PDP SEM02+05: Sustainability + Merging Art & Technology in Design

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30-11-17 18:30 - 19:15


PDP Event Name: [SEM02A] Seminar 1: Sustainability – ARC Studio’s Perspective
[SEM05A] Seminar 2: Merging of Art & Technology in Design
Date & Time: Thu 30 Nov 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Registration: idcssem05.peatix.com
Venue: National Design Centre [MAP]
Auditorium, Level 2
Singapore 188969
Fees: Student – $15.00
IDCS Member – $35.00
General Public – $60.00
Members points: 20 PDP points


Topic 1: Sustainability – ARC Studio’s Perspective
Presented by Khoo Peng Beng, Director, Architect (Founder), ARC Studio

Khoo Peng Beng has been practicing as an architect in Singapore for more than 20 years. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with the Board of Architects Award for Best Final Year Thesis in 1993. He founded his architectural practice, ARC Studio with his wife Belinda Huang in 1998. Their works are process driven and have earned a reputation for being dynamic and innovative. He brings to all his work a research based approach to design and believes firmly that a well-designed environment can promote overall well-being, a sense of belonging and meaning to the community.

His transformational work the [email protected] has redefined high rise high density public housing and shown that living closer together can be sustainable, green and even fun. The project has won prestigious awards like the WAF Best Residential Building in the world, FIABCI Prix d’ Excellence Awards, and Singapore’s President Design Award.
Peng Beng continues to develop his ideas for projects that balances our planets, the impact of human lives on support systems with a rich and stable quality of life for all.

He will discuss ARC Studio’s human centred design approach in making our cities greener and happier. He will be offering ARC Studio’s perspective on Sustainability through the following:

1. Design in the anthropocene
2. Nature and architecture
3. Happy cities
Topic 2: Merging of Art & Technology in Design
Presented by Amy Picanço, Managing Director & Founder, Aym Design

Amy originally trained as an Interior Architect in the UK, but became deeply inspired by the diverse mix of cultures and styles that Asia offered. After a move to Singapore she finally founded Aym Design in 2013. Over the past 4 years, Aym Design has built up a team and established a reliable reputation for creating highly efficient planning solutions and branded office concepts. Now the studio is branching out into the residential market and has worked on several high-end residential clients in Singapore, Thailand and Sydney.
Key points from Amy’s talk include:

1. How merging art and technology will become crucial in modern interior design

2. Embracing changes in technologies can give us the tools to create new and original designs

3. How we must now consider IOT.