Jan '06 - Feb '06
The fourth year at NUS generally focuses on design for communities. Semester 1 dealt with masterplanning, and then creating an urban intervention. Some of the work from the previous semester follows:
Studio masterplan on the Tanjong Pagar / Duxton Plain / Singapore River in Singapore, with the aims of linking three inherently different zones with a parkway.
Images which follow are those of my individual project, a performance and visual arts centre which takes over old (mid 1900s) shophouses along Duxton Plain.
The project was envisioned as a facility for the arts as well as an urban link from one row of shophouses to the other, currently closed off by the shophouse fronts.
The link evolved from being a bridge to a performance deck, aimed at bringing the products of the visual and performing arts studios onto the streets (albeit at an elevated level).
The interiors of the old shophouses would be revamped and reconfigured for new use, whilst maintaining the structural fundaments of the shophouses' party walls.
The performance deck / urban link, raised above the parkway (above).
A theatrette was to be dug underground, independent of existing foundation systems of the shophouses. The interiors would be modifiable (configurable stage, movable furniture), depending on the nature of the performance (above).
Detailing of acoustic wall
Presentation boards for crit