This year’s Archifest will be focused on the theme of Craft, exploring the materiality and techniques that architects developed while working alongside artisans.
The theme will also look beyond the bespoke into the contemporary maker culture – a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture and revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones.
Alan Tay, one of the founding partners of Formwerkz, has been confirmed as the Festival Director for Archifest 2019.
Selected by URA as one of the ’20 Under 45’ rising architects in 2009, Alan also serves as adjunct assistant professor at the School of Architecture, NUS.
He believes in the transformative power of Architecture in effecting change and making the world a better place.
Expect the familiar master lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, tours and workshops that has been well-received over the years. More details of the festival will be released at a later stage.