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December
2015
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21:04 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Safdie Architects Presents New Photos of Sky Habitat

Summary

Completed in 2015 and designed by Safdie Architects, SkyHabitat is a 38-story residential complex in Bishan, Singapore, the nation's suburban heartland. The complex exlores the balance of high-density living with humanistic concepts of community, landscape, gardens, and daylight.

Completed in 2015 and designed by Safdie Architects, SkyHabitat is a 38-story residential complex in Bishan, Singapore, the nation's suburban heartland. The complex exlores the balance of high-density living with humanistic concepts of community, landscape, gardens, and daylight. Breaking down the scale of typical singular tower residential development, the community-based solution of SkyHabitat is a three-dimensional matrix of homes with private terraces, balconies, and common gardens, bringing landscape into the air and maintaining porosity on the skyline through three bridging sky gardens.

Providing a variety of areas for common recreation and congregation, the sky bridges also allow breezes to flow through and daylight to penetrate deep into the structure. The stepping geometry allows every residence multiple orientations and a private outdoor space, resulting in a more humane and delicate urban fabric. To view recent images by Edward Hendricks, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6h87n7z13uqbsx2/AACf0A5SkrBpzXxPUojKLh8Qa?dl=0

An overview of the project and list of the full team follows below:

Location: Bishan Street 15, Bishan, Singapore

Building Area:61,000 square meters

Program: 509 residential units spread over two 38-storey blocks; mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom and terrace units

Amenities:Recreational facilities, including a 50-metre lap pool, leisure pools, children’s pool, a play area, tennis court, barbeque pits, karaoke rooms, function room and gymnasium.

Design Architect: Safdie Architects

Project Design: Moshe Safdie

Project Principals: Charu Kokate, Jaron Lubin, Greg Reaves

Project Team: Howard Bloom, Chris Guignon, Jennifer Hardy, Dan Lee, Damon Sidel,

Temple Simpson

Executive Architect: DCA Architects Pte Ltd

Landscape Architect: Coen + Partners, USA

Executive Landscape

Architect: Coen Design International, Pte Ltd Singapore

Structural Engineers: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd

Mechanical and

Electrical Engineers: Squire Mech Pte Ltd