Happening from April to June 2017 at SPRMRKT in Telok Ayer, this photo exhibition captures the interiors of 118 HDB homes taken over the last three years
It’s no secret that Singapore has a scarcity of land (there are those who beg to differ), and it’s common to find most Singaporeans living in government-run HDB flats with relatively limited space. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be “home, sweet home”, nor does it mean that tenants have to compromise on their interior design goals. Wanna see how they do it?
This was the mission embarked on by Japanese artists, Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki, and architecture lecturer, Tomohisa Miyauchi, three years ago. Since then, the trio has documented the creatively furnished homes of 118 HDB homes, and eventually published their findings in a 700-page photobook that you can now get a glimpse of at SPRMRKT on McCallum Street.
Exhibiting everything from DIY gardens to walls of kitsch, and entertainment pads filled with pool tables, these pictures capture the charm, resourcefulness, and diversity you’re capable of finding in these quintessential Singaporean abodes. Whether you’re looking for home décor inspo, or you just like to appreciate top-notch photography while grabbing a local bite – SPRMRKT will also be serving traditional sweets and snacks – this three-month exhibition in the city will be right up your alley. This is how Singaporeans really live like.
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