Back for its eight run, the annual Archifest returned in style this year. This home-grown architecture festival, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), is a platform for local and regional communities of creative individuals, thinkers and enthusiasts of the built environment to engage each other and the members of the public.
A key focus in Archifest this year was the collaboration with design schools in Singapore. As part of the exhibition, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), National University of Singapore (NUS), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) participated in Urban Lab - a student showcase.
Some schools hosted workshops and talks while others sculpted their studio in response to an open brief of the student showcase. This year’s theme, Crowd, was thoroughly explored as design students from these five schools showcased their work in the spirit of “Crowd”.
TP’s very own Design students from the Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design, Environment Design and Retail & Hospitality Design showcased the following three projects:
CROWD - agent of form and space exploration
A foundation studio explores spaces focus on the shaping of the built form and its implications.
Placemaking @ Tebing Lane
Placemaking @ Tebing Lane is an interdisciplinary project that explores the intersection of urban design, architecture and landscape architecture located on the eastern edge of Punggol town fronting Sungei Serangoon.
DESIGN STUDIO: sense of place/space & converge/interact
DESIGN STUDIO showcases the design of a student gallery space at a popular green landmark in Temasek Polytechnic for design students to display their exhibits and serve as a venue for events organised by TP School of Design.