Mark Magazine had in December/January 08/09 its 17th issue out. Bert de Muynck | MovingCities contributed to it with an article called “Anything That Is Good Is Called Lekker” (full version) about the young Singaporean based architectural practice Lekker Design.
Joshua Comaroff, an American citizen, and Ong Ker-Shing, a Singaporean citizen, are the directors of Lekker Design. In 2008, Lekker Design was present at the 2008 Venice Biennale Singapore pavilion, being part of the SUPERGARDEN-project, as well part of Ordos100 – where they presented this very nice double house proposal. They are also involved in Strangelets, a group of inspiring Singaporean designers that proclaim ‘militant craftmanship’ and investigate the quality of uniqueness, “An escape from the the dullness of hyper-mega mass production. In various studios in various cities, we found makers and suppliers of singularly charming and clever items, who impressed us with a new take on old problems.”
In “Anything That Is Good Is Called Lekker” the architects talk about lekker, their life, work and architectural chance encounters in Shanghai, an overseas Chinese property developer of the Onassis-type generation, another client which had a ‘tremenduous feng shui problem’ and what it means to work in Singapore, a place they describe as ‘violently inventive’.
Other publications in MARK Magazine;
A Letter from Beijing | MARK Magazine #09 (July-August, 07)
An interview with Ai Weiwei (CN) | FAKE Design | MARK Magazine #12 (Feb-March, 08)
Olympic Architecture | MARK Magazine #14 (June-July, 08)
Babel for Billionaires | MARK Magazine #15 (August-September, 08)
Mongolian Private Meadow Club by MAD | MARK Magazine #16 (October-November, 08)