ARCHITOURS 2017 | TOUR 2 | 7 Oct | PM


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.


Sunray Woodcraft Construction Headquaters | DP Architects

(Photo Credit: DP Architects)

The project presents an opportunity to look afresh at the light industrial factory type, in which working conditions are optimized by stacking production processes. The building’s stacked box design is a series of interconnected volumes that correspond to their interior functions. The success of the design lies in its seamless yet clearly articulated manner of merging five different functions within a single eight-storey building.

The project commercially optimizes factory production and business processes while balancing the need for an uplifting work and living space, workers’ dormitories, warehouse, offices and showrooms in ‘stacked boxes’. Each box defines the different stages of production without compromising safety, and is enveloped by suitable exterior skins. Yellow, Sunray’s corporate colour, was used throughout the façade; effectively creating a distinctive and refreshing identity.

This refreshing interpretation of the industrial factory building design received the prestigious President’s Design Award, and was praised as “a welcome departure from the norm that provides a benchmark for future developments of this kind”.

Chempedak House | A_Collective Architects

(Photo credit: A_Collective Architects)

Small but Big

The design eschews the typical compartmentation found in terrace houses for a fluid spatial arrangement. The ground floor is a sequence of living spaces that flows towards the heart of the house where a light well brings in abundant natural daylight. Coupled with the siting of the house on a high platform level, the entire ground floor open out to the view of the natural reserve in the distant.

The architecture choose to focus on the use of simple materials and keen attention to detailing. The house simple exterior is rendered in bold raw screed finish that contrast the dark tinted glass fenestrations and a large overhanging canopy. The simple form and bold design gesture allows the house to exert a quiet presence in the neighborhood.

Singapore Dance Theater | DP Architects

(Photo Credit: DP Architects)

The new campus of the Singapore Dance Theatre comprises a theatre housing four professional dance studios along with supporting facilities such as the conference room, sound mixing room, study room, library, wardrobe room and shower facilities. The circulation of the space was planned to allow for private users to access the studios via secured thresholds, while maintaining a welcoming space at the foyer for the public to experience and enjoy.

A spacious corridor facing the roof garden leads to the site where huge perforated sliding doors mark its entrance. With the aim of on public outreach and education on dance as a performing art, these doors are kept fully opened during operating hours. They maximise the luxury of space and merge the public space with the foyer, drawing visitors in to witness the hard work and dedication of professional ballet dancers at practice.

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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: 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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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.

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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.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff#279900 2017-09-20 12:59:01
Sat Oct 7, 2017
1:30 PM - 6:00 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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