Earlier this year, Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport was nominated for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award.
Jewel Changi Airport is a multi-storey mall housing shops and restaurants, and it’s crowning glory is a 40m indoor waterfall in the middle of a five-storey garden comprising plants from all over the world.
While an impressive feat, Singapore is no stranger to ingenious architectures. Developers and architects continuously strive to design innovative infrastructure and buildings that echo Singapore’s reputation as a Garden in a City.
In this article, we look at six condominiums in Singapore with breathtaking and refreshing architecture.
The Interlace at Depot Road almost needs no introduction.
Nestled in the heart of Southern Ridges, The Interlace interweaves spectacular views, space, and modernity to represent the best of urban living. Completed in 2013, the distinctive architectural design of The Interlace leaves a lasting impression among locals and tourists alike.
A total of 31 blocks are horizontally arranged in a hexagonal grid, and housing units of the 6-storey tall towers are stacked on top of each other. The Interlace also blends green spaces such as sky gardens, courtyards, and water bodies.
The Interlace clinched the World Building of the Year award in 2015. It was also awarded the Urban Habitat Award 2014, and has been a recipient to many other esteemed accolades in the architectural arena.
Reflections at Keppel Bay is an indisputable icon of modern architecture. Situated in Singapore’s luxurious, southern waterfront precinct, Reflections at Keppel Bay is a combination of soaring towers and low-rise apartment blocks.
The sleek structure was completed in 2011, comprising 6 sky towers and 11 fan-shaped villa apartment blocks. Each pair of towers are connected by a sky bridge that allows residents to relish panoramic views of the sea, as well as Mount Faber and Sentosa. With 2 to 4-bedroom luxury apartments and penthouses, Reflections at Keppel Bay is a fine example of world-class waterfront living.
The opulent condominium also boasts an Olympic-length swimming pool and a stylish clubhouse for recreational activities.
3. Sky Habitat
Designed by the same architect behind Jewel Changi Airport, Moshe Safdie’s striking structure has transformed the skyline of Bishan.
Situated at the heart of Bishan, the Sky Habitat was completed in 2015. It comprises two 38-storey towers bridged by three sky gardens. Along with offering breathtaking panoramic views of the cityscape, residents can also take a plunge in the Infinity pool located on the 38th floor of the residential tower.
The porous, three-dimensional geometry also features vertical terraces, balconies, and communal gardens. This creates pockets of spaces for air and light to penetrate the structure from all angles.
Shaped like a pair of champagne flutes, iLiv @ Grange paints a striking silhouette against the city skyline and exudes an unparalleled panache.
iLiv @ Grange was completed in 2013, and is a condominium complex comprising of 30 exclusive units. Located in the prime residential enclave of Grange Road, the slender sculpture is in close proximity to Singapore’s most popular attractions such as Orchard Road and Dempsey Hill.
Created as a series of limited-edition apartments, every unit in iLiv @ Grange boasts spacious interiors, high ceilings, and unobstructed views of the cityscape.
Combined with a rejuvenating swimming pool and a dining lounge, iLiv @ Grange offers residents a luxurious experience.
Rising majestically above the surrounding Good Class Bungalows and low-rise condominiums, D’Leedon’s seven 36-storey towers offer unobstructed views of greenery overlooking Botanic Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Completed in 2015, the 7 towers resemble shapely, long-stemmed wine glasses. The exteriors are subdivided into three-dimensional sections, thereby allowing ample ventilation and sunlight to filter through the structure.
D’Leedon also features a wide range of recreational facilities including two 50-metre lap pools, an eco-pond, and two clubhouses that make for excellent spaces to entertain guests.
Tree House recently set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest vertical garden.
Completed in 2014, the Tree House is a 24-storey condominium that features a full length green wall that runs along its building. It is also home to state-of-the-art technology. For example, the building employs automatic motion-sensor lights and heat-reducing windows.
The Tree House is located in a tranquil corner of Singapore’s District 23, and is reputed to cut energy and water costs by more than half a million annually. The vertical garden also helps to minimize the estate’s carbon footprint by filtering pollutants out of the air.
They say one should not judge a book by its cover, but we cannot help but be amazed by these architectural wonders right here in Singapore.
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