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Cecil Lee

Architects that shaped Singapore Skyline

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Note: In later reviews, we will take a look to classify each of the buildings.


For example, OUB building is considered a Fire element building. While the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation building, The Ritz-Carlton Millenium is an `Earth Building'. While the United Overseas Bank Plaza One is a `Wood building'.



One interesting thing about looking at a large number of buildings is to look at the trends or preferences (if any) of the designs by the architects. Usually, their designs either `caught' the eye of the owners or have to be revised perhaps according to Feng Shui in many instances!


One must say that to be fair, the ultimate design is influenced by the building owners. Some architects, perhaps do not have the ultimate say.


One obvious interesting trend is that hotels usually are of the Earth design. This is to maximize space and provide a paranomic view for their clients.


And interestingly, it is good that hotels adopt an EARTH shape structure. As basically, they are `earth bound' and in the service industry serving... humans from another country or city!




INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS


BEP Akitekt (Pte) - OCBC Centre (with IM Pei) (EARTH), Communications Centre (Comscentre), Hilton International


Kenzo Tange - Overseas Union Bank Centre (FIRE), UE Square (EARTH), United Overseas Bank Plaza One (WOOD) & URA Building (EARTH)
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates - Centennial Tower, Millenia Tower (FIRE & EARTH), The Ritx-Carlton Millenia (EARTH)
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates - One Marina Boulevard, Tower I (EARTH)


Kisho Kurokawa - Republic Plaza (WOOD), Wheelock Place
IM Pei - The Gate Way, Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Building, Swissotel Singapore (METAL), Raffles City Tower (jointly with local Architects 61) (EARTH)


Murphy/Jahn, Inc. Architects of Chicago, US - Hitachi Tower
Norman Forster, Sir - Singapore EXPO MRT station, The new Supreme Court
Philip Jhonson - AT & T Building, Glass House, Millenia Walk
P&T Group (Hong Kong) - Cairnhill Plaza, Six Battery Road
Stubbins Associates - Temasek Tower (METAL)
Swan & Maclaren - AIA Buidling, Hong Leong Building (EARTH), Ocean Building, Ocean Tower, War Memorial (FIRE), Singapore Rubber House


Sydness Architects (New York) - Conrad International Hotel (EARTH)
Tsao & McKown with local DP Architects Pte Ltd - Suntec City (CONCEPT OF RECEIVING & RETAINING WEALTH)



LOCAL ARCHITECTS


Ang Kheng Leng & Associates - International Plaza (EARTH)


Architects Team 3 - Ardmore Park Apartments, Robina House (jointly with Ho Yut Choon)


Archiplan, HOK - Dynasty Hotel (now the Marriot Hotel) , The Colonnade, Mandarin Gardens, Thongsia Building


Archurban Architects -Pearl Bank Apartments (METAL), Hawaii Tower 1 & 2 (Anson Rd), The Vantage (Orange Grove Road)


Chan Kui Chuan - UIC Building


Descon Chartered Architects & Planners - Hong Leong Centre


Ong & Ong Architects Pte Ltd - Scotts Tower


RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd - Capital Tower (Shenton Way), Forum Galleria


Simon Kwan & Associates
architect SYL Architects
- May Bank Tower (WOOD)


Stanley T.S. Leong - Mandarin Hotel Singapore Tower 2


Public Works Department - Central Provident Fund Building, new Ministry of Education Building


Tay Joo Teck Chartered Architects Shenton House (EARTH)


Timothy Seow & Partners - AAS, Landmark Tower, Westwood Apartments, Tong Building, Horizon Towers, Horizon View



RESOURCE LINK


SKYSCRAPERS.COM is the world leader in architectural information. Through an international network of many editors they manage and maintain this site, which is absolutely free to use. Here you will find tens of thousands of buildings, facts and figures all over the world.

URL:- http://www.skyscrapers.com

Master Cecil Lee, Geomancy.Net

Master Cecil Lee, Geomancy.Net

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