Floodplain Farms

Exploring intensive properties: farming on a floodplain

Academic YearY2S2
TutorLooi Chee Kin
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The brief is to select a site along the Kallang River and design a Centre for Cities and Climate Change (C4). The client for the Centre is a Singapore-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) named Beyond Sustainability and Liveability (or BSL).

BSL plans to set up a Centre for Cities and Climate Change (C4) to promote public understanding of urban environment and climate change – both in terms of the environmental impacts of cities and urban lives that contribute to climate change, and the impacts of climate instability on cities and urban lives – in order to facilitate collective action on climate change mitigation and a low carbon future.

This project is still being documented.

A History of the Kallang River

An opportunity at Bishan Park

Design Considerations #1: An Axial Dialogue

Design Considerations #2: Affordance in the form of Space

Designing a “garden-farm” – stepped landscapes of varying conditions

Fabricating, detailing the stepped landscapes