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New Forms of Sustainable Architecture

Patrick Bingham-Hall, Nirmal Kishnani, Timothy Beatley


A major overview of Singapore’s most exciting architecture practice, documenting the complete corpus of WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work

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WOHA is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia’s green-building revolution. Founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, Singapore’s most dynamic architecture studio is known for delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions to combat the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and urbanization.

Even within Singapore’s leading-edge architecture scene, WOHA have broken new ground, and they are continuing to do so in our rapidly expanding cities where far-sighted thinking is imperative to sustainable and sociable development. Its projects stretch from Singapore to Bangladesh, China and Australia, where the practice’s ambitions are being realized in works like the self-sufficient Punggol Digital District in Singapore.

This complete overview documents WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work, with important ongoing projects followed by a listed chronology. It is a timely assessment of the practical realization of WOHA’s theories and principles, and the environmental responsibilities now shouldered by architects and urban planners worldwide.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 28.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Illustrations: 375

Publication date: 25 August 2022

ISBN: 9780500025307

Contents List


Essays by Patrick Bingham-Hall
Virtuous Architecture
Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell
WOHA’s Residential Architecture: Rigour and Certitude
WOHA at the Turn of the Millennium
Sky Cities and Towers of Green
A New Way of Building in the Tropics: The First Decade of Public Architecture
Aesthetics and Sustainability
Macro-Architecture Micro-Urbanism
Building for the World: A Second Decade of Public Architecture
Garden City Mega City: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
Scaling Up and Up: Designing Cities of the Future
Regenerating Cities

Essays by Nirmal Kishnani
Converge + Connect + Intersect
The Form Axiom

Essays by Timothy Beatley
Buildings that Bloom, Cities that Regenerate and Flourish


St Mary of the Angels, SINGAPORE, 1999-2003
1 Moulmein Rise, SINGAPORE, 2000-03
Bras Basah MRT Station, SINGAPORE, 2000-08
Stadium MRT Station, SINGAPORE, 2000-08
Alila Villas Uluwatu, BALI, INDONESIA, 2003-09
The Met, BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2003-09
School of the Arts, SINGAPORE, 2005-10
Parkroyal on Pickering, SINGAPORE, 2007-13
SkyVille @ Dawson, SINGAPORE, 2007-15
Oasia Downtown, SINGAPORE, 2011-16
Kampung Admiralty, SINGAPORE, 2013-17

About the Author

Patrick Bingham-Hall is a writer and photographer who has written and produced over twenty books on Asian architecture, including several on WOHA. Timothy Beatley is Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Nirmal Kishnani is Assistant Dean at the National University of Singapore Architecture Faculty, and the editor of FuturArc magazine

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