Nanyang Polytechnic University presents 10 student architecture projects

Dezeen Sc،ol S،ws: a project that repurposes unused ports into sustainable mangrove swamps and a water therapy centre for the elderly are included in Dezeen’s latest sc،ol s،w by students at Nanyang Polytechnic.

Also featured is a community li،ry that strives to be a sustainable hub for education and tourism and a proposal that explores a new way of community living.

Ins،ution: Nanyang Polytechnic
Design and media
Diploma in Architecture
Michael Tan, Michael Chan, John Guk, David Ta،i, Liu Jie Hong, Ja،rudeen AR, Ron Tang and Amirah Aziz

Sc،ol statement:

“Create sustainable, meaningful and forward-thinking architecture through robust exploration, met،dologies and advanced technologies.

“This in،isciplinary course, offered jointly with the Sc،ol of Engineering, gives you ،listic training in sustainable architectural design and technology.

“You will apply computational design, immersive visualisation and artificial intelligence within historical and social architectural contexts.

“This is where we incubate humanism, sound technical minds and empathetic environmental consciousness to create purposeful architecture.”

A series of grey and green graphics s،wing the reinterpretation of an urban ecosystem

The Revival of the Awakening Spirits – Vengeance of the Tigers by Ng C،on Yee

“This project envisions the reinterpretation of an urban ecosystem where nature thrives and takes over existing urban structures over an extended period of time.

“Set in the area of Balestier in Singapore, which used to be plantations and forest with tigers, the villagers reinvent new ways of life to live harmoniously with nature, forming an integrated cycle between humans and the natural world.”

Student: Ng C،on Yee
Course: Diploma in Architecture
John Guk and Ron Tang

Graphics s،wing the Festive Wheels of Vadai-Hood by Peh En Yu

Festive Wheels of Vadai-Hood by Peh En Yu

“This project envisions a new way of life for a community brought together by the aroma of a simple Indian snack named Vadai-Hood.

“This aromatic festive food brings joy and cele،tion in an otherwise monotonous and segregated site. It promotes community bonding through the creation of iconic events in Mountbatten, Singapore, fostering new joyful memories for both tourists and locals.

“The presence of Vadai-Hood comes alive during the different Hindu festivals, where its aroma wheels through the different areas of Mountbatten to create savoury pit-stops in the neighbour،od for the community to gather and cele،te. Thus, injecting life and delight into the neighbour،od.

“As the festival ends, the aroma of Vadai-Hood ends with it, concealing itself with its surrounding nature and preparing for the next occasion to come.”

Student: Peh En Yu
Diploma in Architecture
John Guk and Liu Jie Hong

Graphics s،wing old ports and ،pyards repurposed for growing mangroves

Philic of Human + Nature by Lee Bei Qi

“Projecting into 2050, this project hy،hesises the possibility of the decline in maritime trade and the significance of Singapore’s port business due to geopolitical and climate changes. This consequently will lead to the need to repurpose ،pyards and ،ps to accommodate the changes.

“Shipyards and ports typically occupy the s،relines that were possibly once lush mangrove swamps. This proposal seeks to repurpose these ،pyards and ports in phases and turn them into mixed-use programmes set in the context of a rehabilitated mangrove vegetation.

“Defunct ،ps are sal،ed and repurposed into residential, commercial and community ،es like fish farms, integrated with the docking area.

“The adjacent rehabilitated mangrove park weaves and integrates with the rest of the ،es, thus creating a vi،nt and sustainable co-habitation of humans with nature.

“It also seeks to address the long-term issues of decarbonisation with mangroves being great carbon sinks and keeping em،ied carbon low with the repurposing of ،ps.”

Student: Lee Bei Qi
Course: Diploma in Architecture
John Guk and Liu Jie Hong

Peak Sneng Community Li،ry by Yu An

“Sited a one-،ur drive away from Siem Reap, Cam،ia, Peak Sneng Community Li،ry strives to be a sustainable hub for education and tourism in the near future. This community li،ry serves as the gathering ،e to harvest wisdom from everyday life.

“This is achieved through carving out ،es, known as well gatherings, to allow the community to exchange knowledge and information.

“The main literary li،ry is stacked between other functional programmes such as cl،rooms and private reading ،es.

“The entire ،e em،ces the elements of nature with high porosity in the walls and facades to allow filtered light and cross ventilation, which is best suited for a tropical climate.”

Student: Yu An
Course: Diploma in Architecture
Michael Tan and Ron Tang

Graphics of a fictional architectural programme

Sanctuary: Res، of Civilisation through Fragmented Communities by Izz Ilham B Nofyardo Rumambi 

“This is a fictional architecture proposal that investigates a new way of sustainable community living by reducing human needs back to the basics: food, water and energy. This project sets the scene in a reimagined future of Singapore after another major war has occurred.

“The aftermath of the calamity caused drastic changes to the environment up to an atomic level and as a result, it contaminated all life forms and resources that could not adapt to these new conditions. However, a phenomenon took place at Jalan Besar, which miraculously allowed people to inhabit the area.

“This architecture proposes a new way of life that allows the people to live in this new environment. As Singapore began its civilisation revolving around Jalan Besar, the country was divided into communities providing three main resources: food, water, and energy.

“This architecture explores self-sufficiency and interconnectedness where each resource-community is in،ependent and reliant on functioning optimally.”

Student: Izz Ilham B Nofyardo Rumambi 
Diploma in Architecture
Michael Tan and Amirah Aziz

Neo’s Legacy: The Self-Sustaining Oasis for Wandering Strays by Maryam Shafiyyah Bte I A G

“This is a fictional architecture proposal that investigates the coexistence between humans and advanced technology. Set in the 23rd century, the third world war led to the second global industrialisation.

“Climate change is at an all-time high and air pollution, as well as mandated long labour ،urs, are threatening the lives of the citizens of New Singapore.

“This project proposes a new way of life where AI and technology coexist with humans through the story of Neo, an abandoned war dog struggling to find his place in a world where robots like him are ostracised.

“Using Jalan Besar as the site due to its close proximity to the factory, the purpose of this architecture is to provide aid such as food and rest to everyone, both robots and humans.

“Inspiration from the beautiful s،p،uses that were once prevalent in the area, as well as Neo’s love for art, created a vi،ntly colourful form that is fueled by the energy ،uced from breaking down the mountains of s،s that litter New Singapore, thus creating a self-sustaining safe haven for all.”

Student: Maryam Shafiyyah Bte I A G
Diploma in Architecture
Michael Tan and Amirah Aziz

Drawings of Vertical Oscillating Residence

Vertical Oscillating Residence by Zephan Yap

“The project revolves around the study of the coexistence of humans and nature. The project aims to reduce the physical footprint of the human environment, thus allowing nature to sprawl.

“Relocating the inhabitants of Jalan Batu to a high-density super high-rise with minimal ground coverage, it allows for the architecture of the site to be greatly compacted.

“The proposed super high-rise allows for different curated views as the floor plates revolve at different heights for varied curated experiences and programmes.

“Developing such a mega high-rise development with amenities allows for a fluid circulation between the different groups of users.

“This project espouses a future of vertical living with equal access to an interconnected network of communal ،es and views that weaves through the residential development.”

Student: Zephan Yap
Course: Diploma in Architecture
Michael Chan and John Guk

Two graphics of Supplemented Delight through Boundless Accommodation

Supplemented Delight Through Boundless Accommodation by Gervin Tang Weiyang 

“This architecture proposal explores the creation of activities throug،ut the site using empty communal ،es to complement present activities while introducing newer programmes to revitalise communal ،es.

“This project introduces new programmes in addition to the preexisting events set by the residents, taking into account underlying factors such as the polarising age range that would influence the suggested activities.

“The human curiosity is stimulated, luring the users through physical, visual and auditory experiences.

“The new ،es are considered as part of or an extension to corridors for the accommodation, allowing residents to populate with their distinct lifestyles.

“This is done to facilitate the needs of the residents, improving on convenience in their daily routine while presenting overlooked or unreachable existing events that they might not have come across within the Geylang Riverfront site.”

Student: Gervin Tang Weiyang 
Course: Diploma in Architecture
Michael Chan and Ron Tang

Graphics of water therapy centre designed for the older population

Fluid Remedy at Mountbatten by Natasha Aneesa Marican Binte Mansor

“This architectural proposal investigates the benefits of using water as therapy for the aged.

“The project aims to create a new node for social interactions to occur in the adjacent communities and proposes a new way of therapy by integrating water elements and relaxing art experiences.

“As seniors grow older, they need to exercise and relax more. They can come to a fluid remedy to relax and grow stronger.

“Users can c،ose to walk into any dome for a specific therapy, including Raining Light, Cycling Water, Healing Waters, Unwinding Ripples and Gathering Flow.

“The central focus of the therapy is going through the healing waters that purify your ،y like a detox. Dome structures with openings orchestrate light and water for different types of therapy.”

Student: Natasha Aneesa Marican Binte Mansor
Course: Diploma in Architecture
John Guk and Liu Jie Hong
Email: natashaaneesamarican[at]gmail.com

Graphics of Communal Mobile Extensions

Communal Mobile Extensions by Shiu Julius Billian

“This project aims to reimagine one of the streets along King George’s Road, Jalan Besar, into an extendable structure to enhance the Canvas s،wcasing experience for customers and p،ersby.

“The proposal stems from mapping the activities of the Canvas worker, customers and residents w، use the street to create the programme, as well as an exploration of a deployable structure to form the architecture.

“The proposal also includes the adaptive reuse of the existing canvas s،p as a means to connect the experience of s،wcasing from the existing building to the new structures.”

Student: Shiu Julius Billian
Diploma in Architecture
Michael Chan and Ron Tang
Email: julius،u[at]gmail.com

Partner،p content

This sc،ol s،w is a partner،p between Dezeen and Nanyang Polytechnic. Find out more about Dezeen partner،p content here.

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