• A comprehensive overview of one of Asia’s most exciting, innovative and sustainably minded architecture practices.
• WOHA is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia’s green-building revolution.
• A timely publication contemplating the role of architects and urban planners in combating the global climate crisis.
• Produced in close collaboration with the architect.
• Green designs will appeal to both professional architects and a growing general audience interested in making urban environments more livable – especially in the wake of Covid-19.
A major overview of Singapore’s most exciting architecture practice, documenting the complete corpus of WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work.
WOHA is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia’s green-building revolution. Founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, Singapore’s most dynamic architecture studio is known for delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions to combat the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and urbanization.
Even within Singapore’s leading-edge architecture scene, WOHA have broken new ground, and they are continuing to do so in our rapidly expanding cities where far-sighted thinking is imperative to sustainable and sociable development. Its projects stretch from Singapore to Bangladesh, China and Australia, where the practice’s ambitions are being realized in works like the self-sufficient Punggol Digital District in Singapore.
This complete overview documents WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work, with important ongoing projects followed by a listed chronology. It is a timely assessment of the practical realization of WOHA’s theories and principles, and the environmental responsibilities now shouldered by architects and urban planners worldwide.
Patrick Bingham-Hall is a writer and photographer who has written and produced over twenty books on Asian architecture, including several on WOHA.
Timothy Beatley is Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
Nirmal Kishnani is Assistant Dean at the National University of Singapore Architecture Faculty, and the editor of FuturArc magazine.