Architours 2015 | 27 Sep Sun | AM
A staple at Archifest, the Architours afford an in-depth look at buildings in our city, with newly curated journeys aimed to inspire visitors as they explore note-worthy architectural projects in Singapore. Some of the tours are led by the architects themselves, what a treat!
Indian Heritage Centre
(Photo by Indian Heritage Centre | Banner Photo by Bai Jiwen)
Indian Heritage Centre
Architect: Robert Greg Shand Architects
Singapore’s Indian Heritage Centre, located in Little India, features small-scale museum facilities, community and educational spaces. The design draws upon the Baoli – an Indian stepped well – a traditional meeting place for communities. The steps and plinth of the building are designed as street furniture for public to congregate along the pedestrian mall, and the interwoven steel structure of the curtain wall façade echoes the staircases behind, creating a unique motif of the Baoli.
The museum experience references the richly layered and multifaceted nature of the Indian Culture, from the colourful outward expression of movement on the periphery through to quiet dark repose and inner reflection in the galleries.
During the day, the building glazed façade reflects the adjacent colourful conservation shophouses. At night when the streetscape colours are muted, the building comes to life with light and revealing the rich colours of the mural wall, thus creating a glowing lantern for "Little India".
Architect: SCDA Architects
Architect: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
This unique residential development, comprising of a mixture of 30 semi-detached and 10 bungalow homes, is located in the Chestnut area of Upper Bukit Timah. Although the target group naturally differs between the two types of landed housing, a common architectural language was adopted for both, to maintain consistency in the development's contemporary architectonic look. This is evident in the choice of material, such as fare-faced, or exposed concrete. Another special feature of Michaels' Residences is its boundary-less concept. The additions of terraces, balconies or planter boxes to each bedroom helps to create an open and lofty atmosphere within the house. Furthermore, the absence of gates between neighbouring houses unifies the individual gardens into a continuous green space to be shared.
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 2015 Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Meeting Time: Please meet the tour leader at least 15 mins before the start of the tour
Attire: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
Weatherproof equipment (recommended): Hat, Cap, Sunnies and Umbrella
About Archifest 2015 | www.archifest.sg
Archifest 2015 returns from 25 Sep to 10 Oct 2015, to celebrate architecture and the built environment. The annual festival provides a platform for all walks of life to discuss, debate and deliberate architectural issues. Participants will find themselves engaging in uninhibited dialogue, creative collaborations and a constant exchange of ideas.
Into its 9th edition, the Archifest hopes to start energetic conversations with the public and among professionals, about Singapore's future spaces and environment . With the theme "What Future?", we hope that everyone will be inspired to observe, reflect and contemplate on their aspirations for their own future. Because, the future cannot be served to you, you can and should, build your own.
Visit the Archifest Festival Village as part of Architour to participate in the “What Future?” discussion!
The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2015, 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 built them!
The Singapore Institute of Architects and the Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore looks forward to presenting yet another inspiring series of Architours, held over two weekends of Archifest 2015. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!
Disclaimer for Architours
Indemnity: By buying and participating in the Architours, you are deemed to fully accepted all SIA/Archifest/Architours’s terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the terms, please do not buy the tickets and do not join the tours.
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 limited to transfer and sightseeing), or any other service incident to these 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 Refuse Service: If the participant’s conduct aboard the Tours is so as to endanger the bus or any person or property on board, or obstructs the crew in the performance of their duties, or fails to comply with any instruction of the crew, or behaves in a manner to which other passengers may reasonably object, the organiser may take 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.
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM SGT
- Archifest Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road
Adult $50.00 Student $42.00
On sale until Sep 23, 2015, 9:00:00 PM
- Venue Address
- Archifest Festival Village @ 79 & 81 Neil Road Singapore
5 mins from Outram Park Station (EW16/ NE3)
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