Clockwise from top left: Detail of water feature in a private residence, Singapore;
Park Seven condominium, Malaysia (Photos: Patrick Bingham-Hall); Dr Colin K. Okashimo
Jury Citation: Dr Colin Katsumi Okashimo’s exceptional career spans over 33 years, during which time he has built a reputation for designing outdoor places of contemplation. He represents a new level in the maturity of design in Singapore and the region. As an antidote to the hectic pace of life in cities today, he introduces us to a process that can be best described as “Slow Design”, a movement like “Slow Food” and “Slow Cities” that shifts our value system from quantity to quality.
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Clockwise from left: Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Photo: Albert Lim);
Lee Kong Chian, Natural History Museum (Photo: Jordan Bates); Franklin Po Sui Seng
Jury Citation: Franklin Po Sui Seng’s work has been greatly influenced by the International Style. This is partly the result of having spent many years with the architecture masters who worked in California in the 1960s and 1970s. His multi-disciplinary path – beginning with studies in biology, botanical morphology before graduating to his studies in architecture – has informed his understanding of natural systems and holistic intersections. Inspired by the verticality of Singapore’s built landscape and by the progression of modern design, the mastery of his craft is infused with a bionomic sensitivity for humanity’s relationship with nature.
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