Nigel Peake- Architect and Artist

He is an Architect and Artist. Born in 1981 at Northern Ireland, UK.
He creates works that represents familiar landscapes and urban architecture through his own unique perspective in a style that is simple yet still contains a sense of reality.
Currently based in Paris and Northern Ireland, he works with companies and galleries around the world on wide range of projects.

DEE exhibition , Muji @ Plaza Singapura

 

IDEE

Life is an Art

A chair that you sit on everyday, an arrangement of seasonal flowers, your favourite books… A space can leave a lasting impression, not just the furniture but the coherence of all things contained within it. At IDEE, we believe that creating a comfortable space with a great sense of harmony is the quickest path to achieving a rich and fulfilling lifestyle.

One of the ways to make this possible is through art, which adds colour, sophistication, surprise, and joy to life. The mysterious appeal infused in the art by its creator adds richness to the time spent in the space.

At IDEE, we see art not as something special, but rather as a familiar element for enlivening everyday spaces. As such, we offer art that works well with interior decoration.

When IDEE discovered Nigel Peake’s book of drawings, they felt a refreshing sense of surprise and attraction to the unique worldview unfolding within it. Peake’s colourful and intricate images depict familiar scenes and urban architecture that offer the viewer new perspectives. It shows playful element of fantasy, as if it show us a world that we are not seeing.

 

Facade

“I like building facades because they are as expressive as faces, It’s true of lithographs (publication; something impressed ), too. The little surprises that come with overlapping and slipping enriches their expressions. That’s what makes it fun.”

Whatever the subject is, it’s his signature that is acutely present in every creation – the hand drawn, slightly wobbly line that he says is not a knowing style, more a case of “I really draw how I draw.

Path

“It’s an image of when i biked through a plain on my bicycle trip from Edinburgh, UK to Budapest, Hungary”

 

Block

“A view( of an apartment block) that i saw from my friend’s home in Paris that i had rented for a long time. It’s based on a piece that i gave to that friend in place of paying rent ”

 

Nigel Peake x Hermes

“A Walk In The City” wall panel; $1,302.

 

For their latest collection of tableware, Hermès looked to the art world and teamed up with Nigel Peake, known for his geometric sketches and use of vibrant color. The result is a whimsical array of porcelain pieces, ranging from plates to bowls to teapots. The collection, aptly named “A Walk in the Garden”celebrates the magic of springtime and all the colors that come with it. Nigel Peake’s freehand designs, with his use of repeating floral motifs, are equal parts quaint and modern.

 

 

By

Max Teng

Kiyonori Kikutake – A Renowned Architect

Japanese architect

April 1, 1928 – December 26, 2011

 

Architect Kiyonori Kikutake is one of the founders of the movement Metabolist Japan.

He Studied in Waseda University in 1950.

This was a marked era in architecture Japan, by the influence of modernism and Le Corbusier especially.

The influence of Le Corbusier reached Kikutake through the incursions of Japanese architects in the CIAM 8 and successive congresses.

In these, Japan could come into contact with Western ideas and the modern movement, and the use of concrete.

In 1958 he built his own house in Tokyo, the Skyhouse.

Sky House was the house designed and built by the Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake for himself in 1958. It is an elevated single volume that actually exemplifies both these key standards on a local scale.

The house comprises of a single 10x10m concrete slab raised up on 4,5 m high wharfs situated on the central axe of every side, with a specific purpose to free the corners with its piers additionally support the concrete rooftop.

Combination of thick and thin forms. The house is suspended under the structure as though there is a table on the interior space.

The pillars are located on the shafts of each side of the square forming the housing to release the corners. In addition to supporting the slab, the pillars also support the concrete roof.

To Kikutake redesigning the cover gaskets was allowing this operation regarding the Metabolists construction principles, interchangeability and flexibility.

On the cover Kikutake mixes traditional Japanese style with Western versionfor a more practical structure.

The best concrete deck supports force caused by strong winds and has more dynamic resistance, allowing cover larger distances with the minimum use of material.

The buttresses of the roof, reminiscent of the place for ornamentation in the traditional Japanese roofs, bring more balance and strength to the assembly.

 

 

The home space is defined by the permanent spaces, which need not undergo changes, and temporary spaces capable of being changed, deleted, added, expanded or reduced in size.

The latter, called “movenettes” control the relationship of the building with its surroundings. Among the changeable units are the children’s room, kitchen and bathroom. This change facilitates the idea of ​​adapting the house to future needs.

 

 

The architect shows his rejection of functionalism placing the free space in the center of the house and servers bordering the perimeter of the housing spaces in the interior is typical of the traditional houses of Japan. All around this central space is a balcony that wraps around the building.

The sky-house applies this principle on the small scale, addressing the changeability inherent in a single family.

The first addition to the main volume was the children room, a small space plugged under the floor, (a “move-net” as the architect likes to call it), which was removed when the children moved away.

 

By

Max Teng

 

Credits and References:

Skyhouse

https://www.archdaily.com/477882/le-corbusier-model-for-the-metabolists

Sky House / Kiyonori Kikutake

 

Privilege to have them!

San Teck International is privileged to have 3 aspiring ID interns to work with us and to give us new ideas about Interior Designs, Architecture, new business innovations and many more! I am privileged to be able to share some of your brilliant and aspiring works- stay tuned for more information 🙂

Kim

San Teck International

 

Urbane Basin Themes

A little more information about Urbane Basin Themes and how our amazing natural stone basins fit into these popular themes:

 

THEME: ZEN

 

Zen Granite RB Absoluto Black
R/B Absoluto Black Stone Basin

The deep black of the Zen basins almost seem to reflect peace and tranquillity. These black beauties give your bathroom an added sense of meditative calm. Just as Zen is the togetherness of body and mind, this stone basin is a perfect fusion of nature and man with a stone exterior and polished interior.

 

THEME: NATURE

Nature Sandstone Terra Waves
Terra Waves Stone Basin

For every tree-hugger, there’s a way to capture your very own bit of Earth in your bathroom. Nature beckons with a simple, fuss-free setup that preserves the beauty of the stones’ natural waves and veins. Leave this sandstone basin in your little sanctuary and make it be the focus of a nature-themed bathroom. Created with natural stone, these basins are your very own piece of Earth’s majesty – what you’ll start and end your day with.

 

THEME: ECLECTIC

Grey Spot Tall Basin
Grey Spot Tall Stone Basin

Keep your bathroom one-of-a-kind with your very own eclectic basin. Each piece is a statement of personal style and a showcase of your very own perception of beauty. This unusual granite beauty doubles as a piece of art and a basin. The simple, unorthodox structure adds a touch of quirkiness to your bathroom, and will have you marvelling at it for years to come. Eclectic designs are the perfect adorning touch for a bathroom that is one of a kind.

 

THEME: ELEGANCE

Elegance Onyx Honey
Honey Onyx Basin

Live the high life with these Elegant basins adding splendour to your bathroom. Glossy, polished stones with beautiful veins running through them are popular choices for luxurious bathrooms. They exude a sense of refinement, opulence and grandeur. This onyx basin with golden veins looks fit for aristocracy and will be the crowning glory of your bathroom.

 

THEME: MODERN

Crema Marfil Basin
Crema Marfil Stone Basin

For the urban city-dweller, the modern theme provides clean silhouettes that keep your bathroom looking timeless. With elaborate coloured veins patterning the neutral, clean-cut stones, these basins are characteristic of the fresh, flawless style of modernistic themes. This classic, cream-coloured basin is garnished with dove grey veins, making it a versatile piece that is able to match a range of themed colour combinations.

Urbane Basin is the only Natural Stone Basin Provider in Singapore that gives Homebuyers and Interior Designers an expansive range of natural stone basin selections, with the ease to purchase and order in small quantity at exceptional pricing.

For more product information, do visit our gallery at www.urbanebasin.com/gallery

If you have enquiry, drop us a mail by clicking HERE!

Bathroom will never be the same again.”

 

Kim

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San Teck International

Urbane Basin Gallery Officially Opens!

Urbane Basin Entrance Urbane Basin Stone Basin Display rbane Basin Vanity Suite

Welcome to Urbane Basin Gallery! It is located at Pioneer Junction (3 Soon Lee Street, #05-35, S627606). After almost 2 months of renovation from a bare unit, we have transformed  successfully to a cosy yet simple showroom room which comprises of the following segment

  • Natural Stone Basins Display
  • Vanity Suites
  • Mosaics Suite
  • Granite and Marble Corner

At our new Showroom, customers will be spoilt with over 50 different natural stone basins to choose from. To allow easier decision making, we have catered different sets of countertops and taps so that homebuyers can mix and match the basins to their liking or to the closest match of ideal bathroom. To match your bathroom settings, we also have in place an area to display the different colour of the bathroom tiles as background to complete to your ideal setting, be it Zen, Nature, Modern, Elegance or Eclectic.

What if you want something that is not under our gallery? Beside our Urbane Basin under the various themed series, we offer customization, made-to-measure stone basins to match exactly your ideal bathroom settings. These can range from eclectic shapes and dimensions, to vibrant natural colours, just to suit your bathroom theme.

Urbane Basin is the only Natural Stone Basin Provider in Singapore that gives Homebuyers and Interior Designers an expansive range of natural stone basin selections, with the ease to purchase and order in small quantity at exceptional pricing.

For more product information, do visit our gallery at www.urbanebasin.com/gallery

If you have enquiry, drop us a mail by clicking HERE!

Bathroom will never be the same again.”

 

Kim

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Urbane Basin

San Teck International

 

We Are Moving!

San Teck International is expanding to a bigger space to allow our customers to view our showroom products! Coming this April 2014, we will be moving to Pioneer Junction (3 Soon Lee Street S627606). This is an excellent location where it is close proximity (about 8 mins walk) to Pioneer MRT. At our new office, we will be displaying our full range of Natural Stone Basins under my premier brand Urbane Basin.  We will have Bathroom display sets for customers to have a feel and look at how our basins match with different themes (Zen, Modern, Elegance, Nature and Eclectic). Customers can also mix and match basins with our selected countertops and cabinets.  We now have over 40 stone basins display, together with unique taps and waste fittings, and mirrors for customer to choose!

Bathroom will never be the same again.

Besides Our Natural Stone Basin, we will also be displaying Mosaics, Natural Stones and LED display.  Stone samples are available for customers to take back for references.

Coupled with our in-house builder and contractor, we are now providing end to end service to our customers.

Come visit us in April! You will be caught surprised! Guaranteed.

Urbane Basin is the only Natural Stone Basin Provider in Singapore that gives Homebuyers and Interior Designers an expansive range of natural stone basin selections, with the ease to purchase and order in small quantity at exceptional pricing. Call us to visit our Showroom where we display over 40 different natural stone basins.

What if you want something that is not under our gallery? Beside our Urbane Basin under the various themed series, we offer customization, made-to-measure stone basins to match exactly your ideal bathroom settings. These can range from eclectic shapes and dimensions, to vibrant natural colours, just to suit your bathroom theme. Time to have a uniquely Bathroom of your own!

For more product information, do visit our gallery at www.urbanebasin.com/gallery

If you have enquiry, drop us a mail by clicking HERE!

Kim

San Teck International

 

Urbane Basin- Arrival of New Stone Basins (Singapore)

 

Urbane Basin has brought in new natural stone basins to Singapore! We have categorised the basins under the following themes:

 

Zen

Engraved Mongolia Black Stone Basin

Engraved Mongolia Black Stone Basin

Fancy a piece of artwork in your bathroom, on your vanity top? This handcrafted Granite basin engraves dragon symbol around the circumference of the Mongolian stone basin, to give a nostalgic oriental feel, akin to having a treasured antique. This basin can be used in a Zen themed or Oriental design, where rich heritage can be felt.

 

Woven Mongolia Black Basin

Iight Imperial Jade Stone Basin

This Woven Mongolia Stone basin reveals a little of an ancient Egyptian work. Woven by lines of circles on the exterior and honed finished on the inside, this artwork will delight many owners who want to add a different touch to existing bathrooms.

 

Modern

Basalt Bluestone Basin

Basalt Stone Basin

Simple. Clean and Monochrome. This basalt stone basin matches to a modern world settings where minimalism and simplicity is emphasized. Basalt stone (also commonly known as bluestone) is a volcanic stone that has been used in architecture for centuries.

 

Light Imperial Jade Marble Stone Basin

Iight Imperial Jade Stone Basin

Fancy a basin that exhibits a stint of wildness? This stone basin has natural gold veins nested across the surfaces, depicting to a picture similar to a web. Expressive and explosive, this is what the basin is eluding!

 

Customization

What if you want something that is not under our gallery? Beside our Urbane Basin under the various themed series, we offer customization, made-to-measure stone basins to match exactly your ideal bathroom settings. These can range from eclectic shapes and dimensions, to vibrant natural colours, just to suit your bathroom theme. Time to have a uniquely Bathroom of your own!

 

Urbane Basin is the only Natural Stone Basin Provider in Singapore that gives Homebuyers and Interior Designers an expansive range of natural stone basin selections, with the ease to purchase and order in small quantity at exceptional pricing. Call us to visit our Showroom where we display over 25 different natural stone basins.

For more product information, do visit our gallery at www.urbanebasin.com/gallery

If you have enquiry, drop us a mail by clicking HERE!

 

Kim

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San Teck International

Urbane Basin launched in Bathroom + Kitchen Today Magazine

Catch Urbane Basin in Bathroom + Kitchen Today Edition Q3 2013!  Urbane Basin is privileged to be in the limelight features in this quarterly magazine. Bathroom + Kitchen Today (BKT) is a leading, regional high-end trade magazine in Asia featuring luxurious bathrooms, kitchens and surfaces from around the world. Published in Singapore, the quarterly magazine reaches out to a progressive, diverse and dynamic global audience of more than 31,000 print and digital readers.

Bathroom + Kitchen Today (Q3 2013)              Urbane Basin

 

Urbane Basin- Editorial Writeup

 

Urbane Basin is the only Natural Stone Basin Provider in Singapore that gives Homebuyers and Interior Designers an expansive range of natural stone basin selections, with the ease to purchase and order in small quantity at exceptional pricing. We also provide Customization of your choice shapes and dimensions to perfectly match and fit your bathroom themes.

 

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Launched recently under the arm of San Teck International, Urbane Basin(s) are carved using 100% solid natural stone from different parts of the world. Urbane basin has a range of natural stone basins, in different colours and contours, to compliment your bathroom theme, from our stone type ranging from Granite, Marble, Sandstone, Pebblestone and Mosaics, together with a variety of different sizes, just to suit your ideal bathroom. Stone Basins are one of its kind- the natural feel and vivid and true colour of the stone that clearly distinct from other types of basins. With stone basins, you are akin to living in top stars hotels which place great emphasis in lavish bathroom setting that eludes coziness and relaxation. Designed and created with emphasis in superior quality, Urbane Basin’s beautifully handcrafted wash basin is synonymous with luxury, and renowned for its natural, organic feel and individual sculptural lines. With this specialty, each stone is unique in its way with no identical match. Bathroom will never be the same.

Our themes series are Zen, Modern, Elegance, Nature and Eclectic

Zen

Urbane Basin- Zen

A Zen bathroom promotes tranquillity and calm breath when one enters. Due to the highly stressful lives that many live in, a Zen bathroom provides just the type of atmosphere one needs at the end of a busy and hectic day, in the most intimate reflections. Zen reveals a space for wellness and relaxation. Stone basin with a single toned colour coupled with subtle lighting creates a Zen ambience which hovers in calm and comfort

Modern

Urbane Basin- Modern

Contemporary or Modern Living exhibits various forms of designs- from vibrant cosmopolitan which eludes bright colours to the opposite spectrum of minimalism that accentuates simplicity. With the clever use of colours and simplified accessories, modern and minimalist atmospheres are created: Harmony, Simplicity and Functionality.

Elegance

Urbane Basin- Elegance

Elegance Series eludes the full representation of Stone Basins. With the intricate use of premier natural stone, these basins harmonize with the lavish display of bathroom. Often seen in hotel and luxurious living, they set unprecedented level of sophistication style with comfort and exclusivity, in the simplest form.

Nature

Urbane Basin- Nature

The natural wood-like and earth veins settings bring one back to the nature- akin to living in an organic rainforest or tropical environment. Nature Earth Series focus on simple setup, which accentuates the fine exhibition of stones’ natural waves and veins.

Eclectic

Urbane Basin- Eclectic

Eclectic style exhibits one’s perception of beauty. Customized basins complement the overall theme that one envisages. Niche stone types ranging from Pebblestone, Mosaics, Travertine, together with choice shapes, play a pivotal role in matching the full bathroom theme

Visit www.urbanebasin today to view our gallery!

You can also download the latest Bathroom + Kitchen today Magazine at http://www.tradelinkmedia.biz/tlm/#

For enquiries about Natural Stone basin, please drop us a mail here- kim@urbanebasin.com or call us at 92291636. We are 24/7!

 

Kim

Urbane Basin | San Teck International

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Common type of Granite Countertops

In the market, there are numerous types of countertops used in residential units. Marble, Solid Surface, Quartz, Granite and ceramics are the common ones used for kitchen as well as vanity countertops.

Today’s topic dived deeper into the common types of granites used for such countertops.

As explained in my previous articles, Granite is a timeless countertop surface, It has been used for surface applications since the beginning of time. Not only does the product stand the test of time, granite slabs greatly increase the value of your home. Second to Marble and premier Quartz, Granite belongs to the costlier spectrum of all countertop types.

Here are some of common granite countertop available in the market.

From China

Rustic Gold Granite Countertop Sapphire Brown Granite Kitchen Countertop

Peacock Green Kitchen Countertop Leo Yellow Granite Kitchen Countertop

Leo White Granite Kitchen Countertop Shanxi Black Granite Kitchen Countertop

(From Left 1st Row: Shanxi Black (with and without golden spots), Rustic Gold, Peacock Green , Leo Yellow, Leo White, G654)

From India

Black Galaxy White Granite Kitchen Countertop Sapphire Brown Granite Kitchen Countertop

(From Left 1st Row: Black Galaxy, Sapphire Brown)

From Finland and England

Tan Brown Granite Kitchen Countertop Baltic Brown Granite Kitchen Countertop

(From Left 1st Row: Baltic Brown, Tan Brown)

From Norway

Blue Pearl Granite Kitchen Countertop Emerald Pearl Granite Kitchen Countertop

(From Left 1st Row: Blue Pearl, Emerald Pearl)

From Brazil

Giallo Fiorito Granite Kitchen Countertop Giallo Veneziano Granite Kitchen Countertop

Santa Cecilia Granite Kitchen Countertop Butterfly Green Granite Kitchen Countertop

Verde Uba Tuba Granite Kitchen Countertop

(From Left 1st Row: Giallo Fiorito, Giallo Veneziano, Santa Cecilia, Butterfly Green, Verde Uba Tuba)

Fancy having a granite countertop? At San Teck international, we have samples of these stones for you to refer to. We provide custom made countertop for your new home and renovation needs. To save storage/ warehousing costs and high labour costs, we specialize in direct import of goods from our factories; these savings will translate to lower price to you.

San Teck International is in Singapore Source Book

San Teck International is in Singapore Source Book 2013, one of main directories for Architect, Designers and Buiding Contractors in Singapore!

San Teck International is featured in various Divisions such as Masonry (Stone, Stone Materials such as Granite, Limestones, Marble, Sandstone and Slate), Furnishings (Sculptures) and Specialities (Manufactured Fireplaces and Bath Accessories), and under Company Index of the directory.

In addition, we are featuring a new premier brand, Urbane Basin, specializing in the natural stone basin to cater for homeowners who just want something different from the common ceramic basins. With Urbane Basin, homeowners can match their basins to their Bathroom theme, in terms of colour and shapes, truly bringing out the essence of their bathroom. Bathroom will never be the same again. Stay tuned ahead as we will be launching this new brand soon into the market.

With the successful launch in Singapore Source Book, we are also listed in Asiabuilders.com, one of the most Asia’s Leading portal for constuction industry. Click here to Asia Builder Link.

San Teck International, registered in Singapore in 2011, specializes in the trading of Granites, Marbles, Mosaics, and Stone monuments such as Stone Sculpture, Tombstone, Tables, Pillars, Fountains and Fireplace. We are also in the trading of sanitary ware such as Natural stone basins, and toilet bowls.

For more information about us and our products, do visit our website or drop us an enquiry

Kim

San Teck International

www.san-teck.com