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Simei Street 3 Namly Place New Market Road Tampines Ave 1 Neram Road Depot Road Seletar Green View

Dec 30, 2007


Think of bamboo and images of Chinese courtyards or teahouses pop up. Property developer Gemdale recently commissioned the designers at One Plus Partnership to create a pleasant living experience - though not necessarily only in the residents' homes - in one of its projects and look what the creatives came up with.

Bamboo is the leitmotif of one of the eleven lobbies. Practically everything here is bamboo-green or bamboo-inspired. My, even the letter boxes are artfully arranged like leaves on a bamboo stem.

In Chinese literature and visual arts, bamboo stands for serenity and is an oft-repeated theme. The plant, which coincidentally is a fundamental element of Zen, is also the darling of the country’s landscape architects. "Its strong and straight appearance represents a man with a noble mind, a gentleman."

Those who scream in disgust at the sight of green would stay away from this lobby. But I say it's not too bad a place to meet your neighbors and check out those letters...

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