Travelling with an architect: discovering Singapore

Our contemporary architecture tour in Southeast Asia

by Serena L. Rosato
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TRAVEL_This week we take a contemporary architecture tour of Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port.

Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.

Have a look to some of greatest and peculiar projects of the last ten years! 

 

Ardmore Residence by UNStudio and ARUP (2013)

 

The Pod Hotell by formwerkz (2013)

 

PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA (2013)

 

A Simple Factory Building by Pencil Office (2012)

 

Gardens by The Bay by Grant Associates (2012)

 

SINGAPORE LIFE CHURCH by LAUD Architects (2012)

 

Star Performing Arts Centre by Aedas (2012)

 

Xtra-Herman Miller shop in shop by P.A.C  (2012)

 

Reflections at Keppel Bay by Studio Daniel Libeskind (2011)

 
















Al Mukminin Mosque by Forum Architects (2011)

 

BIBLE HOUSE by LAUD Architects (2010)

 

Marina Bay Sands by Safdie Architects (2009)

 

LEO BURNETT OFFICE by Ministry of Design (2009)

 

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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)

    References
    Ardmore Residence 67

    Ardmore Residence

    Singapore / 2013

    The Pod Hotel 47

    The Pod Hotel

    Singapore / Singapore / 2013

    PARKROYAL on Pickering 236

    PARKROYAL on Pickering

    Singapore / Singapore / 2013

    A Simple Factory Building 34

    A Simple Factory Building

    Singapore / Singapore / 2012

    Gardens by The Bay 55

    Gardens by The Bay

    Singapore / Singapore / 2012

    SINGAPORE LIFE CHURCH 37

    SINGAPORE LIFE CHURCH

    Singapore / Singapore / 2012

    Star Performing Arts Centre 6

    Star Performing Arts Centre

    Singapore / Singapore / 2012

    Xtra-Herman Miller shop in shop 20

    Xtra-Herman Miller shop in shop

    Singapore / Singapore / 2012

    Reflections at Keppel Bay 48

    Reflections at Keppel Bay

    Singapore / Singapore / 2011

    Al Mukminin Mosque 10

    Al Mukminin Mosque

    Singapore / Singapore / 2011

    BIBLE HOUSE 7

    BIBLE HOUSE

    Singapore / Singapore / 2010

    Marina Bay Sands 61

    Marina Bay Sands

    Singapore / Singapore / 2009

    LEO BURNETT OFFICE 74

    LEO BURNETT OFFICE

    Singapore / Singapore / 2009