In case you missed them… here’s a recap of our top 5 stories for the month of May.
3 June, 2015
#1 Indian Heritage Centre: A New Cultural Landmark
Located at the Little India district of Singapore, the Indian Heritage Centre officially open its doors this May to visitors. The 3,000 square metre, four-storey building is poised to be a nexus for those eager to learn about the cultural group through a conglomeration of exhibitions, educational and communal spaces. Read more.
#2 Fisher & Paykel: A Small Kitchen Case Study
With the intention to use the limited budget as a springboard rather than a restriction, the house was designed as a simple barn-like shell. Spatial complexity has been created through hanging, inverted trusses that demarcate the open plan, double height living and dining space. Read more.
#3 Sasivimol Sinthawanarong: Looking Beyond Thailand
Graduating with a major in interior and architecture from the Chulalongkorn University, Sasivimol Sinthawanarong worked in IA49, a Thailand based interior firm, before continuing her studies in design management and luxury design at Parsons The New School of Design and DOMUS Academica respectively. Read more.
#4 Sou Fujimoto: Planting Seeds of the Future
Sou Fujimoto delivered a presentation at The Star Theatre to about 2800 attendees, consisting of architects, designers, students, lecturers and enthusiasts alike. The Architecture Innovator of 2014, crowned by the Wall Street Journal, began his speech by candidly addressing the scale of the massive theatre, “It is very big. Can you hear me? Can you see me?” he asked, rhetorically with a slight chuckle. Read more.
#5 Beauty Born, Not Made: Sori Yanagi Exhibition
“I try to create things that we human beings feel are useful in our daily lives. During the process, beauty is born naturally,” these words, once uttered by the prolific Japanese designer, Sori Yanagi, set a poignant basis for the curatorial approach of Beauty Born, Not Made exhibition, celebrating Yanagi’s lifetime dedication to creating products and furniture pieces that are, at once, anonymous in their practical simplicity and timeless in their intuitiveness of design. Read more.
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