Sunny Side House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

© Marc Tey

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

© Derek Swalwell

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

Archifest 2013: A Festival of Ideas for the City

Courtesy of Institute of Architects

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 Archifest Pavilion Design Competition, Archifest 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

The Courtyard House / Formwerkz Architects

© Albert Lim

Architects: Formwerkz Architects
Location:
Design Team: Alan Tay, Livina Rahmayanti, Cai Xun, Alicia
Photographs: Albert Lim

Nest House / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location:
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
Year: 2011
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

AA Visiting School Singapore: ‘Objectify’ Workshop

Courtesy of AA & RARE

Conducted by RARE directors on behalf of the Architectural Association in , the ‘Objectify‘ workshop at Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Design will sample starchitecture to suggest and respond to the city’s idea of growth through image forging. Can architectural objects define a city? Singapore’s territorial enclave is punctuated with signature buildings designed by the worldwide architectural stardom. The exaggerated objectification of the architect’s status and designs is embedded in the city’s culture and apparent belief in their value. Taking place August 21-30, the workshop will explore these conditions, sampling icons to extract novel proposals. More information after the break.

Wind Vault House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Location: East Coast,
Design Team: Cecil Chee, Robin Tan, Sean Zheng, Shirley Tan & Eileen Kok
Area: 553 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeremy San

The Courtyard House / AR43 Architects

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Architects: AR43 Architects
Location: ,
Architects: Lim Cheng Kooi, Murphy Wong, David Mok
Structural Engineer: Ronnie & Koh Consultants
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Wistec Engineers & Associates
Quantity Surveyor: RJ Consultants
Builder: Bestec Construction
Area: 646.3 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Albert KS Lim

48 North Canal Road / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: 48 N Canal Rd,
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Ang Chow Hwee, Daniel Fung, Dennis P. Formalejo, Christina Ong, Eric Barthole
Area: 1,370 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 shortlist announced

More than 300 projects from almost 50 countries have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2013 – the world’s biggest architectural awards programme – taking place between October 2 – 4 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

The is the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event. Projects designed by global architects such as Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, and Robert A.M. Stern will compete with smaller, local practices across 29 individual award categories.

Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: ‘Following such strong competition at last year’s awards, expectations were understandably high for the WAF Awards 2013, and the entries did not disappoint. From the subtle to the spectacular, from a four room house to an 80 storey tower, the sheer quality and diversity reflected in the array of projects shortlisted today demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the event. All eyes are now on the festival’s venue, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the architects will battle to win their individual categories, with the victorious projects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year award.”

You can see the complete shortlist after the break. For more information, please visit WAF’s official website.

JKC2 / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: Ong&Ong
Location:
Team Director: Diego Molina, Maria Arango
Team Members: Linda Qing, Lee Cheow Yeh, Julius Daguio Caramat, Camilo Pelaez Nino, Tomas Jaramillo Valencia, Ryan Manuel
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aaron Pocock

The Wall House / FARM

© Bryan van der Beek & Edward Hendricks

Architects: FARM
Location: ,
Team: Tiah Nan Chyuan, Lee Hui Lian (), Kurjanto Slamet (KD Architects)
Collaborators: KD Architects, Locus Associates with Base6 and Terre Pte Ltd
Area: 1,116 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bryan van der Beek & Edward Hendricks

The Winged House / K2LD Architects

© Patrick Bingham-Hall

Architects: K2LD Architects
Location:
Project Team: Ko Shiou Hee, Leong Lai Ping, Elita Ong
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

SUTD Library Pavilion / City Form Lab

© Raul Kalvo

Architects: City Form Lab
Location: Dover Rd,
Design Team: Andres Sevtsuk, Raul Kalvo
Engineering: Russel Cole, Mike King, Benjamin Sitler
Construction: Arina International Hogan, SUTD Students
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Raul Kalvo, Courtesy of

The Green House / K2LD Architects

© Jeremy San

Architects: K2LD Architects
Location:
Design Team: Ko Shiou Hee, Leong Lai Ping, Elita Ong, Huang Sijie
Area: 732.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jeremy San

World Architecture Festival 2013: Submit your works!

Once again we have partnered with the World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest festival (with live awards) for the global architecture community, to be held in October in Singapore.

The format of the event is unique as the professionals of the participating firms present to, and receive live feedback and commendation from, the WAF’s jury, which this year includes architects such as such as William Alsop, Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto, Dietmar Eberle, Jeanne Gang, Marcio Kogan, and Ole Scheeren, among many others. It will be a live architecture performance, where you will debate, learn and be inspired.

The also includes a seminar and keynotes with renowned international architects  (full list TBA). In these and other activities, you will be able to exchange ideas with over 2000 architects representing more than 65 countries, as well as broaden your horizons and your contacts.

Another interesting aspect of the is the location. Held in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, the positions itself in the center of the Southeast Asia, a region with unprecedented growth, where opportunities are constantly opening for architects.

Please note that the deadline for entries has been extended until June 10th. You can find more info about the award categories and how to enter here.

Remember to use code ‘ARCH’ for a 10% discount in your entry.

SOM Designs Singapore’s Tallest Tower

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SOM has designed what will be ’s tallest tower upon its completion in 2016. Positioned as a premier quality business and lifestyle hub, the 290-meter, 1.7-million-gross-square-foot Tanjong Pagar Centre will provide a mix of uses, comprising office, residential, retail and hospitality, in the historic Tanjong Pagar central business district. The development will be a significant contribution to the evolving skyline of and will become a landmark destination, serving as a gateway to the future waterfront city.