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content past present architecture, in a nutshell sky angel blue bells lunar: asian fusion bar rebel boutique m u l l i g a n ’s i r i s h p u b indochine marrakesh fremantle *seafood market*

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Good architecture is like a piece of beautifully composed music crystallized in space that elevates our spirits beyond the limitation of time. -Tao Ho3

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Clarke Quay was named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore’s second Governor and Governor of the Straits Settlements from 1873 to 1875, who played a key role in positioning Singapore as the main port for the Malay states of Perak, Selangor and Sungei Ujong. Clarke Quay was originally a fishing village, soon it became the centre of commerce in the late 19th century due to its strategic location near the mouse of Singapore River. This place was bustling with trade activity as bum boats swamped the Singapore River, travelling up and down the waters carrying goods and produce ready to be stored in the row of warehouses along Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. Into the latter half of the twentieth century, though, the area languished when cargo services were relocated to Pasir Panjang and the river became too severely polluted for much activities. Ecstatic Vision

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PRE SENT With many choices of restaurants, bars and nightclubs packed in a cunique mixture of old and modern architecture, Clarke Quay nowadays is one of the best place to hangout with friends. The river view adds more to the cozy feelings. Sitting by the riverside at day and party hard at night. Apart from food, it has a lot more in store for visitors. The latest addition is the GX5 Extreme Swing. This exhilarating thrill ride, travelling 60m high at the speed of 220kph, is definately not for the faint hearted, it’s for those who loves the adrenaline rush. River cruises and river taxies on the Singapore River can be accessed from Clarke Quay. One of its most popular attractions is its exciting host of CQ’s signature events happening once every quarter. A monument of historic proportions, a wonderland of entertainment and activities, Clarke Quay is certainly one place in Singapore that has succed to reborn.

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Pleasure Where once bumboats jostled for mooring space, now visitors and locals jostle each other for the hottest nightspots, the most soughtafter restaurants and the best buys. Clarke Quay is now a pleasure place for those who are looking to dine on world cuisines like Cuban, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Moroccan, Chinese, Japanese and Indian, and then to party the night away at any number of night spots. Five blocks of 60 restored warehouses and shophouses were transformed into multicultural restaurants, bars, nightclubs, entertainment spots and retail shops lined along the 200-metre long waterfront by the Singapore River.

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Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow. While Interior Architecture is about the process through

If Architecture is concerned with the art

which the interiors of built structures are designed or

and science of new building, then

modified, altered or added to, in order to accommodate

Interior Architecture is concerned

a modified version of the first use.

with the alteration of existing buildings for new uses.

archite in a nutshell

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ecture Clarke Quay’s

The new buildings in Clarke Quay are The new buildings are made of bricks and plaster,

designed to complement their older similar to the methods used in the last century. The neighbours in terms of proportion, scale, timber windows and plaster ornament are to show the height, roofing and facade details. They spirit of old Clarke Quay while the interior architecture used a variety of muted colours, not is modern, using materials such as gypsum board, so bright and boring. ceramic tiles and suspended ceilings. The interior architecture of each shophouses may vary from the other according to its identity.That’s what make buildings in Clarke Quay worth to see.

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shophouses along the riverside road

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n the outside Clarke Quay might look boring and ugly,

like plain warehouse along the riverside, but on the inside, Clarke Quay has many fancy architecture. Clarke quay is actually showing how multicultural Singapore is. There are Chinese, Indian, Malay, Thailand and Europian style architecture, exactly like the people in singapore. The idea of Clarke Quay’s overall architecture is to make a modern hangout place without leaving behind the history from the past. So the buildings are just modified, but the real shape of the warehouses are still there.

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angel sky rise above the shophouses

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ANGEL SKY This umbrella-like structures comprising ETFE (Ethyl Tetra Fluro Ethylene) canopies were built rise above the shophouses.These are actually an eco roof, built to protect the passerby from heat and rain by creating a climate modifier through reverse engineering of the thermoplastic ETFE material. The steel frames of the Angel Sky support large, whale-tail slow speed fans that provide gentle breezes at street level.

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the thermoplastic ETFE material

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blue bellas along the riverside

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BLUE BELLS Blue Bells is a series of interconnected round roof canopies which has a similar function as the “Sky Angel”, with the exclusion of the fans. When night falls, the “Blue Bells” umbrellas light up in an array of colours,and the translucent feature of these canopies allows the l i g h t s t o d i f f u s e b e a u t i f u l l y. This reminds us of the Chinese lanterns. It helps maximize the waterfront, alfresco dining experience.

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the main entrance

LUNAR: ASIAN FUSION BAR The external facade of this bar was made out of concrete that is layered with plastic gems and reflective metal sheets. The exter nal facade was decorated in a redcolored theme. The interior is another strong point, for instance the circular tunnel entrance foyer is illuminated with a few lights to emphasize the atmosphere.

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the plastic gems

the circular tunnel

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the rectangular timber planks

REBEL BOUTIQUE The exterior wall is designed with pink rectangular timber planks that were arranged randomly to give a chaotic and rebellious feelings, just like the name of the c l u b . M o r e o v e r, t h e r e i s a h u g e c h a n d e l i e r in the middle of the exterior space that dominates the ceiling and illuminates the space with its warm white lighting.

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MULLIGAN’S IRISH PUB The architecture are based on the traditional V i c t o r i a n - e r a p u b . T h e r e ’s a l s o a l i t t l e b i t o f countryside touch because of the use of wood material and warm colours. The external facade accentuate the traditional ambiance of the pub.

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the outdoor entrance

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the bar

the brick wall

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the external wall

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the main entrance

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INDOCHINE IndoChine is a restaurant that serve Indo Chinese Food. The restaurant imitates the old Chinese P a l a c e . Yo u c a n s e e f r o m t h e r o o f s , t h e w i n d o w, the reliefs on the wall, everything is very Chineselike. The architecture is dominated with the use of concrete as material. The design of the restaurant was intended to produce a natural ambiance which can be seen from the use of pot plants and warm d a r k c o l o u r.

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the window

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the roof

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the main entrance

MARRAKESH,

MOROCCAN LOUNGE & BAR

Marrakesh is a lounge & bar which was designed in a middle eastern style with a contemporary look. The pattern of the window and the door is inspired by the Arabian style. The external wall was made out of textured concrete in blue colour and a little touch of gold colour gives out the old yet modern feeling.

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the door pattern

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the restaurant

FREMANTLE

*SEAFOOD MARKET*

F r e m a n t l e i s a b a r, a r e s t a u r a n t a n d a f i s h m a r k e t all in one. The design resembles the style of early L o n d o n ’s s h o p h o u s e s a l o n g t h e s t r e e t . T h e u s e d o f bricks give away an old town feelings. It is actually inspired by Fremantle in Wester n Australia, Perth.

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‘‘F’ is from‘Fremantle’

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tunnel besides the Marrakesh Moroccan Lounge and Bar

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Architecture is a continuing dialogue between generations which creates an environment across time. - Vincent Scully 43

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acknowledgment This book is actually made as my final project with a theme “If you look, you’ll find” and it has to relate to either architectural, environmental, or cultural. I chose the architecture in Clarke Quay because I just realized that when the word “Clarke Quay” comes to my mind, I straight away think about the night clubs and the partying. I’m pretty sure many people have the same thought, when actually Clarke Quay has beautiful architecture too, people just don’t notice that I want to thank God for helping me throughout the making of this book. Also thanks to my family and, mostly, my sister, Angelia Sugianto, for helping me with the analysis of the architecture. I want to thank my friends too, for helping, criticizing and accompanying me in the process of making this book, either taking photographs, choosing paper, printing and many more. And most of all, thanks to all my lecturer, Winnie Tan, Tan Yee Noh and Cheng Ming Chong, because they have been such a good lecturer, helping me to explore more of my ability little by little, so that in the end I can produce a better book.

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references http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke_Quay http://www.greatnewplaces.com/t-Clarke%20Quay http://semarangbackpacker.multiply.com/journal/item/29/Clarke_Quay_Architecture_with_thousands_fasades http://capitalandinside.com/index.php/spaces/leisure/360-where-past-and-present-flow-in-a-rush-of-excitement http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=467 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interior_architecture http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/topics/architects_and_architecture_quotes.html

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Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024 www.clarkequay.com.sg

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