9 July 2010

Uniquely Singapore? a generi-City project, Features: Randy Chan

Randy Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and has since maintained a long-standing interest in the fields of art and installation. He is currently the principal of Zarch Collaboratives, a multidisciplinary practice that actively involves itself in the fields of both art and architecture.

One of Singapore’s leading young architects, Randy Chan was featured in `20 under 40 up and coming architects by the URA in 2004 and in the acclaimed international magazine `Monocles’ by critic choice as the local firm to watch out .

Randy’s architectural and design experience includes work on projects as diverse as stage design, private housing, cluster housing and master-planning – all of which are guided by the simple philosophy that architecture and the aesthetics are part of the same impulse.

He takes a multidisciplinary architectural approach to his projects and specializes in the convergence between Art and Architecture. His works are published in the numerous
local architecture magazines and international publications like the latest edition of Singapore houses by Robert Powell.

He also won a Gold Award in the 3rd SIA Fa├žade Design Excellence Awards in 2006 for his work on the Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

His other interesting works include the Stage Design for the Singapore National Day Parade 2005,2008 and 2009, and the Uniquely Singapore Pavilion at the 2nd China- Asean Expo 2006 Nanning, China. He is also currently the stage and set principal designer for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games.

Randy’s private art works, including “dark nights & white days”, “bodies” and “moves” have been exhibited to much acclaim commissioned by the French Embassy .