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Discover Luxurious Placemaking Properties with Palace 27

This edition promises enticing reads on luxury placemaking properties across the world and how this typology of property is future-proofing the way we live, work and play in one place.

Jun 17, 2021 | By Joe Lim

In this 27th edition released earlier this month, we delve into some of the world’s most sought-after placemaking properties to get you insights on what it is like to live, work, play, and in a singular precinct.

Guocoland Midtown Modern

2021: New Way of Living
As cities around the globe become tightly networked, the proposition of living, working, and playing in one singular precinct seems promising. People are tired of commuting to work and with the current pandemic, the work-from-home scenario only rings in true.

Palace 27 Cover – Guocoland Midtown Modern

The solution is placemaking properties and the outlook for such typologies in Australia, New York, United States, Malaysia, and Singapore is drumming up interest and excitement among property investors and future homeowners.

50m lap pool at Midtown Modern

Smart Minds: Opinions From Experts
There’s no better way to navigate the property market without expert opinions. Luxury Expert, Alexander Karolik-Shlaen homes in on Singapore’s Wealth Magnetism, where he gleans from facts and presents a startling report that the Little Red Dot is attracting wealth from investors all over the world. These figureheads include Google co-founder Sergey Brin, James Dyson, Haidilao’s husband-and-wife team Zhang Yong, and Shu Ping, China-born billionaire Forest Li, to name a few. Another property expert Leong Boon Hoe also sheds light on Singapore’s private housing market weathering two pandemics to still pull through with sterling results. This is because the perfect storm of interest rates close to zero and a weakened Singapore dollar has wooed many investors to purchase properties. We also have Leonard Tay from Knight Frank whose research into the luxury high-rise residential market in Singapore where he observes that it’s resilient to COVID-19 and market forces. He points out that the brisk sales in the Core Central Region have bolstered Singapore’s property market resilience. Our last expert, cryptocurrency guru Patrick Tan, foresees a likelihood as virtual currency technology could revolutionise transactions in the global real estate business.

Design: Pushing The Boundaries
As with every issue, we never neglect the fantastical world of architecture, interior design, and product design. In this issue, we present some of the world’s leading architects who design furniture pieces. These include Zaha Hadid, Chan Soo Khian, Jean Nouvel, Daniel Liebskind, and Antonio Citterio. You can read up and marvel at their deft hands and visionary minds to have dreamt up these creations.

We also look at some under-the-radar firms whose works in landscaping, architecture, interior design, and creating social spaces, prove that Singapore is no dearth of creative minds.

Don’t forget t check out GamFratesi’s and Nendo’s amazing creations for Minotti furniture brand. Together with Minotti’s creative director Rodolfo Dordoni, they bring their own design narrative to blend with the design DNA of the brand cohesively.

Lifestyle: Inspiring Travel, Ferrari Roma, Covetable Time Pieces
Live life vicariously even when you can’t travel. But the inspiring story about Zeavola Phi Phi resort can coax your wanderlust desires to plan a trip to the idyllic location once the borders are open. Check out the Ferrari Roma whose 3.4-sec of the Century Sprint is mind-blowing, all thanks to its 3.9-litre V8 engine. We hope to quell the appetites of petrol heads everywhere! Get on a fashionable high with wrist wear courtesy of the latest 2021 models from Bulgari, Tissot, TAG Heuer, Breitling, and Bell & Ross.

While PALACE Issue 27 will keep you locked in and entertained in the comfort of your home, the upcoming PALACE Issue 28 will satisfy the whims of property investors looking at waterfront property options. With our global eye on the most sought-after waterfront scenes, we will present selected tantalising real estate projects that face lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, or a nearby marina for instance. We will let our experts dive into the details of market analysis to guide you in making informed decisions.

Enjoy our read, continue interacting with us and stay safe always!

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