ARCHITOURS 2016 | TOUR 3 | 25 Sep | AM


Featuring an eclectic and carefully curated mix of exquisitely designed houses, public institutions, expansive landscape projects, and religious buildings, join Architours for an exclusive peek into not only spaces, communities, and buildings – but also the architectural strategies that govern and inform their design.

Explore the essence of Singapore’s rich urban environment through a guided walk into hidden architectural gems and wonders situated in all corners of Singapore. Discover and learn about the meticulous planning and design processes behind the architecture of these projects from the architects and designers themselves as they walk you through their creations.


Goodlife! Makan | DP Architects

16th SIA Architectural Design Awards (shortlist, results to be announced on 29 Sep 2016)

(Photo Credit: DP Architects)

Goodlife! Makan is an innovative social initiative created by Montfort Care to support ageing-in-place, built around meaningful pastimes that address the physical and mental wellness of seniors. This cheerfully designed centre is a recreational facility, situated at the void deck of HDB flats in Marine Parade, with a communal kitchen at its nucleus.

The open-plan design explores how the ritual of food preparation and consumption can be a generator of refreshing culinary and social experiences that bring the wider community together. The design transformed the void deck into a social nucleus centred around the communal activity of food at its centre. The design capitalises on its porous setting to create an open and fenceless compound, to reduce social stigma and address the psyche of the stay-alone seniors. The experimental design shifts away from conventional gated or glazed-up elderly activity centre models to create an inviting communal space, seamlessly integrated with surrounding streets and walkways.

House with Bridges | RT+Q Architects

15th SIA Architectural Design Awards

3rd SIA-Rigel Bathroom Design Awards 2015

(Photo Credit: Albert Lim KS)

The concept of the house is a response to its complex site and program. A 14-metre cliff-like retaining wall slopes downwards from the rear, rendering one-third of the site unbuildable. In addition, the client requested for personalized living spaces for a family of three generations and a lush garden amidst the retaining walls.

Organising the parti as an L-shape, the house cantilevers over the retaining wall to ensure its structural safety. The uneven terraces of the retaining wall were envisioned as a sloped garden and as viewpoints. Entering through the lower-ground floor, the spaces unfold through a series of double-height spaces and staircases and culminates with three cantilevered platforms playfully reaching out into the landscape, each with a unique experience bringing users closer to the garden. The house invites the landscape to participate in its architecture. Its spaces explore the continual dialogue and symbiosis between the built and natural environment.

New Wings at The Asian Civilisations Museum | GreenhilLi

President’s Design Award 2016 – Design of the Year (shortlisted)

World Architecture Festival 2016 – Culture Category (shortlisted)

(Photo Credit: GreenhilLi)

The two new extensions at the Asian Civilisations Museum designed by GreenhilLi are a culmination of ideas centred around progressive museum aspirations, stringent heritage requirements and physically challenging sites. The rejuvenation of the museum building is defined by the clarity of architectural expression, and the manipulation of daylight to sculpt building form and illuminate gallery spaces.

This is the first time that purpose-built museum spaces have been commissioned for the museum, befitting aspirations for open unobstructed gallery space, seamless spatial flow integrating old and new, and daylighting. The titanium-clad forms take on different character throughout the day as the surfaces reflect the changing day lit ambience of its surroundings.

Sale of tickets will close 4 days before tour date, or until sold out.

Tour timing is subject to change.

For student attendees, please present a valid Student Pass for verification on the tour day.

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: Archifest Pavilion@Raffles Place Park

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 Archifest 2016 | www.archifest.sg

Archifest 2016, an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016 sees the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary, which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016 at Raffles Place Park. The 2016 theme is titled “Exhale”. Join us at the Archifest Pavilion for a respite, from our brisk rhythm of everyday life.

About Architours

The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2016, 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, Singapore Institute of Landscape 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 2016. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!

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Indemnity: By buying and participating in the Architours, you are deemed to fully accepted all SIA/Archifest/Architours’s terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the terms, please do not buy the tickets and do not join the tours.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SIA and its affiliates, and their respective staffs, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Indemnified Party in connection with any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Responsibility: SIA has designed these tours for your pleasure and enjoyment and has attempted to select for you the best transportation facilities for the prices charged. SIA, however, does not own or operate any of the services and assumes no responsibility for delays, losses or accidents or for damage to persons or property caused by any person, firm or corporation or other legal entity providing the transportation services (including but not limited to transfer and sightseeing), or any other service incident to these tours. SIA reserves the right to make any changes with or without notice, that may become necessary, with the understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the passenger. SIA also reserves the right to terminate tour services for any participants at any time for good cause. SIA cannot be held responsible for any mistake that might occur in typography or printing.

Smoking/Liquor: Smoking is not allowed on the coach or within the project sites. The consumption of liquor is prohibited on the Architours.

Moving bus policy: Passengers are reminded that they should remain in their seats while bus is in motion for their safety. Passengers understand that to walk or stand can be hazardous due to sudden stops, braking or uneven road surfaces that can cause passengers to fall and injure themselves and/or others around them.

Right to Refuse Service: If the participant’s conduct aboard the Tours is so as to endanger the bus or any person or property on board, or obstructs the crew in the performance of their duties, or fails to comply with any instruction of the crew, or behaves in a manner to which other passengers may reasonably object, the organiser may take such measures as it deems necessary to prevent continuation of such conduct, including restraint and/or eject you from the Tour without refund.

Refund policy: No refunds due to equipment (bus) breakdown or mechanical failure or for events. There is no refund for no-shows.

Seating Arrangements: Free-seating arrangement.

Accident or Loss: Participants are to take care of their personal belongings while travelling at all times. SIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused.

Jurisdiction: These conditions shall in all aspects, be governed by the law of Singapore.

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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM SGT
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Venue Address
5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618 Singapore
Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) Take Exit A or B, towards One Raffles Place/ Clifford Centre/ Chevron House/ Raffles Place Park. We are located right between Exits A & B.
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