ARCHITOURS 2016 | TOUR 4 | 25 Sep | PM
Featuring an eclectic and carefully curated mix of exquisitely designed houses, public institutions, expansive landscape projects, and religious buildings, join Architours for an exclusive peek into not only spaces, communities, and buildings – but also the architectural strategies that govern and inform their design.
Explore the essence of Singapore’s rich urban environment through a guided walk into hidden architectural gems and wonders situated in all corners of Singapore. Discover and learn about the meticulous planning and design processes behind the architecture of these projects from the architects and designers themselves as they walk you through their creations.
House at Branksome | Aamer Architects
(Photo Credit: Sanjay Kewlani)
Designed to fit snugly into a tight bungalow plot in the East of Singapore, the project stands out for its austere simplicity and unpretentious timelessness.
Due to flood level planning controls, the first storey has been raised a full floor above the ‘basement’ entrance making the basement perfect for communal and leisure activities like entertainment, gym and spa. Plenty of natural light and ventilation penetrate the whole house through courtyards and skylights. The main materials are off-form concrete, tropical hardwood, and bamboo. The combination of raw concrete and bamboo that forms long dramatic architectural lines also serves the functions of security, privacy and sunshade while the hardwood walls and ceilings in the basement make for good acoustics.
National Gallery Singapore | studioMilou Singapore
✦ President’s Design Awards Singapore 2015
✦ 15th SIA Architectural Design Awards
(Photo Credit: Fernando Javier Urquijo)
The National Gallery Singapore transforms two of the country’s most significant monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, into Southeast Asia’s largest visual arts institutions. Mindful of the historic importance of the buildings, the architects created a Gallery at once spectacular and deeply respectful towards the history and integrity of the original structures.
The signature elements of the design – an elegant new roofing structure and monumental basement concourse – unite the monuments both from above and below, mostly leaving the existing structures intact whilst providing great visual and functional simplicity.
The new roof, consisting of a filigree metallic veil gently drapes over and unites the monuments, bathing the interiors in natural filtered light that meld the interface between the historic and new. At the roof level, an extensive garden provides peaceful respite. Beneath the buildings, the concourse, like the roof, unifies and minimises interventions to the historical structures above ground
TwentyOne Angullia Park | SCDA Architects
✦ Asia Pacific Property Awards 2015
Designed to reinterpret high-rise urban tropical living, Anguilla Park is a 36-storey tower containing 54 residential units over 35 stories, with two extensive sky terraces providing communal space on the 10th and 22nd floor. Articulated through a pragmatic arrangement of stacked units, the design maximises the spatial quality and quantity of communal greens in a high-rise tower. The introduction of sky terraces precludes the need for communal spaces at the ground level, allowing for generously landscaped arrival spaces.
The void spaces created within the tower facilitate the introduction of natural green features, while the porosity of the overall building form results in spontaneous daylighting and natural ventilation in the apartment units and common areas. This, in turn, reduces the load of energy consumption through mechanical means.
The tower is a stacked prismatic monolith with sky gardens interspersed amidst the stacked volumes
Tour timing is subject to change.
For student attendees, please present a valid Student Pass for verification on the tour day.
Please note that AM and PM tours have overlapping timing. If you wish to attend both tours on the same day, you may have to miss the last project of the AM tour, or the first project of the PM tour. Please arrange connecting transportation on your own. Thank you.
Start/End Venue: Archifest Pavilion@Raffles Place Park
Meeting Time: Please meet the tour leader at least 15 mins before the start of the tour
Attire: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
Weatherproof equipment (recommended): Hat, Cap, Sunnies and Umbrella
About Archifest 2016 | www.archifest.sg
Archifest 2016, an annual public festival for
Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by
the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership
with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016
sees the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary,
which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016 at Raffles Place Park.
The 2016 theme is titled “Exhale”.
Join us at the Archifest Pavilion for a
respite, from our brisk rhythm of everyday life.
The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2016, with newly curated journeys aimed to inspire tour visitors as they visit award winning as well as unique buildings in Singapore. Some of the locations will be guided by the architects who desigened them! The Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects, and The Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore is proud to present yet another inspiring series of Architours, as part of Archifest 2016. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!
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Smoking/Liquor: Smoking is not allowed on the coach or within the project sites. The consumption of liquor is prohibited on the Architours.
Moving bus policy: Passengers are reminded that they should remain in their seats while bus is in motion for their safety. Passengers understand that to walk or stand can be hazardous due to sudden stops, braking or uneven road surfaces that can cause passengers to fall and injure themselves and/or others around them.
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Refund policy: No refunds due to equipment (bus) breakdown or mechanical failure or for events. There is no refund for no-shows.
Seating Arrangements: Free-seating arrangement.
Accident or Loss: Participants are to take care of their personal belongings while travelling at all times. SIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused.
Jurisdiction: These conditions shall in all aspects, be governed by the law of Singapore.
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
Adult SOLD OUT $50.00 Student SOLD OUT $42.00
- Venue Address
- 5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618 Singapore
Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) Take Exit A or B, towards One Raffles Place/ Clifford Centre/ Chevron House/ Raffles Place Park. We are located right between Exits A & B.
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