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Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore

A design team led by Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Tierra Design and Arup Singapore, has won a competition to Master Plan a 24-kilometer long former railway corridor that spans the entirety of Singapore with their proposal entitled “Lines of Life.” The proposal, chosen by a panel from Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority incorporates green areas, footpaths, bicycle paths, and surrounding developments that are flexibly implementable over many years, so that the former train line can be best integrated into its surroundings.

Kki Sweets and The Little Drom Store / PRODUCE WORKSHOP

  • Architects: PRODUCE WORKSHOP
  • Location: 1 Zubir Said Dr, Singapore 227968
  • Design Team: PAN Yicheng; LOH Jian Hao, Jay; Don YAP; Stanley TAN; TEO Xiao Wei; CHUA Hong Zhi; Iven PEH; Chantal TAN
  • Area: 136.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography

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MKPL Architects Wins Two Projects in Singapore Rail Corridor Competition

After competing with a strong shortlist of firms, which included  OMA, MVRDV, West 8, Grant Associates and Olin Partnership, a team comprising MKPL and Turenscape International has been selected for not just one, but two, of the three projects planned for the Singapore Rail Corridor – the Choa Chu Kang affordable housing development and the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station renovation. Read more about the two projects after the break.

4th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2016)

Advances in Architecture and Civil Engineering are the order of the day with the rapid industrialization and urbanization seen in developed and developing nations. Innovative design and construction practices are challenging tasks to the architects and engineers to meet the ever growing demands of society. The conference is the premiere forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The conference will bring together leading researchers, architects, engineers and scientists in this domain of interest from around the world.

The themes of the conference are:
Infrastructure Design for Regions in Rapid Development

Trevose House / A D LAB

© Masano Kawana
© Masano Kawana

© Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana

WAF Day 2 Winners Announced

The second group of winners of the World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2015 category awards have been announced today with BIG’s future Vancouver House in Canada and People's Architecture Office’s The Courtyard House Plugin in China among the awarded projects.

The 14 winners from day two of the festival will go on to compete against the winners of day one to receive the title World Building of the Year. The projects will be presented in front of a Super Jury, which includes Manuelle Gautrand, Sou Fujimoto and Peter Cook.

Check out the Day 1 winners here and view the Day 2 winners after the break. 

World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Category Winners

OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren, Populous, and a21 studio are among the first set of category winners of The World Architecture Festival’s (WAF) 2015 awards. Announced today during the festival’s opening, the winners of the categories will go on to compete on Friday for the title of the World Building of the Year 2015.

Held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from November 4-6, this year’s festival is centered on the theme 50:50, in honor of Singapore’s upcoming 50th anniversary as an independent country. In addition to hosting the world’s largest architectural awards program, WAF also features three days of conferences, architect-led city tours, documentary screenings, live crit presentations and networking opportunities.

View the full shortlist here, and see which 14 built and future projects took home awards after the break.  

Gustafson Porter and Ingenhoven Unveil Mountainous Development Rising in Singapore

The landscape architects of Gustafson Porter has shared with us their newest project in the center of Singapore's business district: Marina One. The massive mixed-use scheme is said to be "one of the first" to "integrate soft landscape into the fabric of the building," carving a public "Green Heart" in between the development's four towers - two residential and two commercial high-rises designed by Ingenhoven Architects and A61

"The ‘Green Heart’ at the center of the Marina South towers evokes a rice paddy field, terraced into steep hillsides and made arable for the cultivation of rice, an essential crop of the East Asia," says Gustafson Porter. "Visitors and inhabitants ascend skywards from the Green Heart into Strata Terraces, a Cloud Garden, Green Screens and Rooftop Gardens that allude to the changing environments and habitats that one might experience whilst climbing a mountain."

Rienzi / A D LAB

  • Architects: A D LAB
  • Location: Singapore
  • Design Team: Liu Yaw Lin, Warren, Darlene Smyth, Anna May Manrique
  • Area: 313.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Masano Kawana

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World Architecture Festival 2015 Seminar Program

World Architecture Festival has today announced the exciting seminar programme for this year’s event. Featuring some of the world’s premier architecture practices including BIG, SOM and Manuelle Gautrand, the talks programme will run alongside the annual WAF Awards and exhibition displays at the world famous Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 4 – 6 November.

1919 / Park + Associates

  • Architects: Park + Associates
  • Location: 110 Sophia Rd, Singapore 228175
  • Design Team: Lim Koon Park, Christina Thean, Tan Peng Geok, Aileen Ibanez, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya
  • Area: 2325.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Edward Hendricks

© Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks

ArchXpo 2016

Co-Organised with Singapore Institute of Architect (SIA), ArchXpo 2016 will be it's 3rd Installation in the coming year.

Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition in Singapore

In celebration of the International Year of Light in 2015 and the practice's 25th anniversary, Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is putting up an ambitious show Nightscape 2050, with the exhibition travelling from Berlin to Singapore and then to Hong Kong and Tokyo, from August 2015 to June 2016. Nightscape 2050 is intended to be one of its kind for Light and Lighting, in which visions of the future of lighting and the way LPA imagines to use this light are shared with the visitors.

22 Greenleaf Place / IX Architects

  • Architects: IX Architects
  • Location: Greenleaf Pl, Singapore
  • Design Team: Chu Yang Keng & Chin Yew Chong
  • Area: 323.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Lim Jing Qian

© Lim Jing Qian © Lim Jing Qian © Lim Jing Qian © Lim Jing Qian

9 Projects Shortlisted for WAF's Colour Prize

The winner of the 2014 Colour Prize - Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio. Image ©  Ronald Kreimel
The winner of the 2014 Colour Prize - Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio. Image © Ronald Kreimel

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced the shortlist for its Colour Prize, which is supported by three-time Headline Sponsor AkzoNobel. Last year, the Innovative Use of Color on Exteriors Prize was awarded to the Vienna University of Economics and Business’ Department of Law and Central Administration, for its use of Copper Orange in a 200-meter-long pairing of buildings.

This year’s Color Prize shortlist includes nine projects that span the wide spectrum of WAF award categories:

Architours 2015: Guided Journeys to Architectural Gems in Singapore

A signature programme of Archifest, an annual architecture festival in Singapore, Architours is a series of guided tours to explore and learn about local design and architecture. Participants will get exclusive introduction to unique architecture in our city. Learn about the design strategies that were employed in the projects as told by the architects and architecture associates as they take participants on an experiential journey through the creation. The highly anticipated Architours returns in 2015 with newly curated journeys featuring award-winning as well as hidden gems in Singapore.

Al-Islah Mosque / Formwerkz Architects

  • Architects: Formwerkz Architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Project Team : Alan Tay, Seetoh Kum Loon, Iskandar Idris, Stephen Lim, Liu Zheng Hao, April Tan, Makhasiri Khanoei, Livina Rahmayanti, Alicia Lazzonroni, Rafael Aronso, Foo Yuet Yee, Fabian Ong, Tan Shuat Zhen, Qistina, Wang Chen Fong
  • Area: 3700.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Albert Lim, Fabian Ong

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Archifest 2015: Singapore's Annual Architecture Festival Returns With New Theme "What Future?"

Archifest, the annual architecture festival organised by Singapore Institute of Architects, returns with the thought-provoking theme 'What Future?'. The two-week-long festival features more than 30 events.