WOWHAUS AT THE NIVEN ROAD STUDIO

WOW is pleased to announce the completion of the Niven Road Studio in Singapore and the launch of WOWHAUS! The Niven Road Studio is a historic secondary settlement conservation site where the existing 2 storey building is conserved with a tall rear extension comprising a Basement, Three Stories and an Attic. The tall rear extension provides a new
back entrance at the hilltop while the main entrance remains on the fully preserved front façade facing the heritage street at ground level. The conservation strategy of juxtaposing old and new develops the project in to a 21st century heritage building. Designed for minimum visual impact from the heritage street, the
rear extension comprises three levels of double height space screened from the East and West sun by deep vertical fins. Today, Niven Road’s memorable days are a nearly forgotten reality as its public institutions have moved away, been demolished or closed down over the past ...

WOWHAUS AT THE NIVEN ROAD STUDIO
Posted by admin on October 5, 2015

WOW wins People’s Choice Award

The team representing WOW was just awarded the People’s Choice Award for the “Point of Balance” installation at the Indesign Singapore. We are especially excited to receive wonderful comments from visitors and very grateful to those who voted for us. Visit the Indesign Live Singapore to read our interview on the winning collaboration with Greenlam Laminates.      

WOW wins People’s Choice Award
Posted by admin on July 29, 2015

POINT OF BALANCE

WOW, in collaboration with Greenlam Laminates presents the “Point of Balance”  – an installation designed to showcase Greenlam’s products at the 2015 Indesign Singapore event. The design concept of the installation is derived from interpreting the event theme “Balance” to convey Greenlam and WOW’s shared ethos and commitment to ecological living and building. The installation uses 443 acrylic rods on a 12.5 x 12.5 cm grid representing a forest of trees. Placed over these trees are Balancing Birds modeled after a bird-shaped toy commonly used in physics class to teach the principles of gravity and center mass. Creating the perfect balance and angle out of the laminate birds proved to be the biggest challenge and achieved by many rounds of trials and errors. The original inspiration to feature birds came from their vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of nature. Birds are agents of seeds dispersal, biological control of pests and bio-indicators of pollution. Yet, there are currently over 1,000 species ...

POINT OF BALANCE
Posted by admin on July 9, 2015

NUS Guest Lecture Series

We are very excited to invite all architecture students and professionals in Singapore to the lecture by founding partners of WOW, Wong Chiu Man and Maria Warner Wong on 20 March at the National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture! This is an open event so sign up here! The lecture is titled after our new monograph, “Experiential Design for a Changing World.” The title alludes to two key aspects of our practice: first, the focus on multi-sensory experiences; and second, the complexity and dynamism of working in a rapidly developing region. Maria and Chiu Man will present the challenges and opportunities of working in a diverse and highly-evolving region, from the developing regions of India and Africa to the more advanced urban contexts of Singapore and Dubai. Regardless of the economic context and locally available construction methods, the mission for each and every project is to create a rich spatial ...

NUS Guest Lecture Series
Posted by admin on March 13, 2015

OUE Artling ArchiPavilion Design Competition

WOW recently participated in an ArchiPavilion Design Competition hosted by OUE as a part of the SG50 celebration. The design competition called for an “iconic pop-up pavilion space/structure to house a curated collection of Contemporary Art from Asia/South East Asia, initiating a new wave of innovative architecture and defining the future of the built environment in Singapore and beyond.”  Although the WOW design was not selected to be built, our submission will be a part of the winning design exhibition at the National Design Centre opening today and up to 27 February. For more details visit Design Singapore’s website here. Here’s a sneak peak into our proposal for the ArchiPavilion on display at the NDC.        

OUE Artling ArchiPavilion Design Competition
Posted by admin on February 12, 2015