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House at Neil Road in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Located within a conservation district, this home celebrates the traditional charm of Peranakan shophouses with the addition of new spaces that are sensitive to the building’s rich heritage.

Akin to traditional shophouses, the spaces are interspersed with courtyards that serve as visual focal points. The original courtyard – with its preserved ornate fish mould centerpiece and accompanying water feature – forms the heart of the common areas while a newer courtyard marks the transition from the old structure into its new extension. A young tree in the centre of this new courtyard adds a touch of nature to the urban ensemble. To the rear of the house are the kitchen and a retro spiral staircase that leads to the second floor master bedroom and rooftop terrace.

Image Courtesy © See Chee Keong

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Project: House at Neil Road
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: See Chee Keong
  • Director: Mark Wee
  • Gross floor area: 520 sqm
  • Completion: Jan 2013

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59BTP-House in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

This was an Additions and Alterations project on an existing house in Bukit Timah. The owner’s father built the original house and the building was in an awkward position on the plot. According to the brief, the client wanted to have two master bedrooms along with four bedrooms – this required additional floor area as the original house area could not comfortably fit in the extra rooms. However, the architects resolved to make use of the existing structure and maintain its orientation by simply adding an additional volume to accommodate the extra bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Project: 59BTP-House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell
  • Project directors: Diego Molina & Maria Arango
  • Completion date: 2014

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The Re-wrapped House in Jalan Binchang, Singapore by A D Lab Pte Ltd

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: A D Lab Pte Ltd 

This quiet low-rise cul-de-sac of semi detached houses at Jalan Binchang is similar to many in Singapore.  Constructed mostly in the 1970’s, the pairs of two storey brick houses are now at the stage in their building lifespan where renovation is eminent.  The designers saw the development of the quaint neighborhood and its natural evolution as a main source of inspiration in the design of no. 67 Jalan Binchang.  They brainstormed on how to enlarge and rejuvenate the existing semi detached house while maintaining a harmony with the existing built environment, the history of tropical residential buildings and with the natural environment.  The designers looked at the existing building as one would study a living organism that needed to adapt to a new environment.  Instead of demolishing its embedded history and reinventing it as something completely new, they decided to use its structure, its internal logic of organization and meaning as a starting point to the design, and to build upon this pre-existing pattern and structure to evolve it into a new form and space.  The architects find it important to study how space can evolve with time and with the changing conditions of the inhabitants so that the lifespan of construction can be increased.  Also as a way of reducing waste, savings cost on the project, and minimizing disruption to the neighbor’s house, the designers decided to retain the entire 2-storey semi detached house on the site.  Between this structure and a newly added 2 storey plus attic extension, a gap between the old and new structures was kept to bring light and wind through the house as well as to allow for the settlement of the new structure independently from the old.  The internal building’s logic of the front facing public room, rear facing services and private second storey of the existing house was maintained and carried over to the side extension.

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks, CI & A Photography

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks, CI & A Photography

  • Architects: A D Lab Pte Ltd
  • Project: The Re-wrapped House
  • Location: 67 Jalan Binchang, Singapore
  • Photography: Edward Hendricks, CI & A Photography
  • Project Team Members: Warren Liu, Wu Yanling, Anna May Manrique, Najeeb Rahmat
  • Builder/ Construction Company: Newell Builders Pte Ltd
  • Building Surveyor: LEE BOON HAW Registered Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor: CCL CHARTERED SURVEYORS PTE LTD
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Firm: EPM CONSULTANTS
  • Site Area (sq-ft or sq-metres): 496.80 sq metres
  • Total Floor Area (sq-ft or sq-metres): 529.55 sq metres
  • Time to complete (Number of months): 9 – 12 months

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#5 in Frankel Ave, Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Studio Wills + Architects 

The brief requirement for #5 was a house maximized to the permissible building volume stipulated by planning requirements, a lap pool and a standard schedule of accommodation of Living, Dining, 6 rooms and support facilities.

#5 was a study in the making of tropical living spaces, in a dense urban environment, that is at once open yet private, Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

#5 was a study in the making of tropical living spaces, in a dense urban environment, that is at once open yet private, Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

  • Architects: Studio Wills + Architects
  • Project: #5
  • Location: Frankel Ave, Singapore
  • Photography: BETON BRUT
  • Design Team: Ng William, Wu Shan Yat
  • Contractor: TIM Contracts Pte Ltd
  • Contractor (ID): Sin Hiap Chuan Wood Works
  • Structural Engineer: Civil and Geotechnical Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: BKG Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Gross Floor Area: 489.96 sqm
  • Time: 2014-2016

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Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore by WOHA

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Article source: WOHA 

A verdant tower of green in the heart of Singapore’s dense Central Business District (CBD), Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification for the urban tropics. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved out of the temperate west, this tropical “living tower” offers an alternative image to the sleek technology of the genre.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham-Hall

  • Architects: WOHA (Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Bernard Lee, Kim Young Beom, Evelyn Ng, Christina Ong, Huang Yue, Larissa Tan, Chen Shunann, Iyan Mulyadi, Oscar Korintus, Victoria Meadows, Simopoulou Olympia Konstantinou, Donovan Soon, Ang Chow Hwee, Dennis Kwek)
  • Project: Oasia Hotel Downtown
  • Location: 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
  • Photography: K. Kopter and Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Client: Far East SOHO Pte Ltd
  • Interior Design: Studio Patricia Urquiola
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engr: Rankine & Hill (S) Pte Ltd
  • Civil & Structural Engr: KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyors: Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Landscape Consultant: Sitetectonix Pte Ltd
  • Irrigation Consultant: Christensen Irrigation (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Lighting Consultant: Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte Ltd, The Lightbox Pte Ltd
  • Signage Consultant: UDS Design Pte Ltd
  • Land Surveyor: How Huai Hoon Surveyors
  • Main Contractor: Woh Hup (Private) Ltd
  • Project Cost: S$138 million (estimate)

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KAP-House in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.

Reclined within a well-heeled residential enclave, KAP-House reposes behind wild grassland that grows from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Placed on a plot that was once the sprawling garden of a classic colonial black and white bungalow, the home was imagined as a paradigm of modern tropical living.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.
  • Project: KAP-House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell

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Secret Garden House in Bukit Timah, Singapore by Wallflower Architecture + Design

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Article source: Wallflower Architecture + Design 

The Secret Garden House, designed by Singapore based Wallflower Architecture + Design, is situated in the good class bungalow area of Bukit Timah. The owner’s brief was to have a luxurious, tropical, contemporary family home. Being the owners of a construction company and by building it themselves, it would also showcase their professional capabilities.

Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

  • Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
  • Project: Secret Garden House
  • Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore
  • Photography: Marc Tey
  • Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee, Sean Zheng, Shirley Tan & Eileen Kok
  • Structure: GCE Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape: Nyee Phoe Flower Garden Pte Ltd
  • Site Area: 1292 m2
  • Project Completion: 2015

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Singapore National Stadium by Arup Associates

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Located on a stunning, central, 35 hectare waterfront site, the Singapore Sports Hub provides a unique ecosystem of sporting, retail and leisure spaces, at the pivot between Singapore’s expanding city centre and the wider public community.

•55,000-seat National Stadium with movable roof, ultra-thin dome roof structure.
• The world’s largest free-span dome, spanning 310 meters.
• Innovative moving tier design to accommodate a wide range of sporting and cultural events for year-round activity.
• Energy-efficient spectator cooling system designed for Singapore’s tropical climate.
• The largest sports infrastructure Public Private Partnership project in the world.

Singapore National Stadium, Image Courtesy © Arup Associates

Singapore National Stadium, Image Courtesy © Arup Associates

  • Architects: Arup Associates
  • Project: Singapore National Stadium
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Christian Richters, Oaker, Franklin Kwan
  • Client: Dragages Singapore & Singapore Sports Hub
  • Singapore Sports Hub Design Team: Arup Associates + Arup + DP Architects + AECOM
  • Completion: Summer 2014

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COO: Singapore’s first Sociatel by Ministry of Design

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Ministry of Design

Client’s Design Brief

“The inspiration behind COO is the emergence of millennial travellers who are willing to take the road less travelled. To them, travelling is no longer a leisure pursuit alone, but an opportunity to gain local insights and garner authentic experiences. We want COO to be a home-grown brand with a regional reach and grounded with Asian sensibilities….” says Silas Lee, Founder of COO.

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)

  • Architects: Ministry of Design (Colin Seah, Patricia Segado, Richard Herman, Norberto Olegario, Rais Rahman, Sandra Goh, Angie Ng, Madeline Lim, Anna Langier)
  • Project: COO: Singapore’s first Sociatel
  • Location: 259 Outram Rd, Singapore 169056
  • Photography: Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)
  • Software used: Sketches, Sketch up, Auto cad and Photoshop
  • Client / Owner: Flying Potato Group Pte. Ltd.
  • Main Contractor: Alric
  • Land area: 188 sqm
  • Built in GFA: Total GFA: 752 sqm

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Goodlife! Makan in Singapore by DP Architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: DP Architects 

Goodlife! Makan, a recreational cooking, dining and activity centre for seniors at the converted void deck of 52 Marine Terrace in Singapore, has been awarded two prestigious accolades at Singapore Institute of Architects’ (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2016. For its groundbreaking design concept, Goodlife! Makan was conferred the SIA Architectural Design Award in the Alterations & Additions category, beating out 6 shortlisted entrants, and was specially acknowledged by SIA as the “Best Project with Construction Budget of less than S$2 million”. Goodlife! Makan was one of only two projects to win SIA’s special jury awards (the other being “Building of the Year”), chosen from a total of 26 award winners that night. DP Architects was the only firm to have won two awards, testifying to the strength of DP’s people-centered designs.

Signature graphics & pictographs were used as signage to ensure effective and user-friendly wayfinding for the elderly, Image Courtesy © DP Architects

Signature graphics & pictographs were used as signage to ensure effective and user-friendly wayfinding for the elderly, Image Courtesy © DP Architects

  • Architects: DP Architects
  • Project: Goodlife! Makan
  • Location: Singapore

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