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Feb 8, 2012

REFLECTIONS AT KEPPEL BAY IS UP!

Have you seen these dancing buildings yet? I was driving along the East Coast Expressway (ECP) and wow, there's no way I can take my eyes off them!



Alternating between 24 and 41 storeys-high, the 6 undulating residential towers at Reflections at Keppel Bay feature rooftop gardens and are connected to one another by elevated bridges. These sleek curving forms of alternating heights create openings and gaps between the structures, apparently to allow all to have commanding views of the waterfront, Sentosa, the golf course and Mount Faber.


Is it a excellent example of architectural work? I'm not sure. Does it look exciting? Yes, it does look pretty unique when you are talking in context of the 'boring' local architectural landscape. But then, looking different doesn't necessarily mean it is good architecture. Only one thing is certain though - it creates controversy. This is an architecture which speaks with its sculptural form, possesses its artistic merits and is potentially capable of arousing the communities at large - be it in a positive or negative manner.

As they always say, taste is subjective. And from the comments seen on the Dezeen page (follow link above), it seems most netizens aren't too pleased with it.


Stan

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