Abstract

Chang Yong-Ter (Chang Architects) and Ling Hao (Linghao Architects) create homes that appear to be intimately adapted to their inhabitants’ lives. The house is like a bespoke object, designed to make space for daily rituals and interactions. This is quite contrary to the stereotype of the architect, who imposes his or her own beliefs, interests, and aesthetic preferences on the project. How then, does the sensitive architects project himself into the lives of the inhabitant, without being intrusive? When—if ever—does the desire of the architect come into conflict with the habitus of the client?

At SUTD, Chang Yong-Ter and Ling Hao will discuss their methods of design and research into the lives of the clients, and how this study has given inspiration to their highly original work.