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Toh Crescent / Hyla Architects

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Oasis Terrace: Singapore's New Neighborhood Center and Polyclinic

London-based Serie Architects, in collaboration with Multiply Architects of Singapore, has unveiled its winning design for a Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic in Punggol, Singapore. Called Oasis Terrace, the project will become the new center for public amenities for Singapore’s Housing & Development Board in Punggol.

The design spans 27,400 square meters, of which 9,400 square meters will be comprised of healthcare facilities, while the rest will include “communal gardens, play spaces, gyms, retail spaces, dining, [and] learning spaces,” all of which is expected to come together into “a new generation of integrated development.”

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Network and Expand Your Knowledge at WAF 2015

In addition to hosting the world’s largest architectural awards program, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) also features three days of conferences, architect-led city tours, documentary screenings, live crit presentations and networking opportunities. To be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, WAF will take place from November 4-6.

A major component of WAF is the opportunity to learn and expand one’s knowledge of current issues facing architecture and urbanism. Inspired by Singapore’s upcoming 50th anniversary as an independent country, the theme of this year’s conference series is 50:50, looking back on how architecture and urbanism have changed during the last 50 years, as well as forward on what may change or stay the same in the next 50 years to come. The conference will center around three key topics: Designing for Tomorrow; Imagining the Future; and Cities and Urbanism, featuring talks by Michael Sorkin, Peter Cook and Manuelle Gautrand, among many others.

Event: Internation Architectural Education Summit

The International Architectural Education Summit (IAES) will take place during September 9-11, 2015. The 4th IAES summit will take place at The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre in Singapore. The registration for this upcoming event is now open.

SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants

  • Consultants : LOOK Architects, Surbana International Consultants
  • Location: Singapore
  • Managing Director: Look Boon Gee
  • Director: Ng Sor Hiang
  • Associate: Lee Liting
  • Team Members : Chow Khoon Toong, Widyanto Hartono Thenearto, Anton Siura, Doan Quang Vinh, Jeff Lau Jeh Farn, Karno Widjaja
  • Area: 46865.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LOOK Architects

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Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking

How do you compare cities? It's difficult to collapse millions of individual subjective experiences into a single method of comparison, but one popular technique used in recent years has been to judge a city's "livability." But what does this word actually mean? In their 2015 ranking of the world's most livable cities, Metropolis Magazine has gathered together a group of experts on city planning, urban life, tourism and architecture to break down "livability" into the categories they think matter and draw upon Metropolis' considerable urban coverage to produce one of the most thorough attempts to rank world series yet attempted. Find out the results after the break.

19 Sunset Place / ipli architects

  • Architects: ipli architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Architect in Charge: Yip Yuen Hong
  • Design Team: Matthew See , Koh Kai Li, Thanyaphat Sukhonthatam.
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jeremy San

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3 Lermit Road / ipli architects

  • Architects: ipli architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Architect in Charge: Yip Yuen Hong
  • Design Team: Tay Yew, Lin Hui Ying
  • Main Contractor: QS Builders
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jeremy San

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House at Neil Road / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Location: Singapore
  • Area: 520.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: See Chee Keong

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CTBUH Announces Winners of its 2015 Urban Habitat Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the winner and finalists of its 2015 Urban Habitat Award. Launched in 2014, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes the contributions of tall buildings to the urban realm. The winners this year were chosen for influencing their environment and cultural context intelligently, adding social sustainability to their immediate site and wider context. See all of the finalists and the winner after the break.

WAF Announces 2015 Festival Theme

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest architectural festival and awards event held annually in Singapore, has announced the theme of this year's program: 50:50. The theme is inspired by Singapore’s upcoming 50th anniversary as an independent country, and will look back on how architecture and urbanism have changed during the last 50 years, as well as forward on what may change or stay the same in the next 50 years to come.

House at Poh Huat Road / Envelope Architects

  • Architects: Envelope Architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Architect in Charge: Chin Kean Kok
  • Interior: The Design Practice Pte Ltd
  • Area: 361.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Envelope Architects

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The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines

Emporis, a German company that collects and distributes information on construction and the built environment, has released a ranking of the world’s 100 most visually impactful skylines, using statistical analysis to address a topic often made frustratingly subjective by civic pride. 

To create the rankings, Emporis used data from its archives to determine the number of high-rise buildings in the cities it studied, and applied a points system that gave each building a numerical value determined by the number of floors it has. To standardize their ranking process, the points system ignores spires and other ornament, and does not include television or antenna towers, masts, bridges, or similar architecture. 

Of the top 10 most impactful skylines, seven are in Asia, while North and South America combined have the other three. Notably, cities filled with rich architectural history fail to make the list, or fall surprisingly low in the rankings; London is number 44, Paris is ranked 66, and Rome does not make the cut. 

To see the top ten skylines, read on after the break, and click here to see Emporis' complete list.

AA Visiting School: Singapore Workshop

In a fast-paced and ever expanding city, looking at time as measure and inspiration will be this year's challenge. The workshop will investigate novel techniques of design for a crucial architectural and urban condition: time.

100PP Office Building / Ministry of Design

  • Architects: Ministry of Design
  • Location: 100 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118518
  • Design Team: Ministry of Design: Colin Seah, David Tan, Jeremiah Abueva, Zsombor Baktay, Don Castaneda, Charissa Ho, Norberto Olegario, Ruth Chong, Arnel Anoneuvo
  • Area: 12600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ministry of Design

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