ARCHITOURS 2017 | TOUR 8 | 15 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.


Warehouse Hotel | Zarch Collaboratives Pte Ltd

(Photo Credit: The Warehouse Hotel)

Sited in a conserved building off Robertson Quay, the Warehouse Hotel’s roots extend far back to Singapore’s trading history as early as the late 19th century. Three warehouses have been combined and outfitted, starting a new lease of life as a 37-room boutique hotel.

The Hotel fronts the Singapore River with a distinctive, symmetrical façade and jacked roofs while original design elements like louvre windows, doors, cornices, mouldings and the Chinese characters on the leftmost gable are sensitively retained and restored.

These elements have been complemented with restrained touches, including a metallic black canopy on the main entrance. The white façade stands apart from the high glass and steel constructs of the urban context, maintaining its presence and historic importancealong the Singapore River.

A double-volume space greets visitors at the Hotel lobby, with the original warehouse trusses, now re-finished in black spanning the lobby. Natural light filters in through the jack roofs in the daytime, while new portal frames serving as discrete structural interventions fringe the lobby space, providing a clear access and line of sight to the waterfront.

Greenfield Modular Studios, Goodman Art Center Block O | Metaphor Design + Architecture

(Photo Credit: Metaphor Design + Architecture Pte Ltd)

The Greenfield Modular Studios is inspired by an innovative use of highly available recycled materials throughout coupled with environmentally sustainable measures to create something

interesting altogether to enhance more collaborative opportunities and inspire the creative process among different arts disciplines and further the public engagement of the arts. Constructed of recycled 40 footer shipping containers, arranged in a “spin-wheel” manner and stacked atop one another, the containers carefully conjoined and tap welded to one another to form 5 clusters of art studios. Covering above are elevated roof structures with partial translucent roofing skylights creating an interesting juxtaposition of light and shadow, solid and void and allows passive lighting and natural ventilation to come into the interior spaces reducing the need for artificial lighting and mechanical cooling. The studios are strategically placed around an atrium of shared facilities with pockets of public spaces to allow the studios to act as co-working spaces for public participation.

Wondrous Light Children's House | CHANG Architects

(Photo Credit: Albert Lim K. S.)

Wondrous Light Children’s House is nestled in a conservation shophouse along Kampong Bahru Road. It is a place for pre-school children, with a curriculum that honours the whole child – body, mind and spirit – through arts, handwork, music, sculpture, stories and movement.

The setting is designed with children’s scale, perspectives, and psychologies in mind. Children move through and dwell in crafted spaces that support emotional, mental, and physical developments. The composition is a blend of natural and recycled wood, using high-tech precision-cutting coupled with hand-assembly and intuitive installation evident of human touches.

WLCH aims at fostering community spirit, whereby the upbringing of the child is closely associated with the bonding of parents, teachers, and the larger community that the child is a part of.

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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Sun Oct 15, 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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