream home as part of their lifestyle.
As the director of this project, I have been tasked to concept, research and create a unique video series that will enable future homeowners to be inspired, and to inspire through interior design and living. The series have been tremendously successful - garnering the video channel 32k subscribers since the inception of the YouTube channel seven months
HIGHEST PERFORMING VIDEO- 500K VIEWS TO DATE
This week, we visit a lush landed home located in the east, which has been a family home for 30 years. The home originally had just 2 bedrooms, living, dining and a utility room. The father and son duo, Marcus and Mohan, are both architects and gradually renovated the home to fit the family’s needs over time which includes a new family area as well as a study room. Over these 30 years, the home has been filled with art, ceramic works and collectibles made or collected by the family, creating a very personal space.
The family also chose to build around a large tree that was on the property instead of removing it, which ultimately became the relaxing corner in their entertainment room. Due to the west-facing of the home, the family also cleverly took advantage of the foliage by using weights to grow it sideways. These bent trees and plants then then acted as a natural barrier from the sun, and creates a nice effect of the light flowing into the home.
We really like the overall open and natural feel to the space, almost as if the home was in nature. It’s a huge contrast to the today’s modern, yet arguably cold feel that many landed homes go for. It’s a breath of fresh air to come home to such a lush home, especially in an urban setting like Singapore. We’re also absolutely riveted to see how much of the family’s warmth can be felt in the home.