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Enabling Village / WOHA

19:00 - 20 December, 2016
Enabling Village / WOHA, © Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Edward Hendricks © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Edward Hendricks +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore
  • Project Team

    Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Evelyn Ng, Joshua Seow, Chung Gyeong Oh, Daryl Venpin, Ecknaathh Bala
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

    AE&T Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Civil & Structural Engineer

    Ronnie & Koh Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Davis Langdon KPK (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Landscape Consultant

    Salad Dressing
  • Main Contractor

    Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Interview with Neil Durbach: “You Don't Want to do the Same Thing Again; You Want to do Better!"

09:30 - 14 December, 2016
Interview with Neil Durbach: “You Don't Want to do the Same Thing Again; You Want to do Better!", Holman House (2004). Image © Peter Bennetts
Holman House (2004). Image © Peter Bennetts

Alongside Camilla Block and David Jaggers, Neil Durbach of Durbach Block Jaggers has carved out a unique place in Australian architecture. Known primarily for their carefully sculpted modernist houses, the firm's architecture is simultaneously rich in architectural references and thoroughly original. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky's “City of Ideas” series, Durbach explains the true inspirations behind their work, why these inspirations have little to do with the public descriptions of their projects, and why for him, the intention of all of his architecture “is to win Corb’s approval.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky: You came to Australia while the Sydney Opera House was still under construction. Does this mean you were here even before going to the US?

Neil Durbach: Yes, I first came to Australia as an exchange student while still in high school.

VB: So you have seen the Opera under construction then. How special was that? Did that building change anything in particular in you?

ND: Well, at that time I wanted to be an artist. A friend took me on a boat to see it. It was kind of staggering... And I thought – you know, this is much more interesting than art. And I felt – maybe architecture is what I should pursue.

Commonwealth Place (2002). Image © John Gollings North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (2013). Image © John Gollings Roslyn Street (2009). Image © Anthony Browell UTS Thomas St Building (2014). Image © Anthony Browell +42

Real Takes on Real(ly Successful) Housing Experiments

09:30 - 13 December, 2016
Real Takes on Real(ly Successful) Housing Experiments

The challenges associated with the provision of adequate and affordable housing around the world demand that architects respond with original solutions that challenge traditional building forms, typologies and methods of delivery.

In recognition of this demand, last month’s World Architecture Festival in Berlin chose housing as its thematic focus. The festival made headlines with Patrik Schumacher’s inflammatory keynote speech that called for cities to be turned over entirely to market forces, scrapping social housing and privatizing all public space. The controversy that followed belied the diversity of the discourse on housing at the Festival and the presentation of innovative architectural responses to housing challenges.

Oasia Hotel Downtown / WOHA

00:00 - 7 December, 2016
Oasia Hotel Downtown / WOHA, © K. Kopter
© K. Kopter

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © K. Kopter © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    100 Peck Seah St, Singapore
  • Area

    19416.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Interview with WOHA: “The Only Way to Preserve Nature is to Integrate it into Our Built Environment”

09:30 - 25 November, 2016
Interview with WOHA: “The Only Way to Preserve Nature is to Integrate it into Our Built Environment”, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Driven by the hyper-density of the city-state from which they operate, WOHA have emerged as Singapore's quintessential architects. Combining a locally-specific approach to climate control and spatial planning with an international approach to form and materials, their work holds lessons that can be instructive to architects in all climates. In this interview, the latest in his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to WOHA founders Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell about their environmental approach and the future of our global cities.

Newton Suites, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall SkyVille@Dawson, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall SkyVille@Dawson, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall +24

Punggol Waterway Terraces / group8asia + Aedas

19:00 - 18 May, 2016
Punggol Waterway Terraces / group8asia + Aedas, © Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Punggol, Singapore
  • Concept Team

    Manuel Der Hagopian, Grégoire Du Pasquier, Adrien Besson, Anne Luyet, Nicolas Moser, Laurence Savy, Nguyen Kien, Guillaume Desormeaux, Vu Hoang Ha
  • Project Team

    Carlo Montoya, Armand Devillard, Duong Bao Trung, Nguyen Duy Tan, Le Hai Anh, Nguyen Viet Hung, Dam Van Tam, Vu Thu Nga, Vu Ngoc Tu, Vu Dong Thanh, Ngo Trong Anh, Phan Thi Bich Lien, Nguyen Phuong Chi, Bui Le Minh, Nguyen Trung Thanh, Florence Thonney, Do Dang Tuat, Nguyen Duc Cuong, Le Quang, Thomas Sponti
  • Area

    258000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Happy World Architecture Day!

11:45 - 5 October, 2015

Created by the Union International des Architects (UIA) in 2005, World Architecture Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October with the aim of reminding the world about the collective responsibility of architects in designing our future cities and settlements.

This year, the UIA has selected “Architecture, Building, Climate” as the theme of the day, seeking to highlight the essential role that architecture, design and urbanism have in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. With international climate treaty negotiations set to happen later this year, the “UIA members, working bodies and partners will mobilize on 5 October to promote actions and solutions that apply the enormous power of architecture and urban design in coping with global climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our time.”

Through small actions architects can collectively make a big difference and create significant changes. To celebrate World Architecture Day, we have rounded up a selection of projects that have taken steps towards the challenge of protecting our environment.

Christ Methodist Church / K2LD Architects

22:00 - 24 June, 2015
Christ Methodist Church  / K2LD Architects, © Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall

© Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall +16

Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year's 2014 Australian National Awards. Selected from a pool of 153 regional winners across 13 categories, the jury have visited all the shortlisted projects (except the international shortlist) in preparation for the announcement of the National winners at a ceremony in Darwin on November 6th.

Commenting on the shortlist, jury chair Paul Berkemeier said: "As a jury and as members of the profession, we were inspired by the number of projects that had informed clients working closely with the architects to achieve better outcomes. In many instances, this relationship allowed the project to go well and truly above and beyond the original brief."

Read on after the break for the full shortlist

© John Gollings © John Gollings © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Brett Boardman +78

World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell, School of the Arts / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
School of the Arts / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Richard Hassell of WOHA writes on behalf of Patrick Bingham-Hall. 

48 North Canal Road / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Nest House / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall +5

Australian Institute of Architects Awards Best Overseas Projects by Australian Architects

00:00 - 24 July, 2014
Australian Institute of Architects Awards Best Overseas Projects by Australian Architects, Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre / Denton Corker Marshall. Image © James Davies
Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre / Denton Corker Marshall. Image © James Davies

The Australian Institute of Architects' International Area Committee Jury has announced the recipients of its 2014 international awards, given to projects completed by Australian architects overseas. The biggest winners on the night were Denton Corker Marshall, who in addition to winning the Award for Public Architecture with their Stonehenge Visitor Centre also received commendations for public architecture and commercial architecture.

BVN Donovan Hill dominated in the field of interior architecture, scooping both the award and a commendation in the category. Kerry Hill Architects also achieved the same result in the residential category. Read on after the break for the full list of awards and commendations.

Asia Square / Denton Corker Marshall. Image © John Gollings PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham Hall The Sukhothai Residences / Kerry Hill Architects. Image © Albert Lim Shelter@Rainforest / Marra + Yeh Architects. Image © Brett Boardman +12

Shortlist Announced for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2014

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Shortlist Announced for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2014

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2014 awards, with almost 300 projects competing in the world's largest architectural awards program.

The shortlist includes the likes of Zaha Hadid ArchitectsOMAFoster + PartnersBIGWoods BagotKPFFarrellsPerkins + Will and Aedas, alongside many other smaller practices. Although the shortlist practices from over 50 countries, this year there is a noticable increase in entries from Asia – with the number of projects in ChinaMalaysia and Vietnam up by 87%, 71% and 140% respectively over last year.

The shortlisted projects will be presented live by the architects to international judging panels. After this, the winning projects in each of the 27 categories will go on for the World Building or Future Project of the Year award, judged by the festival's 'super-jury': Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

This year's festival, hosted once again at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, will take place from the 1st - 3rd of October, when the winning projects will be announced. You can book your festival pass here - and read on after the break for the full shortlist.

Oxley / LAUD Architects Inc. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival Danish Maritime Museum / BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters  Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Doublespace +22

Australian Institute of Architects 2014 Northern Territory Awards Winners Announced

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison
Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison

The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects' 2014 Northern Territory Awards were announced last night - continuing a strong year for Troppo Architects, who won four awards to add to their Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, which they received in March. Troppo took home the Territory's top award, the Tracy Memorial Award, in addition to the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Enduring Architecture Award, and the award for Residential Alterations & Additions.

Other winners on the night included Mode Design and Dunn & Hillam Architects, who each took home one award and one commendation. Neeson Murcutt Architects also bagged a Small Projects Award just a day after a very successful outing in the New South Wales Awards.

Read on after the break for all the winners

Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison Hue 5 / ASHFORD GROUP ARCHITECTS. Image © Hosain RezaI Delafi Manigurr-ma Village Centre / AECOM. Image © Richard Frederick Jones Desert House / Dunn & Hillam Architects. Image © Kilian O'Sullivan +13

AD Round Up: Architecture in Singapore

00:00 - 22 June, 2014
The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas
The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

BCI Asia recently released its top ten awards list for architecture firms in Singapore. In recognition of some of these firms, as well as the excellence of the built work across this sovereign city-state, we’ve collected some of our favorite projects from Singapore. In this round-up you’ll find a mall by Aedas, a house by Ong&Ong, and a theme park attraction by DP Architects - all firms that placed on BCI’s list. No less deserving of attention is this public library by LOOK Architects, a hospital by Broadway Malyan, an art school by WOHA. The Tangga House, Cluny House, and The Golden Box, designed by Neri & Hu, Guz Architects, and K2Ld respectively are also fabulous works. We hope you’ll enjoy these projects, as well as our full list of architecture in Singapore located here.

INSIDE Awards Now Open: Submit Your Projects!

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
INSIDE Awards Now Open: Submit Your Projects!, PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Inside Festival Winner 2013 in the Hotel Category. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Inside Festival Winner 2013 in the Hotel Category. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Do you think your project has what it takes to win an INSIDE award? The entry period for this prestigious interior design award is now open! Divided into 12 categories -- which include Residential, Retail, Transport, Office and more -- entries will be judged by distinguished designers (judges confirmed for 2014 include Fabio Novembre, Matteo Thun, Jaya Ibrahim, David Kohn, Joyce Wang, Voon Wong and Chris Lee). In October, architects and interior designers will meet in Singapore for the INSIDE Festival, which is held alongside the World Architecture Festival. During the festival, the category winners will compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year. 

Goodwood Residence / WOHA

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Goodwood Residence / WOHA, © Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Hassell Wong Mun Summ
  • Design Team

    Pearl Chee, Alan Lau, Cheah Boon, Kwan Goh, Soon Kim, Hong Feng Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Balaiyan Sivakumar, Shandy Loh, Anapat Chanadisai
  • Area

    69350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Screen House / K2LD Architects

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Project Team Members

    Ko Shiou Hee . Leong Lai Ping . Gan Ren Ying . Joseph Lee
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall +27

Nest House / WOHA

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
Nest House / WOHA, © Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Tay I-Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Muhammad Sagitha, Joshua Seow, Benita Tan
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

    AE&T Consultants
  • Civil & Structural Engineer

    LBW Consultants LLP
  • Landscape Consultant

    ICN Design International
  • Area

    2080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011