The Cranes

The Cranes is a multi-shophouse project that expanded from the restoration and redevelopment of one shophouse to include two other adjacent shophouses, thus creating a series of apartments with communal spaces, much reminiscent of old kampong (village) communities. Its unifying design concept revolves around the idea of community living and is very much grounded in the cultural and geographical context of the Joo Chiat neighbourhood where the shophouses are located in. While each apartment is ultimately a self-contained, private space, a multitude of communal spaces is placed strategically throughout The Cranes and is designed to cultivate interaction and bonding in a spontaneous, organic manner, and foster a local shophouse community.