7 Instagrammable buildings in Singapore to look out for

Out of the 132 awardees from this year’s International Architecture Awards, seven were from Singapore. Among them are curvaceous sky-high buildings, a college, a museum and an upcoming new wing of the airport that’s touted to be the new shining gem of Changi. Both functional and pretty, here’s where you can find them.

Yale-NUS College

, 7 Instagrammable buildings in Singapore to look out for
Yale-NUS College
Although it may be quite a distance to get to, the green campus is one with plenty of picture-worthy open spaces. You can definitely get a sense of the student life just by standing there. Designed by Forum Architects (Singapore) and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (USA) and spreading over 63,000 sq m, the campus has large courtyards, tall residential towers and architecture with spacious walkways. 16 College Ave West.

D’ Leedon Condominium

, 7 Instagrammable buildings in Singapore to look out for
D’Leedon Singapore. Photo credit: Hufton Crow
This residential area at Farrer Road is pretty futuristic-looking because of its sky-reaching curvy walls and windows. Sure, you may not be able to enter but that doesn’t mean you can’t test your photographic skills from afar. The towers are 36-storeys high and are designed by the late Iraqi-born British architect, Zaha Hadid. If you look close enough, you’ll notice how the floors resemble petal designs. 15 Leedon Heights.

Cornwall Gardens

Another residential area that received recognition is the Cornwall Gardens near Holland Village in Singapore, with a roof garden that resembles the terrained hills of padi fields. It was a project by Chang Architects founder and principal architect Chang Yong Ter who built the residence on a sloping hill, with the seven bedrooms of the two-storey house integrated into one space in sync with nature. 2A Cornwall Gardens.

ArtScience Museum

, 7 Instagrammable buildings in Singapore to look out for
ArtScience Museum. Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands
Find some time next week to visit the ArtScience Museum; if not for the Future World or the Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Sciene of Gems exhibitions, at least to appreciate its archiecture. Designed by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, it’s got three floors with 21 gallery spaces. The lotus flower-looking building along the Marina Bay waterfront area has also been termed the welcoming hand of Singapore and is no stranger to Singapore’s skyline. And now it can another award to its list of accolades. 6 Bayfront Ave.

Paterson 3’s

, 7 Instagrammable buildings in Singapore to look out for
Paterson 3
The Paterson 3’s terrace units near Orchard Road is a mix of timber, steel and glass, with a green roof, a vertical garden and even a suspended bridge. Designed by AR43 Architects, the place is inspired by contemporary art and the roof terrace is supposed to encourage outdoor living spaces so the owners can catch a starry night. If you haven’t found your dream living space, take a snap or two for some inspiration with this one. 63 Paterson Road.

Bliss @ Kovan

Bliss @ Kovan, which is a five minute walk from Kovan MRT, is a huge plot of land comprising of six five-storey buildings designed by LOOK Architects. It has some interesting eco-friendly features such as the urban farming on its vertical green wall. It even has vertical sun-shading architectural fins that are supposed to improve air flow, bringing style and greenery in one creation. 4 Simon Lane.

Jewel Changi Aiport

, 7 Instagrammable buildings in Singapore to look out for
The new icon of Changi Airport, Jewel Changi Airport. Photo credit: Jewel Changi Airport Devt.

The Jewel Changi Aiport which is set to open in 2019, is one to keep a look out for. Designed by Safdie Architects, Benoy and local architects RSP, it promises two main attractions such as the Forest Valley, which is a massive five-storey green garden; and the Rain Vortex, a 40-meter high indoor waterfall. 65 Airport Boulevard, Terminal 3 Singapore Changi Airport.