ARCHITOURS 2017 | TOUR 7 | 15 Oct | AM


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.


Brick House | Red Bean Architects

(Photo credit: Jeremy San)

The vision was to make a pure form that expressed a simple raw material. A block of brick, not plastered, not painted, wraps a floating box. Not built from the earth as most masonry begins, but suspended above ground to call attention to itself. Punched windows, with the glass surface flushed with the brick wall, articulated by a shadow gap all around, articulate a contrast of smooth versus rough. A fair-faced concrete block forms the minor volume which contains the service areas.

This is a bungalow for a family of 6. In spite of the context of a 3½ storey planning envelope, we wanted to preserve the intimacy of a small family house. Increasing the number of floors would only directly increase the barriers between spaces and interaction between them.

The living room space is the grand volume that welcomes and accommodates people coming together. This space opens up on three sides with large sliding glass doors to let in the scenery of lush bamboo and caesapina trees.

Our Tampines Hub | DP Architects

(Photo Credit: DP Architects)

A people-centric and inclusive community hub, Our Tampines Hub (OTH) is a pioneering model of an integrated community, sports and lifestyle hub, purposefully designed for the residents of Tampines. This refreshing concept of integration brings about new dynamics in notions of shared economies, optimisation and productivity. It also creates immense opportunities in inclusivity, richness and new synergies in design of community and social settings for the Tampines residents.

Its design was conceived through an intense participatory and engagement process with 12 public-sector stakeholders, residents of all ages and various interest groups. Featuring highly porous floor and ease of accessibility from Tampines town centre and surrounding residential fabric, the design of OTH aims to depict the synthesis of Tampines in unique physical, socio-cultural and psychological landscapes. Expressing the alternative spatial organisation in OTH, facilities are primarily clustered by programmatic synergies and not stakeholders. These clusters create a distinctive outlook externally, internally and spatially. They humanise scales and give clarity to users.

Fu Yong Estate

(Photo Credit: Edwin Koo)

Fuyong Estate established in 1951 by Dr. Lee Kong Chian, a prominent activist and philanthropist in Singapore in the 1960s. He pioneered a provident fund based housing scheme to house his employees, and this estate became one of the earliest low cost private housing clusters in Singapore. Today, it is home to a close-knit community of 142 households that exemplify a strong "kampung" spirit. Residents here have wonderful stories to tell of their childhood in Fuyong Estate, and often reminisce the old times living in early Singapore. As the estate approaches the imminent expiry of the land's leasehold in 2046, residents are unsure about their future, their homes, and their livelihoods.

Sale of tickets will close 3 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: 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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Jurisdiction: These conditions shall in all aspects, be governed by the law of Singapore.

Sun Oct 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:30 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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