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."
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