Big Shoes To Fill
The PEAK Singapore|June 2019
Big Shoes To Fill

Young architect’s vision for award-winning firm remains rooted in the details.

Ian De Cotta

Standing at the foyer in front of a turquoise-tinted pool, a sculpture of a man with outstretched wings greets visitors. Called Holicoide, the art piece is the work of Spanish sculptor Jesus Curia Reyes.

“It symbolises the ascension of Jesus Christ,” Jonathan Quek, a devout Catholic and avid art collector, lets on. This is but one of a variety of sculptures, paintings and other artworks, mostly from Asian artists, that are proudly displayed in the home at Stevens Road.

The masterpiece, though, has to be the trio of houses encircling the pool: a home for his young family, another for his parents, and the third, a guest house. They are the handiwork of Quek, who works for RT+Q, a boutique architectural firm that has made its name on residential projects that pay attention to details.

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June 2019