Singapore – the home of modern and exceptionally amazing architectures. From jaw-dropping office buildings featuring million-dollar views to uniquely sculpted residential towers, these contemporary structures exclusive only to Singapore will definitely leave you speechless!
Dubbed as the country where east meets west, this melting pot of unique diversity tops the whole world when it comes to constructing immensely fabulous skyscrapers. Apparently for many Singaporeans, seeing these highly flamboyant and ultramodern architectural designs every day is just normal. Who would have thought that a simple structure can be made into something distinctive, spectacular, exemplary yet functional? Wait till you see #8 and tell me this isn’t real!
Marina Bay Sands
Designed by Moshe Safdie, this integrated resort fronting the Marina Bay is known worldwide for its unbelievably stunning infinity pool featuring a clear panoramic view of the city. Aside from its sloping hotel towers, other attractions in the Marina Bay Sands includes the famous Floating Pavilions and luxurious Casino Block.
A housing tower linked with aerial walkways and floating garden? The Sky Habitat is more than just an ordinary living abode! Located in Bishan, Singapore, this 38-story residential complex features a great balance between high-density living and lush greeneries whilst maintaining a modern architectural design.
Gardens by the Bay
Tagged as the number one attraction in Singapore with over 20 million visitors, Gardens by the Bay offers a luxurious encounter with nature’s greenery set in a whole new modern environment. Aside from the 1 million+ species of plants, this place is famous for its Supertrees that dominates the entire landscape.
Reflections at Keppel Bay
This opulent waterfront residential complex with 1,129 units is said to be the epitome of modern day living. Featuring six aluminium-clad glass towers ascending like symphony of chords, the Reflections at Keppel Bay is highly sought after for its breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Faber and Sentosa.
Parkroyal on Pickering
Contoured podium, balconies covered with tropical plants, terraformed landscapes, birdcage shaped cabanas and complete hotel amenities – unique qualities that makes Parkroyal on Pickering one of the best architectural designs in Singapore. Located on the heart of CBD, this hotel-in-a-garden exemplifies the extravagance of urban landscape.
One of the most anticipated architectural launches in 2017 is the newest residential and commercial growth area in Marina South – the Marina One. What makes this mixed development very interesting is the inner core three-dimensional structure of the building which aims to “regreen the city”.
Designed by architect Ole Scheeren and is set to be finished in 2017, DUO is the latest mixed-used development in Bugis, Singapore. Offering premium offices, five-star hotel, retail spaces and high-end residential units, the DUO is well known for its twin towers featuring curved facades and signature net-like hexagonal frames that reinforce the whole structure.
Jewel at Changi Airport
Although it is far from being completed, early 2019, the Jewel at Changi Airport is one of the most highly talked about modern architectural design not just in Singapore but in the world. Inside the structure is a five-storey garden called Forest Valley and a grandiose 40-metre high Rain Vortex which will then be the tallest indoor waterfall in the world.
Called by locals as “the big Durian” for its resemblance to the popular fruit, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a busy art center in Asia. Designed by two popular architectural firms, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay features a cladded exterior with triangulated glass elements that gives its one-of-a-kind look.
Named as the World Building of the Year in 2015, the Interlace is one of the most ambitious residential projects in Singapore’s history. Instead of building towers vertically, the designer Ole Scheeren chose to go the radical way – he stacked blocks in hexagonal honeycomb arrangement creating a unique impression of space and fluidity.
With these iconic and very modern architectural designs in Singapore, it only validates the utmost diversity and unmatched urban planning of the country. And with new projects coming along the way, the future of architectural design in Singapore is getting more and more exciting.