want to matter
Organised by Singapore Art Museum and National University of Singapore
29 May (Mon) 29 Jun (Thu) 2006, Singapore Art Museum.
Featuring the studio works of first-year students from the NUS Bachelor
of Arts (Architecture) programme (2005/2006), this exhibition is a compilation
of hypothetical explorations on discovering what materiality of architecture
could be through the encounter with art and artists, and the issues of context
in relation to the old and new. At the heart if the exploration lies the future
of the Old Supreme Court and City Hall, and the civic district in which these
historical buildings are situated.
On display are the schemes of all 81 students, with the best three of each
studio (selected by the students themselves) highlighted. The works are as much
as a study on context specifically art and architecture in context as an
attempt made by these students at defining architecture for themselves.
The word STILL , read as either an adverb or adjective, takes on
varying connotations. It best encapsulates the inner conflict the students
experience in their personal exploration of what architecture is or should be. STILL
is essentially a discovery of how architecture is inextricably tied to the past,
and a response to the need to respect the memory that is intrinsic to a space
while injecting new life into it.
On a related note, STILL also hopes to question the relevance of the
architectural profession, in a world where the architect may no longer assume
the role of the Renaissance man as he did in the past. In fact, this exhibition
tries to question and define much more; there is no one definite answer or
interpretation, because such a thing does not exist in the architecture realm at
Linkbridge Atrium (Level 2 & 3), Marina Square Shopping Centre, Singapore
8 - 11 June 2006
years City Exhibition will showcase works done and international awards won
by both Architecture and Industrial Design students at various levels of their
emphasis of the show would be the thesis projects of graduating students, where
each student spent one year developing, from conceptualization, problem
identification, to a design solution (and prototyping, for Industrial Design).
Our students have been awarded a significant number
of international and regional awards in the last year and selected
achievements, including the five latest SARA (Society of Registered Architects)
New York awards, will be displayed.
at the recent Salone Internationale
del Mobile (Milan International Furniture Fair) can also be seen.
occasion will also mark the conclusion of a two-year Joint Studio Programme in
Conservation between the departments of architecture from the University of
Malaya and the National University of Singapore, sponsored by the Tan Chin Tuan
Foundation. Staff and student representatives from both Universities will
be present to formally conclude the collaboration.