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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Skygardens, in fashion?

Many new projects have skygardens.
Let's see.....

National Library
NTUC Centre
One George Street
Police Cantonment Complex
Pinnacle @ Duxton
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Are skygardens all the rage now?
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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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Oh, post that in the design trends thread.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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What I dislike about Singapore architecture is that it is about as fickle minded as the bubble tea and rotiboy trends... Soon, the whole sky garden thing will go out of fashion, like the previous concrete wall, square window concept, hehe.(1995 to 2000)
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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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i think whats hot now is blue-green glass facade -.-'''
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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #5
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i think skygardens would be an integral part of future buildings and would be here to stay as part of our efforts to prevent our city from being a concrete jungle and to reduce the "urban heat island effect".
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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #6
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i think whats hot now is blue-green glass facade -.-'''
^ agree! so many new buildings with glass facades...
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Old October 14th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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Yeah, the sky gardens fad is actually taking a step back, to make way for the blue green glass things, look at the sail and ORQ.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #8
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I don't have objections for more green pockets. Problem is, these are usually a passing thing. People react to the call for more green spaces but as soon as this blow over, its gone. We just don't focus on good ideas long enough to nurture them into something meaningful. We end up with superficial trend leftovers which could otherwise become an identity.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 03:43 PM   #9
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The little known skygardens on Police Cantonment Complex, aka CID HQ.

Super-zooming in drizzle, hence the poor quality.

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Old October 14th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #10
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one sorry arse green wannabe with a fibre glass loch ness?
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #12
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more pics by u all

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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #14
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Loch Ness is the lake, you should have said Nessie :-) Otherwise, lol
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And I still have to see a highrise in Singapore with a convincing Sky Garden. The National Library Ones are okay, but not great.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #16
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I don't have objections for more green pockets. Problem is, these are usually a passing thing. People react to the call for more green spaces but as soon as this blow over, its gone. We just don't focus on good ideas long enough to nurture them into something meaningful. We end up with superficial trend leftovers which could otherwise become an identity.
Totally agree with you.

oh well...people DO get tired of bubble tea and apple strudels..
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Old October 14th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #17
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i think skygardens would be an integral part of future buildings and would be here to stay as part of our efforts to prevent our city from being a concrete jungle and to reduce the "urban heat island effect".
I saw a documentary on CNA awhile back. Think HDB in particular seems committed to encouraging and introducing skygardens in public estates. The new Pinnacle@Duxton will have skygardens, and many new private apartments seem to have this feature in their design. In fact seems to be more so than office buildings.

Skygarden at NTUC Centre.



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Old October 16th, 2005, 08:14 AM   #18
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The word Skygarden is perfect evidence. Why SkyGarden when really the proper word is Rooftop Garden? Because it sounds hip and trendy? I find it all so irritating. This is like the '@' thing all over again.
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Old October 16th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #19
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Cos some are not on the roof?
Like National Library has no gardens on the roof.....
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Old October 16th, 2005, 12:34 PM   #20
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These are all semantics. If its good, doesn't matter what you call it. It doesn't even have to have a name.
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