Preoccupations, a lecture by Rem Koolhaas, given this evening at the National University of Singapore.

I realised we haven’t talked about this year’s Archifest yet!
In case you haven’t heard, Archifest is on this year from 27 September to 13 October at Dhoby Ghaut Green. This year’s theme is “Small is Beautiful” and various events will be on at the pavilion throughout the two weeks.
Instead of the forum held in previous years, this year will see a bigger and better Archifest Conference (register soon though, early bird registration ends 10 September!) with speakers including Atelier Bow-Wow’s Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Eoghan Lewis and several others.
The School of Urban Ideas will also be on during the festival, featuring a slew of workshops, tours and other activities. Don’t miss out the various fringe events happening around the city and at the pavilion, and of course, don’t miss out the great urban picnic that’s back again this year! Check out the calendar for an overview of all that will be happening.
If you’re in Singapore and excited to learn and share your ideas for the city, do drop by!
Archifest: FB / Twitter

I realised we haven’t talked about this year’s Archifest yet!

In case you haven’t heard, Archifest is on this year from 27 September to 13 October at Dhoby Ghaut Green. This year’s theme is “Small is Beautiful” and various events will be on at the pavilion throughout the two weeks.

Instead of the forum held in previous years, this year will see a bigger and better Archifest Conference (register soon though, early bird registration ends 10 September!) with speakers including Atelier Bow-Wow’s Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Eoghan Lewis and several others.

The School of Urban Ideas will also be on during the festival, featuring a slew of workshops, tours and other activities. Don’t miss out the various fringe events happening around the city and at the pavilion, and of course, don’t miss out the great urban picnic that’s back again this year! Check out the calendar for an overview of all that will be happening.

If you’re in Singapore and excited to learn and share your ideas for the city, do drop by!

Archifest: FB / Twitter


Conceived in 2010 by Anonymous as a film festival dedicated solely to design, A Design Film Festival launched in Singapore and has traveled to Portland, Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Bangkok. The festival is a curated collection of films dedicated to architecture, fashion, photography, street art, motion graphics, technology and the subcultures of design.
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Conceived in 2010 by Anonymous as a film festival dedicated solely to design, A Design Film Festival launched in Singapore and has traveled to Portland, Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Bangkok. The festival is a curated collection of films dedicated to architecture, fashion, photography, street art, motion graphics, technology and the subcultures of design.

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…when your year 1 sem 2 site changes colour. 8|

Architours Landscape 2 on Friday to MyVillage in Serangoon Gardens, Punggol Promenade and Punggol Waterway. 

Architours: Rethink Belief - The Star Vista, Designed by Aedas

Architours: Rethink Belief - Assyafaah Mosque, Designed by Tan Kok Hiang and Forum Architects.

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Architours: Rethink Belief - Church of St. Mary’s, Designed by WOHA

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"Long hair black hat and yeah something transparent." - winy maas speaking at archifest forum now

"Long hair black hat and yeah something transparent." - winy maas speaking at archifest forum now

Volunteering for archifest forum. Good morning!

Volunteering for archifest forum. Good morning!

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Inside the Marina Bay Sands by Moshe Safdie #archdaily #architecture #singapore #instagood #iphonesia (Taken with Instagram at Marina Bay Sands Hotel)

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Inside the Marina Bay Sands by Moshe Safdie #archdaily #architecture #singapore #instagood #iphonesia (Taken with Instagram at Marina Bay Sands Hotel)

Sir Peter Cook at WAF 2012!

WAF 2012 day 2 of volunteering, and first day of the festival! I was assigned to crit room 6 where Winston Shu (Integrated Design Associates), Chris Wilkinson (Wilkinson Eyre Architects) and Lance Taylor (Rider Levett Bucknall) were judging in the Office category. We took pictures with them at the end of the judging.

Some of my friends got a picture with David Basulto of ArchDaily, and he gave them ArchDaily stickers! All in all an exciting day being amongst some of the best architects internationally. 

Today the student volunteers (which includes me and polygonal) helped to prepare for the World Architecture Festival(WAF) at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, which is starting tomorrow!

Our first task of the day was to put sticky dots onto the back of the name placards. Our second task of the day was to remove them again.

Then we did a bit of name placard sorting, and placed them onto the right panels. 

Largely we were aimlessly wandering around the place, looking at all the panels and breathing in construction fumes, until they gave us a briefing in the afternoon and gave us t-shirts. This week will be pretty exciting I reckon!

Things are getting exciting in October! Singapore is hosting WAF 2012 this week! I’ll be participating as a student volunteer (but mainly there to gape at famous architects.)
Then on Sunday, i’ll be leading some WAF delegates on an Architour organised by Archifest 2012. The thought of that is rather nerve-wrecking…
Me: Right ahead is Moshe Safdie’s Marina Bay S-
Architect from Safdie’s office: It’s moh-cher not moh-shee.
Me: D:

Things are getting exciting in October! Singapore is hosting WAF 2012 this week! I’ll be participating as a student volunteer (but mainly there to gape at famous architects.)

Then on Sunday, i’ll be leading some WAF delegates on an Architour organised by Archifest 2012. The thought of that is rather nerve-wrecking…

Me: Right ahead is Moshe Safdie’s Marina Bay S-

Architect from Safdie’s office: It’s moh-cher not moh-shee.

Me: D: