All Saints Home

All Saints Home’s bed areas

All Saints Home, a nursing home name many locals are familiar with. It is a home for many elderly to receive their much-needed care and attention, day in, day out.

While some of you may think that the environment, furniture and fittings seem just have to be simple to serve the basic needs of the elderly, however, the fact is that a little bit more design thinking is needed to make sure the nursing home is safe, comfortable and most importantly, accessible for both operators and residents.

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We Are Relocating to the New Office

New office in the final stage of setting up.

By the grace of God, we had ridden out the storm of COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the pandemic was a great blow to many industries since 2020, and the construction industry is no exception. Despite all the challenges and uncertainties, we have been awarded with new projects from non-profit organizations, Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). We have also achieved an unexpected milestone in term of project quantum.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2021

As opposed to the previous Chinese New Year breaks, thing was slightly different for this time around. Instead of having some employees gone back to the neighbourhood countries to celebrate the festival with their loved ones, all of us have to stay in the country because of the COVID-19. Although face-to-face meetings are irreplaceable by virtual gatherings, the amazing technological advancements have nonetheless enabled spontaneous and economical connections between people. Continue reading “Happy Chinese New Year 2021”

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Going Whoa @ WOHA Architects

Going Whoa @ WOHA Architects
Not-so-usual lift buttons.

This is a mechanical sleight of hand, or is it a visual illusion? There is a flight of stairs, and then there isn’t – the steps vanish, flattening to a smooth, level surface. You see it happen, you understand, in an intuitive way, how it works, and still it seems magical.

DPA got to know about a certain firm’s custom-designed office for one of its staff who has a disability. We reached out to them for a chat and to take a look. This was how, one sunny morning, WOHA Architects came to play gracious hosts to us at its premises. Continue reading “Going Whoa @ WOHA Architects”

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Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean for People With Disabilities?

Inclusion What Does It Really Mean for People With Disabilities

In Singapore, the term “inclusion” gets thrown around a lot when we talk about how people with disabilities should be treated in our society. You can see this term almost everywhere, from ministerial speeches, campaign slogans to companies motto. But what does “inclusion” really mean?

Most would paint a general idea of inclusion and say something along the lines of “including people with disabilities equally and fairly in society”. But this begs the question. We all have divergent, even contesting, views on what constitute “fairness” and “equality”. Continue reading “Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean for People With Disabilities?”

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