Foster + Partners opens “one of our greenest Apple spaces yet” in Singapore

Foster + Partners has built yet another tree-filled Apple Store, but this one also features hand-carved stone staircases. Singapore’s official ranking as the greenest city in Asia informed the design of Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship in the city. Like Foster + Partners’ other recent Apple Stores, particularly the ones in London and Dubai, the building’s most prominent feature is

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White translucent box forms Singapore residence by Park+Associates Architects

A+Awards: designed as a series of interconnected voids, this house in Singapore by local firm Park+Associates Architects won a 2016 Architizer A+Award. The Greja House comprises a cuboid volume surrounded by white mesh, which sits above a transparent ground floor. It was laid out as open volumes that flow into each other horizontally and vertically,

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National University of Singapore starts building zero-energy design school

Construction started today on a Singapore design school that will produce all of its own energy and more. Designed as a collaboration between international office Serie Architects and Singapore studio Multiply Architects, the new School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore is intended to be a net-zero energy building. The structure will generate its electrical energy

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Cornwall Gardens is a huge Singapore home with a stepped garden on its roof

A+Awards: featuring a swimming pool, waterfall, Koi carp pond and a terraced roof garden, this large family home in Singapore was another of the winners in Architizer’s 2016 A+Awards (+ slideshow). Designed by Singapore studio Chang Architects, the home was created to accommodate a multi-generation family with space for future additions if the children marry. Six bedrooms, a gym, entertainment More

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Zaha Hadid’s D’Leedon complex in Singapore features towers with petal-shaped plans

Seven skyscrapers with flower-shaped plans are dotted across this residential complex in Singapore, which was completed by Zaha Hadid’s firm before her untimely death last month (+ slideshow). Finished at the end of 2015, D’Leedon is one of the last projects to be delivered by the Iraqi-born British architect, who passed away last month after suffering a heart attack in a More

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Spark unveils plans for colourful beach huts built from recycled ocean plastic

Architecture firm Spark wants to use plastic to build a series of elevated beach huts resembling giant pine cones in Singapore. Spark’s Singapore office envisions using some of the millions of tons of plastic waste dumped into the world’s oceans every year to build a series of unusual architectural structures along the shoreline of the city’s East More

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Ipli Architects completes a concrete house for a concrete supplier

Polished, bush-hammered and board-marked concrete all feature at this Singapore house, designed by Ipli Architects for a concrete supplier keen to show off the material of his trade (+ slideshow). Named Leedon Park, bungalow is located in the garden of the client’s existing house, and boasts a terrace overlooking a swimming pool and tennis courts. The building has a thin concrete shell, which More

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Slatted screens shade bedroom balconies of Singapore home by Formwerkz Architects

A louvred wooden screen protects the upper storey of this west-facing house in Singapore from direct sunlight, while the lower levels are partly embedded in the hillside site and shaded by the floors above (+ slideshow). The Gallop House was designed for a local developer and his family by Singapore studio Formwerkz Architects, whose previous residential projects More

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Singapore’s answer to the High Line could stretch across the entire island

Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei has been chosen to transform a 24-kilometre-long stretch of disused Singapore railway into a High Line-esque park that extends across the entire island (+ slideshow). The firm plans to create cycle paths, climbing walls, nature reserves, seating areas and water features along the disused railway corridor that stretches from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Helix Bridge by Cox Architecture

The double-helix structure of a DNA strand inspired the design of the Singapore Helix Bridge by Cox Architecture, the latest addition to our Christmas countdown. Spanning the Singapore River between the city’s central business district and the newly established bayfront area, the 280-metre-long Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a complex stainless-steel structure and a curving deck. […]

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Chiltern House by WOW Architects features a rooftop lily pond to attract birds

Plants and ponds are incorporated into the roof, walls and terraces of this concrete house in Singapore to make it feel like it is “enveloped by a garden” (+ movie). Chiltern House was designed by Maria Warner Wong, design director of WOW Architects in Singapore, for herself, her husband, and their two sons, aged 18 and 22. It […]

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The Interlace by Ole Scheeren was designed to “build a sense of community”

World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, Eric Chang of Buro Ole Scheeren discusses the importance of the communal courtyards in The Interlace, the “vertical village” that was crowned World Building of the Year 2015 last week. The Interlace is a large residential complex in Singapore consisting of a series of apartment blocks stacked […]

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Ole Scheeren’s “vertical village” named World Building of the Year 2015

World Architecture Festival 2015: Ole Scheeren has won World Building of the Year 2015 for The Interlace, a series of apartment blocks stacked diagonally across one another to frame terraces and gardens. Conceived as the antithesis to tower blocks, The Interlace is made up of 31 apartment buildings that have been arranged and stacked in a honeycomb arrangement to frame eight large hexagonal […]

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Verdant “cloud forests” and waterfalls proposed for new Singapore high-rise

Landscape firm Gustafson Porter has unveiled plans to create tiered gardens and waterfalls with a towering development proposed for Singapore’s Marina Bay. Conceived by German studio Ingenhoven Architects and Singapore firm A61 as a plant-covered “mountain”, Marina One will be made up of four high-rise blocks unified by louvres and an undulating garden atrium. This atrium, known as the Green Heart, was designed by London-based Gustafson Porter. […]

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WOW Architects opens art and design venue in converted Singapore shophouse

Almost 20 years after buying a shophouse in a historic Singapore neighbourhood, local architect Maria Warner Wong and her team have converted the building into a new venue for art and design (+ slideshow). Warner Wong bought the property in 1996, seven years before her and business parter Wong Chiu Man established their architectural studio WOW […]

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StudioMilou converts Singapore city hall into national art gallery

StudioMilou has merged Singapore’s former city hall and courthouse to create a new national art gallery, with a sculptural entrance sheltered by a curving canopy made from golden filigree and glass (+ slideshow). StudioMilou worked with local firm CPG Consultants to transform the city’s Supreme Court building and City Hall into the Singapore National Gallery, a public institution hosting collections of […]

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Today we like: architecture in Singapore

Today is National Day in Singapore, which is celebrating 50 years since of independence. To mark the occasion, here are all our stories about contemporary architecture in the country, including the spectacular Marina Bay Sands hotel (pictured), the National Stadium with its record-breaking domed roof and the iconic Gardens by the Bay conservatories. See all our stories about […]

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UNStudio completes first two buildings for new Singapore university campus

Dutch architecture office UNStudio has completed the first two buildings of a major new university campus in Singapore, designed as a seamless network of rooms, balconies and courtyards (+ slideshow). Working in partnership with local firm DP Architects, Amsterdam-based UNStudio designed five interconnected structures for the campus of Singapore University of Technology and Design – an institution that was only […]

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Marina Bay Sands offers “a new kind of public realm” says Moshe Safdie

Movie: in the first in a series of exclusive video interviews, AIA Gold Medal-winner Moshe Safdie talks about his most famous project since Habitat 67 – the gigantic Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore. Isareli architect Moshe Safdie, who is now based in Boston, was named the 2015 recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ highest accolade, last week. […]
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Moshe Safdie’s huge greenhouse for Singapore’s Changi airport gets underway

News: work has begun on architect Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport, which aims to “reinvent what airports are all about” by creating a shared public space under a glass dome with a massive waterfall and garden at its centre. Safdie Architects’ 134,000-square-metre addition to Singapore’s main airport will combine retail, leisure and entertainment facilities with gardens […]
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Singapore national stadium boasts world’s largest free-spanning dome

Singapore’s new national sports stadium lays claim to the world’s largest free-spanning dome, measuring 310-metres across, and its roof can be opened or closed to suit the tropical climate (+ slideshow). The design team – a group of engineers and designers from Arup, DP Architects and AECOM – created the Singapore Sports Hub on a […]

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Ministry of Design’s 100PP joins a wave of “edgy and interesting” buildings for Singapore creatives

World Architecture Festival 2014: Singapore’s creative industries are moving out of the central business district to more affordable light-industrial areas, says architect Colin Seah, who has recently completed a layered workplace building in the Pasir Panjang neighbourhood (+ slideshow). Speaking to Dezeen at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore last week, the Ministry of Design […]

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Ole Scheeren’s The Interlace envisioned as “a blatant reversal” of tower-block housing

World Architecture Festival 2014: architect Ole Scheeren has revealed more about the motivations behind The Interlace, an “important prototype” for housing where horizontal buildings are stacked diagonally across one another to frame terraces, gardens and plazas (+ slideshow). Speaking to Dezeen at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore last week, Scheeren described the 170,000-square-metre complex as a “vertical village”. Conceived […]

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