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“Design Orchard” Incubator / WOHA

© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Patrick Bingham-Hall + 37

Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project WOHA
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    2350.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Clifton Vale House / Freight Architects

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

Houses  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Freight Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    540.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

V on Shenton / UNStudio

© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh
Residential  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    85507.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Scotts Tower / UNStudio

© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh

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

Apartments  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    16855.34 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

WOHA's Kampung Admiralty Singapore Named 2018 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival

WOHA's Kampung Admiralty Singapore in Singapore has been named the 2018 World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival, concluding this year's three-day event in Amsterdam. The building, which combines dedicated senior-housing facilities with a broad mixed-use program and a lush green roof, was selected from a strikingly broad shortlist that included works from offices such as Sanjay Puri Architects, Koffi & Diabate Architectes, Heatherwick Studio, Spheron Architects, and INNOCAD.

WOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore . Image © Darren Soh Courtesy of World Architecture Festival / WOHA. ImageWOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore Courtesy of World Architecture Festival / WOHA. ImageWOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore Courtesy of World Architecture Festival / WOHA. ImageWOHA - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore + 16

Pyrite House / Freight Architects

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh + 24

Houses  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Freight Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    550.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Kampung Admiralty / WOHA

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

Buildings  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project WOHA
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Green Heart | Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architects

© HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch + 20

Apartments  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project ingenhoven architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    400000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Unpacking Paul Rudolph’s Overlooked Architectural Feats in Southeast Asia

Intiland Tower. Image © Darren Soh
Intiland Tower. Image © Darren Soh

To speak of Paul Rudolph’s illustrious career is to trace a grand arc stretching from the 1940s to the 1990s. More often than not, the popular narrative begins with his student days at Harvard under the tutelage of Walter Gropius, touches upon his earliest, much-loved Florida beach houses, circles around his eventual break from the rigidity of both the Sarasota School and the International Style, and finally races towards the apex: his chairmanship of the Yale School of Architecture, and the concurrent shift to a Brutalist architectural style characterized by monumental forms, rugged concrete, and interwoven, multilevelled spaces awash with a remarkable interplay of light. Then comes the fall from grace: the beloved Yale Art and Architecture Building went up in flames just as the architecture profession began to question modernist ideals, and eventually Postmodernism was ushered in. Flickering, sputtering, Rudolph's grand narrative arc lurched towards Southeast Asia, bearing away the “martyred saint.” Save for several scattered commissions in the United States, Rudolph spent the last two decades of his life building abroad, mostly across Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore, until his death in 1997.

But of course, time and again, historians have sought to challenge the myth of the failed architect by rereading his understudied work from the late years. Adding to this growing corpus of fresh research and alternate perspectives is architectural photographer Darren Soh’s ongoing project documenting—so far—three of Rudolph’s major works in Southeast Asia: The Colonnade (1986) and The Concourse (1994) in Singapore, and the Intiland Tower (1997) in Surabaya, Indonesia.

The Concourse. Image © Darren Soh The Concourse. Image © Darren Soh The Colonnade. Image © Darren Soh Intiland Tower. Image © Darren Soh + 60

The Warehouse Hotel / Zarch Collaboratives

© Darren Soh Courtesy of The Warehouse Hotel © Darren Soh Courtesy of The Warehouse Hotel + 21

Refurbishment  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Zarch Collaboratives
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    2102.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Wah Son Aerospace / ipli architects

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh + 21

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project ipli architects
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Arup’s Singapore Sports Hub Deemed Best in Structural Engineering for 2015

The Singapore Sports Hub, designed by DP Architects and Arup Associates, in collaboration with Arup as the structural engineer, has been awarded the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, the highest award given out by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) at their annual Structural Awards. The award honors the best example of structural engineering design entered during the year.

The sports stadium features the largest free-spanning dome in the world, stretching 310 meters to cover the 55,000-seat stadium, and uses a “third of weight of steel normally used to span this size,” writes Arup in a press release. To provide shade during sporting events, the dome roof structure is retractable and features “an energy-efficient cooling system that delivers cooled air to every seat.”

Group8asia Nears Completion on "Verdant Urban Oasis" in Singapore

Group8asia is nearing completion on a first-prize winning proposal that is meant to revive the concept of public housing in Singapore. The Punggol Waterway Terraces, so named for the river on which they’re set, will be a sustainable community that aims to echo the utopic exuberance of Singapore’s first housing developments in the 1970s. Arranged around central courtyards, these high-rise apartments hope to create a sleek, graceful skyline that contrasts with the verdant greenery of their landscape.

The Screened House / Brewin Design Office

© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh
Houses  · 
Singapore, Singapore
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Brewin Design Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3500.0 ft2

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh + 17

Three Projects Shortlisted for 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize

The RIBA has announced three projects—two located in Asia and one in the United States—for the shortlist of the RIBA’s Lubetkin Prize. Named for Berthold Lubetkin, a Georgian-born architect, the prize celebrates the work of RIBA members building outside of the UK. Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, Grimshaw’s Via Verde and Wilkinson Eyre’s Cooled Conservatories will face off for the honor; the winner of this year’s Lubetkin Prize will be announced (along with the winner of the prestigious Stirling Prize) on September 26th in London.

Angela Brady, RIBA President, said:

"The 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize shortlist features three exceptionally innovative projects that meet three very different urban challenges. From the blueprint for New York affordable housing and the creation of an impressive new shopping district in central Beijing to Singapore’s new sustainable gardens, these are all extremely clever solutions. These cutting-edge schemes show the leading role that architects play in delivering visionary new thinking about urban issues, and illustrate why UK creative talent has such recognition around the world."

More on the shortlisted projects after the break…