Sennett Residence, is slated for launch later this year. The site with a land area of approximately 93,253 sq ft will have 335 units comprising one to five-bedroom units and penthouses and will have three 18-storey towers and a five-storey block with an Olympic-sized pool at the top. The project is being designed by MKPL Architects.
The residence is located immediately next to the Potong Pasir MRT station of the North-East Line, overlooking the landed Sennett estate and well connected to major arterial roads and expressways such as Upper Serangoon Road, Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Central Expressway (CTE) and Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).
The land parcel is located next to Potong Pasir MRT Station and is a short drive away from the Kallang Riverside, planned to be transformed into a vibrant lifestyle precinct set in lush greenery by the waterfront.
A wide variety of shopping, dining and recreational facilities are available at the nearby Serangoon and Toa Payoh Town Centres. The newly completed NEX and the City Square Mall are conveniently located only 2 MRT stations away along the North East Line (NEL) while major shopping malls in the city are only a 10 minutes’ drive from the land parcel.
Designed by award-winning SCDA Architects, TwentyOne Angullia Park is a new architectural icon that reengineers the shape of modern urban living within the context of Singapore’s tropical climate.
Viewed from the exterior, this 36-storey apartment tower is pure, pristine and pragmatic in design, featuring the lightness and sophistication of glass and steel. Its 54 apartments, which include two penthouses, rise in a formation articulated to maximise natural light, ventilation and views, creating an intriguing facade punctuated by high-rise pockets of green.
Framed by glorious green boulevards and gardens, TwentyOne Angullia Park is strategically located opposite ION Orchard, just steps from the prime intersection of Orchard Road and Scotts Road. So central, yet so green. With Orchard MRT station just two minutes from your door, you’re no more than a few stops from art galleries, museums, the Esplanade theatre and Singapore’s integrated resorts, while getting to the nearby business district is an absolute breeze.
SBF Center, an upcoming 31-storey commercial development, is strategically located in the heart of the dynamic and vibrant Central Business District along Robinson Road.
Designed by internationally acclaimed DP Architects, SBF Center offers a broad spectrum of office and medical spaces set in park-like greenery, serving a variety of business needs from small office users to large corporate practices.
When completed in 2017, SBF Center will have dedicated office and medical centre lobbies accessed through a fully sheltered plaza stylishly landscaped into a park-like environment with F&B outlets and alfresco dining areas. It will be a Platinum Green Mark building featuring a roof garden and swimming pool.
SBF Center is well connected to expressways such as East Coast Parkway (ECP) and Central Expressway (CTE), with close proximity to the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, and the upcoming Shenton Way MRT station along the Thomson Line (due to be completed in 2021).
The Orientalist, the renowned persian carpets store has recently opened a new showroom in Singapore.
They see in their carpets more than just beauty and utility. Because locked in each and every knot is the patience, perseverance and passion of the weaver, using all her skill, creativity and expression to create a work of art. Drawing on their invaluable ties with the top weavers all over the world, their role is to bring their art to market, selecting the best value and most comprehensive range of styles and designs to suit your discerning tastes and choices.
They offer you the opportunity to create your own masterpiece. They have been helping renowned architects and interior designers create breathtaking designs, making some of the most prestigious addresses in Asia and Middle East just that little bit more special.. From eminent homes and condominium projects, to premier hotels and offices, they pride themselves on being able to collaborate on all aspects of the creative process.
With over 1,800 colours to choose from, they work closely with their clients to make sure that these unique masterpieces perfectly reflect the desired style and ambience of the living and working environments.
As the first physical front of the new brand, Foodology will be offering you an amazing variety of restaurant-quality fare, with quick and personable service at reasonable prices.
Catering to the demographic of executives at Marina Bay Financial Centre and their appetite for comfortably-priced international selections, they will offer the best mix of Western and Asian fare with multiple specialist sections.
In line with Foodology’s principle of bringing restaurant-quality food, they utilise world-class equipment used in Michelin-starred establishments worldwide. The Grills & Burgers section will feature the famed Spanish Josper Grill, the hottest indoor double ventilated closed door charcoal grill found in the kitchens of some of the world’s top chefs including Gordon Ramsay. Pizzas in Foodology’s Italian section will be baked in a wood stone pizza oven, which not only ensures an intense cooking environment, but will be a visual centerpiece dazzling patrons with oven flames. Wood stone pizza ovens are used by California Pizza Kitchen, Wolfgang Puck, Whole Foods Market and Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
Foodology will also be an evolving space as its 300 seat capacity will be cozied-down to a bar and dinner concept afterhours. The intelligent use of space and Foodology’s stunning interior has been conceptualized by award-winning architecture and interior design firm eco.id Architects and Design Consultancy, in collaboration with graphic design firm Somewhere Else Design Studio.
Leedon Residences sits on approximately 5 hectares of land. It’s freehold status located next to the Leedon Park Good Class Bungalow area ensures that this prestigious project brought to you by GuocoLand Limited is an upmarket classic residential project in a highly desirable area of Singapore.
Leedon Residences exclusiveness is ensured with most units luxuriously sized from 2100sqft up. Boasting a combination of sky suites and garden suites; both with private pools. And the ultimate indulgence, the 3 level penthouse units with it’s own personal dedicated private express lifts, private sky gardens and pool.
Masterfully crafted by Chan Soo Khian, winner of the President’s Design Award 2006, the highly sought after principal designer of SCDA Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice founded on the principle of combining the constraints of each site and climate with a strong overall concept to fulfil your needs. His designs respond to climate and place, and strive for clarity, simplicity and integrity. Which is aligned to Leedon Residence’s desire to retain the beautiful, lush, foliage and dense landscape legacy left behind by the previous Leedon Heights.
Leedon Residences design and architecture has intergrated the natural terrains and brought in the natural elements into each and every unit, to awaken your senses, allowing peace, serenity and calmness to greet you everyday. Extending out of your private oasis is an inviting lush 200 metre forest walk. Turning every corners, be surprised with intimate courtyard gardens and water courts. private dining pleasures await you at the dining Lounge with tastefully adorned Swarovski crystals. The club and gym facilities complete your entertainment experience.
Located only 600 metres from Farrer MRT which is just a 5mins stroll away. Surrounded by the vibrant enclave of Holland Village, Dempsey Hill and Orchard Road, it will provide you with endless shopping, dining and lifestyle pleasures.
Spread over 2.5 hectare or prime land, Goodwood Residence shares a 150 metre boundary with the expansive Goodwood Hill. Boasting a rich heritage within 20 hectares of tree conservation area, designated by the Singapore National Parks Board, Goodwood Hill is a rarity in the prime Orchard-Scotts vicinity.
Conceptualised by highly sought after award winning consultants, WOHA Architects & ICN Design International, this exclusive and elegant development is designated such that every apartment enjoys the magnificent lush view of Goodwood hill. With high ceilings, impeccable decor and equipped with all facilities and modern conveniences. Goodwood Residence offers you discreet luxury, total privacy and serenity.
Close to 500 carefully selected trees will be planted to complement the existing 58 trees. You will be greeted with an impressive tree-lined boulevard that leads to a grand courtyard for droop off.
An oasis of calm amidst the hectic rush of modern city living, Goodwood Residence is in a class of its own: quiet, dignified, serene, and elegant.
Comprising three residential colleges for 1,000 students, the campus balances the traditions of Yale with the cultural and climatic influences of Southeast Asia. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects developed a contemporary architectural language of clear and inviting processional entrances, sun and rain-screened colonnades and roof forms with generous eaves.
Set in a lush landscape, the 62,000-square-meter campus is comprised of courtyards punctuated by residential towers and a community of learning and social spaces. At its heart is a campus green flanked by academic and administrative buildings, including the learning commons, auditorium, sports hall, and an open-air, sheltered gathering place, the Agora.
The signature gates of the Yale campus are reinterpreted with metalwork patterns inspired by Southeast Asian textiles.
At the main entrance, glass-enclosed stairwells and a colonnade are topped by an inward-sloping roof of grand scale. At the center of the roof is a square oculus, which sends a dramatic cascade of rainwater into a large circular reflecting pool below.
The heart of the campus is a lush garden and arboretum with six heritage trees and an eco-pond that will capture and filter rainwater. At opposite sides of the central green space will be academic and administrative buildings to include a library, performance complex, science labs and sports center. The Learning Commons, which contains the library and a multi-media center, will be set on a slope to symbolize the pinnacle of knowledge.
National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Located at 92 Robertson Quay in one of Singapore's most sought-after residential enclave, UP@Robertson Quay is a majestic & trendy development consisting of hotels and residences. Near the Singapore River, the condominium offers you an abundance of lifestyle amenities along the promenade and a world of retail conveniences with Great World Shopping Centre being just a short stroll away.
It was sculpted to express contemporary hues of modern living, UP@Roberton Quay boasts a sleek and minimalistic architecture. Designed by award-winning architect Axis Architects Planners Pte Ltd, the development emerges as an engaging work of art with the adept interpretation of light and space with characteristic lofty ceilings of 4.2metres and 7.2metres.
UP@Roberton Quay is a drive away to the Orchard Road shopping belt and business district. Major expressways such as Central Expressway (CTE) make accessibility to town and other parts of Singapore a breeze.
Live life luxuriously in a modern sanctuary designed around the way you want to live, while enjoying a host of amenities and a wide array of dining establishments in close proximity. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the promenade. When night falls, the vicinity comes to life. It offers you the ease of dining and entertainment opportunities in the vibrant enclave of Robertson Quay.
As it is on the outside, it is in the inside. As captivating as it is on the exterior facade, the interior of UP@Robertson Quay, developed by City Developments Limited, is an equal demonstration of design finesse and style.
The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is a 60-seater establishment that serves modern interpretations of classic British cuisine where roasts and prime rib take centre stage.
Located at was formerly known as The Asia Insurance building, it was named after a vintage brass mail chute made by the Cutler Mail Chute Company. Designed as the world's first high-rise mail chute and depository, and patented in 1883 by James Cutler, it stands in its full glory by the lift lobby of the Ascott Raffles Place, a romantic artefact from bygone days of letter-writing.
Dr. Ng Keng Siang, one of the first Singaporeans to become a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, designed the Art Deco-styled building, clad in luxurious beige travertine, and topped by a three-tiered scalloped stainless steel crown. The crown, that creates a visual peak and adds a touch of grandeur to the building, was intended to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Completed in 1955, the building was the tallest building in Southeast Asia at 18 storeys tall. This grand old dame was also the first modern high-rise office to be designed and built in Singapore after the ravages of World War II and was symbolic of the economic recovery of the nation and its blossoming position as a financial centre.
This rich heritage is the inspiration for The Royal Mail concept, providing guests with a touch of old world elegance from the days of letter-writing, Doris Day, Grace Kelly and policemen in shorts.
The specialty roast prime rib is served in three variations of succulent thickness. The English cut, their classic cut and The Royal Mail cut for the big eaters. For guests who would prefer not to have beef, there is also the juicy roast spring chicken, cider and honey roast boneless leg of lamb, butter poached maine lobster and more. Vegetarians would be relieved to know that there are also delicious options available such as the ox heart tomato and aged parmesan tart and butternut and spring pea risotto.
CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. MEA jointly unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central recently, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living. Located on a 11,997-squaremetre (129,137 square feet) site in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore’s choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments across two 38-storey towers.
Moshe Safdie has introduced a strong and distinctive stepping form for the condominium, moving past the traditional approach of deploying individual towers to create a three-dimensional matrix of homes, private terraces and public gardens. His design provides for lush vertical greenery, optimal orientation relative to the sun, naturally ventilated units, and generous views.
Instead of independent towers, the condominium’s two towers are linked by three bridging “sky gardens”. This offers opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces, while giving rise to an overall mass that is porous and open. This non-traditional approach allows air to breeze through and sunlight to penetrate, while maximising views for families and for the community spaces. Residents on the towers’ upper floors will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the lush greenery of Bishan Park. At ground level, 70% of the site area will be developed into a series of lush gardens, outdoor event rooms, swimming pools, and walking paths for residents to enjoy their leisure hours.
Mr Safdie added: “While providing an unprecedented quality of life, mitigating a sense of density and concentration and maximising contact with nature, the complex also results in a village-like clustering of residential units, echoing hillside developments and the integration of architecture and plant life into a singular experience. Carefully-considered design features have greatly expanded family and community space amenities, in part by providing generous community gardens and outdoor spaces on the ground and in the air as well as individual penthouse-like roof terraces and gardens for more than one-third of the individual residences.”
CapitaLand Residential Singapore acquired the site at Bishan Central for S$550.1 million through a government land sales tender in February 2011. CapitaLand Residential Singapore holds a 75% equity stake in the project while MEA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (“MEC”), holds the remaining 25% equity stake. CapitaLand will be the lead development manager for the project, responsible for the full spectrum of sales and marketing, product design and development, and project management.
Design and development works are in progress and the condominium is targeted to be launched for sale in the first half of 2012. Temporary Occupation Permit for the condominium is expected to be obtained in 2015.
Unit Types and Facilities: Buyers will have a choice of apartment types, namely one-bedroom-plus-study, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-study, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units. The units range from approximately 680 square feet to 3,000 square feet in size. Residents will enjoy a full suite of recreational facilities, including a 50-metre lap pool, leisure pools, children’s pool, play areas, a tennis court, barbeque pits, function rooms, karaoke rooms and a gymnasium.
Accessibility: The condominium is located is a five-minute walk to the Bishan transportation hub comprising the Bishan bus interchange and Bishan MRT interchange station (North- South Line and Circle Line). It is close to retail, entertainment and recreational facilities such as Junction 8 shopping mall and Bishan Park, as well as reputable local and international schools like "Raffles Institution" (www.ri.edu.sg), Catholic High School, the Australian International School and Stamford American International School.
Poltrona Frau, backed by a great history and tradition, lives in the present.
Interpreters of timeless beauty, the company believes in the designs and materials that guarantee wellbeing. Furnishing the home, office, public space and travel. and their first flagship store has just opened at Scotts Square.
A story that goes back to 1912 with the foundation of Poltrona Frau, followed by the creation of Cassina in 1927, and Cappellini in 1946. 2005 saw the creation of the Poltrona Frau Group, the leading international group in the high-end furniture sector that comprises Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, as well as Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Gufram and Nemo.
Over the years Poltrona Frau Group has underlined its ability to interpret, but above all anticipate the evolution of contemporary living. Thanks to the far-sightedness of entrepreneurs and managers who, down the years, have understood the importance of being bold, of continuous experiment, and of challenging the rules, the Group is now a point of reference in the high-end furniture market for the most important international designers and architects.
In Poltrona Frau, everyone involved in monitoring the creation of the product, every artisan, is, in his own way, a designer as it is he who shapes the material, forming it into a design that can guarantee pleasurable use. However, the world’s greatest architects and designers have been involved in Poltrona Frau’s production capacity, aware of creating items that are destined to last. It's a close relationship between the ability of doing and the history of a company that looks to the future.
CityLink Mall, the retail component of One Raffles Link, will soon undergo a S$10 million renovation, a decade since it opened.
The renovation of the subterranean mall connecting One Raffles Link with the City Hall and Esplanade MRT stations will focus on its main entrances.
Upon completion, the refurbished mall will see new ceilings and patterned marble flooring, as well as redesigned mall directories. New walls will be installed to showcase the latest offerings and promotions by mall tenants.
Among the renovation tasks are the installation of new ceilings and the replacement of the current floor tiles with marble ones. Shop directories, feature walls and other signs highlighting the newest offerings will also be put up. New tenants the mall will be bringing in include apparel retailers Aeropostale and New Look.
The renovation will take up to a year, beginning in the third quarter of this year. Renovation works will take place after business hours, between midnight and 6am.
CityLink Mall provides around 60,000 sq.ft. of retail space in an air-conditioned subterranean mall. The stunning mall with over 50 shops, offers international fashion names, exquisite gifts & accessories, home accessories and some of the best eateries in Singapore.
CityLink Mall is designed jointly by world-renowned Kohn Pedersen Fox and LPT Architects. Daylight is delivered to the space by glazed pavilions sited on the War Memorial gardens, which creates a bright and cheery feel.
Located in front of the Asian Civilization Museum, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is considered one of the most historically versatile buildings in all of Singapore. In the course of its nearly 150-year history, the Colonial landmark, which consists of two buildings and a clock tower linked by a common corridor, has served as a town hall, a hospital, and a war crimes trials court before becoming a focal point for arts and cultural entertainment.
The complex is now slated for a $180m makeover that will preserve its heritage elements while providing new and improved facilities and performances spaces for the artists.
The design, led by Mok Wei Wei, the managing director of the Singapore based W Architects, pays homage to the original colonial structure while imparting a contemporary feel to the complex, particularly to the performance space which will be reduced in size to seat 600 instead of 900 people to achieve a more intimate setting for theatre goers and to maximise the performers’ engagement with the audience. Much emphasis will be placed on inserting new technologies to improve acoustics.
The courtyard, which serves as the main entrance to the complex, will be wholly revamped with a new glass roof and the courtyard facades of both structures will be updated. The Concert Hall façade, with its rusticated columns, will be restored while the Theatre’s façade will receive new pre-cast panels. The project is slated for completion in October 2013.
Montebleu with luxury high-rise was designed by AXIS Architects Planners. With a site area of 5,390 sq m, this development consists of a 34-storey apartment block and a multi-storey car park. There are 151 units of apartments of various sizes and three penthouses with roof terraces.
Overlooking a small green park across the road, most apartments have a ‘south-east’ facing. Units at higher floors enjoy a panoramic city view stretching as far as Marina South.
A large parapet glass balcony maximises the view from the living and dining area. The large balcony also acts as a shelter from rain and the tropical heat. All bedrooms are provided with bay window and the layout of the unit ensures that each bedroom enjoys plenty of daylight, cross ventilation, views and privacy.
The pool deck at the 5th storey is generously spacious with extensive recreation facilities such as a 30m lap pool, children pool, gym, steam room, function room, BBQ pits and childrens’ playground amidst lush landscaping, lawn and water features.
The Golden Box an un-private house designed by K2LD Architects in Singapore.
The ground level living space is a 26 m long and 6 m wide column free space with 3-sided full-height glass panels exposing the user within. It brings in the views from the outside, taking advantage of the abundant greenery in the surroundings.
Behind the glass wall is a row of bamboo chosen for screening. It acts as a foreground for the floating golden mesh and serves as a backdrop for the people sitting in the living space.
The main feature of the house is the varying porosity of golden mesh. This golden mesh acts as a light veil over the private glassed areas of the 2nd storey. During the night, the screen dissolves and unveils the events within the house when the house is lit. It is a contemporary house embracing the idea of an open concept living – unabashedly inviting passers-by envious glances to luxurious living.
The PAROS Sentosa Cove is designed by Design Collective Architects. In a context where each house tries to out-do the previous with newer technology, materials and exotic finishes, the philosophy of PAROS was to undo all of the above.
PAROS was to provide the break in the monotony of what was becoming of the common streetscape of closely constructed single residential homes.
There was a conscious attempt to create and to hide architecture. The dwelling space was created by means of peeling the earth up and tucking beneath.
The space created would open out towards the back of the plot overlooking the waterfront and close off and disappear along the front driveway.
Only a blank white wall signifies the presence of a building within the place.
The entire roof of the house seems to rise from the earth, taking along what was the original garden with it onto the rooftop. The roof top garden is accessible from the master bedroom.
A wonderful encapsulation of modern architecture can be seen at this brand new villa entitled Meera House by Guz Architects. This house was built and located in a new subdivision on the adjacent island of Sentosa to Singapore.
The plots on the island of Sentosa are not large and neighboring buildings are built close to the sides of each house. Thus their strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbor to provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stair well which would funnel the sea breeze through the centre of the building.
The front and rear of the building both have terraces backing onto each other allowing each storey to have visual or actual access to greenery. The intention was to try to allow each roof garden provide a base for the storey above allowing the layered effect to make each storey feel like it was a single storey dwelling sitting in a garden.
Each of the stories in the Meera House has been designed so that it appears to be a single story at ground level looking out on a grass lawn, as if it is situated at ground level. This makes for very grounding and human-scaled design focused around each garden.
Rimming each lawn is very proper British squared-off planting areas that echo Singapore’s colonial roots, and mitigating the view of the burgeoning growth of the city, seen across the bay.
Under the Meera House is a cleverly engineered cooling feature that Guz pioneered in the Fish House, and proved to be a workable solution to reduce energy use.
This underwater room centered beneath the house is cooled by the swimming pool and provides a very unique thermal sink to naturally moderate the temperature in the house, reducing the need for energy-wasting air conditioning. As far as we know, only Guz Architects makes double use of a swimming pool to reduce energy use in this way.
What a wonderful architecture idea and a call to sustainability as well!
They are excited with RHS' refurbishment plan and confident that their guests and visitors would welcome the new look with anticipation. The new Rendezvous Gallery will appeal to locals' and tourists' voracious appetite for dining adventures, with three dedicated levels of gastronomic delights, to transform RHS into an oasis in our urban landscape.
STC has appointed WOW Architects and WOW Dâlab for RHS’ refurbishment, which include architectural and interior design of the hotel’s rooms, ballroom and the new Rendezvous Gallery. Opened in 1998, the iconic RHS has redefined Singapore’s city landscape by its majestic building at the heart of the civic, cultural and commercial district along Bras Basah Road. The hotel’s 298 guest rooms, three suites, corporate meeting venues, reception, concierge pavilion and ballroom would be refurbished accented with touches of urban conservatorium with lush settings.
The Rendezvous Gallery, a new dining concept at RHS, would be a tranquil urban reprieve amidst the hustle and bustle of the Orchard Road and Bras Basah areas, where diners at the new restaurants and cafes would bask in natural sunlight during the day. Lush marbles and Southeast Asia handmade decorative tiles would lend the Rendezvous Gallery an opulence to further promote RHS’ long Asian heritage. Botanical themes would also resonate throughout the Gallery, including the courtyard screens and a full height signature feature wall of Asian theme, to let its guests and visitors luxuriate amidst the greenery – where food and heritage meet.
RHS’ 3,500 squareâfoot Straits Ballroom would be revamped with customâdesigned carpet, elegant wall coverings and lightings with spectacular crown molding. Custom motif wall panels would also enhance the Ballroom’s ambiance and the new designed flooring and crystal chandeliers would create beautiful lighting in the airy, sophisticated space ideal for meetings, seminars, conferences, wedding and cocktail events.
Under the refurbishment plan, all of the RHS’ guest rooms and suites would feature custom designed furniture by the appointed interior design firm – WOW Dâlab, with stateâofâtheâart technology, including 42âinch flat screen LCD televisions and WiFi connectivity, for a seamless connectivity and interactivity experience.
The hotel’s current driveway and dropâoff point would be widen to a new roundâabout, with an elaborately designed canopy of varying densities of light filtering through aluminum panels of plant motifs akin to Asian decorative tiles, to welcome its guests and visitors.
Business is as usual at RHS during the refurbishment period, as renovation would be carried out in stages at designated areas.
Singapore's first Indian Heritage Centre will open its doors in 2012. It will be located in Little India, at the junction of Clive Street and Campbell Lane, on a 2,000 square foot plot of land.
The government will provide most of the funding for the construction of the five-storey building and its operations. Besides serving as a ‘living’ platform for the Indian community, the new IHC is also expected to function as a showcase of Indian heritage for both Singaporeans and tourists.
NHB has commissioned the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) to organise a two-stage architectural design competition. The proposed site is the currently vacant state land with an area of 815.7 square metre located at the crossroads of Campbell Lane and Clive Street in Singapore.
The design brief requires that the scheme should represent contemporary architecture, besides providing a sense of Indian heritage. The new IHC should also strive to be all-encompassing and ensure representation and respect of all Indian communities and religions.
The IHC design should foster integration and accessibility; and it should be flexible to programmatic needs. Integration of innovative design and sustainable development and technology are some other requirements. The project will include the construction of the Indian National Army (INA) Historical Structure.
The design competition is open to all Singapore registered Architects. Foreign design consultants, who are registered within their own jurisdictions, may make submissions in collaboration with Singapore-registered architects. According to SIA, a statement of collaboration identifying the scope of responsibility of each party shall be submitted together with the Competition Package Collection Form.
The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is the national organisation representing architects in Singapore. Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), under the Heritage Institutions Division of the National Heritage Board, is shouldered with the responsibility of tracing the history of the Indian and South Asian community in the Southeast Asian region. A budget of $12 million has been allocated to the centre. The centre has been scheduled to open in 2013 and will feature small scale museum facilities as well as programming and educational spaces.
It promises to be the new chic mall with everything that you will ever need all under one roof! From fashion, dining, entertainment and even sports, JCube will be a multi-faceted lifestyle destination offering spectacular design and unrivalled shopping experiences to the young, professionals and residents living and working in Jurong Lake District.
JCube is strategically located in the midst of a transportation hub. It is situated at the intersection of Jurong East Central 1 and Jurong Gateway Road (former Jurong East Street 13). The new mall will, therefore, be minutes from the Jurong East MRT Station and bus interchange, capitalising on the vibrancy the area will bring.
The complete makeover of Jurong Entertainment Centre into a brand new mall will offer significant value creation. JCube will capitalise on increased patronage arising from the Government’s plan to transform Jurong into a vibrant commercial and leisure destination in the next 10 to 15 years. Jurong Lake District has been envisioned as a unique lakeside destination for business and leisure. It will feature two distinct but complementary precincts: Jurong Gateway, a vibrant commercial hub; and Lakeside, a waterfront leisure destination.
Jurong Gateway will have an eclectic mix of office, retail, residential, hotel, entertainment, and F&B outlets. It offers a highly attractive location outside the city centre for company headquarters and business services to capitalise on the huge talent pool, the presence of high-value, knowledge-based businesses, tertiary institutions and research hubs in the vicinity.
Lakeside, the new waterfront playground, will offer leisure options and greenery. Plans are in the pipeline for new family edutainment attractions as well as other recreational opportunities at the waterfront. A new world-class science centre will also be developed next to the lake in the near future.
The ‘J’ in JCube stands for ‘Jurong’, the mall’s location in Jurong while ‘Cube’ epitomises the architectural concept of the mall - a six-sided development with façade walls designed to resemble an ice cube. The name also connotes the mall’s multi-faceted offerings and the Juxtaposition of enJoyable shopping and sports in Jurong.
Designed by Singapore’s leading architectural firm, RSP Architects, in collaboration with international architectural and design firm, Benoy, the new shopping mall and its concept will definitely be the trendsetting lifestyle destination for professionals, managers, executives and businessmen as well as residents in Jurong.
Expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012, JCube will comprise five levels of retail, two basement levels of car park and a rooftop landscaped plaza. It will have approximately 204,000 square feet in net lettable area and is expected to be twice the original size as when it was formerly the Jurong Entertainment Centre.
Drawing shoppers to the mall will be the latest high-street brands, fashionable restaurants and cafés, pubs, bars, Cineplex, supermarket and even a skating ring. JCube and IMM will complement each other and be the definitive shopping malls in the western part of Singapore. Visitors will be able to shop, dine and entertain in round-the-clock F&B outlets, pubs and bars. Some of these food outlets will be located around Singapore’s first and fully integrated Olympic-size ice skating rink on Level Three. Complete with a 463-seat gallery and changing rooms, Singapore will be able to host international ice skating and ice hockey events and competitions at the rink.
Like all the other CapitaLand malls, JCube will also be flying the green flag. The eco-friendly mall will be fitted with energy-saving features such as a rainwater harvesting tank and an ice rink grey-water recycling system. Waste heat from the ice rink chiller will also be recycled to heat the water at the rink’s shower rooms and the ice re-surfacing machine.
A landscaped garden on the rooftop with a Teflon-covered event space and an outdoor terrace on Level Two will provide the building with green lungs and serve to soften the building façade as well. With all these offerings and more, JCube is already creating a buzz and an air of anticipation as the new chic hangout in Singapore’s west!
Developer: World Class Property (Central) Pte Ltd.
Architect: Huay Architects
Tenure of Land: Freehold.
Land Area: 760 sqm / 8,181 sqft.
Expected TOP Date: 1 July 2013.
Expected Date of Legal Completion: 1 July 2015.
• 3-Storey Apartment (Additions & Alterations to existing Shophouses awarded Conservation Status) with 1st storey commercial shop.
• 6-storey Rear Extension (brand new Apartment) with Attic facing South-East orientation towards Cavan Road.
No of units: • Residential: 36 (21 x Studios, 14 x 1-BR, 01 x 1-BR Penthouse). • Shophouses: 5 ( 01 x 592sqft, 01 x 743sqft, 02 x 775sqft and 01 x 883sqft) • Total: 41.1-BR Penthouse size: 646sqft.
• 20 Mechanized Car Park and 1 Handicapped surfaced Car Park Lot.
• Swimming Pool, Pool Deck, BBQ Pit and Gym Room at Attic.
• Located just at the outskirt of Town and CBD.
• 500m and 6 minutes walk to Lavender MRT.
• 1.1km and 13 minutes walk to Farrer Park MRT.
• 1.3km and 4 mins drive to CTE.
• 3.6km and 6 mins drive to PIE.
• 290m to Eminent Plaza, 530m to City Square Mall and 660m to Mustafa Centre
The Queenstown estate will get its landscape rejuvenated and even more park-like features. Rain gardens, an eco-corridor that makes the most of mature trees and the byways of a nondescript canal transformed into a pedestrian promenade featuring water and greenery. This elaborate landscaping will be part of the rejuvenation of the now sleepy Dawson Housing Board (HDB) estate in Queenstown.
Details about the landscaping were unveiled at the recent groundbreaking ceremony for two new 40-storey housing blocks in the estate, both designed by local award-winning firms. They are SkyVille@ Dawson by Woha and SkyTerrace@Dawson by SCDA Architects. The projects were launched last December and are expected to be ready by 2015.
Features of the plan include transforming Alexandra Canal to make it more aesthetically pleasing, and intensive greening along Dawson Road, so that there is continuous shading for pedestrians and cyclists who use this road. The HDB appointed Cicada, a local award- winning landscape architecture firm, to design it. These plots are similar to dry ponds, which fill up only after it rains. Plants in these gardens will filter out dirt in the water before the water enters the Alexandra Canal.
As for the eco-corridor, it will be converted from a section of Margaret Drive. Mature trees here will be kept as they will help provide shade and retain urban biodiversity. A water body will also run along this corridor and residents can get close to it. The estate already has some green features in place, such as the Alexandra Canal Linear Park, which was opened by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in 2007. The park, which connects Tanglin Road to Commonwealth Avenue, was built over part of the canal.
High-end furniture retailer Space, headquartered in Australia, will invest S$50 million into the launch of its new Group flagship complex in Singapore, the Space Asian Hub, due to be completed by mid/3rd quarter 2011.
The revolutionary multiplex showcase will occupy an area of 4,000 sqm at Bencoolen Street. The new complex, which is being redesigned by WOHA Architects, will spread across three blocks where two conservation buildings will be retrofitted, with the middle block given a minimalistic and contemporary look and feel. The new Space Asian Hub will feature premium European modern contemporary furniture brands including the likes of B&B Italia, Giorgetti, Cassina, Carl Hansen & Son, Flexform, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Poliform, Moooi, Vitra, Varenna by Polifom and more. Space represents the most number of top-tier European furniture companies in Asia - 14. When opened, the Space Asian Hub will be the platform as the launch pad for ultra-luxe furniture pieces specially designed by the Europeans for the Asian region.
The new hub will be uniquely divided into three distinct yet conjoined blocks:
Conservation Bungalow at Unit 81 - This 800 sqm, conservation two-level standalone bungalow will be fitted out as a high-end residential showcase, fully furnished with Giorgetti and Poliform furniture collection, Poliform wardrobe systems and Varenna by Poliform kitchen systems. This bungalow will be identified as a signature site where it will be the venue for ultra-luxe events and functions catering to lifestyle and tastes of the high net-worth individuals and successful personalities.
Conservation Shophouse at Unit 71 - Spanning 1,100 sqm, this 2 1/2 storey conservation shophouse unit will be converted to one with distinctive architecture style which provides standalone character for flagship-type store, yet connected to the adjacent block. The brands presented within this block will include B&B Italia, Maxalto, Carl Hansen & Son and Driade.
Wanderlust is a left-field and totally experimental boutique hotel set to draw madcap voyagers and curious travellers to its doorstep. Located in Little India - a bustling cultural enclave where Indian immigrants once settled, and the building was originally an old school built it 1920s.
With four thematic levels of 29 rooms by award winning Singapore design agencies, each group was given full creative freedom.
Lobby Level - Industrial Glam by Asylum A juxtaposition of the surrounding's setting and contemporary design.
Level 2 - Eccentricity by :phunk Studio Colours everything from the walls to the neon lights and the rainbow corridor leads to a outdoor deck with a customised mosaic-tiled jacuzzi.
Level 3 - Is it just Black and White by DP Architects
Walk across the black corridor and enter into the contrasting white rooms to discover Origami and Pop-Art works.
Level 4 - Creature Comforts by fFurious
Get cosy with friendly monsters in each room that presents a different vibe and be assured of a fantasy-filled experience.
Park Hotel Group's latest property, the Park Hotel Clarke Quay has opened in Singapore. Distinctive by its striking red-tiled roof and towers with spires, the 10-storey hotel is located by the historic Singapore River. DP Architects, who were behind Park Hotel Clarke Quay's unique design, were inspired by Singapore's Victorian-style architecture of the early 1800s. "The architecture of Park Hotel Clarke Quay presents a celebrative architecture that has its roots firmly planted in the history of Singapore. Yet at the same time, it conveys a sense of joy and pleasure of the life that is ever present along the Singapore River," said Mr Tai Lee Siang, Director of DP Architects. "While Clarke Quay is very vibrant at the street level, Park Hotel Clarke Quay brings back the romanticism to the skyline and a dreamlike quality with its turrets."
The light structural expression of the building mimics the cast-iron architecture of the colonial era. A clay roof topped by three spires crowns the modern yet ornate faÃ§ade of the hotel. The 336 rooms and suites are designed with a view of the Singapore River, offering the comforts of modern living. Outside, slender pillars with balustrades artfully frame the windows.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay also features a swimming pool complete with pool bar, gym facilities and Spa Park Asia, offering an outdoor spa experience. From the pool deck, guests can enjoy the splendid architecture of Park Hotel Clarke Quay in full view.
Strategically located along Clemenceau Avenue / Unity Street, the hotel is just minutes away from Singapore's premier shopping belt, Orchard Road, as well as the Marina Bay shopping belt, and in close vicinity to the financial district and theatres. It is also within walking distance of heritage-rich Civic District and nightlife hub, Clarke Quay.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay is located at 1 Unity Street