ARCHITOURS 2017 | TOUR 3 | 8 Oct | AM


Architours 2017 returns with an array of hand-picked works thematically curated. This year, in our 11th year running, immerse in the rich atmosphere of Singapore’s architectural environment, both old and new, and rediscover the hidden interesting spaces around Singapore. Join us for an exclusive access into these architectural gems as we bring you closer than ever into these projects and get behind-the- scenes with the designers who brought them to life.


WOWHAUS | WOW Architects

The Niven Road Studio is a historic secondary settlement conservation site where the existing 2 storey building is conserved with a tall rear extension comprising a Basement, Three Stories and an Attic.

The tall rear extension provides a new back entrance at the hilltop while the main entrance remains on the fully preserved front façade facing the heritage street at ground level. The conservation strategy of juxtaposing old and new develops the project in to a 21st century heritage building. Designed for minimum visual impact from the heritage street, the rear extension comprises three levels of double height space screened from the East and West sun by deep vertical fins.

Beyond the old and new exterior, the architecture presents a rich duality spatial experiences formed by the architectonics of the load bearing off form concrete walls against the existing dual tone red brick walls and the ventilated terracotta roof tiles. The rawness of the materials is presented against the fine detailing of metal, wood and glass elements that enrich one’s experience through the house.

House of A Collector | RT+Q

(Photo credit: Albert Lim K.S & Ed Simon)

To design a house to fulfil the programmatic complexity of a multi-generational family. The aim was to have 2 separate autonomous facilities for a mature couple and a family with young children. Although separate, special places for congregation linked the family homes together.

The patriarch is an avid art collector. The brief included for the art pieces to be spread throughout the house for enjoyment. In doing so, to see the pieces is to move through the home to allow the collection to unfold.

The house is organised into 3 blocks enveloping a pool. 2 parallel blocks with a tower-like cube at the corner of the property. One enters the property onto a respectable drop off in the centre of the staggered, longitudinal blocks. Vertical timber trellis doors open to reveal a winged man sculpture sitting in centre large covered veranda. This leads to the front doors of the 2 homes on opposite ends. The veranda is a courtyard pool surrounded by the blocks.Reflecting over the water is the tower-like block is cladded with a vertical green wall. Punctuating through the hanging garden is a bay-window which houses a second sculpture.

Yishun Community Center | CIAP Architects

(Photo Credit: CIAP Architects)

Yishun Community Hospital (YCH) is a 12 storey hospital facility linked to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital (KTPH) accommodating 428 beds, sub-acute and rehabilitation wards and facilities, and a geriatric research institute. With a GFA of 56,000 square meters, the building was completed on 3rd December 2015. The hospital is the result of an effort to create a step-down care facility built in the centre of the heartlands, blurring the lines of a healthcare facility and a public space.

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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: Singapore Institute of Architects @ 79 Neil Road

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 Architours

The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2017, 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 and The Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore is proud to present yet another inspiring series of Architours, as part of Archifest 2017. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!

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  • The event description was updated. Diff#284820 2017-10-08 02:36:01
Sun Oct 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM SGT
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Singapore Institutes of Architects@79 Neil Road
Adult SOLD OUT $50.00
Student SOLD OUT $42.00
Venue Address
79 Neil Rd, Singapore 088904 Singapore
Nearest MRT: Outram Park MRT
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