ArchiFest 2011 Organising Committee

Advisors: Ashvinkumar & Tai Lee Siang
Chairman: Seah Chee Huang
Deputy Chairman: Philip Yong & Lee Teng Kwee
Members: Chia Ming Chien / Chua Yeong Ching / Chong Keng Hua / Darren Yio / Gwee Tong Mui / Irene Pautrisia Tandiono / Jirawit Yamkleeb (Chai) / Lim Yee Sze / Ong Swee Hong / Peter Hunt / Sylvia Chen / Yann Follain / Zakiah Binte Supahat
Contributors: Anita Nevens, Lennard Ong, Khairul Rizal

Sponsors & Partners


Founded in 1995 by a group of professional architects and designers, Corporation 4d is the publisher of art4d – a Bangkok-based magazine focusing on architecture, design, and the arts. With striking images, a simple layout, and a large format, the magazine communicates with architects, designers, and artists using friendly writing styles. The content covers news about shifts and wow factors in architecture, design, and the art scene, along with provocative articles based on current projects or issues, both domestic and international. In addition, the latest products, technology, and some specific know-how are also introduced as useful resources for readers.

AUDE Promotion Programme

URA’s Architecture & Urban Design Excellence (A•UDE) Promotion Programme is set up to encourage and support private organizations and individuals who wish to carry out outreach activities in the areas of architecture and urban design. The Programme provides funding for a wide range of activities such as research, publications and exhibitions, so as to encourage different and innovative approaches to promoting architecture and urban design excellence in/of Singapore. Successful applicants can receive up to 50% of the total expenditure for such activities. For more information, please visit our website at


Cubes is a Singapore-based design magazine containing stories on interior design, architecture, product design, and the people and events that make the design world go round. Believing that design is for all, we endeavor to bring a non-elitist view of the creative industry to all who are interested, and offer fresh perspectives on design. This is design made accessible.

Dwell Asia

Following the success of design magazine, Dwell, in the USA, Dwell Asia serves a community of design-seekers, savvy consumers and professionals across China, India, Southeast Asia, who are passionate about design and purposeful in their pursuit of it.

Far East Organization

Far East Organization is the largest private property developer in Singapore, with a growing reputation for building innovative and functional spaces and providing high quality experiences and value for its customers.

For over 40 years, Far East Organization has been contributing to the transformation of Singapore’s urban landscape. It has built more than 700 developments across the full spectrum of real estate in the residential, hospitality, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Far East Organization owns and operates the largest corporate leasing and hospitality portfolio in Singapore, including six hotels and 11 serviced residences with over 1200 apartments.

In addition to its private development and investment arm, Far East Organization also has two public-listed companies, Orchard Parade Holdings Limited, a hotel and property group, and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, a 109-year-old industry pioneer of food and beverage products in Southeast Asia.

Far East Organization holds the world record as the only developer to be bestowed five internationally acclaimed FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards, underscoring its unique achievements in the international real estate arena.

Led by its driving belief that the places we live, work and play are important factors that inspire progress and success, Far East Organization is committed to constantly innovating and creating effective use of space that improves our way of life. We inspire better lives.


FIVEFOOTWAY is a journal about Asian cities.

Created to feed the sharp minds and lifestyle of the global citizen and stakeholders of the Asian built environment, Fivefootway features stories and reportage on forces shaping the built environment, the various people who shape and reside in it, forgotten histories, popular culture and inspiring projects across the region. The digital magazine explores 10 themes across the year with articles updated weekly and coupled with the daily Broadcast section, Fivefootway provides reading fodder for a quick daily update and a more in-depth weekend reading experience.

Featuring a mix of long-format writing, concise briefings, slideshows, movies, maps, drawings and illustrations, the magazine is produced from its headquarters in Singapore with the support of a growing network of contributors from across the world and is accessible through for a monthly subscription.

Breaking traditional media models, Fivefootway also produces various Programmes to bring its readers together and further explore ideas about the city through projects such as Magical Spaces, Confessions of an Architect and Sessions. Since it’s founding in 2007, Fivefootway has also lent its support to various local architecture projects and organizations including its involvement in Singapore’s annual architecture festival, Archifest.

Over the years, Fivefootway has positioned itself as an emerging voice in Singapore’s architecture fraternity and in 2008, was selected to represent Singapore at the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale.


Published by media group BCI Asia, FuturArc, a quarterly journal, is the leading voice in sustainable architecture and design in Asia-Pacific. Recognising the significant impact the built form has on society and the environment, FuturArc advocates for architecture that demonstrates creativity, social responsibility and sustainability. It encourages architects, engineers, and developers to become innovators in design and early adopters of technologies. FuturArc is read by leading architects and building community professionals in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond.


Geberit is a global market leader setting trends in sanitary technology.

With an extensive range of system solutions, Geberit offers innovative applications in sanitary and piping technology. Many Geberit products remain invisible to the end-user once they are installed. Ingeniously hidden behind pre-wall elements or set in concrete into the wall or floor, Geberit products have been reliable and fuss-free for decades – thanks to their exceptional quality and tight manufacturing tolerances.

Geberit’s product range comprises seven lines, which are designed to fit and form complete solutions for both residential and non-residential installations.

Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas is the world market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products.

Hunter Douglas has its Head Office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and a Management Office in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The Group is comprised of 167 companies with 68 manufacturing and 99 assembly operations and marketing organizations in more than 100 countries.

Hunter Douglas Singapore has had a presence in the Singapore market for over 45 years. Incorporated on 25th March 1965, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dutch International Industrial Hunter Douglas Group.

It markets a range of proprietary Metal ceiling, Cladding, Facade, Sunlouvre and Awning products under the tradename LUXALON®. The Company operates a warehousing and distribution and sources the major components of the Products from the Group’s manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, China, Netherlands and Australia.

Specially catered to design professionals and savvy consumers, and based on the same formula as the highly successful from Australia, will feature the latest commercial, residential and civic projects; profile industry movers and shakers as well as bright young talents; cover new, exciting and innovative products; and report on the latest events and parties taking place around the region.

National Library Singapore

The National Library Singapore (NLS) is a national knowledge institution empowering individuals and businesses with knowledge and information as it continuously expands its vast array of reference collections and services. The NLS is responsible for preserving and making accessible the nation’s literary and publishing heritage, and intellectual memory.

OPTILED Lighting International Ltd

Headquartered in Hong Kong, OPTILED Lighting International Ltd. was founded in 2000 in the United States and has become the first global leading provider of LED lighting solutions for an entire range of functional lighting applications. Seeking to develop green lighting solutions that reduce operating costs, improve productivity, and alleviate the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

A veteran and leading innovator in the LED lighting industry, OPTILED has a proven track record of helping companies maximise the potential business benefits LED lighting has to offer. By combining the most advanced digital control, thermal management and lighting fixture designs with international quality standards and performance, OPTILED provides the most versatile, best-in-class and cost-effective LED lighting solutions available in the market.

Singapore Institute of Architects

The Singapore Institute of Architects is a professional organisation established in 1961 with the objective to promote the architectural profession and the built environment in Singapore. The Institute is the sole representative for the architectural profession in Singapore.

The Institute’s vision is to develop Singapore as an architecture capital. Our mission is to champion for excellence in architecture and the built environment. This mission is driven by four key strategic thrusts:


The management of the affairs of the Institute is the responsibility of an elected Council comprising 21 members, one of whom is an ex-officio member. There are six office bearers, who are collectively responsible for the administration and financial matters of the Institute.

Southeast Asia Building

Southeast Asia Building (SEAB), published bi-monthly since 1974, is a Singapore-based trade magazine devoted to architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and facility management. The magazine provides updated information on current architecture projects, building news, product reviews, market trends and industry related awards throughout the Southeast Asian region, Middle East, USA, and Europe.

Surface Asia

With an international team headquartered in New York, Surface magazine is the definitive voice of the contemporary design world. Now Surface Asia is the first and only bimonthly regional magazine offering a unique perspective on all that is new in the world of design, fashion, accessories, architecture, art and culture.

Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s national land use planning and conservation agency. URA’s mission is “to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play in”. We strive to create a vibrant and sustainable city of distinction by planning and facilitating Singapore’s physical development in partnership with the community. URA is the main land sales agent for the state and the development agency for Marina Bay. Our multifaceted engagement strategy includes the sale of state land to attract and channel private capital investment to develop sites for meeting our land use needs. To create an exciting cityscape, URA also actively promotes architecture and urban design excellence. For more information, please visit us at