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Comprising of a progressive, multi-disciplinary group, the award-winning Formwerkz Architects specialize in architecture, urban design, interior and landscape design.
Adopting a collaborative structure that encourages diversity in expertise, Formwerkz Architects aim to achieve more comprehensive design solutions. With a vision to transform seemingly ordinary narratives and context into objects of meaningful beauty, they maintained sustainability in this competitive industry with their love for exploration and creativity.
Having gained much exposure and experience with names such as Spa Furama, Beauty Emporium and Aramsa Spa , they seem to be doing exceptionally well in the wellness industry. Directing their efforts towards the recovery of mutual human relationships, they are keen to design conditions that can espouse more active engagement from man with his environment.
Sitting on an approximated 6,000 square metres of a tranquil park land in Bishan, the Aramsa Spa is surrounded by a densely populated housing estate. Consisting of 11 single storey buildings, 7 of these would be converted to accommodate an integrated day spa facility.
Diagrammatically, a network of curves is superimposed over the grid of the existing structures, slicing the compound into distinct zones. The curves form stratums of spaces, with the zones filtering through the curved layers, thereby increasing levels of privacy. The different stratums of spaces are interspersed with distinctive gardens, also defined by the curves. The spaces are all extroverted with views out to the interspersed gardens, “extending” the landscape into the interiors. Within some interiors, trees and plants literally emerged into spaces. As one circulate through the spaces, one is constantly viewing gardens in the foreground while silvers of openings and lattices in the curved walls suggest other interspersed gardens in the background and the private stratums beyond.
- Formwerkz Architects
Key Personnel (from left)
- Seetoh KL, Co-Founder
- Gwen Tan, Co-Founder
- Alan Tay, Co-Founder
- Berlin Lee, Co-Founder
- Anchor Point Mall
- Aramsa Spa
- Bar Stories
- Beauty Emporium
- Changi City Point
- iFly Singapore
- Made with Love
- New Moon
- Orion Global Group
- Restaurant Andre
- Spa Esprit Group
- Spa Furama
- The Galen
Awards / Accolades
- The 11th SIA Architectural Design Award 2011 awarded by SIA, Design Award, residential project category
- World Architecture Festival Design Award 2011, finalist
- Hsie Design Award 2010 finalist
- President Design Award 2010 finalist
- Dubai Cityscape Design Award 2010, shortlisted in the residential project category
- The 10th SIA Architectural Design Award 2010 awarded by SIA, honorable mention, commercial interior project category
- Design for Asia (DFA) award by Hong Kong Design Centre, architecture category