Award-Winning Designers Look Into Singapore's Future in 50 Years
The illustrated book 'Tomorrow: Design Stories of our Future' headlined SingaPlural during Singapore Design Week
Here are some examples that show how our surroundings and homes may be like in 50 years’ time.
Illustrated by Lee Xin Li
PDA winner and architect Randy Chan of Zarch Collaboratives – who are well known for their vernacular touch in architecture, and their large-scale art installations (see below) – envisioned a Jetsonian Singapore with a hankering for everything retro for the word ‘Connect’.
Illustrated by Esther Goh
PDA winner Joshua Comaroff (below, at right) of Lekker Architects conceptualised an environment designed to educate, for the word ‘Learn’. Justin Zhuang’s narrative featured learning disabilities, perhaps inspired by Lekker Architects’ award-winning work for The Caterpillar’s Cove Child Development and Study Centre.
Illustrated by Ng Xinnie
PDA winner and Singapore’s most prolific furniture designer Nathan Yong (below) envisioned the word ‘Relax’ as an escape into one’s head, which in 50 years, will be shaped like a box. The concept is a futuristic contrast to Yong’s organic forms, such as the Pebble coffee table, pictured further below.
- Alfie Leong with Teresa Lim for ‘Dress’
- Kinetic Singapore with Chris Chai for ‘Eat’
- Tan Cheng Siong with Sonny Liew for ‘Live’
- Hans Tan with Andre Wee for ‘Play’
- STUCK Design with Dan Wong for ‘Travel’
- forest&whale with Koh Hong Teng for ‘Work’
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