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Hut House / Pencil Office

22:00 - 18 February, 2016
Hut House / Pencil Office, Courtesy of Pencil Office
Courtesy of Pencil Office
  • Design

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Designer

    Erik G. L’Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Structural Engineer

    KKC Consultancy Services
  • Architect of Record

    AKDA Architects
  • Area

    232.34 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pencil Office

Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office +26

Sky Habitat Singapore / Safdie Architects

21:00 - 11 February, 2016
Sky Habitat Singapore / Safdie Architects, © Edward Hendricks
© Edward Hendricks
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bishan, Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Charu Kokate, Jaron Lubin, Greg Reaves
  • Design Team

    Howard Bloom, Chris Guignon, Jennifer Hardy, Dan Lee, Damon Sidel, Temple Simpson
  • Area

    130000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks +15

'Future of Us' Structural Building Envelope / SUTD Advanced Architecture Laboratory

19:00 - 9 February, 2016
'Future of Us' Structural Building Envelope / SUTD Advanced Architecture Laboratory, © Oddinary Studios
© Oddinary Studios
  • Architects

  • Location

    30 Marina Blvd, Singapore
  • Design Team

    Thomas Schroepfer, Alex Cornelius, Aloysius Lian, Thomas Wortmann, Christyasto Priyonggo Pambudi, Yehezkiel Wiliardy Manik, Joel Yap Kar Jing, Amanda Yeo Qian Yu
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios © Oddinary Studios +39

Form Follows Fiction: Ole Scheeren’s TED Talk on Why Architecture Should Tell a Story

08:00 - 28 January, 2016

In his TED Talk filmed at TEDGlobal London in September 2015, Ole Scheeren eschews what he describes as the “detrimental straightjacket” of the modernist mantra “form follows function” in favor a phrase he attributes to Bernard Tschumi, “form follows fiction.” While Tschumi was referencing how cultural artifacts, such as literature, impact architecture, Scheeren reinterprets the phrase, imagining the stories of building users in order to inform the design process. Scheeren recounts, for example, how the daily activities of CCTV employees, the lifestyles of residents of a Singapore housing block, or the traditional tools of Thai fishermen have informed his various designs for OMA and Büro Ole Scheeren.

Of course, this “fiction” that Scheeren describes, these stories, are not really fictions at all, but the real experiences of the people who live or work in his buildings. In that sense, the fiction that drives his forms is really just another type of function, albeit a more human approach to function. Nevertheless, for Scheeren the stories of these designs goes beyond just the users, also encompassing the stories of the hundreds of people it takes to make such buildings a reality, and even how architecture can become a character in the narratives of our own lives.

Victoria Park / ipli architects

22:00 - 15 January, 2016
Victoria Park / ipli architects, © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui
© Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Yip Yuen Hong
  • Design Team

    Tan Sok Leng, Andrei Johandiputra
  • Main Contractor

    QS Builders
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui +15

Namly Hill / ipli architects

19:00 - 13 January, 2016
Namly Hill / ipli architects, © Jaume Albert Marti
© Jaume Albert Marti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Yip Yuen Hong
  • Design Team

    Tan Sok Leng, Lin Hui Ying, Low Ming Fang
  • Main Contractor

    Sage Builders
  • Area

    493.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Jaume Albert Marti © Jaume Albert Marti © Jaume Albert Marti © Jaume Albert Marti +18

Killiney Road / ipli architects

22:00 - 7 January, 2016
Killiney Road / ipli architects, © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui
© Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Yip Yuen Hong
  • Design Team

    Thanyaphat Sukhonthatam, Matthew See
  • Main Contractor

    Planar One & Associates Pte Ltd
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui © Desmond Han, Goh Kim Hui +19

Paterson 3 / AR43 Architects

19:00 - 25 December, 2015
Paterson 3 / AR43 Architects, © Albert Lim KS
© Albert Lim KS

© Albert Lim KS © Albert Lim KS © Albert Lim KS © Albert Lim KS +15

3 Architects Win President’s Designer of the Year Award in Singapore

14:00 - 20 December, 2015
3 Architects Win President’s Designer of the Year Award in Singapore, MKPL Architects Recent Winning Proposal for the Singapore Rail Corridor Revitalization. Image Courtesy of Norm Li for MKPL Architects
MKPL Architects Recent Winning Proposal for the Singapore Rail Corridor Revitalization. Image Courtesy of Norm Li for MKPL Architects

The President's Design Award, which honours Singapore designs and designers, has named its three Designers of the Year for 2015. Dr. Colin K. Okashimo (sculptor and landscape architect), Mr. Franklin Po (Principal of landscape architecture practice Tierra Design) and Mr. Siew Man Kok (co-founder of MKPL Architects) were selected from 111 nominations by a 14-member panel, which included British architect Richard Rogers.

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

06:00 - 30 November, 2015
Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore , The Station Garden accommodates amenities like a bicycle station, and a café, as well as spaces for larger events like the Green Corridor Run within a lush, green environment. Image © Nikken Sekkei
The Station Garden accommodates amenities like a bicycle station, and a café, as well as spaces for larger events like the Green Corridor Run within a lush, green environment. Image © Nikken Sekkei

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

20:00 - 28 November, 2015
Kki Sweets and The Little Drom Store / PRODUCE WORKSHOP, © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography
© Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography
  • Architects

  • 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 © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography +21

MKPL Architects Wins Two Projects in Singapore Rail Corridor Competition

06:00 - 19 November, 2015
MKPL Architects Wins Two Projects in Singapore Rail Corridor Competition, The waterscape in the precinct is one of its distinct characteristics, where residents are able to get in close proximity with different habitants.. Image Courtesy of Norm Li for MKPL/Turenscape Team
The waterscape in the precinct is one of its distinct characteristics, where residents are able to get in close proximity with different habitants.. Image Courtesy of Norm Li for MKPL/Turenscape Team

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)

07:17 - 7 November, 2015
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
Infrastructure

Trevose House / A D LAB

23:00 - 6 November, 2015
© Masano Kawana
© Masano Kawana

© Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana +26

WAF Day 2 Winners Announced

08:30 - 5 November, 2015
WAF Day 2 Winners Announced, World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the second of two sets of category winners for 2015.
World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the second of two sets of category winners for 2015.

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

09:33 - 4 November, 2015
World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Category Winners, World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the first of two sets of category winners for 2015.
World Architecture Festival, the world's largest international architectural event, has today announced the first of two sets of category winners for 2015.

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

12:30 - 29 October, 2015
Gustafson Porter and Ingenhoven Unveil Mountainous Development Rising in Singapore, © M+S Pte. Ltd
© M+S Pte. Ltd

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

22:00 - 28 October, 2015
Rienzi / A D LAB , © Masano Kawana
© Masano Kawana
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Team

    Liu Yaw Lin, Warren, Darlene Smyth, Anna May Manrique
  • Area

    313.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana +25