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Arkhilite

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Image of ACS 0795 in Arkhilite - Cosentino
“Every step counts and each step towards sustainability we embark is likely to make life in the future remarkably better.”

Arkhilite is first and foremost a design firm that is solidly grounded on the premises of design and life. They are specialized in something that they call Slow Spaces. ¿What is a Slow Space? "They are spaces enjoyable and satisfying, places where you do not want to leave." Their slow design discovers qualities that are usually quiet and make no attempt to stand out in a loud way. Qualities that celebrate locality, culture, purpose, the nature and our relationships with them. Today, we talk with Catherine Low and Vincent Goi, founders of Arkhilite.

An early vocation

Vincent: I was from the Art Elective Programme in my secondary and junior college days and Art seems to be my calling. However, I was curious about the art of designing for the built environment and took up architecture in NUS. Have been hooked on design ever since.

Catherine: I knew from the beginning I was going to be an interior designer. I even wrote it down somewhere. From a very young age I was interested in the design of spaces and discovering why certain designs look great while others do not.

Slow Spaces

In Arkhilite we focus on designing and delivering slow spaces. They are based on 5 principles: Calmness, Joy, Play of Light, Lifestyle of occupants and Site opportunities. All projects are centered by our interpretation of slow spaces and pursued with an ingrained architectural methodology from our academic training.
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Singapore home designed with different Cosentino surfaces, such as the living room tables in Dekton Opera.

Sustainable materials

They are integral to the built industry moving forward. Materials that are made from sustainable sources, fabrication processes, delivery and installation methods. Every step counts and each step towards sustainability we embark is likely to make life in the future remarkably better.

The future

Other than sustainability, other thesis we are interested in are the future interpretations and possibilities of homes, hospitality, offices and retail. The emerging programs that can be inserted or cross-bred in these categories are endless and exciting.
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Another project of the studio with a kitchen peninsula in Dekton Vera.
“They are based on 5 principles: Calmness, Joy, Play of Light, Lifestyle of occupants and Site opportunities.”
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Arkhilite

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