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ACTS Lifestyle, Singapore | Melanie Francis, MSIA, Director-in-charge Tow Francis Pte Ltd | Completed 2004

ACTS Lifestyle was conceived as a venue to reach out to the multi-cultural community in Singapore with the Gospel message. Located in the basement of a downtown shopping centre, the 10,000SF space comprises a book and music store, cafe, performance stage and seminar room. In plan, the various activities are organized along an ‘L’ shaped spine extending from the shopfront entrance to the stage and seminar room at the rear. A ribbon of vinyl flooring defines this path, winding its way through carpet tiled areas. With a budget of S$35+ per square foot , false ceilings were omitted except in the seminar room. The ductwork and concrete soffit were painted and high bay and track lights used for lighting. Shelving, information counter and other store fixtures are finished in laminate. At the entrance, water runs down a cross in the form of the letter “T” in the word “ACTS”, symbolizing streams of living water


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Melanie Francis / Master of Architecture, 1980