NUS Architecture City Exhibition 2017

An annual event that showcases selected works of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Design students from NUS Department of Architecture.

The theme for this year’s Exhibition is “Archipelago”, which pays homage to our region and its bountiful opportunities, knowledge, and inspirations for architecture. This exhibition also takes the archipelago as a reference for the exploratory nature of design, where the collective findings in the explorations of different sections come together as the work of NUS Architecture.

Opening Night: 7th July, 7pm
Exhibition runs from 8th-28th July, 8:30am – 5pm (except Sundays and public holidays)


TAS Films 2016: Koolhaas Houselife

Koolhaas Houselife Poster

The Architecture Society is proud to present Ila Bêka and Louis Lemoine’s documentary Koolhaas Houselife.

The first project of the Living Architectures series, Koolhaas Houselife portrays one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture. The film lets the viewer enter into the house’s daily intimacy through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building. Pungent, funny and touching.

Date: 22 July 2016, Fri
Time: 7.00 PM
Venue: URA Function Hall, Level 5

Admission is free

TAS Debates 2016: Photography killed architecture


The 6th TAS Debates will take place on 15th July 2016 and will, for the first time, collaborate with  SUTD for friendly competition. The debate is a platform for academia, professionals and student to discuss issues and themes pertaining to architecture. This year, the debate motion is, “PHOTOGRAPHY KILLED ARCHITECTURE”.

A team of 1 professor and 2 students from any year of study will be nominated to represent NUS and SUTD for the debates. The champion is decided by audience vote.

Proposition: National University of Singapore

Dr Jeffrey Chan Kok Hui, Ng Yi Loong, Lim Zi Yuan

Opposition: Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr. Calvin Chia You Jin, Ong Yong Siang, Tan Yen Lin

Debate format

Proposition 1st speaker: Opening stand (5 mins)
Opposition 1st speaker: Counter and opening stand (5 mins)

Opposition 2nd speaker: Questions directed at a proposing speaker  (1.5 mins)
Addressed proposing speaker: Answers questions (3.5 mins)
Opposition 2nd speaker: Questions directed at another proposing speaker (1.5 mins)
Addressed proposing speaker: Answers questions (3.5 mins)

Proposition 2nd speaker: Questions directed at a opposing speaker  (1.5 mins)
Addressed opposing speaker: Answers questions (3.5 mins)
Proposition 2nd speaker: Questions directed at another proposing speaker (1.5 mins)
Addressed proposing speaker: Answers questions (3.5 mins)

Q&A from the floor (20 mins)

Proposition 3rd speaker: Conclusion (5 mins)
Opposition 3rd speaker: Conclusion (5 mins)


Cloud Library Design Competition

Cloud Library Design Competition
an initiation by TAS

Cloud Library Design Competition invites students to come up with innovative book shelf designs for our current Cloud Library. Contribute your ideas for a new library shelf, and stand a chance to win S$300 cash!*

Entry guidelines / Design brief

Individuals will be required to submit a design for a book shelf for the cloud library located at SDE3 level 2, with given dimension (3mx4m with no restriction in height) in accordance with the criteria stated.

The space to be designed:

  • The shelf design should include two sections: one for permanent collection and one for books/magazines giveaway.
  • Entries should showcase well-designed and functional solutions.
  • Entries must be able to store up to 250 books and magazines.
  • Work with given diacrete wood wool cement board of the following (Do not design with wood pieces larger than the given dimension)
    • 300mmx1150mm
    • 900mmx900mm
    • 550mmx600mm
    • All boards are 20mm in thickness as shown below

Examples of design using diacrete wood wool cement board:



1st Prize: S$300 Cash*

*Winner is required to build the actual design and use this amount to purchase additional materials. Cement-wood board will be provided.

Submission Requirements:

Artwork must include general dimensions of the shelves, and have an accompanying description of no more than 150 words to explain design concept.

  1. Artwork size: A1 in PDF (300dpi)
  2. Submit through email to
  3. Deadline: 3rd Jan 2015

Download the brief @ Cloud Library design brief
For further enquiries please direct emails to


8th October, Thursday, 6.30pm
SDE Foyer (Big Steps)
Admission: Free

A3 Poster Official 2

For the new kids on the block,

The Black Party is an annual event where you can socialize with your tutors and fellow architecture mates. It is the one night where we can get together as one architecture faculty!

In addition, there will be performances by your peers, so do come down and show some love!

Do join us after design studio for a time of laughter, fun and yummy food!

Remember, black will always be the new black!

BUZZTALK by Ong Tze Boon

BUZZTALK by Ong Tze Boon
28th September, Monday


TAS presents “Buzztalk” by Ong Tze Boon, the Group Executive Chairman of ONG&ONG and the current president of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA).

Join us in this lecture where he will share his visions in architecture with us!
See you next Monday at LR427 at 6.30pm!

Refreshments will be provided!

4 Architecture Drive
Singapore 117 566



The highly anticipated Architours is back! Organised by The Architecture Society (TAS) as part of Singapore Institute of Architects’ Archifest 2015, this year’s tours will inspire visitors as we visit award winning as well as unique buildings in Singapore. Book a slot in one of the weekend tours now!
Check out for details of the tours!
As per previous years, TAS will be offering limited discounted tickets for our own students! Please like our facebook page and Stay tuned for more information!