The evolution of WOHA over the last 15 years has taken their practice from private houses and conservation projects in Singapore, through smaller public and commercial developments to their current Asia-wide range of resorts, hotels, apartment towers and large-scale city buildings. This monograph extensively documents all of WOHAs significant projects (both built and unrealised), through colour photographs, sketches and detailed formal drawings. Also included are essays by Anna Johnson and Leon van Schaik along with personal observations by William Lim and Erwin Viray.
Anna Johnson is a lecturer in architectural design and communications at the Sxhool of Architecture ans Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, where she is also Coordinator of Asian Urbanism and Architecture. She is a well-known architectural critic, and her recent publications include The Australian House and Alex Popov Architects: Selected Works 1999-2007.
Leon van Schaik AO LFRAIA, RIBA, PhD, is Professor of Architecture [Innocation Chair] at RMIT University. He is renowned for his promotion of local and international architectural culture through practice-based research, and has contributed to many architectural monographs. He has written extensively on design communities, creatively practice, policy and procurement, and his recent publications include Mastering Architecture and Spatial Intelligence.
William SW Lim graduated from the Architectural Association [AA], London, and he continued his graduate study at Harvard University. After a distinguished career in practice, he is acknowledged as one of Singapore's most Significant and influential architects, and as a theorist and critic. He is President of AA Asia and Chairman of Asian Urban Lab, and currently writed and lectures on issues relating to architecture, urbanism, culture, the post-modern, social justice and 'glocality'. His most recent book is entitled Asian Alterity.
Erwin Viray has served as Assistant Professor in the Department os Architecture at the National University of Singapore since 2002, and has been co-editor of Tokyo-based architectural Journal a+u [Architecture and Urbanism] since 1996/ He has produced monographs on Peter Zumthor and Herzog & de Meuron, amongst others. He was the curator for the "Exotic: More or Less; WOHA and W Architects" exhibition at Aedes Berlin, a panel expert for the Zumtobel Award for Sustainable Humanity, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture.
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.
18 WOHA: A Reflective Introduction Leon can Schaik
28 Singapore, WOHA and Criticality William SW Lim
32 Context and Connection: Local Identities and Global Desires Anna Johnson
68 Odeon Towers Extension
78 Tan Quee Lan Suites
86 Wilkiw Edge
100 School of the Arts, Singapore
112 Bras Basah MRT Station
124 Stadium MRT Station
142 Duxtin Plain Public Housing Competition
152 1 Moulmein Rise
166 Newton Suites
182 The Met
200 Gilstead Brooks
210 Shophouse at Emerald Hill Road
216 Three Houses at Victoria Park Road
224 House at Merryn Road
228 House at Hua Guan Avenue
234 House at Maple Avanue
242 Three Houses at Berrima Road
248 House at Rochalie Drive
256 House at Cluny Park
264 Shophouse at
175 Telok Ayer Street
268 29 HongKong Street
280 Church of St Mary of the Angels
298 Genexis Theatre
310 UNSW Asia Competition
318 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Changi irport
336 Alila Villas Uluwatu
354 Green Solutions: WOHA and Environmental Design