Previously Published Projects (2007)
     

4Q 2007

TROP01: Threesformation
For TROP01: Threesformation, the architect had to cater for three different owners with different tastes living in three separate houses on one site. The challenge was designing each house to meet its owner's individual style, while ensuring that all three houses retained a sense of unity under a tropical theme.
 

4Q 2007

Praja House
The façade is a mass block composition, a modern statement that makes the house stand out, while the use of neutral colours gives the structure a sense of consistency with the surroundings.

 
   

4Q 2007

Tree House
The Tree House is one of 79 high-end homes in the Zhongkai Sheshan Villa development north of Shanghai. In Western countries, a tree house conjures up images of a place close to nature, filled with mystery, refuge and privacy. It also suggests childhood days.
 
 

4Q 2007

Pandawa House

The main design concept lies in the revamping of the façade. The new façade consists of three main boxes that dialogue with each other. The first box is the existing two-storey house; its façade is renovated using a horizontal wooden lattice screen that was previously used as the scaffolding during construction. The second box...


 
   

4Q 2007

Siglap View

The client's brief was simple—to design a two-storey detached dwelling that was modern and modest. Modest, in this case, referred to the size of the house. Unlike most property owners, maximising the gross floor area was not a priority; the owner wanted a house that could accomodate a family of six and a domestic helper, but it should not be a massive, obtrusive structure.


 
   

4Q 2007

The Element @ Stevens

Located in a high-end neighbourhood near Singapore's Orchard Road, the modern minimalist Element @ Stevens aims to communicate sleek sophistication.


 
   

4Q 2007

Residence at Bukit Gita Bay

The design concept for the residence seeks to communicate simple elegance—a structure in which beauty is derived from within, and where external and interior environments are brought together to achieve harmony.


 
   

4Q 2007

Shanghai Lake House 2

The Lake House 2 development comprises four villas built on a man-made lake in Shanghai. Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, the villas seek to create a unified identity while achieving a degree of individuality and privacy.


 

 

4Q 2007

Xiao Xian Fang, Greenland 21 City

Xiao Xian Fang is a villa and townhouse development targeted at senior citizens. Its design embraces architectural concepts from the traditional Chinese-style neighbourhood and incorporates barrier-free elements to create a comfortable, convenient community.

 

4Q 2007

Royal Green

Located in a nature reserve, the Royal Green development aims to create an intimate and natural living environment for urbanies to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.



 
 

4Q 2007

Tu Phuong Villa

Unusually, the land for Tu Phuong Villa is L-shaped, giving the architect the opportunity to set the actual building at the back of the site, opening up the front for an open, sunny courtyard.


 

4Q 2007

20 Carmel Road

The client's priority for their four-storey villa at 20 Carmel Road in Stanley, Hong Kong, was to maximise their sea-facing views. In particular, the master bedroom should command a 180-degree view of the ocean.

 

4Q 2007

Longueville House

The brief was to provide a three-bedroom family house with generous living and entertainment areas of five-star hotel standard.

 

4Q 2007

Northcote Residence

Around 1870, John Baxter Laurie built a cottage north of Adelaide, naming it, in the family tradition, Northcote House—"cote" is derived from "cot", an old English word for cottage. His father built Southcote at Port Elliot, south of Adelaide.


 

3Q 2007

New Majestic Hotel

Located in the heart of Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel, occupying 1, 950 square metres of land, was originally a traditional pre-war 1928 shophouse.

 

3Q 2007

Kiama Blue

The original Kiama Infants School, which already had a strong sense of place within Kiama Town, was sold to the client through a public auction for the purpose of converting it into a high quality residential development.



 
 

3Q 2007

Grand Kemang Hotel

When the time came for the five-storey Grand Kemang Hotel to undergo a revamp, the directive for the architectural team from was to give the building a clear and distinctive overhaul, not just a superficial makeover.



 
 

3Q 2007

Majestic Hotel, Malacca

The main objective of the development is to conserve and restore an abandoned hotel building to its former function as a hotel. Close to the Malacca River, the hotel was one of the earlier structures to be built in the area, probably around the 1920s or 1930s.


 

3Q 2007

Sentosa Private Villas and Spa

The client’s brief was to design a resort with over 30 villa units and full central facilities—such as reception, gym, spa, restaurant, pool and bar—that exudes the charm of “Balinese living” in the tropics.

 

3Q 2007

The Avenue Plaza Hotel

After successfully establishing a lifestyle centre known as Avenue Square, developer Golden Seven Holdings Corporation decided to construct a boutique hotel to accommodate the increased number of visitors to the city.



 
 

3Q 2007

Crosswaters Ecolodge

As the first ecotourism destination and one of China’s first sustainable resorts, the award-winning Crosswaters Ecolodge is a study in environmental, social, economic and even spiritual consciousness.



 
 

3Q 2007

Nanjing Daji Resort & Spa Resort Convention Centre

Located in Tangquan Town—known also as “China’s hometown of hot springs”—Nanjing
Daji Resort & Spa Resort’s convention centre uses pinewood as its main material, to convey a feeling of being close to nature.



 
 

3Q 2007

Sanya Xiao-Zhou Island International Yacht Club Hotel

In a city swarming with sea-front resort hotels and undergoing a re-branding campaign, the architects aim to break away from the norm while creating an innovative architectural icon that encompasses the city’s complex social context.



 
 

3Q 2007

H Cube

Contrary to the name of the establishment, the structure of H Cube is not shaped like a cube. Rather, it is a tall tower consisting of 38 storeys of serviced apartments on top of a six-storey podium.



 
 

3Q 2007

Princess d'Annam Resort and Spa

Princess d’Annam Resort and Spa is located at Ke Ga Bay in Binh-Thuan Province, a three-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. It is the first all-villa boutique resort in Vietnam.

 

3Q 2007

X2

Drawing upon the site’s natural beauty, the architect Duangrit Bunnag created a resort that seeks to be harmonious with its environment, both in terms of architecture and the use of building materials.

 

1Q 2007

Shenyang Olympic Sports Centre

The main stadium at the Shenyang Olympic Sports Centre, which will host football preliminary matches during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, pays homage to the Olympics’ Greek origins.

 

1Q 2007

QiZhong Tennis Centre

The QiZhong Tennis Centre, located in Shanghai, picks up the convertible trend, incorporating a retractable roof with a unique design inspired by local culture.

 

1Q 2007

Nanjing Sports Park

Nanjing Sports Park, in China’s ancient capital, has an ambitious role to play. The multifunctional project was expected not only to meet the cultural and historical needs of a city with a proud heritage, but it was also to be the cornerstone of a new downtown district and a precursor to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

 

1Q 2007

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

The new Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground is one of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s landmark sports investments, aimed at creating an international-standard venue for large events and at promoting athletics in Hong Kong.

 

1Q 2007

Terengganu Sports Complex

The Terengganu Sports Complex, located in peninsular Malaysia’s north-eastern state Terengganu, takes its design references from the Malay and specifically Islamic culture that dominates the area.

 

1Q 2007

Sudiang Main Sports Hall

Though foiled in their initial design concept due to the limitations of the local contractors, the architects of the Sudiang Sports Complex’s 8,000-seat main sports hall incorporated references to the Bugis culture prevalent in South Sulawesi in Indonesia.

 

1Q 2007

Taguig Sports Stadium

The Taguig Sports Stadium complex offers more than just sports: it will be a place
to shop, live, work and unwind. Although this concept of combining mixed-used developments with sport facilities is not new, it is the first in Metro Manila.

 

1Q 2007

Vinh Phuc Sports Complex

Vinh Phuc Sports Complex will be located about four kilometres from Vinh Yen town, an important satellite town for Hanoi, in Vinh Phuc province in northern Vietnam.

 

1Q 2007

The 333 Anniversary Stadium of Nakhon Ratchasima

The development of the 333 Anniversary Stadium of Nakhon Ratchasima, located in the province of the same name in northeastern Thailand, is part of the government’s efforts to shift sports centres out of the Bangkok area into the provinces.

 

1Q 2007

The Melbourne Cricket Ground

Built in 1853 for colonial cricket, the MCG is among the world’s largest stadiums and one of only 22 structures on the National Heritage List. It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

 

1Q 2007

Beijing Shooting Range Hall

The Beijing Shooting Range Hall is located in the planned ecological development zone in the western part of the city. This location set the keynote for the 2008 Olympics venue, with the design emphasis on environmentally sensitive features, prioritising passive design techniques.

 

1Q 2007

National Indoor Stadium

The building’s graceful sloped roof communicates with that of a nearby convention centre, while the overall design embodies the idea of practical, economic and elegant Olympic architecture.

 

1Q 2007

Laoshan Velodrome

The Laoshan Velodrome looks to the sport itself for its design inspiration—the entire complex’s huge butterfly-shaped body is an abstraction of a cyclist’s helmet.

 

1Q 2007

National Aquatic Centre

The National Aquatic Centre, also known as the “Water Cube”, is one of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games’ landmark buildings.

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