Student Achievements - 2006

Design Competitions

[ Dec 2006 ]

PhD student Imran bin Tajuddeen was awarded Jeffrey Cook Award for the author for the best paper in IASTE Conference.

He wrote a paper on 'Culture' and Tourism Imagery for the Malay-Indonesian Districts of Singapore. The paper is concerned with the subject of traditional dwellings and settlements in a manner that challenges traditional scholarship on the subject and engages spatial analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective.

[ Nov 2006 ]

The Department received 13 entries for the Ong & Ong Travelling Fellowship 2005/2006. Upon the scrutiny of their works, references and proposals, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the two winners of this academic year's Ong & Ong Travelling Fellowship:

Tan Eng Kiat - BA (Arch) Category
New York (USA)

Wu Kansheng - MArch Category
Tokyo, Yokohama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Nara, Kyoto, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, HuangShan, Xiamen, Yongding, Lijiang, Beijing, Tibet (Japan & China)

[ Sept 2006 ]

The Department received 10 and 3 entries from the undergraduate and graduate category respectively and are particularly impressed by the quality of work produced. Upon scrutiny of their works, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners of NUS Department of Architecture - Hunter Douglas Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Architecture 2006 competition. Their citations are included below.

The two winners will claim a study visit to Dubai and 4 nights accommodation at a centrally located hotel. All winners will receive their prizes at the Guest Lecture by Professor Charles Benton/ Hunter Douglas Prize Presentation Ceremony on 10 October 2006. Next year's prize destination will be announced at the event.

Liu Zhenghao ~ Winner, BA (Arch) Category
A work recognized for the excitement it has evoked through the dreams in its exploration of the possibility of materials and technology. It is a very good attempt to break boundaries of conventions, literally and metaphorically in the exploration of the surfaces and their atmospheric effects with light. The work evokes poetry in its presentation of the process and the imagery.

Cheng Boon Tiong Raymond ~ Winner, M (Arch) Category
A work recognized for the fluid spatial atmosphere it evokes. Through a careful exploration of technology, movement, volumes and surfaces, a liquid soft cool space, something that has not been seen before is created.

Kho Keguang ~ Merit Prize, BA (Arch) Category
A work of merit recognized for its exceptional competence in employing technology to realize a spatial quality. It feels like a very real piece of work.

Cheryl Lim Zi Ying ~ Merit Prize, BA (Arch) Category
A work of merit recognized for its very high degree of detail resolution of technology to create an atmosphere conducive to its functions.

Chua Kwan Seng Christopher ~Merit Prize, M (Arch) Category
A work that is highly competent, very robust and exciting. It displays a certain raw primitiveness in its explorations of how wooden technology could frame activities and spatial qualities.

Poh Choon Hock ~Merit Prize, M (Arch) Category
A work highly commended for its very sensitive exploration of spatial qualities and connections. Through appropriate orchestration of space volumes and levels articulated with screens, it is able to create the elegant excitement in moving through the spaces.

We thank all the applicants for their efforts and look forward to receiving entries from Architecture and Industrial Design students at the next round of the competition.

[ Sept 2006 ]

Architecture alumni Lui Honfay is one of the top prize winner for the URA Marina Bay Bridge competition. His winning design will be realised on the bridge itself, the only art project which is featured. The rest of the art works will be showcased in the art park.

[ July 2006 ]

Architecture alumni Lui Honfay and Jasmine Chan won First Prize in the Open Category of this year's Singapore Gifts and Promotional Product Design Awards (GAPP).

[ June 2006 ]

Architecture students won awards of the highest honour at the SARA Student Design Awards. Lui Honfay won First Prize, Tan Szue Hann won First and Second Prizes and Kee Wei Hui won Third Prizes. Top awardees from the SARA competitions in previous years hailed from universities such as Harvard University, Princeton University, the City College of New York, Georgia Institute of Technology and Oklahoma State University. In this regard, the awards won in 2006 puts NUS in the same standing as some of the top American universities.

[ April 2006 ]

Architecture student Lui Hon Fay was selected as winner for the international CEBI Design Competition. He won the 1st prize for the leg category which is a competition to design home fittings: door handle, legs, hook and handle button.

[ March 2006 ]

Architecture student Lui Hon Fay won the Second Prize at the 2006 Singapore Furniture Design Competition.

[ Jan 2006 ]

Architecture student Loo Lie Chuan won the Merit Award for a Design Competition in China. This was the first architectural design competition for university students in China organised by Gemdale in the later part of 2005, one of the major real estate developer in China. There was a total of 113 entries from 21 universities, including all the Chinese universities famous for their school of architecture such as Tsinghua University, Tongji University, South East University, Chongqing University, Zhejiang University, Tienjing University, Haerbin Technological University etc. A total of ten awards were given out, 1 gold award, 2 silver award, 3 bronze award and 4 merit award. Lie Chuan won this award while he was on Student Exchange Programme together with two students from Tsinghua University.