Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Singapore

Last month we went on a vacation to Singapore. It was a work + pleasure kind of a thing cause both my husband and I had scheduled some work agendas. I had IFFS to attend and my husband had some meetings aswell.
My first impression of Singapore was that "IT IS SO ORGANISED!". It reminded me of a sentence from an essay I had read some time back by Rem Koolhaas. He had described Singapore in following words “It is pure intention: If there is chaos, it is authored chaos; if it is ugly, it is designed ugliness; if it is absurd, it is willed absurdity.”
Apart from the usual tourist places in Singapore, I was really looking forward to check out the much publicized Gardens by the bay - which was an international design competition won by Grant associates for Master planning. The architectural domes designed by Wilkinson Eyre
A few pics of Gardens by the bay.
Greenhouses and a 30-metre-high man-made waterfall

Enormous tropical garden in Singapore filled with tree-like towers, shell-shaped greenhouses and a 30-metre-high man-made waterfall

'Supertree' structures measuring up to 50 metres in height have thousands of plant species growing up their vein-like cladding
 Marc Quinn's giant baby sculpture – titled Planet




 

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