Nightscape 2050 Travelling Exhibition in Singapore

07:00 - 3 October, 2015
Light Pavilion, World Nightscapes. Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates
Light Pavilion, World Nightscapes. Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates

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

19:00 - 18 September, 2015
© Lim Jing Qian
© Lim Jing Qian

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9 Projects Shortlisted for WAF's Colour Prize

06:00 - 15 September, 2015
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

19:30 - 8 September, 2015
National Gallery Singapore | "The rooftop of the Former Supreme Court under the spectacular light provided by the new veil."  ©Fernando Javier Urquijo / studioMilou singapore
National Gallery Singapore | "The rooftop of the Former Supreme Court under the spectacular light provided by the new veil." ©Fernando Javier Urquijo / studioMilou 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

22:00 - 4 September, 2015
© Albert Lim, Fabian Ong
© Albert Lim, Fabian Ong
  • 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?"

19:30 - 3 September, 2015
Archifest 2015 Returns With New Theme "What Future?". Photo Credit: A Whispering Campaign
Archifest 2015 Returns With New Theme "What Future?". Photo Credit: A Whispering Campaign

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.

Toh Crescent / Hyla Architects

19:00 - 31 August, 2015

Oasis Terrace: Singapore's New Neighborhood Center and Polyclinic

08:00 - 27 August, 2015
Courtesy of Serie Architects
Courtesy of Serie Architects

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

06:00 - 26 August, 2015
WAF / INSIDE Delegate Brochure 2015. Courtesy of WAF.
WAF / INSIDE Delegate Brochure 2015. Courtesy of WAF.

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.

The Greja House / Park + Associates

03:00 - 25 August, 2015
© Edward Hendricks
© Edward Hendricks

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Event: Internation Architectural Education Summit

07:00 - 24 August, 2015

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.

Established in 2009 by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design,Los Angeles, and in 2011 joined by IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, the Summit is a biennial conference dedicated to foster a constructive dialogue between leading academics, practitioners, policy makers and industry representatives with ideas to make architectural education more relevant against a backdrop of globalization, changing technology and pressing societal issues. The inaugural Summit was held in Tokyo in 2009 and the second and third editions took place in 2011 and 2013 in Madrid and Berlin. The fourth iteration is collaboratively conceptualized with the Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore, the National University of Singapore and Singapore University of Technology and Design. It will explore the topic of “Emerging Networks in Architectural Education” from many diverse perspectives, and we are confident will form a bridge between East and West.

SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants

02:00 - 24 August, 2015
Courtesy of LOOK Architects
Courtesy of LOOK Architects
  • 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

08:00 - 14 August, 2015
First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)
First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)

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

03:00 - 10 August, 2015
© Jeremy San
© Jeremy San
  • 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

22:00 - 6 August, 2015
© Jeremy San
© Jeremy San
  • 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

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +18

9 Leedon Park / ipli architects

03:00 - 5 August, 2015
© Jeremy San
© Jeremy San

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +18

House at Neil Road / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

20:00 - 25 July, 2015
© See Chee Keong
© See Chee Keong

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CTBUH Announces Winners of its 2015 Urban Habitat Competition

14:00 - 23 July, 2015
PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

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.