daniel libeskind: reflections keppel bay, singapore
 
daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore
mar 30, 2010

daniel libeskind: reflections keppel bay, singapore

‘reflections’ keppel bay by daniel libeskind

prominently situated at the entrance to singapore’s historic keppel harbor, ‘reflections’ at keppel bay by daniel libeskind sits on approximately 84,000 sq metres of land with an extensive shoreline of 750 metres. set in lush and expansive grounds, the waterfront development features six high-rise towers, some linked by skybridges, and spacious low-rise villas.

the sleek curving forms of alternating heights create graceful openings and gaps between the structures. the spaces between the buildings allow for views to the horizon beyond. the resulting composition is an interplay of changing planes and reflections.

every detail and aspect of design optimizes interaction with the sea and the commanding panoramic views of its scenic surrounds including mount faber, keppel club golf course, labrador park, sentosa and its upcoming integrated resort and the city skyline.

the project includes 1,129 residential units and is expected to be completed in 2011.

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore rooftop terraces

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore view from the boardwalk

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore aerial view

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore ‘reflections’ at sunset

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore bridges between each tower

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore view of terraces

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore elevation view

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore elevation view

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore model of ‘reflections’

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore model of ‘reflections’

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore model of ‘reflections’

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore site plan

daniel libeskind: reflections   keppel bay, singapore sketch of ‘reflections’

  • Just look at the clumsy floor plans. There is no architecture there. Libeskind should be ashamed of himself. This is developer crud with a psuedo-starchitect’s name pasted on to try and generate buzz.

    Eldridge
  • Is it just me or is he trying really hard to never get the Pritzker prize any more?

    hj
  • Anyone else notice how Libeskind’s initial “concept sketches” always capture the finished product exactly? I know someone who works in his office. They said that Libeskind usually gets “inspired” to create the “concept sketch” about halfway through the Construction Docs. phase. All of a sudden he “discovers” the original sketch on a napkin or plane ticket buried on his desk. Amazing!

    Allan K
  • No need to slam all of Liebeskind — his master plan for the World Trade Center was inspired. But this is plain silly. Ed nailed it. Probably looks intriguing as a model to the viewer of the model, but from any POV once it’s in situ, a cartoon underwater plant. The aerodynamics should be interesting.

    Tom P
  • What odd shape for towers… No elegance or balance whatsoever.

    http://worldmanabouttown.wordpress.com

    World Man About Town
  • Agreed! Why does eco-friendly design and architecture have to compromise with aesthetics in a grade like that?!

    Truce
  • It looks like the remnants of towers that were hit by a terrorist planes. Idiotic, just like everything that comes out of Libeskind’s mouth or head.

    Todjii
  • It is just plain dumb. It is essentially a standard residential tower with the addition of an entirely superficial curve. All gimmick and no design.

    Ed
  • I agree, they are not in harmony.

    Niki
  • I normally like this guys work but this just looks a little clumsy. The individual towers are ok, but together they seem at odds with each other….

    Ghostieman

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