8 Archifest 2012 Events You Should Attend

This pop-up store located at the Viridian Art House features FARM’s quirky knickknack collection, mostly products of collaboration with local designers and institutions that offer a twist on the Singaporean identity. Oct 6-31. Free.
The Pool is Closed
Architectural photographer Jeremy San introduces his photographs of the country’s oldest public pools, part of a series that documents the era of Modernist architecture in Singapore. Oct 6-31. Free.
Rethink Office Spaces
Tour creative, smart and inspiring work places such as the Park + Associates Office, Solaris and the Ministry of Design Office at this event. Only 30 spots available. Oct 12, 2-6pm. $26-37.
TEDxCity2.0: ReThink! Ideas for Idea Cities
If you have aspirations you’d like to share with other people passionate about shaping our city’s future, this brainstorming session organized by TEDxSingapore is your chance to talk. Oct 13, 4pm. Free.
Urban Graphics in Singapore
Singapore’s urban landscape is saturated with signs and symbols. At this walking tour, learn how to understand the use of typography and lettering in these artifacts. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to critically evaluate the imagery and architecture of the city. October 13, 2:30pm. Orita Sinclair School of Design. Free.
The Archifest Forum
This one-day round-table discussion and networking session involves progressive practitioners like Atelier Dreiseitl’s managing director Leonard Ng discussing a wide range of topics, including architecture photography and urban greenery. October 17. School of the Arts (SOTA). $160-270.
10 Years of Shooting Home
Held in conjunction with Objectifs, this photography exhibition features new talents like Deanna Ng, Lim Weixiang, and Jean Loo exploring the themes of home and identity. October 20-December 30. National Museum of Singapore. Free.

Reading the Symbolic-geometric Order of Old Singapore: from Mandala to Pentagram
Find patterns in ancient Singapore’s spatial plan based on the Hindu Mandala principle, British colonial panopticon viewpoints and even Masonic pentagrams in this unique walk led by Dr. Johannes Widodo, associate professor at the NUS Department of Architecture. Only 20 spots available. October 27, 9am. Free.
Read our interviews with the principal designer of the Archifest Pavilion James Tan, as well as the editor-in-chief of 4d magazine in Bangkok, which is behind Archifest event Designing (in) the City.