Located on a bustling street corner in the CBD, this new 3-storey building on a shophouse lot in a conservation area has a pitched roof, although its expression is different from its neighbours. The aluminium roof is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional pitched shophouse roof. It is arranged along an off-axis and has a non-parallel ridge to allow flexibility in pulling the roof eaves in different directions to accommodate appropriate climatic responses.
'Folded' concrete fins (developed based on single-user 1800mm long workstations) allow users to view the city without the city infringing into the workspace, while modulating natural daylight. A rooftop terrace at the rear of the building tapers and wraps around the side to provide users relief from the enclosed workspace.
To contrast with the brightly-painted historic surroundings, an achromatic palette was chosen, utilitising only black, white and grey tones.