Lendlease set a vision to create a progressive city precinct in the heart of Paya Lebar, a distinctive cultural enclave called Paya Lebar Quarter. We were invited to work on the specialist lighting in the central hub.
Inspired by the connected neighbourhood of Paya Lebar, we celebrated the idea of a ‘living fabric’ in our lighting design. We responded to the brief by designing Songket, six luminous artworks that wrap around three food kiosks in this communal area.
Each façade is embedded with LED strips arranged in the form of songket, a geometric pattern that belongs to the family of textiles of the Malay. At the centre of each pattern, small, high-res digital panels form focal points within the façade. Songket comes to life with radiating, vibrant colour combinations that dynamically shift throughout the night. Each kiosk is synced to illuminate with the same visual pattern, creating a harmonious, ambient lighting experience.
Songket expresses the rich, historical ‘living fabric’ idea in a digital form, using the language of light.