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Designer Robert Cheng’s garden home concept for Swire Properties’ Eden

Eden, the 20-unit condominium block at Draycott Drive, was never officially launched for sale. Few, except the ultra-high net worth, have ventured beyond the threshold of the property developed by Hong Kong-listed Swire Properties, especially now that all…

Historical St Matthew’s church, kindergarten to be restored as part of police complex

In what is believed to be the first such project here, a century-old Anglican church and adjoining kindergarten will be restored and incorporated into a police complex in Neil Road, 25 years after they were acquired for an…

‘Integration of Two’ is the chosen one

The winning facade design for the Bukit Chagar station of the RTS Link between JB and Singapore is inspired by the centuries-old relationship between the two places. This came to light yesterday as MRT Corp Sdn Bhd unveiled…

Call to architects for ideas to redevelop 3 key landmarks in Geylang Serai into a vibrant cultural precinct

Three key landmarks in the Geylang Serai district will be redesigned, with a call to architects to propose ideas in a competition. Local architects aged 45 and below can pitch ideas to transform the area and redevelop three…

Rejuvenated Hougang Town Centre among winners of HDB design award

The upgrading of Hougang Town Centre, which has been refreshed with a fishing village theme, has won a design award from HDB, the authority said on Mon. The rejuvenation of Hougang Town Centre, carried out by SQFT Architects,…

Our Tampines Hub gets IOC honour

Our Tampines Hub (OTH) was presented with the 2019 IOC Trophy (Sport and Sustainable Architecture) by SNOC on Mon, adding to its collection of accolades. The IOC has been handing out awards in accordance with themes based on…

Winning shot took close to 20 hours to post-process

A black-and-white photo of Toa Payoh Central that took close to 20 hours to post-process was the winning image in the HDB’s Shapes of Home photo contest. The photo, which accentuates the straight architectural lines of buildings and…

Forget sentimental value. What’s the real value of Golden Mile Complex?

With the recent announcement that Golden Mile Complex (GMC) was to be gazetted for conservation by URA, Singaporeans reacted with a curious mix of nostalgia, apathy, and resentment. “This ugly building you save, but you tear down the…

New assessment tool to help conserve post-65 landmarks

Intl Plaza. People’s Park Complex. And the Fu Lu Shou Complex. Constructed after independence, these buildings may have a special place in Singapore’s built heritage. Now the question of whether they and other “modern, post-65 heritage” buildings are…

Conserving post-65 landmarks: Time to celebrate locally designed icons

It shouldn’t always be Moshe Safdie’s MBS that gets top billing as an architectural icon. The Republic has its own post-independence landmarks to boast of, such as Golden Mile Complex – a monolithic cruise ship permanently docked at…

Conserving Golden Mile Complex is a paradigm shift for Singapore architecture

The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a rethinking of our built environment. With so many of us still working from home, we are once again questioning how we should be designing our domestic, work, and urban spaces. In Singapore,…

Uncovering some of the oldest Chinese temples built in Singapore’s early, tumultuous years

A tiny country bursting with diverse cultures, Singapore is home to more than 1,000 Taoist and Buddhist temples mainly dedicated to its large Chinese community, with one of the earliest built not long after the British established a…

Emboldened by risks at Ministry of Design

A hodgepodge of punctuation marks grouped together, such as “????%*@#!!!!!!!”, often conveys strong emotions: Frustration, bewilderment, or even censored expletives. However, at architecture firm Ministry of Design, they take on a different meaning. This set of punctuation marks,…

Gothic ‘fortress’ in Singapore? A look inside a $28m industrial building for sale

Dull, cold, and boxy — industrial buildings in Singapore are boring. Or are they? Nestled within the industrial estates of Bukit Merah lies a hidden gem called The Mill. Its steel black facade will catch your eyes. Take…

Guz Wilkinson pursues sustainable design amid high land prices

From the street, Guz Wilkinson’s office is identifiable from the profusion of trees and plants growing in the compound. “Over the past decade, the Singapore-based, British architect and founder of Guz Architects has planted thousands of trees in…

Landscape design goes beyond lush greenery

One of the positive behavioural changes of Covid-19 is Singaporeans’ new-found appreciation for nature and being outdoors, notes Yvonne Tan, director of DP Green, the landscape and arboriculture consultancy arm of homegrown architectural practice, DP Group. Covid-19 has…

URA proposes to conserve Golden Mile Complex, offers incentives for redevelopment

The Golden Mile Complex will be proposed for conservation in view of its historical and architectural significance, URA said on Fri, as it concurrently unveiled incentives to make the site more attractive for developers eyeing a collective sale.…

Watch Singapore rise and fall in athletic filmmaker’s 8-year time lapse

Over a thousand stairs. A hundred buildings. Eight years. That’s what it took Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit to capture the evolution of Singapore’s ever-changing skyline, from the demolition of the Pearl Bank Apartments to the construction of landmarks…

Apple Marina Bay Sands opens to public this Thursday

The new Apple MBS will officially open to the public this Thurs. This is the tech brand’s third store in Singapore in addition to its other two stores in Apple Jewel Changi and Apple Orchard Road. Surrounded by…

Winning entries reimagine Paya Lebar Air Base as town of future

The winning entries for the ‘Runway For Your Imagination’ ideas competition reimagined Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) and its nearby industrial estates as an agricultural park, a wooden city and a “fluid city” that weaves the future community…

Apple Singapore’s ‘floating store’ wows Instagram community

Apple Singapore’s new ‘floating store’ built in the harbour in front of MBS integrated resort has not yet opened – but already it has taken over social media. Designed by London-based Foster + Partners architecture studio, the store…

5 SG condos that make you feel you’re on holiday overseas despite Covid-19

1) Villa Marina – With pitched roofs, Georgian columns and French windows, its colonial architecture reminds us of a French royal palace. It exudes the exact same aura of romance and grandeur that these foreign landmarks are known…

Paying $1.1 million for a 43-year-old Tiong Bahru HDB flat is a genius move. Here’s why

1) Nostalgia with practicality – Of all the city fringe districts, Tiong Bahru has got that unmistakable old-world charm that’s anchored in the unique architecture of its preserved pre-war apartments. The low-rise, walk-up flats at Moh Guan Terrace…

5 ridiculous luxury property floor plans for the ultra rich

1) TwentyOne Angullia Park – Back 2015, notorious Malaysian Jho Low purchased two high-end apartments, one of which is a sprawling 7,718 sqft triplex penthouse for S$42.9 million, which translates to a cool $5,560 psf. The unit covers…

Liu Thai Ker on Singapore identity, Covid-19 and that 10 million number

Growing up as a young boy in Singapore in the 1940s, Mr Liu Thai Ker wondered why British colonial officials lived in such different housing from the locals. “The buildings they occupied were very beautiful,” he says. “But…

UOL’s next-gen condos designed with post-Covid lifestyle in mind

Covid-19 has upended the lives of everyone — from the group CEO to the office cleaning lady. “All of us are working remotely and embracing technology,” says Liam Wee Sin, group CEO of UOL Group. “We realise that…

Guoco Tower and Sophia Hills reap awards at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2020

Guoco Tower and Sophia Hills have won the title of World Gold Winner in the mixed-use category and residential category respectively at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2020. The FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award recognises excellence in…

Farmers’ market: Designing user-centric spaces

Now that Covid-19 has changed the perception of public and communal spaces, new designs have to address issues beyond architectural lines. One firm that is prepared to take on such challenges is Farm, a Singapore-based, cross-disciplinary design firm…

6 unique SG condos with gorgeously conserved buildings

1) Grand Duchess at St. Patrick’s – It features not just one, but two Victorian-style bungalows that were each constructed back in 1914 and 1925; 2) A Treasure Trove – Is built with the conserved Matilda House—the only…

Founders’ Memorial design inspired by old National Theatre

The old National Theatre was the biggest inspiration for the upcoming Founders’ Memorial, as the team behind the design scoured monuments and icons throughout Singapore’s history for ideas during the creative process. The new memorial, which honours Singapore’s…

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