Conditions And Local Traditions And Modern Forms And Ideas In Singapore

The context and the traditions associated with contemporary forms and ideas developed by WOHA is in Singapore. Its School of the Arts of Singapore (completed October 2010) is a special school for visual and performing arts. The design strategy creates two horizontal layers visually connected, a public communications space below (which contains several rooms) and a controlled interaction space above (which contains naturally ventilated classrooms and studios).

This approach solves the twin objectives of porosity and communication and a safe learning environment. The Met, Bangkok (completed December 2009) examines the possibilities of high-rise living in the tropics. Instead of adopting the models developed in temperate countries, with a strong separation between inside and outside, this project explores how aspects of housing tropical low may be used to create outdoor spaces to inside in the sky.