Heatherwick Exhibitions Set to Tour US and Asia

Heatherwick Studio’s 2010 Expo pavilion. Image © Daniele Mattioli

Thomas Heatherwick is set to expand his international reputation in the coming year, thanks to two exhibitions that will tour the United States and East Asia, reports the Architects’ Journal. The US exhibition, titled “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio” will tour Dallas, LA and New York from September 2014 to October 2015. The Asia exhibit is yet to be formally announced, although it is believed it will begin in Singapore in Spring 2015. Read on after the break for more details of the exhibitions.

Archifest 2014: Exploring CROWD In Singapore

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Returning for its eighth year, Singapore’s annual premiere festival Archifest explores the concept of CROWD, and how it interacts with and becomes an integral aspect of architecture and urbanism. Hailed as a Festival of Ideas for the City, Archifest is a two week long gala focusing this year on the context of Collective Intelligence and Community Capital, and the intricate complexities and interconnectivity between both. The theme is based on the belief that it is “the human aspect of architecture that encourages, facilitates, and enhances the human quality to hold influence and create energy to the makeup of our city.”

Airwell House / ADX Architects

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Architects: ADX Architects
Area: 253.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Edward Hendricks

OOI House / Czarl Architects

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Architects: Czarl Architects
Location: Jasmine Road,
Design Team: Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, Sheryl Asi Perculeza
Area: 354.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tim Nolan

Sandcrawler / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

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Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Area: 21468.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Aedas, Paul Warchol

AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London

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Following the recent announcement of Aedas’ demerger into two separate companies - one retaining the Aedas name and the other now known as AHR - we spoke to Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas’ global board and a practicing architect for close to three decades. The company, which was recently ranked by the Architects’ Journal as the 5th largest and most influential practice in the world, have now moved their head office to London’s Chandos Place and are championing a new approach to urban in the UK’s capital. Alongside discussing how an international practice of Aedas’ scale successfully operates, Griffiths offered his insight into how the future looks for European cities based on a tried and tested Asian model of densification.

To find out how Aedas approach sustainability in flourishing Asian markets, as well as the significance of the ‘urban hub’ typology for London’s metropolitan future, read the interview in full after the break.

Singapore SportsHub / DPArchitects

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Architects: DP Architects and Arup Associates
Location: Sports Hub, 397718
Master Plan: DP Architects, Arup, AECOM
Architecture Sport Venues: Arup Associates, DP Architects
Architecture Office, Retail, Leisure : DP Architects
Engineering: Arup
Landscape: AECOM
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of DP Architects

Faber Avenue / Hyla Architects

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Architects: Hyla Architects
Location: Faber Avenue,
Architect In Charge: Han Loke Kwang, Nirun Thawornngamyingsakul, Nussara Sonsart
Area: 415 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

The Extended House / Formwerkz Architects

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Architects: Formwerkz Architects
Design Team: Alan Tay, Iskandar Idris, Ming Hui, Xue Zhen
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Albert Lim

65BTP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Area: 1,447 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

AD Round Up: Architecture in Singapore

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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.

Heatherwick Studio To Build “Learning Hub” in Singapore

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London based Heatherwick Studio have won a competition to design a Learning Hub at , Singapore. The construction of the Hub, part of a £360 million scheme, will be the first redevelopment of its campus in twenty years. Having already won the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Sustainability from the Singaporean Government, the design seeks to redefine the aspiration of a university building. Within this new context the purpose of the university is to “foster togetherness and sociability” so that students can meet and learn in a space that encourages collaboration.

The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

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Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Location: 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore
Client: Rock Productions Pte Ltd and CapitaMalls Asia Limited
Area: 62000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aedas

The Screened House / Brewin Design Office

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Architects: Brewin Design Office
Area: 3500.0 ft2
Photographs: Darren Soh

Jalan Mat Jambol / Zarch Collaboratives

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Architects: Zarch Collaboratives
Location: Jalan Mat Jambol,
Project Team: Randy Chan
Area: 3700.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Albert Lim

Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Interior Design for an INSIDE Award

Do you think your project has what it takes to win an INSIDE award? The deadline (May 30th) is fast approaching, so make sure to submit your projects soon! 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 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.

To find out more and submit your entry, click here!

Arena House / Prow Architects

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Architects: Teh Kan Wee Wagen, AIA, Prow Architects
Architect In Charge: Teh Kan Wee Wagen, AIA
Design Team: Teh Kan Wee Wagen, Portia Wijatno
Area: 373 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Prow Architects

Far Sight House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore
Area: 463.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Wallflower Architecture + Design