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5 Minutes With… Plystudio

Plystudio’s Victor Lee and Jacqueline Yeo operate within the inter-related fields of interiors, architecture and urbanism; they constantly seek to question prevailing types and redefine typological constructs in the work they do.

5 Minutes With… Plystudio


July 4th, 2012

Describe your design philosophy.

We would like to see it more as a way of adaptive working rather than a strong doctrine that we need to adhere to.

Projects you are busy with at the moment.

We are completing a workspace building for a film and production company in Batam, designing a residential extension to the home of a multi-generational family and an art gallery for a local institution, as well as working on some other small scale interior projects for various clients.

Top 3 influences.

Cities, culture, clothing.



The Soup Spoon

Favourite local landmark/building.

No particular building but rather a collection of how buildings and their in between spaces make up the scale and experience of the city.

Favourite international landmark/building.

We have always been inspired by dense cities like Hong Kong and Tokyo where the inherent landforms and planning instruments of the city result in surprising urban experiences.



Campus Bridge

Dream project – real or imaginary.

We imagine designing our own ‘house’ sometime in the near future with whatever limited funds we have.

Dream person to collaborate with.

A client who is receptive to new ideas and genuinely comes to us for the work that we do and believe in.


Sectional pleats sun-shading installation at National Junior College

Favourite decade of design.

The 1990s – when we first started studying architecture and design, there was no Internet.

Number 1 concern for the design industry.

A lack of a critical audience.


Design for Enterprises Centre

One item in the workplace you can’t live without.

Something to draw on and something to draw with.

The most interesting thing about the way you work.

Questioning existing type and conventions in our work through a systemic approach of developing an appropriate design language.

Read the abridged version of Cubes magazine’s interview with Plystudio here.


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