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Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore 
Friday 10 Feb 2012
 
Time for reflection 
 
All images: Keppel Bay Pte Ltd 
 
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23/05/13 Robert Firth, Singapore
By the way - go to the Floor Plans and check out plan D. What kind of architect puts the kitchen and the dining room at *diametrically opposite corners* of a large apartment? Why, an internationally famous, award winning, and hugely expensive architect - who else?
27/03/13 Robert Firth, Singapore
I agree with Shiva - it's both ugly and stupid. Would you like to be directly under one of those leaning towers when a careless housemaid with a vacuum cleaner sends one of those "immense panes of glass" your way? Dropping from that height, it will hit you at over 150 km/h, easily enough to slice you in half.

But the real problem is the convex side of the banana. Look up "Bernouille Effect" and have nightmares.
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04/06/12 Shiva, Chicago
It's another ugly monument marking Daniel Libeskind's incredible stupidity.
21/02/12 Richard C, Johannesburg SA
A post apocalyptic landscape !! Ruined buildings stagger against each other. Bladerunner was right, just they thought it would take a nuclear holocaust to create these silhouettes, not over-indulged contemporary architects.
14/02/12 James VanderMolen, Grand Rapids
It gives an idea of what his WTC site plan might have looked like had it been built...
14/02/12 Sy Auerbach, F.A.I.A, CHEVY CHASE, MD
All the buildings falling down, falling down, my poor Danny!
14/02/12 Chris Shepherd, Toronto
It appears to be very windy in Singapore.
 

Editorial

Restrained Libeskind residential project to open this spring in Singapore 


A series of leaning towers have recently erupted along Singapore’s waterfront. ‘Reflections’ is the latest creation of Studio Daniel Libeskind and yet is uncharacteristically subdued in its sculptural influence. The cluster of six high-rise residential towers are a glittering new addition to the Singapore waterfront, hugging 2,460 ft of shoreline and offering residents exquisite views from the top. The scheme is Libeskind’s first completed residential project in Asia and will celebrate an official opening on 22nd March, 2012.

Libeskind’s compositions are not always favourably received by his peers however this latest addition to his bulging portfolio is a refined alternative to the ambitious twists of metal we have come to expect from this established architect. The 900,000 sq ft complex is comprised of three 24-storey towers and three 41-storey counterparts, bending towards one another and linked by nine landscaped sky bridges.

The sculptural flourishes often found in Libeskind’s work may be lacking but the symbolic reasoning behind his design remains, as he explains: “Singapore is a harmonic paradigm of culture, nature and the built environment. I wanted to convey this while highlighting the spectacular beauty of this particular setting.” Musing on the project’s title, ‘Reflections’, Libeskind clarifies: “I was thinking of the reflection of the sky, the water, and of the site in the bigger picture of Singapore and Asia. And reflection also in the philosophical sense, that is, a reflective thought, of an idea.”

Anodized aluminium panels coat the exterior form of the six towers, interrupted only by immense panes of glass which continue the reflecting analogy that inspired the scheme’s name. Close to the shoreline is a series of low-rise villa blocks which add a human scale to the 20-acre project and anchor the six soaring towers to the ground.

Considering the residents’ future use of the immense complex, Libeskind explains: “I’d like them to experience it in their own way, in their individual way, and to be captivated by the beauty of where they are, a rare confluence which is unique in the world. It has been a wonderful experience, both the creative process and the public process. I was very impressed by the authorities, their concerns, and their very enlightened and inspiring view of Singapore. It’s not every country that you see such high levels on intellectual and cultural thoughts on how to plan and develop a place.”

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Studio Daniel Libeskind
www.daniel-libeskind.com

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