Our approach disregards dogma and norms.

Our methodology favours invention and experimentation.

Our spaces aspire for soulfulness, sensibility and tactility.

Founded by Lim Shing Hui in 2016, L Architects is a boutique architecture studio based in Singapore that asks simple questions but are intrepid in our interventions. We revel in the hard questions and untested solutions, pushing boundaries to conceive new prototypes. A space is more than a sum of parts, and has ample potential for enhanced living beyond what we are familiar with. This thought shapes our philosophy to making objects, rooms, dwellings, work spaces and gardens.

Not one to subscribe to mere archetypes or typologies, we have in our body of work an apartment interior that embeds qualities of a landed house, nature as a building material, and abandoned structures resurrected into life-giving shells full of wild, aged beauty that makes for an unusual workspace and an extraordinary retail space made from ordinary materials. Also, in design studies transcending scale, a doll’s house to contain bookish treasures, a shoe cabinet that is part umbrella stand, and a floating bedside table that adapts to space and function.

With each piece of work, an architect invites the client into a part of her childhood, habits and beliefs, making the very act of designing a personal one. For Shing Hui, this would be everyday conversation with the natural world. As a child, she was beholden to nature’s gifts and possibilities. Forest treks and scenic discoveries shaped her thinking, and they still do. Nature can reveal many lessons. It is the premise for the studio’s experiments, and a tool to evoke emotion and calm.

L Architects designs for people, and people are multifaceted. Quirks and habits, routines and past times, work and play. These are things we think about – as do you. We understand your apprehensions, your dreams, your lacks and your fancies. We are makers, but also listeners. In our role, we take the client along on a journey of discovery through unlikely ideas into surprising products.

The metamorphosis of concept to pen, and then to built form – we enjoy all the steps it takes, including the back-and-forth dialogue in developing a design, the hours (yes, it does take hours) conceiving and drawing a door or staircase edge detail, as well as the creative energy among collaborators on site. Mostly, we strive to find that one right question that will steer each creation.

Lim Shing Hui – Founding Director & Design Principal

Shing Hui is the founding director & Design Principal of L Architects. She received her Masters of Architecture from the National University of Singapore. Her thesis project was under the tutelage of Professor Erik L’Heureux. Prior to starting her own practice in 2016, she spent her formative professional years working in a renowned local architectural firm. She has been a registered Architect with the Board of Architects Singapore since 2014. Shing Hui carries with her a spirit of curiosity and experimentation into many of her projects with a particular interest on greenery integration.

Tse Lee Shing – Senior Architectural technologist

Lee Shing has more than a decade of experience in combining technical & aesthetic skills in the whole design process. His keen eye for details has brought many delightful projects from concept to completion. He has been heavily involved in L Architects’ high-profile projects. These include The Living Grid House, The House Apartment, Arcadia Garden Interiors, The Window Apartment, House of Trees & A Brick & Mortar Shop.

Reid Tan – Interior Architectural executive

Reid was trained for more than a decade in a renowned architectural firm as an architectural BIM modeler. He has since developed a keen sense of interest in interior architecture projects and is now responsible for site coordination and ensuring that design intent is carried through from inception to the final product.

Our approach disregards dogma and norms.

Our methodology favours invention and experimentation.

Our spaces aspire for soulfulness, sensibility and tactility.

Founded by Lim Shing Hui in 2016, L Architects is a boutique architecture studio based in Singapore that asks simple questions but are intrepid in our interventions. We ravel in the hard questions and untested solutions, pushing boundaries to conceive new prototypes. A space is more than a sum of parts, and has ample potential for enhanced living beyond what we are familiar with. This thought shapes our philosophy to making objects, rooms, dwellings, work spaces and gardens.

Not one to subscribe to mere archetypes or typologies, we have in our body of work an apartment interior that embeds qualities of a landed house, nature as a building material, and abandoned structures resurrected into life-giving shells full of wild, aged beauty that makes for an unusual workspace and an extraordinary retail space made from ordinary materials. Also, in design studies transcending scale, a doll’s house to contain bookish treasures, a shoe cabinet that is part umbrella stand, and a floating bedside table that adapts to space and function.

With each piece of work, an architect invites the client into a part of her childhood, habits and beliefs, making the very act of designing a personal one. For Shing Hui, this would be everyday conversation with the natural world. As a child, she was beholden to nature’s gifts and possibilities. Forest treks and scenic discoveries shaped her thinking, and they still do. Nature can reveal many lessons. It is the premise for the studio’s experiments, and a tool to evoke emotion and calm.

L Architects designs for people, and people are multifaceted. Quirks and habits, routines and past times, work and play. These are things we think about – as do you. We understand your apprehensions, your dreams, your lacks and your fancies. We are makers, but also listeners. In our role, we take the client along on a journey of discovery through unlikely ideas into surprising products.

The metamorphosis of concept to pen, and then to built form – we enjoy all the steps it takes, including the back-and-forth dialogue in developing a design, the hours (yes, it does take hours) conceiving and drawing a door or staircase edge detail, as well as the creative energy among collaborators on site. Mostly, we strive to find that one right question that will steer each creation.

Lim Shing Hui – Founding Director & Design Principal

Shing Hui is the founding director & Design Principal of L Architects. She received her Masters of Architecture from the National University of Singapore. Her thesis project was under the tutelage of Professor Erik L’Heureux. Prior to starting her own practice in 2016, she spent her formative professional years working in a renowned local architectural firm. She has been a registered Architect with the Board of Architects Singapore since 2014. Shing Hui carries with her a spirit of curiosity and experimentation into many of her projects with a particular interest on greenery integration.

Tse Lee Shing – Senior Architectural technologist

Lee Shing has more than a decade of experience in combining technical & aesthetic skills in the whole design process. His keen eye for details has brought many delightful projects from concept to completion. He has been heavily involved in L Architects’ high-profile projects. These include The Living Grid House, The House Apartment, Arcadia Garden Interiors, The Window Apartment, House of Trees & A Brick & Mortar Shop.

Reid Tan – Interior Architectural executive

Reid was trained for more than a decade in a renowned architectural firm as an architectural BIM modeler. He has since developed a keen sense of interest in interior architecture projects and is now responsible for site coordination and ensuring that design intent is carried through from inception to the final product.