Staff Achievements - 2007

Design Competitions

[ September 2007 ]

Dr Davisi Boontharm’s poster entry was awarded winner of the poster competition at the International Conference on “Evolution and Rehabilitation of the Asian Shophouse” jointly organized by UNESCO – AAHM, Hong Kong’s Antiquities & Monuments Office and Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center on 10-12 May 2007.

NUS team lead by faculty Dr Perry Yang won the 1st prize in the international competition in one of the major port cities of China: 'Eco-city: Xiamen's New Downtown at Maluan Bay', in collaboration with Xiamen Urban Planning and Design Institute.

The NUS team played the main role for design, with the support of local planning analysis from the Xiamen collaborator. The 2nd prize goes to Nikken Sekkei (Japan), and the 3rd prize goes to City Planning Consultants Ltd. (Hong Kong)

[ August 2007 ]

The winners of 2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation have been announced in Bangkok on August 16th, 2007. Congratulations to Singapore and A/P Chan Yew Lih for the project of Old St Andrew School, which is awarded an honorable mention prize.

Architecture faculty Dr Limin Hee, together with past year thesis students, Luther Seet and Siow Zhixiang, and non alumni Daniel Wong, received an honorable mention in the Evolo Housing Design competition 2007. The results can be viewed online at The competition attracted some 295 entries, of which there are a total of 14 prizes and mentions.

[ July 2007 ]

Industrial Design faculty Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos's project "a la lata" lounge chair was selected recently as one of the top 5 chairs made with recycled waste materials. This selection was made by the editors of INHABITAT (ecological design magazine) and HAUTEGREEN, the eco-design chapter of the 2007 New York Furniture Fair.

Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos’s sleekly styled lounge chair is a feat of both recycling and hand-crafted construction. Meticulously assembled using 1739 recycled aluminum can tabs, Hoyos’s unique lounge chair incorporates traditional handicraft techniques with cutting-edge contemporary design.

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[ February 2007 ]

Design Incubation Centre (DIC) has won the Gold Prize from the International Design Competition Osaka 2006. Organized by the Japan Design Foundation, the International Design competition Osaka is one of the most prestigious design competitions. Representing DIC for the competition are industrial designers: Tan Yong Kai and Priscilla Lui Sik Peng.

Yong Kai and Priscilla.


The DIC team emerged the top winner, beating 424 entries from 35 countries with their design, the Dandella. Dandella is a hand-held GPS tracking device designed to help and guide the lost by always physically pointing towards the destination.
Press release.