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Reflections / Daniel Libeskind

  • 01:00 - 22 February, 2012
Reflections / Daniel Libeskind
Reflections / Daniel Libeskind, Courtesy of  keppel bay pte ltd-a
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  • Location

    Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore
  • Architects

    Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Architect Of Record

    DCA Architects PTE LTD
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer

    Beca Carter Hollings&Ferner (S.E.Asia) Pte Ltd
  • Civil Engineer

    T.Y. LIN International
  • Landscape Architect

    Hargreaves Associates + Sitetectonix
  • Client

    Keppel Land International
  • Area

    2.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Prominently situated at the entrance to Sin¬gapore’s historic Keppel Harbor, Reflections at Keppel Bay is a two-million-square-foot residential development comprised of 6 high-rise towers ranging from 24 and 41 stories and 11 low-rise villa apart¬ment blocks of 6–8 floors-- a total of 1,129 units.

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The series of high-rise undulating towers is the focal point of this project. These sleek curving forms of alternating heights create graceful openings and gaps between the structures allowing all to have commanding views of the waterfront, Sentosa, the golf course and Mount Faber.

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The design is composed of two distinct typologies of housing; the lower Villa blocks along the water front and the high-rise towers which over look them set just behind. The artful composition of ever shifting building orientations, along with the differing building typologies, creates an airy, light-filled grouping of short and tall structures. These ever shifting forms create an experience where each level feels unique as it is not in alignment with either the floor above or below. No two alike residences are experienced next to one another or seen from the same perspective; the result of this design is a fundamental shift in living in a high-rise where individuality and difference is not sacrificed.

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The project was completed in December 2011 and is the recipient of the BCA Green Mark Gold Award from Singapore’s building and construction authority.

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45 Comments

Rizky · August 28, 2012

I saw the rooms' layout. It's columns everywhere. You can't open the wardrobe, you can't enter a room. Big challenge for the interior designer :))

JG21 · September 27, 2012 10:27 PM

Do you really think a halfwit like Daniel Libeskind cares whether you can open a door or get into a room? Do you think he even knows people need to open closet doors?

Ron P · April 12, 2012

Calling Daniel Libeskind an 'architect' is like calling Kim Kardashian an 'actress'.

Graham Richards · April 06, 2012

When I saw his Military Museum, I asked myself, "Can Daniel Libeskind possibly get any worse?". Looking at this confused mess I realize the answer is "Yes".

Abey G · March 29, 2012

Libeskind has reduced building to a few bad one-liners. Take a quickly sketched doodle with some awkwardly-shaped forms and decorate it with a few meaningless slashes and diagonal lines and - Voila! - Instant Libeskind design. No further thought needed.

Harmon · March 21, 2012

Another example from Libeskind's "senile period". Will someone please make this jerk take his medication before he starts drawing anything else? Better yet, put the clown out to pasture.

Steven Kornblit · March 03, 2012

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Green Schoolhouse · February 28, 2012

Architecturally inspiring or just plain ugly?
http://t.co/vNGb2cHD

Accurate Perforating · February 28, 2012

Architecturally inspiring or just plain ugly?
http://t.co/vNGb2cHD

Serena Nyong · February 27, 2012

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WF Social Mentions · February 26, 2012

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stephen silvestri · February 25, 2012

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Pavel Kozdas Photo · February 25, 2012

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Nico Crisafulli · February 25, 2012

Digging this new skyscraper development in #Singapore. Is there such a thing as Seussian #architecture? http://t.co/A5Gnveyg #surreal

Panu Heinonen · February 25, 2012

These may be the most interesting towers in a while. Very nice indeed. http://t.co/BBEPEdri via @archdaily

Douglas Grieco · February 25, 2012

Libeskind in Singapore http://t.co/h6NGeSxG

A T · February 25, 2012

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chex · February 25, 2012

great architecture http://t.co/FAa4Ye4s #LoveIt

arq. Leonardo Díaz · February 25, 2012

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Damien · February 24, 2012

Pathetic Design Formula No. 1
Libeskind = Dumb Gimmick + Verbal Claptrap

ha sang jun · February 24, 2012

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aardvark · February 23, 2012

As Aalto said--

Grown up men play with lines and curves
they don't control...........

Wilting buildings.

I am having HUGE trouble finding
meaning in this thing. Oh well;
somebody must be seeing something.

I like 1978's comment; right on.

1978 · February 23, 2012

Where does Libeskind get all these bad ideas? How can one office be so consistently gross?

Marco · February 23, 2012

There's more tastelessness crammed in here than would typically fit in a whole country. It looks like a cheesy set design for a tacky soap opera, "The Real Nouveau Riche Housewives of Keppel Bay"

Santi Maggio Savasta · February 23, 2012

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WAPE · February 23, 2012

This is architecture for video games or children's comic books. Very juvenile approach to design that relies totally on dumb shapes.

Mark · February 23, 2012

Does Libeskind really think that shifting floor plates by a few inches creates individuality for the occupants? That's moronic, but par for the course given the rubbish coming out of his studio.

I, Architect. · February 23, 2012

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Emil J Ismail · February 23, 2012

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Emil J Ismail · February 23, 2012

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vahid torabi · February 23, 2012

one of the best of him..
but a huge complex needs more images & details.

Diego Luis · February 23, 2012

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francesca maffei · February 23, 2012

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Antje pasinga.com · February 23, 2012

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Ver Estotsenberg · February 23, 2012

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Architect · February 23, 2012

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slava · February 23, 2012

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

ei näin · February 22, 2012

Soo.... "the result of this design is a fundamental shift in living in a high-rise where individuality and difference is not sacrificed."

How exactly?

Why are 90% of architectural designs so horribly "argumented"? I feel ashamed for my profession.

Martinus T · February 23, 2012 01:04 AM

"These ever shifting forms create an experience where each level feels unique as it is not in alignment with either the floor above or below."

Which is off course a very poor argument for this so called individuality. A unique experience isn't caused by comparing different levels.. I'm afraid the coherent materialization and morphology of the project results in the opposite.

But actually we can only guess, cause floor plans and sections are missing here.

Antje Pasinga · February 22, 2012

maybe a bit far off but for me it is like growing tulips - well I like it but it would be good to see more details not just some images ;D

Martinus T · February 22, 2012

Never like his approach but on this scale it works very wel and looks smooth! Nice to see the cores fighting with the curved lines of the towers. A small pity of the open tops
Looking forward to the images on ground level to see if he manages to keep a bit of human scale within this enormous project.

i2h · February 22, 2012

all i can say is that at least they're not fragmented shards.

paul h · February 22, 2012

are there no people in this beautiful world?

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