SCDA x NTU Collaborative Research
After a series of discussions in Singapore, SCDA Lab will be embarking on a Research × Build collaboration with the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU) School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, SMAE. With the goal of further developing the architecture of off-grid spaces and dwellings for living, various possible collaborative research opportunities were shared, which will pair SCDA’s design and construction expertise with NTU’s technological and research capability to realize built prototypes in the coming year.
SCDA launches The Tenda
The Tenda (bahasa for tent) is an ecologically-empathetic retreat created by SCDA to inspire and empower travelers in the exploration of new ways of creating, thinking and living on our finite, green and blue planet. Situated in Kelating village, just minutes from Soo K. Chan’s Soori Bali, the retreat takes shape as a herd of self-sustaining, cabins; or tenda; a discursive provocation of how architecture and design can rally to make palatable off-grid living a real proposition.
SCDA × NUS Design Studio 2019
SCDA × NUS design studio review in New York City. The project occupies two city blocks in the Hudson Yards neighbourhood where the old postal sorting complex is located. The proposal is essentially a design hub engaged in inventive / creative production in a new economy with events and maker programs for public participation.
SCDA Charity Drive for 'Migrants We Care' Fundraising Campaign
May 31, 2020
Migrant workers in Singapore have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been a total of 32,104 migrant workers infected with COVID-19 (as reported by Ministry of Health on May 31, 2020), many of whom are currently in isolation and are at risk of losing their jobs, while carrying loans they had to incur to come to Singapore for work.
To help ease this situation and encourage more to give generously, SCDA management and our colleagues raised a total of $22,260 towards the Migrants We Care Fund. We'd like to thank each and every one of our colleagues who pitched in to help make possible our common cause, that this might inspire us to care for others in times of need, and help us all stay strong during this difficult time.