Happening from October 1 to October 31, Archifest 2021, organised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is back and promises to be an even bigger, better and more inclusive celebration of great design than the last. There are over 100 events to participate in across the island and online.
This year’s Archifest theme is Design Evidence, which highlights the inquisitive attitude towards the way architects relate the complex parameters of our world to the creative process of designing it, creating meaningful and tangible value.
There is much to learn and see this Archifest 2021. Here are five interesting events that you can sign up for.
5 Events To Delve Into Architectural Design
Interact with an experienced architect and learn the essential skills of an architect. This workshop will equip participants with the thinking process and technical skills to come up with ideas for their concept for a park using parti diagrams and modelling, and also to visualise their ideas for outdoor scenes through thumbnail sketching. They will also be able to design and build an architectural model using craft tubes.
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This workshop is suitable for all ages and skill levels and will happen on 10th October 2021 from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm at the National Design Centre. The sale of tickets will close at midnight on the day of the scheduled workshop or until tickets are sold out. Tickets can be bought here.
BEEP Lab Workshops
A collaboration between Built Environment Experiential Project and Singapore Institute of Architects, young creatives ages 8-14 are invited to join the BEEP Challenge 2021 by sharing their ideas to impact our climate and built environment base on UN’s Sustainability Development Goal 2030.
Participants can build on their knowledge by participating in the various design workshops organised by BEEP Lab from 1st Oct to 31st Oct 2021 that is facilitated by architects and design practitioners. They will learn more about important aspects of architectural design such as user, site, space, form, function and more. Read more about the workshop here.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to SUTD’s efforts to find an alternative natural material that can reduce the use of plastics. The material is namely, FLAM, or Fungal Like Adhesive Material. The workshop will consist of an interesting lecture by Professor Stylianos, a virtual walk around the Lab to see the research, and finally, an opportunity to create a figurine using a similar mix to FLAM, which they can bring back.
Read more about it here.
Ever wondered how the light installations you see at the Singapore Night Festival are made? In this workshop, see the computational tools that can be used to create unique installations that are both easy to assemble and affordable to customise.
Participants will gain a first-hand experience of the entire design-to-fabrication process. They will be introduced to digital-to-fabrication workflows and get to design and bring home their very own interlocking structures. Read more about the workshop here.
Paper tubes are designed to be a cheap yet sturdy building material that is often used in the printing and fabric industries. However, many are being disposed of daily. The life cycle of these materials can be extended through upcycling and used to create structures of various sizes.
This hands-on Paper Tube Designs workshop will explore the building system of paper tubes allowing participants to get some experience building architectural model kits and assembling life-sized furniture that they can bring home. This event will be taking place on Saturday, 30 October from 9.30 am to 12 pm at the National Design Centre. Read more about it here.
See more events hosted this Archifest 2021 at the site here.