The quality of the landscape, details and public spaces was impressive, effectively supporting the layout of the residential units.
The judges appreciated the difficulty of interfacing between two conservation buildings of disparate style and thus lauded the architects’ effort to connect the three buildings together as one continuous showroom.
Despite the built-up and issue of privacy, the design skillfully managed to achieve a high degree of openness and integration of gardens and roofscapes.
The architect took on the deep rectangular plan as an opportunity to create a central illuminated atrium.
It is heartening to note the role that design has played to make this the inclusive environment for the training and employment of people with disabilities.
The interior is appropriate for old people in terms of its ambience and the use of colours is effective, refreshing and not overdone.
From the same architects of Faber House, a similar formal strategy was employed, but with a slight increase in scale.
The jury appreciated the arrangement of the blocks to define a sequence opening up to the view, as well as the use of topography to mediate the scale of what is a large complex.
The project uses a simple strategy that broke away from the typical blockish configuration of local schools.
The conserved 2-storey shophouse in brick and timber is well contrasted by the new steel, concrete and glass addition.
The amount of research work that the team has done to uncover the material on the original church is commendable.
The formality of the living area, realised in recycled teak panels is further contrasted by the lightness of the bedroom suites.
The architecture can leverage on the peripheral planting further by allowing more indoor spaces to spill out.
This house has a very convincing architectural composition with a comfortable scale.
What is impressive is how the architects worked closely with the clients to achieve a manifestation of their brand and philosophy.
The project addresses its surroundings with a wonderful attempt to reciprocate with Hong Lim Park.
The architect created a well-crafted civic object that remains open to its surroundings. The sharp detailing has achieved a lightness and screen-like quality to the building.
This project demonstrates a high level of provision of public spaces in tropical high-rise living.
The planning on the difficult site integrated landscape in between the buildings and made an open and unintimidating environment for the keeping of animals.
The judges acknowledged the architect’s effort to account for the neighbouring two buildings and bring them into a dialogue.