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Posts tagged as 'Singapore'

Mon 21.12.

Tied objects by Outofstock

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Dunes' by Outofstock

'Dunes' by Outofstock

The international design collective Outofstock, Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua from Singapore, Gustavo Maggio from Argentina and Sebastián Alberdi from Spain, originally met in Stockholm during the Electrolux Design Lab in 2005. After a renunion in 2006 they decided to work together. Today Outofstock is based in Singapore, Barcelona and Buenes Aires.

'Dunes' by Outofstock

'Dunes' by Outofstock

“Dunes is a set of modular, stackable screens inspired by the undulating sand dunes of the desert. We used thick elastic chords to weave surfaces within an inverse-triangulated steel frame. The result is a screen with rich colour gradients that act as a low-opacity colour filter, defining a semi-private space. They can be combined to form a continuous linear partition or used separately as spatial markers.”

'Saturn' by Outofstock

'Saturn' by Outofstock

“Saturn is a pendant lamp made of welded pentagonal shapes in aluminum alloy. Its clean geometric form contrasts with an undulating vortex of elastic threads under the lamp shade – a clash of order and disorder. The stitch-detail along the edges of the lamp lends a touch of hand-craftedness to the final product.”

Lacquered steel and elastic chords.

'Saturn' by Outofstock

'Saturn' by Outofstock

to the Outofstock website

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

The Singapore based Wallflower Architecture + Design recently unveiled this luxury villa in their home country.

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

Here is what the architects explain:

“The owners wanted a spacious, contemporary house that would be as open as possible but without compromising security and privacy at the same time. Surrounded by neighbours on four sides, the solution is a fully fenced compound with a spatial program that internalizes spaces such as pools and gardens normally regarded as external to the envelope of the house. By zoning spaces such as the bedrooms and servants’ quarters on alternative levels, i.e. 2nd storey and basement levels, the ground plane is freed from walls that would have been required if public and private programs were interlaced on the same plane. The see-through volumes allow a continuous, uninterrupted 40m view, from the entrance foyer and pool, through the formal living area to the internal garden courtyard and formal dining area in the second volume. All these spaces are perceived to be within the built enclosure of the house.”

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

“The environmental transparencies at ground level and between courtyards are important in passively cooling the house. All the courtyards have differing material finishes and therefore differing heat gain and latency (water, grass, water, granite). As long as there are temperature differences between courtyards, the living, dining, and pool house become conduits for breezes that move in between the courtyards, very much like how land and sea breezes are generated. At the second storey, solid hardwood louvers that can be adjusted by hand allow the desired amount of breeze and sunlight to filter through.”

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

“The planning strategy releases substantial volumes of perceptual as well as tangible space that is normally not experienced if traditional architectural space planning norms are not reinterpreted in our local context. Environmentally, the contiguous and interconnected space encourage the slightest breezes, whether they are prevailing and therefore air-movement is horizontal, or convectionally circulated, which the courtyards help generate. For the owner, it is the experiential serenity that unencumbered space, a gentle breeze, dappled sunlight and the hush of water rippling on a pond that is priceless in our dense and busy urbanscape.”

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

'Enclosed Open House' by Wallflower Architecture + Design

Completed: March 2009

Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee & Sean Zheng

Photographer: Albert Lim

to the Wallflower Architecture + Design website

“Crystal Mesh” media facade by realities:united

“Crystal Mesh” media façade by realities:united

Iluma, Singapore’s latest urban entertainment retail centre, launched its ‘Crystal Mesh’ media façade installation by realities:united, a Berlin based studio for art and architecture, with a public demonstration on Saturday, 15 August.
The full opening of the completed façade installation and the start of the projected artistic program on Crystal Mesh is scheduled for December 2009
. The building was designed by Singapore-based WOHA architects.

Iluma, urban entertainment retail centre with 'Crystal Mesh' facade

Iluma, urban entertainment retail centre with 'Crystal Mesh' façade

The Crystal Mesh façade covers a total area of 5180m2 of which 2550m2 are equipped as a media installation. All “crystal elements” are made up of a translucent, polycarbonate hull and an aluminum back-plate. Each electrified Crystal Element contains between 1 and 7 individually controllable light sources, which are located in the respective “Light Cells” of the Crystal Element. In contrast there are “blind” Crystal Elements, which carry no light sources inside. Between the two outer parts lays the interior “Component Sub frame“ on which all the electrical parts (Dimmer, Bulb socket, wiring) are mounted along with a continuous or segmented „Reflector Element“ which is folded to optimize the flow of light.

Installing the crystals

Installing the crystals

Model

Model

Prototype

Prototype

Client: Jack Investment Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

Architecture: WOHA Architects, Singapore

Crystal Mesh (Media) Façade Design: realities:united, studio for art and architecture (Berlin) in collaboration with WOHA Architects, Singapore

Current (starting 15.8.2009) Video Art Piece: autokolor (Berlin)

Media Façade Software Development: thismedia (Berlin)

Realization / Technology: Million Lighting Co Pte Ltd (Singapore) with Kurihara Kogyo Co., LTD. (Singapore Branch) Fritz Borsi Gmbh & Co. KG (Germany), SE Lightmanagement AG (Switzerland)

 

to the realities:united website

 

to the WOHA architects website

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