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GOING UP
 
LOOK Architects completes 2 seminal projects at the end of 2015 with the aim of reimagining medium density developments in Singapore in new directions.
Designing for high density in condominium developments is a challenge that constantly calls for refreshing solutions. Homeowners are looking beyond the layout of the unit. In today's market,  they are increasingly interested in the collective identity of 
the development, and in finding an emotional connection between their homes and their lifestyle choices. This is an aspect of residential design worthy of deeper contemplation as shown in the two successful developments.
01. THREE BALMORAL 
3 BALMORAL ROAD, SINGAPORE. 
COMPLETED 2015.
02. BLISS 
SIMON LANE, KOVAN, SINGAPORE. 
COMPLETED 2015.

As part of a holistic design approach, we look beyond the utilitarian value of building components and discover in them the potential to inject creativity into the living environment.

In both developments, LOOK Architects have implemented sustainable design strategies which focuses on enhancing and prolonging comfort and livability for the occupants of these buildings.
Architectural features with manifold like behaviour from steel framing members not only ascertain the buildings presence and image, but also act as environmental control devices. 

'Three Balmoral'
 
Articulated screens give
a veiled translucency to the building mass,
responding to the ever-increasing 
intensification of the urban environment 
by softening the building's appearance.
Three Balmoral consists of a singular 12-storey exclusive condominium block with semi-basement carpark; situated in a residential enclave on the outskirts of the Orchard shopping belt. The building features perforated aluminium screen panels wrapping cantilevered balconies.


'Bliss'

Nestled amidst a mature 
landed housing neighbourhood, 
the site evoked a clear
image of the development -
a private eco-lifestyle sanctuary 
indulging urbanites' longing to 
momentarily detach from the bustle of the city.
For Bliss@Kovan, the high-level trellis roof – comprising folded perforated aluminium panels inclined at a gradual pitch – not only reduces thermal gain through the roof slab, but also serves to channel breezes toward the habitable roof terrace. The roof terrace serves as catchment area for an integrated rainwater harvesting system, which provides irrigation for the extensive communal landscaped deck.
Bliss @Kovan consists of 5-storey residential blocks (total 140 dwelling units), one 3-storey communal facilities block, communal swimming / spa pools and basement carpark. It has total gross floor area of 12,754 square meters.
Vertical “wind scoops” affixed to the cantilevered facade frames direct air movement through the main living spaces of units while acting as diaphanous sun-shading screens. These lightweight wind scoops echo the expression of the balcony parapet screen, articulating a sophisticated design language of delicate translucency and lightness.
As LOOK Architects passes
20 ever-evolving years in practice,
the search to surpass
market expectations and demands 
continues to inspire our relentless
pursuit of design excellence
.
In the news segment:

Fuzhou | Trans-Urban Connector - PHASE 1
open to public in Feb 2016 during CNY
Mr.Look Boon Gee, Managing Director of LOOK Architects (4th from left) with the Singapore project team, the Fuzhou local government and Design Institute.
www.lookarchitects.com
Look Architects

CONTACT

Find out more about us :
Jasmin 
SINGAPORE | +65 6316 8676
office@lookarchitects.com
Vinh Doan 
VIETNAM +84 8 5416 7676
vn@lookarchitects.com
Celeste 
TIANJIN, CHINA | +86 150 2259 6280
cn@lookarchitects.com


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