Featuring an eclectic and carefully curated mix
of exquisitely designed houses, public institutions, expansive landscape
projects, and religious buildings, join Architours for an exclusive peek into
not only spaces, communities, and buildings – but also the architectural
strategies that govern and inform their design. Explore the essence of
Singapore’s rich urban environment through a guided walk into hidden
architectural gems and wonders situated in all corners of Singapore. Discover
and learn about the meticulous planning and design processes behind the
architecture of these projects from the architects and designers themselves as
they walk you through their creations.TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS:Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA) | RichardHO
Architects✦ 16th SIA Architectural Design
Awards (shortlisted, results to be announced on 29 Sep 2016) (Photo Credit: Lee Zhi Jie)Returning to the fundamentals
of architecture - the geometry of space; the design proposal begins with
hexagonal pods that the architects conceived as clusters of kennels, forming
the three main animal enclosures – Holding Area, Quarantine Area and Adoption
Centre.Designed for natural daylight and ventilation, each
enclosure houses the animals and staff in a protected environment. Yet from inside,
the multi-faceted and porous plan accentuates the sense of connection to the
surrounding landscape, constantly reminding visitors of the buildings’ and
animals' co-existence with nature. To facilitate natural daylight and
ventilation, the architects designed a prefabricated ventilation block wall
that will let in light and ventilation but not the rainThe design of this animal shelter seeks to
demonstrate that architecture in its essence requires clarity in spatial and
formal articulation. Design solutions that are inspired and appropriate are not
derived ’out of the box', instead they require a deep understanding of the
context and purpose. House at Holland Park | studioMilou Singapore✦ World
Architecture Festival Awards 2016 (shortlist)(Photo Credit: Fernando Javier Urquijo)The design centres around the
creation of an intimate yet expansive garden sanctuary, holding layers of
living spaces and prioritizing elegant meditative environments. Characterized
by fluidity and a fusion between exterior and interior spaces, the project
conveys a deep respect for historical elements and a harmonious relationship
with the wider natural and human context.Views traverse and link one space to another, the main
residence and the conservation house. Large glass windows frame the abundant
foliage, offering a warm palette of rich greens beside the stone and polished
Burmese teak of floors and walls. From the landscaped roof of the new building
are tree-top views of surrounding houses, and in turn, neighbours enjoy views
of Holland Park’s verdure, which discreetly contains the monumental nature of
the design.            Another
site coming up!Sale of
tickets will close 4 days before tour date, or until sold out.Tour timing
is subject to change.For student
attendees, please present a valid Student Pass for verification on the tour
day. Please note
that AM and PM tours have overlapping timing. If you wish to attend both tours
on the same day, you may have to miss the last project of the AM tour, or the
first project of the PM tour. Please arrange connecting transportation on your
own. Thank you. Start/End
Venue: Archifest
Pavilion@Raffles Place ParkMeeting
Time: Please meet
the tour leader at least 15 mins before the start of the tourAttire: Comfortable clothing and walking shoesWeatherproof
equipment (recommended): Hat, Cap, Sunnies and Umbrella About
Archifest 2016 | www.archifest.sgArchifest 2016, an annual public festival for
Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by
the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership
with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016
sees the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary,
which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016 at Raffles Place Park.
The 2016 theme is titled “Exhale”.
Join us at the Archifest Pavilion for a
respite, from our brisk rhythm of everyday life.

ArchitoursThe highly
anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2016, with newly curated journeys
aimed to inspire tour visitors as they visit award winning as well as unique
buildings in Singapore. Some of the locations will be guided by the architects
who desigened them! The Singapore
Institute of Architects, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects, and The
Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore is proud to
present yet another inspiring series of Architours, as part of Archifest 2016. LIKE
us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest)
for updates on the tours! Disclaimer
for ArchitoursIndemnity: By buying and participating in the Architours,
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conditions. If you do not agree with the terms, please do not buy the tickets
and do not join the tours.You agree
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liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by
any Indemnified Party in connection with any breach by you of these Terms and
Conditions and Privacy Policy.Responsibility: SIA has designed these tours for your pleasure
and enjoyment and has attempted to select for you the best transportation
facilities for the prices charged. SIA, however, does not own or operate any of
the services and assumes no responsibility for delays, losses or accidents or
for damage to persons or property caused by any person, firm or corporation or
other legal entity providing the transportation services (including but not
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tours. SIA reserves the right to make any changes with or without notice, that
may become necessary, with the understanding that any additional expenses will
be paid by the passenger. SIA also reserves the right to terminate tour
services for any participants at any time for good cause. SIA cannot be held
responsible for any mistake that might occur in typography or printing.Smoking/Liquor: Smoking is not allowed on the coach or within
the project sites. The consumption of liquor is prohibited on the Architours.Moving bus
policy: Passengers
are reminded that they should remain in their seats while bus is in motion for
their safety. Passengers understand that to walk or stand can be hazardous due
to sudden stops, braking or uneven road surfaces that can cause passengers to
fall and injure themselves and/or others around them.Right to
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person or property on board, or obstructs the crew in the performance of their
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such measures as it deems necessary to prevent continuation of such conduct,
including restraint and/or eject you from the Tour without refund.Refund
policy: No refunds
due to equipment (bus) breakdown or mechanical failure or for events. There is
no refund for no-shows.Seating
Arrangements: Free-seating
arrangement.Accident or
Loss: Participants
are to take care of their personal belongings while travelling at all times.
SIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or
consequential loss, however caused.Jurisdiction: These conditions shall in all aspects, be
governed by the law of Singapore.

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