This year’s Archifest (Singapore) theme is ‘Design for Life’. It addresses various concerns, such as livability, sustainability, well-being, maintenance and life satisfaction. The festival’s main theme contains three sub-themes – Design For People, Design For Time, and Design For Environment. Festival Director Yann Follain of WY-TO Architects believes that improving social and environmental conditions, and preserving financial health for communities, are constituents of a sustainable mode of practice today. There is a need for design to give back to the community and enrich human life for the 99 per cent, not just the one per cent.
Addressing the sub-theme ‘Design for Time’, Industry+ will be presenting ‘Time Capsule’, a showcase in their showroom on Tyrwhitt Road. ‘Time Capsule’ probes into how design can be sustainable through time in aspects of aesthetic, concept and build. It explores how a design might capture a particular cultural environment while being aesthetically and structurally sustainable through time. Can a design be relevant today and in the future?
This showcase features the Ulu Outdoor collection (WOHAbeing) and pieces from the Industry+ collection. Devoid of excess decoration and influence of trends, these pieces have strong and controlled curves, sensitivity to material choice, and are designed to last. The Ulu Outdoor collection draws inspiration from an environment. Silhouettes of the collection are inspired by the history of Nias Island and Bali in Indonesia. Combined with modernist aesthetics, the cultural silhouettes are preserved in a timeless fashion, suitable for use in various environments.
Ulu Outdoor Collection
Produced by Industry+ for WOHAbeing
Photography: Studio Periphery
Archifest, 4 – 10 October 2018
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