WOHA began in 1994 with the partnership of Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell. Now Southeast Asia’s best known and most influential architects, they have received an unprecedented number of international awards, reflecting both their regionally specific understanding and their thinking for the future.
Working within the mega-cities of Asia, WOHA are intent upon practicing genuinely sustainable ‘humanist’ architecture at a grand scale. WOHA have confronted the realities of 21st Century Asia….and they have proposed a new way of planning for a world whose environmental and infrastructural conditions verge upon the untenable.
This (Pesaro’s third title on WOHA) features 24 of WOHA’s recent projects and prototypes for the new Asian mega-cities. In particular their speculative masterplan for a self-sufficient new town (a mini-city within a mega-city) must be assessed as a radical and viable template for a completely sustainable 21st century existence.
WOHA, the firm shifted focus to public and commercial architecture in 2000, when the partnership won open competitions for two MRT railway stations in Singapore and a commission for the 1 Moulmein Rise apartment block. Subsequent projects included Newton Suites and the School of the Arts in Singapore, and The Met in Bangkok, the later of which was well regarded for its sustainable strategies. When The Met won the RIBA Lubetkin Prize in 2011, the jury citation stated: "The Met shows that an alternative strategy to the sleek air-conditioned box can work in the tropics and has implications everywhere."
WOHA 建築事務所是新加坡最富國際名聲的事務所之一，於1994年成立， 20多年來獲獎無數。
WOHA 沒有特定的設計語言及風格，因為這會限制項目的可能性，降低建築師的創造力，扼殺創新和探索的機會。他們堅持這樣的理念：創造多樣的、充滿創造力的、令人興奮的環境是建築師們的責任，他們認為每一個項目都應當為這個世界增添理想的人性氛圍，從而不斷完善城市建築環境。WOHA 的設計哲學就是：每一個項目都是獨特的，設計中應當包含項目的獨特個性；每一個設計都緊扣著地理、文化、歷史、自然環境、氣候、社會及綠化可持續性主題。
他們認為好的設計源於不斷地研究和學習，並且能夠將科技和藝術融入其中。堅持實地深入研究，經過一系列對於選址、氣候、科技與工程的考察，與深化部門、行業權威、業主和使用者以及物業管理方的討論，綜合各方需求和意見，最終完成設計方案。 提出的方案圖紙就好像是專屬這個項目的語言和靈魂一樣，合適而趨近完美。他們設計的空間非常多樣化，有商業、私人住宅、醫院、機場、展覽展示空間、宗教建築、混合建築體等。WOHA 由兩位合夥人共同成立，分別是黃文森 (Wong Mun Summ) 與哈賽爾 (Richard Hassell) ─節錄自idoob
黃文森(Wong Mun Summ)
1989年以優等成績從新加坡國立大學畢業。WOHA以其第一棟熱帶高樓即新加坡的1 Moulmein Rise獲得2007阿迦汗(Aga Khan)建築獎，並於2009年及2010年在連續二屆世界建築節中獲得4項世界建築獎。
Patrick Bingham-Hall is an architectural photographer, available for commissions worldwide. He is also an architectural writer and the editor of Pesaro Publishing, which specialises in architecture and design monographs.
He switched to architectural photography in the early 1980s, and travelled the world to study architectural history and to photograph classic buildings. Many of these photographs were included in his first (self-published) book Monumental Irony. In the 1990s he took the photographs for many books on Australian architecture, and was selected as editor of the book that documented the architecture for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He also wrote Austral Eden, an idiosyncratic history of Australian architecture, and contributed articles to magazines in Australia and England. In 1999, he formed his own publishing company, Pesaro Publishing, which was to publish many books on Australian architecture within a few years. Bingham-Hall was usually editor and photographer. Most of his early books for Pesaro were done in collaboration with Philip Goad, an architectural writer and academic from Melbourne. After publishing Architecture Bali in 2000, Bingham-Hall decided to expand his publishing into Asia, while continuing to produce books on Australian architecture. He also writes many of the books himself, particularly on tropical architecture in Asia. He is the author of monographs on WOHA Architects, Guz Architects, Peter Stutchbury, Colin K. Okashimo, K2LD Architects, Cicada Landscape Architects, LOOK Architects, and a book on houses in the Asia-Pacific region.
014 Advocation Architecture
020 WOHA Speak
028 Urban Puberty
038 Vertical Cities：WOHA 2011-2014
084 Towards a WOHA Architecture
092 Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore
140 Ogilvy & Mather Office, Singapore
152 48 North Canal Road, Singapore
168 Space Asia Hub, Singapore
186 Conservation Shophouse at Cairnhill Road, Singapore
194 Sarang House, Singapore
208 Goodwood Residence, Singapore
230 CapitaMall Tianfu, Chengdu, China
242 Skyville@Dawson, Singapore
252 Alila Villas Bintan, Indonesia
266 New Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, India
280 Kuaku Sky Garden, Taipei, Taiwan
288 School of Science and Technology, Singapore
296 SUTD Sports and Student Housing, Singapore
306 Community Town Hub, Singapore
318 BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
336 Oasis Downtown, Singapore
344 Henninger Turm, Frankfurt, Germany
356 Peruri Green, Jakarta, Indonesia
370 The Grove, Guangzhou, China
380 The Park, Mumbai, India
394 Community Park Station, Singapore
406 Kampung Admiralty, Singapore
426 Integrated New Town Masterplan, Jakarta, Indonesia
446 Project Chronology
448 WOHA Awards
454 WOHA Staff
455 Notes on Text