Pininfarina and Far East Organization have announced details of Ferra, a new ultra luxury condo development. The high-end residential project marks the debut of Pininfarina in Singapore and represents a further statement of Pininfarina’s architectural prowess following other recent projects in the USA, Argentina and Italy.
Standing at around 102 metres in height, the residential tower comprises a total of 104 units. The famous Italian car styling studio has designed both the exterior and interior of the building.
In the external architecture two different themes coalesce and come together: a red ‘female’ side that is marked by animated, sinuous lines; and a corresponding ‘male’ version, black in colour, that is distinguished by tense and fast lines communicating the values of performance and speed.
The duality is further expanded by the contrast created by the “warm” use of wood for the balconies and the sky terraces and the “cold” use of a more technical material for the external covering.
Both sky terraces emerge on the 14th floor, adding a sense of lightness to the exterior on either side. Other important styling elements of the façade are the ventilation openings featured on the balconies, represented in the red tower by holes that gradually fade and in the black one by nervous lines, that Pininfarina’s design team claims are aesthetic reminders of air intakes in car bodies.
The interiors are characterised by strong shapes and materials such as leather and wood. Moreover, the home-buyers will have the opportunity to customise their individual apartments with furniture designed by Pininfarina.
Specific attention has been paid to the design of the structure’s communal areas, in particular the garage in which the lighting system was devised and developed to valorise the residents’ cars .
“We are very proud to have identified a specific expressive language and a strong aesthetic personality for Ferra’s project while, at the same time, being able to insert it harmoniously in the architectural contest of Singapore. Designing both the external architecture and the interiors of the building, our Design Manager Paolo Trevisan, together with Senior Architect Stefano Capranico and all the Pininfarina team fully expressed Pininfarina’s design DNA, characterised by the values of elegance, essentiality and innovation,” says Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group.