Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd

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Architects: Park + Associates Pte Ltd
Location: 6 Mimosa Road, 807973
Architect In Charge: Lim Koon Park
Design Team: Christina Thean, Tee Teck Hock, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya
Contractor: QS Builders Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineer: C P LIM & PARTNERS
Area: 865.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Edward Hendricks

Sunset Terrace House / a_collective

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Architects: a_collective
Location:
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of a_collective

Archifest 2013: “Small Is Beautiful”

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The theme of this year’s , located on the tiny nation-island of , was aptly named indeed: “Small is Beautiful.” Organized by the Singapore Institute of Architects, the annual architecture festival includes a host of activities, ranging from architecture tours to urban picnics, and featured a curated selection of several leading local architects.

Namly House / CHANG Architects

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Architects: CHANG Architects
Location: Namly Place,
Area: 561.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Albert Lim K.S.

“Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay” Wins the 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize

Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay / Courtesy of RIBA. Image © Craig Sheppard

The RIBA Lubetkin Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the best new building outside the European Union, was won this year by Wilkinson Eyre and Grant Associates for Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay in . The prize, which was also awarded to Wilkinson Eyre in 2012 for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre, is now in its 13th year.

Upon announcing the news, RIBA President Stephen Hodder stated: 

A Simple Brick Interior / Pencil Office

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Designers: Pencil Office
Location:
Lead Design Consultant: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Area: 143 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Pencil Office

Stereoscopic House / Pencil Office

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Design Firm: Pencil Office
Location: Sentosa Island,
Lead Design Consultant: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect Of Record: HK HIA & Associates
Area: 708.8 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Pencil Office

A Simple Factory Building / Pencil Office

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Designers: Pencil Office
Location:
Design Firm: Pencil Office
Lead Design Consultant: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect Of Record: Ayra Architects
Structural Engineer: HS Engineering Consultants
Mechanical Engineer: K L Au Consultants
Area: 991.8 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Pencil Office

Centennial Tree House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Location: East Coast Parkway,
Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee, Sean Zheng, Shirley Tan & Eileen Kok
Area: 781 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Albert Lim

Diamond House / Formwerkz Architects

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Architects: Formwerkz Architects
Location:
Design Team: Alan Tay , Foo Yuet Yee, Cai Xun
Structure: Portwood & Associates
Builder: Sinwah-Apac Pte Ltd
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Albert Lim

Screen House / K2LD Architects

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Architects: K2LD Architects
Location:
Project Team Members: Ko Shiou Hee, Leong Lai Ping, Gan Ren Ying, Joseph Lee
Area: 590 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Patrick Bingham Hall

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World’s Most Expensive Construction Market

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EC Harris’ 2013 International Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Bass Ensemble / Hyla Architects

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Architects: Hyla Architects
Location: Singapure, Singapure
Main Contractor: 21 Engineering Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: KKC Consultancy Services
Area: 377.39 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Jln Angin Laut / Hyla Architects

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Architects: Hyla Architects
Location: ,
Main Contractor: 21 Engineering Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: GNG Consultants Pte Ltd
Area: 582.14 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Sunny Side House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Location: Serangoon,
Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee, Sean Zheng, Shirley Tan & Eileen Kok
Area: 367 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marc Tey

Acoustic Alchemy / hyla architects

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Architects: hyla architects
Location: 14 Crowhurst Drive,
Area: 390 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Archifest 2013: A Festival of Ideas for the City

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Taking place September 27 – October 13 at DhobyGhaut Green, Singapore and various satellite venues, Archifest 2013: A Festival of Ideas for the City returns with a brand new theme – Small is Beautiful. Organized by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), and curated by Shophouse and Co., this annual architecture event will use the city as a laboratory and frame Singapore as an urban ecosystem beyond singular architectural projects. It will explore and celebrate projects, design studios, communities and ideas that might be small by choice and circumstance, but are large in ambition and impact.

Festival highlights include Pavilion Design Competition, Conference, SIA Design Awards Presentation Ceremony, School of Urban Ideas, Architours and Fringe. Early bird registration ends August 31. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

River Safari / DP Architects

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Architects: DP Architects
Location: Mandai,
Area: 894400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rory Daniel