Common Line | One Global Studio

DP Architects present Common Line | One Global Studio exhibition




Common Line | One Global Studio
Singapore Flyer

From 12 August to 29 September 2017, DP Architects will present a seven-week exhibition, A Common Line | One Global Studio, showcasing 50 years of the firm’s architectural explorations.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Singapore Sports Hub – Photo © Rory Daniel

A Common Line | One Global Studio curates DP Architects’ portfolio of works within the context of Singapore’s architectural history and the significant development of the urban landscape; as well as the firm’s global projects, designed as public nodes of human density that contribute to a city’s quality of life.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Singapore Sports Hub – Photo © Rory Daniel

The works are presented through never-seen-before architectural drawings and models, specially reproduced for the exhibition. The exhibition prompts visitors to query the function of architecture and urbanism, reflecting the way in which factors such as socio-economic shifts, evolving cultures and climate change will continue to transform the built environment.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Marina Square, Pan Pacific Hotel, Marina Mandarin, Mandarin Oriental, Suntec City, Millenia Walk, Centennial Tower, Conrad Centennial, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

– Over 2,000 architectural drawings of selected projects, in chronological order, showcase the breadth of DP’s portfolio, presented in a vertebral column-like installation that traverses the entire exhibition gallery.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Façade of Orchard Central – Photo © Jeremy San

These drawings are carefully reproduced from archival drawings, blueprints and microfilms; and collectively chronicles DP’s ongoing exploration in shaping the public domain.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Façade of Wisma Atria in 2004

– Thirty-two new constructed models, at varying scales larger than typical building models, investigate the practice’s design methodology by typology and highlight architectural design that is unique to the respective typology, underpinned by an understanding of the needs of the different user groups.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Façade of Wisma Atria in 2012 – Photo © Mori Hidetaka

– A specially commissioned wall-sized (3.6m x 3.6m) illustration, titled Building Blocks, by local artist, Lee Xin Li. The piece weaves together DP’s design explorations from sites of nostalgia to the architectural icons of tomorrow.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Façade of Paragon

Resembling a collection of ‘cities within a city’, the illustration celebrates what DP has come to create in 50 years – structures that are imbued with the stories of everyday life, giving the cities we live in, a life of their own.

Common Line | One Global Studio
The Dubai Mall – Photo © Iran Naqi

– An interactive visual display to explore and experience the evolution and transformation of Orchard Road and Marina Bay, two prominent and celebrated urbanscapes that have come to be regarded as symbols of Singapore’s progress. Source anf photos, Courtesy of DP Architects.

Common Line | One Global Studio
Resorts World Sentosa – Photo © Rory Daniel
Common Line | One Global Studio
View of the Marina Bay

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