Designing for Sustainability, Art & Technology

Designing for Sustainability, Art & Technology

30 November 2017 – 15 December 2017
6:30pm – 8:45pm

National Design Centre
Auditorium, Level 2
111 Middle Road

Singapore 188969

20 PDP Membership Points

Student: $15
IDCS Member: $35
General Public: $60


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In this seminar, Khoo Peng Beng from ARC Studio will share his thoughts and research on architecture and design in our rapidly changing world.

His transformational work the Pinnacle@Duxton 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

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.


In this seminar, Amy from Aym Design will be discussing how art and technology are intrinsically linked and the growing importance that it has on our work as designers today.  

Technology has become an integral and seemingly natural part of everyday life. We have now all been given the tools to seamlessly merge technology within our art of design. However, it is only those of us that choose to wholly embrace or challenge the new advancements in technology that will allow the process of expression to take place.

Key points from Amy’s talk include:

  • How merging art and technology will become crucial in modern interior design
  • Embracing changes in technologies can give us the tools to create new and original designs
  • How we must now consider IOT.

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 founded Aym Design in 2013. Over the past 4 years, Aym Design has established a reliable reputation for creating highly efficient planning solutions and branded interior design concepts. Amy has a holistic approach to design and believes not only in building strong relationships with her clients, but also in generating a rich understanding of the different personalities and businesses she serves. The culture she is building at Aym Design strives to be more than just the interior designer.  She wants to educate and guide her clients seamlessly though the project process.