UNStudio have designed the new UIC building, ‘V on Shenton’, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. The dual programming of ‘V on Shenton’, comprising office and residential, presents a unique situation in this area of the city. The twin tower is comprised of a 23-storey office building and a 53-storey residential tower with a shared plinth.
Just as the office and residential towers are of the same family of forms, so do their facades originate from the same family of patterns. The basic shape of the hexagon is used to create patterns that increase the performance of the facades with angles and shading devices that are responsive to the climatic conditions of Singapore. Continue Reading →