DesignSingapore Council Presents
Design Appreciation for All
Book Launch: HDB Homes of Singapore
 Photos by Tomohisa Miyauchi

Photos by Tomohisa Miyauchi

A passion project to photograph 118 Singapore HDB homes has resulted in the handsome publication HDB Homes of Singapore.
Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki, both artists, together with
Tomohisa Miyauchi, senior lecturer with the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, documented HDB homes over three years. They will share their experience of capturing intimate portraits of domestic lives in Singapore. Selected home owners featured in the book will also share stories about their homes. Join us to learn and celebrate the creativity of our people, in our city. You might just be inspired to start a creative project for your home!


  • DATE:                    Saturday, 4 March 2017
  • TIME:                     4pm–6pm
                                   (Registration starts 3:45pm)
  • VENUE:                  Auditorium, Level 2
                                   National Design Centre
                                   111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
  • ADMISSION:         Free (By registration only, limited seats                                               available)
                                    Refreshments will be provided
                                    or +65 6291 3686




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Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki are the passionate people behind Keyakismos. Derived from the Japanese word “keyaki” (Zelkova tree) and “cosmos” (flower), the alias stands for their shared creative philosophy that the collaboration among different elements achieves much more than one. Motivated by their life motto – “love God, love people” – Eitaro and Tamae are involved in art and community projects such as Pameran Poskad which encourages all sorts of collaborations, with the goal of creating opportunities for people to experience art in daily life. They have two lovely daughters.

Tomohisa Miyauchi

Tomohisa MIYAUCHI, Frist-Class Architect registration in Japan, American Institute of Architects (AIA) in USA, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, conducting design studio and lectures. His teaching and research areas include architectural practices as entrepreneurship and experimentation, contemporary architectural theory, and curation in architecture. He received his Bachelor of Architecture with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2000, and Master in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (GSD) in 2004. He set up the architectural partnership in Tokyo shortly after graduating from SCI-Arc and was responsible for the design of a host of built projects relating to art, furniture, interior and architecture in Japan and China. In 2010, he was selected as one of the 20 emerging designers in “JAPAN DESIGN+” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. He was the co-curator for the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Biennale Architettura 2016) of the La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) in Venice, Italy in 2016.