Since the house was meant for rental, a neutral colour palette was used to suit changing tastes between individual tenants. Bamboo is a recurrent theme throughout the house, from the forecourt garden to the sand-blasted motifs within. 31 Blair Road is an innovative response to the constraints of conservation building, successfully marrying the old with the new to create a charming living space.
With a track record of almost 40 years in the industry, ONG&ONG has earned an unparalleled reputation for integrating skilled architecture, clever interior design, creative environmental branding and sensitive landscape design. Paramount to our success lies in our insistence on servicing our clients with creativity, excellence and commitment. We continually strive to uphold our mission to be the designer of our age – a premier design practice both locally and in the region.
Partnering our clients in their race to the top, ONG&ONG now offers a complete 360º solution – i.e. a parceled cross-discipline integrated solution, encompassing all aspects of the construction business. We offer a three-pronged 360º solution; namely 360º Design + 360º Engineering + 360º Management. 360º Design encompasses urban planning, architecture, landscape, interiors and environmental branding (graphics). Engineering 360º offers civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing. Management 360º provides development, project, construction and place management.
In addition to projects in Singapore, ONG&ONG has also completed large-scale developments regionally. This has prompted the setting up of offices in China, Vietnam, India and Malaysia. In-depth knowledge of the local context, culture and regulations allow us to better understand our clients’ needs. We are an ISO14001 certified practice and consistently strive to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. To grow our international reputation, ONG&ONG has now set up an office in New York, USA.
The spirit of philanthropy is deeply embedded in the culture of ONG&ONG. Education is a key component of ONG&ONG’s philanthropic effort, centering on the architectural community. The ONG&ONG Travelling Fellowship was first established in 1997 with the objective of allowing gifted undergraduates the opportunity to pursue the knowledge and experience of the built environment through independent travel. In 2000, the Ong Siew May Professorship was set up to pave the way for world eminent practitioners to lecture at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture. This exchange and transfer of knowledge is elemental in grooming the architects of tomorrow. ONG&ONG also sponsors the BCA-Industry Built Environment Scholarship.
In addition to our commitment in supporting design excellence, ONG&ONG established a Preceptorship Programme with Rice University since 2000 and Internship Prizes with UC Berkeley, Harvard University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Columbia.
Founding partners, the late Mr.Ong Teng Cheong and Mrs.Ong Siew May, established Ong & Ong Architects in 1972. Since its humble beginnings, the firms’ staff strength has grown to almost 500 over the past four decades. Going from strength to strength under robust and exceptional leadership, the organisation was incorporated in 1992.