The Creative Design Space at NAFA is a philanthropic endeavour by book publisher and distributor APD to allow design students and professionals free access to a comfortable library of reference books focused around the arts. The resource centre was opened to the public in 2010.
All the existing furniture from its past life as a fashion runway space was recycled as display pedestals, exhibition panels, or catwalk platforms. In addition to its primary function as a resource library, APD and NAFA envisioned the space to also showcase student works, and perform as a communal event venue. As such, the shelving joinery were designed to be mobile interlocking mobiles, which combine together into half its footprint to provide more event space.
Client APD Singapore, in collaboration with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
Duration 3 months
Completed November 2010
Cheah Fang Leah and Lim Chen Sian