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SHAW N LOW

ar chi t ect|des i gner|phot ogr apher r egi s t er edar chi t ect( s i ngapor e) mas t er si nar chi t ect ur e bachel orofar t s( ar ch)

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prof essi onalexperi ence l and t ransportaut hori t y si ngapore execut i vear chi t ect|2016-pr esent dp archi t ect spt el t d ar chi t ect ur alassoci at e|2014-2016 ar chi t ect ur ali nt er n|2013 nat i onaluni versi t y ofsi ngapore( graduat i on) mast er si nar chi t ect ur e|2014 bachel orofar t s( ar ch)|2013

key ski l l s pr of essi onal

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t eamwor k cr eat i vi t y adapt i bi l i t y openmi ndedness

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l eekong chi anschoolofmedi ci ne 5458wat er l oost r eet nepalhi l lbungal ows wat er boathouse l ant er nbar@ f ul l er t onbayhot el par cazur a@ f er nval e punggolt ownhub mar i nacent erbust er mi nal si ngapor echi nesecul t ur alcent er

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l eekong chi an schoolofmedi ci ne yunnangar dencampus genr e:i ns t i t ut i onal/heal t hcar e si ze:21,600s qm compl et i on:2015

W orl dcl ass& Learnercent ered TheExper i ment alMedi ci neBui l di ng ( EMB)nest l eswi t hi n t heNat i onalTechnol ogi calUni ver si t y.Locat ed cl oset ot he sci enceand engi neer i ng col l eges,t heEMB wi l lser veasa f ocalpoi ntf ort hebi omedi cal engi neer i ng hub i nt he uni ver si t y’ sYunnanGar dencampus. Ser i esofbr eakoutspacesand l ear ni ng st udi os,cr eat i vel y si t uat ed ami dstst at eof t hear tl ear ni ng & r esear ch l abor at or i es,r edeďŹ ned educat i ont oencour agei nt er act i ve l ear ni ng notj ustamongstst udent sbutal sobet ween educat or sst udent s.

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l eekong chi an schoolofmedi ci ne novenacampus

genr e:i ns t i t ut i onal/heal t hcar e si ze:45,300s qm compl et i on:2016

An I nt i mat e Col l aborat i on Si t uat ed ast one’ st hr ow f r om Si ngapor e’ sawar d wi nni ngTan TockSeng Hospi t aland event ual l y t obedi r ect l yconnect ed vi aasky br i dge,t heCl i ni calSci ences Bui l di ng ( CSB)atNovenaCampus seekst or edefinecol l abor at i on bet weenpr act i ceand academi cs aswel lasenhancet heuni que heal t hcar e& medi calsyner gywi t h i t scut t i ng edgeeducat i on l abor at or i esand i nnovat i ve l ear ni ng spaces.

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Dr i venbyt hesamephi l osophyt o medi caleducat i onasEMB, col l abor at i vespaces& l ear ni ng sui t esar ei nnovat i vel yj uxt aposed ami dstst at eof t hear tcl i ni cal sui t es& r esear chl abor at or i es,t o encour agei nt er act i vel ear ni ng t hr oughcol l abor at i onand shar i ng notj ustamongstst udent s& educat or sbutal sot heacademi a &t r ai ned pr act i t i oner s.


54 -58 wat erl oo st reet genr e:cons er vat i on si ze:1030s qm compl et i on:2016

Si t uat ed ami dstt hebust l i ngAr t& Cul t ur aldi st r i ct ,t he3 conser ved shophouses,af t erl ayi ng dor mantf ort hebest par tof2000s,wer egi venasensi t i vemakeoveri n whi chi t sdi st i nct i vear chi t ect ur alel ement sof hi st or i cal si gni ficanceswer emet i cul ousl yr est or ed and conser ved.

Breat hi ng Li f e Whi l stadopt i ng ar espect f ulappr oacht owar ds i nt ot he t her est or at i onoft heshophouses,t hevi br ancyand ener gy associ at ed wi t ht heper f or mi ng ar tgr oup t hatwoul d Forgot t en r esi dewi t hi ni t sconfineswer ei nnovat i vel ymani f est ed

hr ought hecr eat i vedesi gnoft hei nt er i orspacessuchas new bl ackbox,t oi l et sand al sot hepl ayf ulspl ashofcol our s acr osst hef açade. 25


nepalhi l lbungal ows genr e:cons er vat i on,of fice si ze:500s qm compl et i on:2015

2conser ved bl ackwhi t ebungal ows,si t uat ed ami dstt he spr awl i ng 2. 3haconfinesofUni l ever ’ sfir stcor por at euni ver si t y i nSout hEastAsi a,ser veasaddi t i onalt r ai ni ng spacesf ort he gl obalconsumergoodsgi ant . Bear i ng di st i nct i vear chi t ect ur alel ement sf r om Si ngapor e col oni alpast ,t hebungal owsr epr esental asthandf ulof physi calr emi ndert oSi ngapor e’ sper pet ual l ychangi ng ur banscape.Henceanempat het i c& met i cul ousappr oachwas t akent oensur et hatar chi t ect ur alel ement sofhi st or i cal si gni ficancewi t hi nand ont hebungal owswer econser ved and r evi t al i zed backt oi t sf or mergl or y.And whi l edoi ng so, scul pt i ng a conduci vei nt er i orspacesui t abl et oser veas\ t r ai ni ng spacest ohonet heski l l sofpot ent i all eader satUni l ever

Col oni alPast wi t ha Modern Soul

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wat erboathouse genr e:cons er vat i on,commer ci al si ze:1760s qm compl et i on:2015

Confluence oft he Past& Present

Bui l ti nt heear l y1900s,t heWat er boatHousewasoncehome t ot hePor tofSi ngapor eAut hor i t i es.Si ncet hent hei coni c bui l di ng hasunder gonemuchchangeasi ti snow homet oaf ew r est aur ant s.I nbi dt obet t eral l ow di ner st oconnectt obot ht he hi st or i cbui l di ng and t her enowned Si ngapor eRi ver ,t he deci si ont odesi gnf oranout doordi ni ng deckwasconcei ved. Wi t ht hebui l di ng sost eep i nSi ngapor e’ shi st or y,i twas i mper at i vet hatar espect i veappr oachwasadopt ed whi l st desi gni ng anew out doordi ni ng deck.El egantsi mpl i ci t yhence becamet hekeypr i nci pl et ot he over al ldesi gn,t hei nt er f aci ng det ai l swi t ht heexi st i ng and t hel i ght i ng concept .Qui t esi mpl y, t ocr eat eapl at f or m wher eonest opsand i mmer sesi nt hesmal l vest i gesoft henat i on’ scol oni alpast . 27


t hel ant ern bar@ f ul l ert on bay hot el genr e:commer ci al si ze:460s qm compl et i on:2015

I nt r oduced t or epl acet heexi st i ng mar queet entatt he r oofdeckofFul l er t onBayHot el ,t heser i esofel egant l y composed gl asscanopi esfloat sgr acef ul l yont her oofdeck. Wi t hi t sposi t i onr i ghtont hef r ontofbust l i ng Mar i naBay, t hecanopy’ sl i ght wei ghtdesi gncompl ement st heexi st i ng ar chi t ect ur eal ong t hebayand bl endsi nseaml essl ywi t hi n t heur banskyl i ne. I nt heday,t heext ensi veuseofgl assnotonl ygi vest he canopyi t scl eanel egantl ook,butal soopensup unobst r uct ed vi ew oft heMar i naBayskyl i net ouser sr el axi ng beneat hi t . Comeni ght t i me,user sar et r eat ed t oabeaut i f uldi spl ayof st ar sand ci t yl i ght sast hecanopygl owsgent l yl i keal ant er n float i ng ami dstt heor chest r aofci t yni ghtl i ght s. 28

Fl oat i ng ami dst ci t yl i ght s


parcazura@ f ernval e genr e:r es i dent i al si ze:102, 000s qm compl et i on:compet i t i on( ďŹ nal i s t )

verdantgreens; azurewat ers

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Wi t ht hemeander i ng PunggolRi verand l ushgr eener yast onet hr ow f r om t hesi t e,t her ewasan oppor t uni t yt or edefineur banl i vi ng.Thei deawast omakehomeasanct uar yf ort hemi nd,bodyand soul t hr ought hei nt egr at i onofnat ur e.A pl acewher eoneescapescompl et el yf r om t hehect i csur r oundi ngsand i nt oaspacet or echar geand r evi t al i ze. Theconceptofl i vi ng ami dstnat ur ewast akent ot heext r emeast hesur r oundi ng gr eensand wat er s wer e“ ext ended”i nt ot heent i r esi t et hr ought hedesi gnofavastl andscaped deckt hathast hepool weavi ng t hr oughgener ouspocket sofl ushgr eensand r esi dent i albl ocksr ai sed onst i l t s. Par cAzur a,t ol i veami dstazur ewat er sand ver dantgr eens.

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punggolt own hub genr e:ci vi c& communi t yi ns t i t ut i on si ze:44, 300s qm compl et i on:2021

Just15year sago,PunggolTownwasal mostaghostt ownwi t ht hennew r esi dent i albl ockst ower i ng overfiel d t het owni sbust l i ng and br eami ng wi t hl i f e.Gonewer et hemanyempt yundevel oped fiel dsand i nt hei rpl ace

Wi t ht het ownser vi ng ashomet omany,i twascr i t i calt hatacommuni t yf aci l i t ywasi nt r oduced al mostasacon Wi t ht hatcamet hePunggolTownHub.

Ast hemai ni nt ent i onofbei ng af aci l i t yt hati speopl ecent r i cand al li ncl usi ve,t hedesi gnl ooked i nt ocr eat i ng peopl et ocr osspat h,meetand i nt er act .Thebui l di ng wasl i f t ed up cr eat i ng anal mostseaml essgr ound floors and i t ssur r oundi ngs.

Wi t hi nt hebui l di ng i t sel f ,f aci l i t i essuchasacommuni t ycent er ,l i br ar y,heal t hcar eand chi l dcar ecent r ewasi nt r esi dent sofPunggolcoul d comet oget hert ol i ve,wor kand pl ayunderasi ngl er oof . 211


dsuponďŹ el dsofundevel oped gr eens.Fastf or war dt oday, est ood t ower supont ower sofr esi dent i albl ocks.

onuencespacet obr i ng t her esi dent soft het ownt oget her .

ng spacest hatwer epor ousand cr eat ed oppor t uni t i esf or spacet hatbl ur st heboundar i esbet weent hecompound

nt r oduced t of or m aonest op communi t yspacewher et he 212

peopl ecent ri c al li ncl usi ve


mari nacent erbust ermi nal genr e:t r ans por ti nf r as t r uct ur e si ze:1030s qm compl et i on:2020

Si t uat ed i nt hevi ci ni t yofi coni car chi t ect ur esuchas t heSi ngapor eFl yer ,Hel i xBr i dgeand t heMar i na BaySands,t heMar i naCent erBusTer mi nalwas desi gned nott ocompet ef orat t ent i onbutr at her r espect f ul l ycompl ementi nt hebackgr ound. Thebust er mi nal  i sdesi gned al mostasanext ensi on oft hel andscapewi t hi t st i mber l ookal i kef acade and l ushgr eenr oof .

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Compl ement i ng and not Compet i ng


si ngaporechi nesecul t uralcent er genr e:ci vi c& communi t yi ns t i t ut i on si ze:15, 200s qm compl et i on:2016

Locat ed wi t hi nahi ghdensi t ybui l t up ar ea,t heSi ngapor eChi neseCul t ur alCent r ei ssi t uat ed att hehear t ofSi ngapor e’ smoder nci t yscape.I t sl ocat i onj ustadj acentt oSi ngapor eConf er enceHal l ,aNat i onal Monument ,meantt hati twascr i t i calt hatt hedesi gndemonst r at ed asensi t i ver ever encet oi t shi st or i c nei ghbour . I nspi r ed byat r adi t i onalChi nesel andscapepai nt i ng,t hebui l di ng’ sover al lf or mr esembl esabui l di ng f or m( r epr esent ed byt her efined “ gl assbox” )si t t i ng uponamount ai nousl andscape( r epr esent ed by t heheavyset ,cl added podi um bl ock) .Thel i ght nesst hati schar act er i st i coft r adi t i onalchi nesepai nt i ng i s f ur t heraccent uat ed byt hedel i cat el i ght i ng schemet hatal l owst hest r uct ur et ofloatl i ght l yami dstt he Si ngapor eskyl i nei nt heni ght .

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Tradi t i onalArt


3. 0 academi cworks t heher i t ageyar d t hesoci algat eway

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t heheri t ageyard |savi ng ourdeat hscape t ochal l enget he“ ei t her or ”r el at i onshi p bet weendevel opment& cemet er ys paces; t obr i dget hegap bet weent hel i vi ng & t hedead vi at hebl ur r i ngofar chi t ect ur alboundar i es; t or edefineper cept i onofcemet er ys paces

l i vi ng & t hedead |bi dgi ng t hedi sconnect 1977,FungYunTaiCemet er ywasacqui r ed and cl ear ed f ornew devel pmental ong Hol l and Road. 1979,amaj orCant onesecemet er ywascl ear ed t omakewhatf orwhati snow knownasBi shanNew Town. Fastf or war dt owar d,Si ngapor ef acest hedr awnoutsagaofhi st or i cBuki tBr ownCemet er ybei ng cl ear ed f oran8l anehi ghway. Si ncet hebegi nni ng,Si ngapor ehasbeenpl agued byt het r oubl i ng “ Ei t her Or ”r el at i onshi p bet ween devel opmentand conser vai onofourdeat hscapeand t hi shasl ed t ot her api d dwi ndl i ng oft hecemet er y spaces.Today,t her emai ni ng cemet er i esar ebei ng r el egat ed t ot henegl ect ed per i pher yof ourur banf abr i c. Thi sacademi cexpl or at i onl ooksi nt obr i ngi ng aboutapeacef ulcoexi st ancebet weendevel opmentand cemet er y.Thr ought heunder st andi ng oft hel ocalst i gmaat t ached t oourdeat hscape,t hepr oj ectl ooks i nt ocr eat i ng a“ hal f wayr eal m”wher et hecommuni t ycoul d besl owl yi nt r oduced t ot hel ar gel y t aboosubj ectofdeat hand spacesoft hedead.

concept ualbreakdown

A.bl ur r i ng boundar i es

B.i nt egr at i ont hr oughi nt er act i on

desi gn process

1.bui l di ng f aci l i t y

2.i nt egr at i ng cemet er y

3.r epl aci ng exi st i ng boundar y

key rel at i onshi ps 4.bl ur r i ng edgebet weenl i vi ng & dead

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1stst orey TheHer i t ageYar di sdesi gned sucht hatt hespacesar ehal ved and pl anned t or espond t ot het wo cont r ast i ng edgesi tf aces;ur banedge and cemet er y. Agai nstt hebusyur banf r ontwhi chi s r epr esent ed byCommonweal t hAvenue, st r eetper f or mancespacessuchassr eetdanci ng and st r eetar tj ammi ng r eect st hehi ghener gyt hati s si mi l ar l ypor t r ayed byt hebusyur banf r ont . Theot herhal f ,t hespacesar edesi gned t or eectt he t r anqui l i t yexuded byt hecemet er y.Smal lst udi ospaces, cat er i ng t osmal lgr oupsand i ndi vi dual s,ar el ocat ed t ot ap i nt o t hesi l enceand t r anqui l i t yoft hecemet er yf ormor ecomt empl at i ve act i vi t i es.

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2nd st orey Fl oat i ng abovet her eect i onpool ,agl assbox housest hecommuni t yl i br ar yand r ecr eat i onzone. User saccesst he2nd st or eyvi ast ai r casesont woends. Uponr eachi ng t he2nd st or ey,user sďŹ r stent eranopendeck,hence r emai ni ng wi t hi nnt heat mospher eoft hecemet er y.Theyt henent ert he encl osed gl assboxwher et hemai nact i vi t yspacesar e. Thei nt er i orspacesar esi mi l ar l ydesi gned i nhal vesi nr esponset ot her espect i ve edges t heyf ace;t heur ban( HDB)and t hecemet er y.

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asect i onalj ourney Begi nni ng t hej our ney( Sect i onAA)f r om t heEastEnt r ance,user sent eraspaceencl osed onal lsi des wi t hst r at egi copeni ngsont her ooft ol etl i ghtand ambi entsoundsi n.Thi sensur est hatuser swoul d exper i encet heat mospher ef r om t hecemet er ywi t houtbei ng negat i vel yi nfluenced byanyi ni t i alf ear t hatcoul d bet r i gger ed byt hesi ghtoft her owsoft ombst ones. Ast hej our neycont i nues( Sect i onBB & CC) ,t hespacesar est r at egi cal l ybr okendowni nsmal lst udi os t hatal l ow f orgr oup act i vi t i es.Eachst udi oi sopent ot hecemet er yal l owi ng user st oexper i encet he cemet er ywhi l sti nt hecomf or tofcompany. Movi ng f ur t heri nt ot heHer i t ageYar d( Sect i onDD) ,sol ost udi osar ef ound.Her e,t hei nt er act i oneach userhaswi t ht hecemet er ybecomesmor ei nt i mat easuser sar enow ont hei rownand eachoft hest udi os ar er ai sed and l ocat ed awayf r om t hebuzzofact i vi t i esl ocat ed ongr ound l evel . Fi nal l y,atSect i onEE& FF,t her el at i vel yqui etener gyf r om t heHDB al l owsf oramor edi r ectconnect i on wi t ht hecemet er yand hencet heent i r ebui l i ng bl ocki sr ai sed t ovacat et hegr ound floorspace.The out doorcaf eput sonei naposi t i onwher ehecoul d havehi smealwhi l eenj oyi ng t het r anqulgr eenoft he cemet er y.Ther eflect i vepoolext endsi nt ot hecemet er yt oseemi ngl yconnectt hei nnerspaceswi t ht he cemet er y. spacebeyond. 37


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t hesoci algat eway |acel ebr at i onofagei ng t ochal l enget hest i gmaofnur s i nghome; t oopenup,exhi bi tand cel ebr at eagei ng bybl ur r i ngboundar ybet weenhomesandcommuni t i es; t oaddr esst hesoul l essf eelas s oci at edwi t hagei ngi nhomes

“Soul f ul ”Agei ng “ Noti nmybackyar d”wast hest ar k r esponsegi vent omewhi l stIwas i nt er vi ewi ng r esi dent sar ound t he hear t l andsofSi ngapor e. Asmuchast hecommuni t y acknowl edgest heSi ngapor e’ sagei ng t r end,t hest i gmaofanagei ng home r emai nsst r ong amongstmany.Many agr eed t hatnur si ng homesar esl owl y becomi ng apar tofsoci et ybutar est i l l unwi l l i ng t ohaveonei nt hevi ci ni t yof t hei rr esi dences. Thi shasal sol ed t ocommuni t i es avoi di ng homesast hought heywer e f or bi ddengr oundspl agued wi t h di seasesand att i mes,deat h.Wi t ha si gni ficantpor t i onoft hecommuni t y avoi di ng homes,r esi dent sofhome of t enf eelasenseofbei ng negl ect ed and asenseof“ soul l ess”passi ng oft i me t owar dst heend oft hei rl i ves. I nt hi spr oj ect ,t heobj ect i vei st obr eak t hi ssoci alst i gmabyr edefini ng ahome f r om bei ng ast andal onef aci l i t yt oone t hati sagat ewayf ort hecommuni t y.A pl acewher eboundar i esar ebl ur r ed and t hecommuni t yengagesi never yday act i vi t i esand l i veal ongsi det he r esi dent si nt hehome. Thehomewas“ pl ugged”ont oa di st r i ctgr eenbel t ,whi chser ved asa cent r alspi nef ort her esi dent soft he pr eci nct .I t sar chi t ect ur alf or m asa gat ewayser vest of unnelr esi dent sf r om t hepr eci nctt hr oughi twhi l eont hei r dai l ycommut et hr ought hesai d bel t . Thef or m,coupl ed wi t ht hei nt egr at i ve f aci l i t i esatgr ound floor ,l ookst ocr eat e asyner gyt oencour agei nt er act i on amongstr esi dent soft het wosupposedl y confli ct i ng spaces. 310


1stst orey 1.Pr eci nctTheat r e 2.Ver t i calCor e 3.Fr ontDesk 4.Admi nOf fice 5.Pl aygr ound 6.Dr opof f 7.Caf e 8.CommunalDi ni ng 9.Pr eci nctLi br ar y 10.Ser vi ceZone 11.Ser vi ceCor e 12.Loadi ng /Unl oadi ng 13.Pr eci nctVoi d Deck 14.Chi l dcar e 15.Af t erSchoolCar e 16.BackofHouse 17.Ser vi ce

t ypi calfloor 1.Nur se’ sSt at i on 2.Physi oSpace 3.Li f tCor e 4.CommunalAct i vi t y 5.Toi l et s 6.I sol at i onWar d 7.CommonRooms 8.DaySpace 9.Assi st ed Bat hr oom 10.Tr eat mentRoom 11.Ser vi ceCor e 311


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