Join us in a walk through ILD Arete, a residential development designed by WOW in Gurgaon, India. In a city cramped for space, Arete is a rare private developments that offers generous open green spaces with gardens and amenities for residents to thrive. The key concept for this project is the strong connection between the landscape and the architecture. WOW believes this connection is necessary for promoting wellness. The design maximises the open space by locating the towers along the setback line and reserving the central area as open space. The central park extends up to the towers to continue the green space up over the interior facades of the towers.
If you haven’t had the chance to view a copy of the WOW monograph, Experiential Design for a Changing World, here is sneak peek video by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers. They offer our special Linen Clamshell Box and Gold Clamshell Box editions.
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 ...
We have completed the Interior Design of M Hotel Chengdu, an urban business hotel with 655 rooms. This is the first M Hotel outside of Singapore since Millennium & Copthorne Hotel Launched The M brand in 2000. The hotel interiors is inspired by the rich context of Chengdu where Chengdu is a city known for its care-free lifestyle, and is also referred to China’s “Party city”. With this in mind, the interiors of M Hotel are designed with a contemporary and modern translation of this historical rich and care-free Chengdu lifestyle as M Hotel marks its entry into China. The M Hotel, like a modern Chinese chest-box, unfolds and is choreographed into a series of nested spatial experiences to narrate the modern interpretation of Chengdu city from the reception to the clubhouse in the hotel. Photos courtesy of M Hotel Chengdu.