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Constructing Communities Installations at RIBA HQ, London, UK

RIBA’s summer showcase at Art Deco HQ and Peckham Levels

2016 London Festival of Architecture Event

The three installations at 66 Portland Place have been designed by teams from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Erect Architecture, and MARGIN, a group of former students from Liverpool.

Exhibitions
21 Jun – 4 Aug: ‘Constructing Communities’, three installations at RIBA’s Art Deco HQ

Public launch event
Tuesday 21 Jun, 6-10pm, RIBA – Late Tuesday launch of the Constructing Communities installations, with a series of talks and debates on the theme of Community
London Festival of Architecture Event in 2016

Architect Africa Film Festival 2016, The Bioscope in Maboneng, Johannesburg

23-26 June 2016

#AAFF2016 – DESIGN is: UNIVERSAL | GLOBAL | LOCAL

Fuelled by the magic of film and fired by the desire to celebrate architecture, the Architect Africa Film Festival was created in 2006 to acknowledge and embrace the astounding reality of urban living.

Architect Africa Film Festival 2016

In 2016, the Architect Africa Film Festival (#AAFF2016) will partner with our valued sponsors – the SA Council for the Architectural Profession, the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg, PPC Cement, Business & Arts South Africa, Saint-Gobain, Propertuity, the Paragon Group and Afritects – to bring audiences exciting and thought-provoking content on our dynamic and multi-layered built environment.

Advances in digital communications and media have changed the way we live, work and play. It has become easier, cheaper and faster to communicate new concepts, concerns and ground-breaking ideas. Correspondingly, the power of digital media to offer us a more socially equitable, environmentally considerate and economically effective platform has never been greater. Previously unheard voices can now be heard; new spaces and opportunities are opening up all around us all the time; and we’re able to engage around common causes in ways that previous generations could not.

In keeping with this spirit, we have selected some inspiring films from around the world:

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits (2011)
Director: Imre Azem

Ecological limits have been surpassed. Economic limits have been surpassed. Population limits have been surpassed. Social cohesion has been lost. In Istanbul, lacking a tradition of principled planning, the adopted neoliberal approach put financial gain ahead of people’s needs; everyone fought to get a piece of the loot. The result is a mega-shantytown of 15 million struggling with mesh of life-threatening problems.

Perween Rahman: the rebel optimist (2016)
Director: Mahera Omar

An intimate portrait of Pakistani architect and urban planner, Perween Rahman, and her remarkable work for Karachi’s poor. Rahman had an alternate vision for the development of Karachi and dedicated her life to the poor of Pakistan. She was shot dead by armed assailants on her way home in March 2013. “Development doesn’t come from concrete. Development is not five star hotels and mega road projects. What we need is human development.”

City Futures (2015)
Directors: Lone Poulsen, Pedro Buccellato, Kyle Ferguson

“South African City Futures: Visualising the Futures of our Neighbourhoods” is a project that aims to encourage South African cities and their constituent neighbourhoods to start thinking differently about their future. The intention was to implement an innovative project that is part research and part radical co-creation, which combines the use of futures thinking, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and multiple forms of visualisation to reflect upon the future of urban neighbourhoods to 2030.

Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form (2013)
Director: Aimee Madsen

Beyond Form is a cinéma vérité style documentary that presents a fresh and intimate look at the legendary and multi-talented artist, philosopher, urban theorist and architect Paolo Soleri – a man who had a dream to create an environment in harmony with man. Soleri is the most interesting architect you’ve never heard of.

For almost a decade, the Architect Africa Film Festival has been recognized and enjoyed by many as a top quality event bringing together built environment professionals, students, the media and the public. The selected films are highly rewarding and enjoyable; and have raised pertinent issues, encouraged discussion, and facilitated interaction between audience members and filmmakers since 2007.

The #AAFF2016 will be held at The Bioscope in Maboneng, Johannesburg from 23-26 June 2016.

Bookings will open on 1 June 2016, and pre-booking is advised.

Visit www.aaff.co.za, follow us @AAFF_2016, and tweet #AAFF2016.

Appointment to the WorldGBC Board

24 Jun 2016 – It is with great pleasure that the ONG&ONG family announces the appointment of Mr. Tai Lee Siang,
Group Managing Director, as Chair of the Board for the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).
Recognised for his achievements and successes as President of the Singapore Green Building Council (SBGC), Mr. Tai’s leadership and dedication to the green building movement will undoubtedly prove essential in the time to come. The first Asian to chair the WorldGBC Board, Mr. Tai will look to build on his stellar track record that has seen green design become increasingly vital to modern construction and development.

Cyan, Singapore
12 Feb 2016 – Landscape design by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Cyan is located in Bukit Timah, a prime residential enclave in Singapore. Capitalising on the site’s proximity to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Cyan’s landscape architecture takes inspiration from the verdant surroundings to make residents feel like they are living in an extension of the iconic garden.

Cyan, Bukit Timah, Singapore

An azure 50-metre lap pool, enveloped within a curtain of rainforest trees, takes centre stage at Cyan, much like the Swan Lake at the Botanic Gardens. Cyan’s lush, flora-filled surroundings also lend a resort-esque ambience to the twin spa suites and lagoon villas ensconced within the property.

This luxuriant greenery is also reflected in Cyan’s beautiful sky terraces. These rooftop sky terraces have relaxing spa villas and cosy corners to hold parties, for instance. There are also private dip pools with hydro-massage beds and seats dotted around the sky terraces.

Cyan’s landscaping capitalises on the ideal location, using a variety of plant life and structural elements to turn this residential development into a luxurious garden home.

MIPIM Asia Awards 2015 News
3 Dec 2015 – We are pleased to announce that Al-Ansar Mosque was awarded Silver at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2015 for Best Refurbished Building. Led by ONG&ONG directors Kurjanto Slamet and Loh Kah Wai, the design modernises the iconic Al-Ansar Mosque in Bedok, so that it represents the contemporary, forward-looking aspects of Islam.

Held in Hong Kong on 1 December 2015, the MIPIM Asia Awards celebrates the property industry’s best and brightest in a variety of fields.
Congratulations to Kurjanto, Kah Wai and team!

Let’s Experience Design
18 Nov 2015 – A book that showcases ONG&ONG’s Experience Design Studio
Not just content on designing physical spaces, the ONG&ONG experience design studio has been creating solutions that enhance the users’ experience of the space as well. The studio specialises in designing engaging spaces that embody the ideals and aspirations of the users, which then lead to improvements that go beyond function and aesthetics. Their award-winning projects include the SilverKris Lounge for Singapore Airlines in Sydney and the conservation project, House at Neil Road.

JustOffice, Singapore
3 Nov 2015 – Interior design by SCA Design (a member of the ONG&ONG Group)
A creatively designed workspace is crucial to sparking creativity and contributing to a dynamic working environment. Situated at a prime location at Asia Square, JustOffice is a manifestation of spatial fluidity and spatial dynamism, designed to be user friendly at best.

JustOffice, Singapore

The office space is divided into rows and grids, with the compartmentalized space connected by continuous calligraphic and ornamental patterns that flow from wall to wall. Colours on the carpeted floor play out like ink seeping through from one floor to another, visually facilitating interaction amongst the subdivided spaces. Flexible construction – having each suite able to be reconfigured and merged to form larger pockets – also contribute to the modular nature of the new space. These design elements allow the workspace to be spatially linked while having demarcated boundaries.

The spatial dynamism of the space extends beyond its physical floor space. Taking full advantage of Asia Square building’s glass façade, ceiling-height glass panels are used to distinguish different areas. Besides maximizing natural light penetration, the strategic use of these glass panels further promote visual connectivity and interaction among physically segregated spaces. This interplay of openness and boundaries is further heightened as one is treated to the unobstructed view of Singapore’s spectacular city skyline behind clear glass panels.

By developing an articulate and dynamic relationship between the various spaces, JustOffice is successfully transformed into a unique and spatially dynamic environment that lends itself to supporting the business role and identity of its users.

studioSPUTNIK JOINS ONG&ONG
16 Oct 2015 – We are pleased to welcome studioSPUTNIK to the ONG&ONG Group. Based in Bangkok, the team is led by Sarawoot Joe Chatdecha, who has 15 years of experience in interior design, having worked on various international projects in that time.
After working in Bangkok and Shanghai, Joe founded studioSPUTNIK in 2010 and the firm has a diverse portfolio ranging from hospitality and residential to corporate and retail works.

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
September 3, 2015 – Congratulations to Chrisandra Heng from SCA Design (member of the ONG&ONG Group) who was one of the winners at the recent Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, in the ‘Outstanding Category’.

CT Hub, Alexandra Road, Singapore
Architect: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
CT Hub Singapore
photograph : Kenerf Sim

CT Hub Singapore
CT Hub is an eleven-storey building with two levels of retail space and nine levels of light industrial offices and production facilities, totaling 34,000 sqm. The building’s massing is conceived as a ‘jewel box’, with forms and patterns embossed and carved out to create courtyards, gardens and terraces. Its facade constitutes a complex lattice pattern, combining straight and 20-degree angled lines drawn from digital LED displays.

Collyer Quay Landscape – 23 Sep 2013
Design: ONG&ONG, Architects
Collyer Quay Landscape Singapore
photo : Derek Swalwell

The development includes the newly completed Fullerton Bay Hotel flanked by two conservation buildings, Clifford Pier and Customs Harbour Branch Building. An array of retail, dining and entertainment establishments are housed along this stretch, which is nicely complemented by the vast outdoor performance spaces that were incorporated into the landscape.

Audi Terminal, Alexandra Road, Singapore
Design: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Audi Terminal Singaporee
photo : i29 interior architects

Audi Terminal Singapore – 5 Jun 2013
Standing eight-storeys high, Audi Singapore’s newly unveiled flagship store is the first ever high-rise Audi Terminal, and at 1,350 square metres per floor, is also the largest Audi showroom in Southeast Asia. The façade is clad in aluminium with hexagonal cut-outs forming a honeycomb pattern, while full-height glass windows for the lower floors make the building appear to float off the ground.

ONG&ONG win at Cityscape Awards
BT TIMAH HOUSE TOPS RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS AT INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, CITYSCAPE
JKC1 Singapore
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JKC1 Singapore – 8 Oct 2012
JKC1 and M-House, two of ONG&ONG’s latest residential projects were recipients at last week’s Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets. JKC1 was overall winner in the ‘Residential Built Project’ category, while M-House was also highly commended.

5 Oct 2012

ONG&ONG win at URA Architectural Awards

At today’s URA Architectural Awards ceremony, ONG&ONG’s 51 Joo Chiat Terrace was a winner for its minimalist design and unique layout that stayed true to conservation guidelines. Since the award’s inception in 1995, the Urban Redevelopment Authority has celebrated the best in Singapore’s conservation efforts, thereby raising public awareness on the cultural impact of preserving historical buildings and monuments.

3 Oct 2012

ONG&ONG gain double win at Colombian Diaspora Archi Awards

At the recent Colombian Diaspora Architecture Awards, ONG&ONG’s Diego Molina and Maria Arango’s 55 Blair Road and JKC1 projects garnered a gold and silver medal for their respective categories.
Organised by SCANY (Sociedad Colombiana de arquitectos New York), this award gives due recognition to outstanding works created by Colombian architects and designers, wherever they are in the world.

12 Jul 2012

ONG&ONG celebrates 40 years

2012 heralds ONG&ONG’s 40th year in the design and construction business, so the company has embarked on a year-long celebration starting with a 12th of July reception at the Shangri-la Hotel, while a travelling exhibition and book launch are coming up in October.
This Thursday’s event is a big thank you to all clients, associates and friends without whose support ONG&ONG would not be where it is today. Visitors can look forward to a very special exhibition documenting the finest from ONG&ONG’s past, present and future projects.
From all of us at ONG&ONG, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the reception.

Ong&Ong – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Ong&Ong architects, alphabetical:

Sentosa Cove House, Singapore
Sentosa Cove Building
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Sentosa Cove House – 27 Jan 2012
This is a home that can endure the tropics with minimal environmental impact, by tapping on available resources.
Four levels make up the building, each catering to various social and entertainment needs while also accommodating each family member’s individual need for solitude.
Achieving space maximisation and privacy were also factored into this design, in view of the house’s proximity to neighboring units. As a result, the internal spaces face inward into a multi-functional courtyard which acts as circulation pivot and lightwell, while also serving as a visual focal point. Dense foliage also provides a natural means for additional privacy.

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About ONG&ONG

With a track record of 40 years in the industry, ONG&ONG has earned an unparalleled reputation for servicing our clients with creativity, excellence and commitment.

ONG&ONG offers a complete 360º solution, encompassing all aspects of construction from design (architecture, urban planning, interior, landscape, environmental branding, lighting and experience design) to engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, fire safety and environmental) and even project management. In addition to projects in Singapore, ONG&ONG has also completed large-scale developments regionally, prompting the setting up of offices in China, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, USA, Indonesia, Mongolia as well as Abu Dhabi.




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