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Architizer A+ Awards 2016
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SCDA Architects II
The Architecture of Chan Soo KhianView More
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The Plan: National Design Centre in Singapore
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The New York Times – "The Daily 360": A Dip in the Living Room Pool
ArchDaily – Interview with Soo Chan
Financial Times – New York's Chelsea: bold new architecture adds to the picture
The Wall Street Journal – Architect Soo K. Chan’s inspiration is his childhood home in a Unesco World Heritage Site
New York Post – We Build This City
Wallpaper Magazine - Building Blocks: Singapore’s Dawson development gears up for completion
The Straits Times – SCDA Architects to helm Singapore Art Museum’s $90M Revamp
Architectural Record – National Design Centre
Surface Asia – Cover Story
Sleeper Magazine – Check In: Soo Chan
Indesignlive Asia: Beyond Face Value
Soo Chan on SCDA's Design Language
President's Design Award Singapore 2016 - Design of the Year - SkyTerrace @ Dawson
President's Design Award Singapore 2016 - Design of the Year - National Design Centre
Cool Hunting: Architect Soo K Chan's Understanding of Design
SkyTerrace@Dawson BTO project tops HDB Design Awards
Chan Soo Khian x Moshe Safdie - Signature Conversations
SCDA × NTU Collaborative Research
After a series of discussions in Singapore, SCDA Lab will be embarking on a Research × Build collaboration with the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU) School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, SMAE. With the goal of further developing the architecture of off-grid spaces and dwellings for living, various possible collaborative research opportunities were shared, which will pair SCDA’s design and construction expertise with NTU’s technological and research capability to realize built prototypes in the coming year.
SCDA launches The Tenda
The Tenda (bahasa for tent) is an ecologically-empathetic retreat created by SCDA to inspire and empower travelers in the exploration of new ways of creating, thinking and living on our finite, green and blue planet. Situated in Kelating village, just minutes from Soo K. Chan’s Soori Bali, the retreat takes shape as a herd of self-sustaining, cabins; or tenda; a discursive provocation of how architecture and design can rally to make palatable off-grid living a real proposition.
SCDA × NUS Design Studio 2019
SCDA × NUS design studio review in New York City. The project occupies two city blocks in the Hudson Yards neighbourhood where the old postal sorting complex is located. The proposal is essentially a design hub engaged in inventive / creative production in a new economy with events and maker programs for public participation.
SCDA Charity Drive for 'Migrants We Care' Fund
May 31, 2020
Migrant workers in Singapore have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been a total of 32,104 migrant workers infected with COVID-19 (as reported by Ministry of Health on May 31, 2020), many of whom are currently in isolation and are at risk of losing their jobs, while carrying loans they had to incur to come to Singapore for work.
To help ease this situation and encourage more to give generously, SCDA management and our colleagues raised a total of $22,260 towards the Migrants We Care Fund. We'd like to thank each and every one of our colleagues who pitched in to help make possible our common cause, that this might inspire us to care for others in times of need, and help us all stay strong during this difficult time.
Soori High Line Receives 2019 New York Award
New York City
September 6, 2019
NEW YORK September 6, 2019 - Soori High Line has been selected for the 2019 New York Award in the Architectural Designer category by the New York Award Program.
A true luxury apartment comes with a swimming pool
January 17, 2017
Weixin QQ - Designing Together
SkyTerrace@Dawson and National Design Centre win Design of the Year at the President's Design Awards, 2016
December 12, 2016
SCDA's work on the National Design Centre and SkyTerrace@Dawson in Singapore were both awarded Design of the Year in their respective categories at the President's Design Awards, 2016.
ArchDaily: Seletar Park Residence by SCDA Architects
November 18, 2016
A meaningful engagement with nature was the driving thought behind the conceptualization of Seletar Park Residence.The interaction of the living spaces with the lush gardens and water courts engenders a sensuous engagement with the elements, resulting in a calming, peaceful environment.
SkyTerrace @ Dawson wins RIBA Award for International Excellence 2016
October 27, 2016
Sky Terrace @ Dawson has won the RIBA Award for International Excellence for 2016.
Sky Terrace is an ambitious new exploration of social housing in Singapore which include goals of 50% cheaper construction than typical private developments, natural ventilation and the creation of units where three generations of the same family can live together.
This project has broken new ground for public housing in Singapore and includes features which when incorporated in future public housing will improve the living environment of the vast majority of Singaporeans.
GCNM wins Best High Rise Residential Architectural Design in 2016 Indonesia Property Awards
October 19, 2016
GCNM Towers has won the Indonesia Property Award for Best High Rise Residential Architectural Design. SCDA has been admitted into the final round for the South East Asia category.
ArchDaily: SCDA completes Sales Office for ARZURIA luxury apartment tower
July 11, 2016
ArchDaily - A preview of SCDA's most recent luxury high-rise residential project in Jakarta, the design of the Arzuria sales gallery reflects the project’s clean lines and sculptural form. Housing an exhibition space and sales offices, as well as two fully furnished and fitted-out typical units, the gallery spans over two levels connected by an origami-inspired, blackened steel staircase. ArchDaily
Dezeen: SkyTerrace @ Dawson listed as one of 30 buildings in contention for new International Prize for Architecture
May 10, 2016
RIBA, London -
SkyTerrace @ Dawson by SCDA, led by Soo K. Chan, has been listed as one of 30 buildings in contention for the new RIBA International Prize for Architecture.
SCDA was commissioned by Singapore's Housing Development Boiard (HDB) in 2008 to explore new possibilities in public housing design. The project has won numerous awards, including a Jury Award at the Architizer A+ Awards 2016, the Excellence Award for the Skyrise Greenery Awards 2015, and Best Residential High Rise Architecture for Singapore and Asia Pacific at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014 – 2015. RIBA Website Dezeen
Architizer A+ Awards 2016: SCDA selected as a Finalist in multiple categories for TwentyOne Angullia Park, National Design Centre Singapore, and SkyTerrace @ Dawson
Leedon Residence wins Best Residential Architecture (S.E.A) at Southeast Asia Property Awards 2015
Skyterrace @ Dawson Highly Commended for Public Housing Category, World Architecture Festival 2015
SkyTerrace@Dawson wins 15th SIA Architectural Design Award 2015
Skyterrace @ Dawson wins Singapore Excellence Award for the Skyrise Greenery Awards 2015
TwentyOne Angullia Park wins International Property Award 2015 for Best Residential High-rise Architecture, Asia Pacific
Leedon Residence wins Best Condo Development (Singapore) at Southeast Asia Property Awards 2015
Leedon Residence wins Best Residential Interior Design (Singapore) at Southeast Asia Property Awards 2015
SCDA Named Best Hotel Design Consultant, 2015 Golden Art Award, Asia Pacific Hotel Design Association
ArchDaily: National Design Centre by SCDA Architects
March 28, 2014
Architect Soo K. Chan, recipient of Singapore’s inaugural President’s Design Award, and his firm, SCDA Architects, have recently completed renovations on Singapore’s National Design Centre, a showcase of innovation and encouragement in the possibilities of design. Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, the National Design Centre will be a nexus for all things design, serving as a lecture hall, space for public exhibitions, and think tank for Singapore’s growing design culture. As Singapore’s primary hub for design, the National Design Centre serves to foster a strong design culture in Singapore and deepen the appreciation of good design through community engagement activities and design showcases. ArchDaily