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Safdie Architects design a Series of Treehouse-Like Pavilions for Surbana Jurong Headquarters

11:00 - 30 January, 2019
Safdie Architects design a Series of Treehouse-Like Pavilions for Surbana Jurong Headquarters, © Safdie Architects
© Safdie Architects

Safdie Architects have unveiled details of their proposed corporate headquarters for Surbana Jurong in Singapore. The scheme seeks to reflect the mission of Surbana Jurong (Singapore’s leading architecture, urban design, and infrastructure firm) of characterizing Singapore as the “Garden City.” Located on a previously undeveloped site, the campus will “integrate harmoniously with its natural landscape” while also offering over 740,000 square feet of space for the firm’s 4000 employees. The scheme marks the first initiative for the Safdie Surbana Jurong joint venture, which was established in 2017 to develop innovative and iconic projects in Asia-Pacific.

The scheme manifests as a series of treehouse-like pavilions united by a central pedestrian “street,” all shaped by a careful examination of, and respect for, the site’s existing trees and unique flora. The result is a distinctive network of offices embedded within surrounding parkland, with the glazed pedestrian street interweaving interior and exterior landscapes.

© Safdie Architects © Safdie Architects © Safdie Architects © Safdie Architects + 10

Clifton Vale House / Freight Architects

00:00 - 30 January, 2019
Clifton Vale House / Freight Architects, © Darren Soh
© Darren Soh

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh + 23

WOHA's Singapore Design Orchard Nears Completion

04:00 - 17 January, 2019
WOHA's Singapore Design Orchard Nears Completion, Courtesy of WOHA
Courtesy of WOHA

Singapore’s creative community will soon be thriving as one of the city's buzziest projects, Design Orchard, nears completion. Designed by Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA, the 2350 sqm green project has been under construction since early 2018, and will officially be open to the public on the 30th of January, 2019.

Located on Orchard Road, the city’s most iconic shopping avenue, the project's publicly accessible sloped rooftop park will incorporate multiple services and public areas, accentuating the design and providing up-and-coming designers with a space to create, produce, and exhibit.

Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA + 5

Safdie Architects' Changi Airport Finds Beauty in a Challenging Typology

12:30 - 5 January, 2019
Safdie Architects' Changi Airport Finds Beauty in a Challenging Typology , © Safdie Architects
© Safdie Architects

Airport architecture is a complex typology in which to innovate. Restrictive technical, security, and circulatory requirements force designs along limited (and precedented) paths; little budget is left over to create space for respite, let alone beauty.

Which makes the central space of Safdie Architect's design for Singapore's Changi Airport all the more unusual. Jewel Changi Airport reinvents the public concourse not just as an in-between space for travelers, but as a major public attraction. Public transit form the city passes through the city and the large garden and shopping space within the central dome establishes it as a node for public gathering. In the future, an event space on the north side of the park will host public events for up to 1000 people.

© Safdie Architects © Safdie Architects © Safdie Architects © Safdie Architects + 6

Heatherwick Studio Releases New Learning Hub Video

13:00 - 31 December, 2018
Heatherwick Studio Releases New Learning Hub Video, Learning Hub. Image © Hufton + Crow
Learning Hub. Image © Hufton + Crow

Heatherwick Studio has released a new film showcasing the Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University. Directed by Marcus Hawk, the video features cinematography by Joe Almond. As an educational landmark for Singapore, the Learning Hub was designed as a new multi-use building as part of NTU’s redevelopment plan for the campus.

Learning Hub. Image © Hufton + Crow Learning Hub. Image © Hufton + Crow Learning Hub. Image © Hufton + Crow Learning Hub. Image © Hufton + Crow + 4

InVision Launches Free Study Abroad Program for Designers

11:00 - 20 December, 2018
InVision Launches Free Study Abroad Program for Designers, © flickr user gordon-s, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
© flickr user gordon-s, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For architects with travel-related New Year resolutions, software company InVision has launched a free “Design Exchange” program for professional designers eager to see the world on a budget.

The “Design Exchange” program is open to any senior designer with over 6 years of professional experience and offers one-week-long, organized exchanges during every quarter of 2019. Destinations already announced include Sydney (Spring 2019), Copenhagen (Summer 2019), and Singapore (Winter 2020).

V on Shenton / UNStudio

00:00 - 12 December, 2018
© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh
  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 5 Shenton Way, UIC Building, Singapore
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team

    Nuno Almeida and Ariane Stracke, Cristina Bolis; Derrick Diporedjo, Enrique Lopez, Gustav Fagerström, Hal Wuertz, Jaap Baselmans, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Jae Young Lee, Jay Williams, Jeong Eun Choi, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl, Patrick Kohl, René Rijkers, Rob Henderson, Stefano Rocchetti, Sander Versluis, Tiia Vahula, Wing Tang
  • Area

    85507.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Scotts Tower / UNStudio

00:00 - 10 December, 2018
© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    38 Scotts Road, Singapore
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team

    Ger Gijzen, Konstantinos Chrysos, Luis Etchegorry, Cynthia Markhoff, Elisabeth Brauner, Shany Barath, Thomas van Bekhoven, Iris Pastor, Rodrigo Cañizares, Albert Gnodde, Mo Ching Ying Lai, Grete Veskiväli, Philipp Weisz, Samuel Bernier Lavigne, Lukasz Walczak, Alicja Chola, Cheng Gong
  • Area

    16855.34 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Kampung Admiralty / WOHA

23:00 - 25 October, 2018
Kampung Admiralty / WOHA, © Darren Soh
© Darren Soh

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © K. Kopter © Patrick Bingham-Hall + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    676 Woodlands Drive 71, 730676 Singapore
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Pearl Chee, Goh Soon Kim, Phua Hong Wei, Richard Kuppusamy, Jonathan Hooper, Yang Han , Lau Wannie, Gillian Hatch, Kwong Lay Lay, Zhou Yubai
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Sivantos Singapore / PLH Arkitekter

20:00 - 17 October, 2018
Sivantos Singapore / PLH Arkitekter, © Owen Raggett
© Owen Raggett

© Owen Raggett © Owen Raggett © Owen Raggett © Owen Raggett + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    18 Tai Seng St, Singapore
  • Category

  • Lead Architects / Workplace Design Architect

    PLH Arkitekter A/S, Denmark
  • Area

    13260.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Space Between Walls / HYLA Architects

00:00 - 1 October, 2018
The Space Between Walls / HYLA Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Han Loke Kwang
  • Project Team

    Crystal Chew, Kompiya Rattanangkul, Chong Wen Jin, Thomas Ong
  • Area

    455.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Greenery Engulfs WOHA's Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore in New Photographs

08:00 - 4 September, 2018
Greenery Engulfs WOHA's Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore in New Photographs, © Infinitude via AGROB BUCHTAL
© Infinitude via AGROB BUCHTAL

New photographs released by ceramics manufacturer AGROB-BUCHTAL show nature beginning to claim the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore. WOHA Architects’ 30-story scheme was designed to be a “verdant tower of green” in the heart of the city’s financial district.

The tower’s red aluminum mesh cladding has begun to sprout a lush landscaping, consisting of 21 different species of creepers. The colorful flowers and green leaves provide food for birds and insects, while the reaction of the creepers to different light, wind, and shade conditions come together to form a natural mosaic.

© Infinitude via AGROB BUCHTAL © Infinitude via AGROB BUCHTAL © Infinitude via AGROB BUCHTAL © Infinitude via AGROB BUCHTAL + 9

Cascading Courts / HYLA Architects

19:00 - 16 July, 2018
Cascading Courts  / HYLA Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Han Loke Kwang
  • Project Team

    Navin Rungsmai, Amanda Goh, Thomas Ong
  • Area

    568.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Sombra Verde's 3D Printed Bamboo Structure Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Technology

08:00 - 9 July, 2018
© Carlos Bañón
© Carlos Bañón

Bridging the gap between the old and the new is never easy. Traditional building methods, where you often adjust to the unpredictability of a natural material, seem to contrast with the mechanical precision of modern construction. Sombra Verde - a bamboo gazebo developed by AIRLAB and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) as part of Singapore’s Urban Design Festival 2018 - bridges this gap. The traditional raw bamboo poles, used extensively throughout Southeast Asia, are combined with 3D printed connectors, utilizing a series of new technologies. The result is an iconic, lightweight structure in Singapore’s Duxton Plain Park that promotes the use of public space, sheltering the population from both the intense sun and heavy rain.

© Carlos Bañón © Aurelia Chan © Carlos Bañón © Aurelia Chan + 24

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

06:00 - 19 June, 2018
Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises? © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sajeewashaluka'>Wikimedia user Sajeewashaluka </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/people/88503995@N02'>Flickr user Younguk Kim</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 27

Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects

00:00 - 8 June, 2018
Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 23

Room Without Roof
 / HYLA Architects


20:00 - 4 June, 2018
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Han Loke Kwang

  • Project Team

    Kompiya Rattanangkul, Goh Chiou Hwa, Thomas Ong

  • Area

    720.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House in a Flat / nitton architects

02:00 - 29 May, 2018
House in a Flat / nitton architects, © Sweng Lee
© Sweng Lee

© Sweng Lee © Sweng Lee © Sweng Lee © Sweng Lee + 12