Singapore Architecture

Singapore Architecture

Posted on 17. Sep, 2009 by in Thailand

Besides food and art, one of the things that interests me has always been architecture. And while I can’t claim to be a student of it, I am a fan. In fact, two of my favorite blogs deal with the subject and all it’s possibilities. BLDGBLOG and Infranet Lab. I love unique buildings. Mixing ideas. And so, I will post a few buildings I noticed while in Singapore.

The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

The Esplanade

The Esplanade - © Jason Ruggles

This was built to be the center for performing arts in Singapore. It houses a 1,600 seat concert hall and a 2,000 seat theater. The outside is covered with thousands of individual aluminum spikes, giving it the appearance of a durian (a fruit) or the eye of a fly. It’s such a cool design!

Marina Bay Sands

Render of the Marina Bay Sands

Render of the Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands is a new building complex still under construction. We had the chance to see the progress this past week. It was designed to look like decks of cards… 55 story tall decks of cards! Oh yeah – and connected at the top with a 25 acre park! It will be Singapore’s first casino, and possibly the most expensive casino ever built.

School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technology University

Nanyang

Nanyang Technology University

I don’t know much about the design of this building, but it brings a whole new meaning to “green” living. Is it a roof or a lawn? Why choose? It’s both. It blurs the line between lawn and building! I love it!

CityLink Mall

mall

The Underground mall - © Jason Ruggles

Have a city of 5 million on a small island? Have a passageway underground? Put in a mall! We took a stroll through the CityLink Mall, which connects mass transit with several buildings. I think it’s great how they can take a tunnel that is supposed to be drab, and turn it into a 60,000 square feet mall.

Starbucks Under the Bridge

The Starbucks under the bridge

The Starbucks under the bridge - © Jason Ruggles

Have space under a bridge? Put in a Starbucks! Why waste space? We saw this as we were walking around.

What buildings fascinate you? Write me about them.

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2 Responses to “Singapore Architecture”

  1. Lisa

    17. Sep, 2009

    The pictures are amazing! Have fun exploring. Love you guys!

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  2. Dad and Mom Ruggles

    18. Sep, 2009

    These buildings are like nothing we have ever seen.
    The grass one is sooo cool. Looks like you got to
    see a lot over your weekend. Another country to add
    to your travels.
    love you and miss you

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