Archifest Zero Waste Pavilion / WOW Architects

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Architects: WOW Architects
Architect In Charge: James Tan
Design Team: Fernando Velho, Prabhu Sugumar, Christopher Lee Liang Neng, Yvonne Yung
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aaron Pocock, C3M Studio

First Commercial Vertical Farm opens in Singapore

It is projected that by the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers. With fears of overcrowding and land scarcity, the need to evolve our agriculture is one of the primary challenges we face in the 21st century.

A solution? Vertical farming. The innovative concept, which was first pioneered by Columbia University professor Dickson Despommier, is a promising solution that many of the world’s most populated are starting to consider. As of now, the land-scarce Republic of is leading the way with the opening of the world’s first commercial vertical farm, featuring 3.65-hectares of stacked vegetables in the northwestern district of Lim Chu Kang.

Continue reading to learn more…

Video: Gardens by the Bay / Grant Associates

Grant Associates shared with us their just released short film of a walk round Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, which recently received the World Building of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival. One of the largest garden projects of its kind in the world, Andrew Grant, director of UK landscape architects , walks around Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations behind the the design of the spectacular Supertrees, Cooled Conservatories and Themed Gardens. The project is an integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, designed to raise the profile of the city globally whilst showcasing the best of horticulture and garden artistry.



The Pool Shophouse / FARM

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Architects: FARM
Location: ,
Design Team: Kurjanto Slamet, Tiah Nan Chyuan, Lee Hui Lian
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeremy San

JKC1 / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location: , Singapore
Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

M House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location: , Singapore
Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

In Progress: Singapore Sports Hub / Arup

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Construction has commenced on the world’s largest dome roof at Singapore’s National Stadium. Once completed in 2014, the Arup-designed structure will provide shelter to the 55,000 seat stadium and surrounding ticketed community spaces in the heart of the 35ha sports precinct. Singapore’s National Stadium will be the only stadium in the world, custom-built to host football, rugby, cricket and athletic events in one venue.

The simple geometric form of the ultra-thin, retractable dome spans 310m and is designed to use only a fraction of the energy required for an equivalent fully enclosed stadium. Continue after the break to learn more.

Hublot Popup Store / Asylum

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Architects: Asylum
Location: Paragon,
Creative Director: Chris Lee
Design Director: Cara Ang
Designer: Simone Königshausen
Project Year:
Photographs: Courtesy of The Hour Glass

Skyve Bistro / FARM

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Architects: FARM
Location: 10 Winstedt Rd, 227977
Team: Peter Sim, Selwyn Low, Lee Hui Lian, Oh Wenxin
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of FARM Architect

World Architecture Festival announces the World Building of the Year 2012 / Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

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Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, , has won the World Building of the Year Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2012. The project, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten, was chosen from over 500 entries. More information and images after the break.

The Brick Loft / FARM

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Architects: FARM
Location: ,
Design Team: Torrance Goh, Peter Sim, Hong Weiming
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jeremy San TzerNing

Louis Vuitton in Singapore / Safdie Architects

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Architects: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects
Location: Marina Bay Sands,
Project Architect: Aplusi Asia, Michelle Chan
Project Manager: Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific, Andy Lau
MEP: Ferrier Chan & Partners – George Doyle
Solar Shade Fabrication: Eventscape – Steve Haniewicz, Craig Seeley, Graham O’Brien
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of FTL Design Engineering Studio, William Cho, Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

One Raffles Place Tower 2 / Tange Associates

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Architects: Tange Associates
Project Architects: SAA Architects
Photographs: Marc Tey

Wu Residence / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

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Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office
Location: Anthony Road,
Architect In Charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
Design Team: Cai Chun Yan, Jane Wang, Liu Qi
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250.0 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Armadillo House / Formwerkz Architects

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Architects: Formwerkz Architects
Design Team: Alan Tay, Pung Whei Huong
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 380 sqm
Photographs: Jeremy San

Mandai Courtyard House / Atelier M+A

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Architects: Atelier M+A
Location: , Singapore
Project Team: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa, Wang Mei Yee
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 572 sqm
Photographs: Robert Such

‘Rethink Singapore’ Archifest

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Organized by Singapore Institute of Architects, the annual month-long architecture festival is back for the sixth year running to celebrate the urban environment and the communities that make it alive. With the theme of ‘Rethink Singapore’, the event aims to consider the city in new ways – its people, spaces and the way we inhabit it. Taking place October 6-31, they hope to place Singapore under new light and be seen through new lenses, rethinking and re-framing it as an urban ecosystem, beyond singular architectural projects. For more information, please visit here.

Gallery House / Lekker Design

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Architects: Lekker Design
Design Team: Ong Ker-Shing, Joshua Comaroff, Germain Goh, Sio Lim, Peter Then
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Photographs: Darren Soh