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Ministry of Design : Singapore Architects Studio

Contemporary Singapore Architects Practice: Design Office in Southeast Asia

Ministry of Design – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Ministry of Design, alphabetical

20 Jul 2012
UOL Edge Gallery, Singapore
Ministry of Design
UOL Edge Gallery Singapore building by Ministry of Design
photo : CI&A Photography
UOL Edge Gallery Singapore
Singapore has been experiencing a residential condominium development boom in recent years and as a result, architects have been called upon to design a slew of temporary show gallery buildings to facilitate the display and sale of these developments.

20 Jul 2012
Vanke Triple V Gallery, Tianjin, China
Architect: Ministry of Design
Vanke Triple V Gallery Tianjin building by Ministry of Design
image from architects studio
Vanke Triple V Gallery
Designed as a permanent show gallery and tourist information center for China’s largest developer Vanke, MOD’s dramatic design for the TRIPLE V GALLERY has become an icon along the Dong Jiang Bay coastline. “Despite its obvious sculptural qualities, the building’s DNA evolved rationally from a careful analysis of key contextual & programmatic perimeters”.

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Location: 20 Cross Street #03-01, Singapore 048422, Southeast Asia

Ministry of Design Practice Information

About Ministry of Design

Singapore Architects

Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms & experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated experiential-design practice, MOD’s explorations are created amidst a democratic ‘studiolike’ atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space. We love to question where the inherent potential in contemporary design lies, and then to disturb the ways they are created or perceived – redefining the world around us in relevant and innovative ways, one project at a time!

This, we declare, is real change, not change for the sake of novelty. Fortified with these aspirations, we begin each distinct project anew by seeking to do 2 things – to draw deeply from the context surrounding each project, but also to dream freely so that we might transcend mere reality and convention. Each MOD project endeavours to be delightfully surprising but yet relevant, distinctly local but still globally appealing.

The response to our ethos has been overwhelming and we’ve received critical acclaim with a multitude of international award wins and key media coverage – these include being crowned Designer of the Year by the International Design Awards, USA 2010, Rising Star of Architecture by the Monocle Singapore Survey 2010, Gold Key Award Grand Prize Winner 2008, and President’s Design Award 2006 & 2008 as well as feature appearances in Wallpaper, Frame and Surface. True to our inter-disciplinary profile, we’ve also won the Grand Prize in Saporiti Italia’s design competition, and Luxury Tower was manufactured for display at the prestigious Milan Design Week 2010.

MOD’s integrated experiential design approach has resulted in wide-ranging local and foreign projects such as the New Majestic Hotel, The Club Hotel, Leo Burnett Office, BBH Office, Zig Zag House, SOHO China Sanlitun Condominium, The Mark Business Park, and Vanke Triple V Gallery.

Colin Seah Architect


Architecturally trained in the US, Colin Seah honed his sensibilities working for the likes of Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind. He also spent 4 years at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture researching design pedagogy and serving as design critic.

As MOD’s Founder & Director of Design, Colin has been named Designer of the Year by International Design Awards USA 2010, and is a two-time recipient of Singapore’s highest design accolade, the President’s Design Award. He was also a Grand Prize Winner of the Gold Key Award, the highest international hospitality accolade, named Hong Kong Perspective’s ’40 under 40 architects’ and Marcus Corporation Foundation Prize 2007 ‘emerging architect with potential for greatness’. Recognized as ”Rising Star in Architecture” by Monocle, Colin Seah has been invited by the Singapore Tourism Board to redefine Singapore as a destination for 2020 and beyond.

Singapore Architecture

Singapore Architectural Designs – chronological list

Contemporary Architecture in Singapore – architectural selection below:

Aedas Singapore Office Interior Design
Architects: Aedas
Aedas Singapore office interior design
image courtesy of architects office
Aedas Singapore Offices Interior Design

Liang Court
Design: City Developments Limited and CapitaLand Limited
Singapores Liang Court Towers
image : CapitaLand / CDL
Liang Court Towers

Singapore Architecture Designs

Singapore Tower

Southeast Asian Architecture

Ken Yeang : Malaysian architect

Singapore Building Photos : images of recent buildings

Architecture Studios

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