DESIGN
PHILOSOPHY

Genome is "the total amount of genetic information in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences. It represents all the inheritable traits of an organism."

At Genome Architects and Design Consultancy (GAD), we believe that like genome, a project's requirements and program is specific to culture, context, heritage, substance and time. Natural systems of biology, organisms and natural habitats provide us with endless and universal methodologies to manifest our own built environment in pleasurable, intelligent ways.

Started by Yen Yen Wu, GAD explores concerns of design through its fundamentals:

Responsive – through use of materials and construction strategies for all their inherent properties and behaviours in atmospheric climates; through understanding that response necessarily incorporates the element of time, growth and change.

Bio-mimetic – through understanding the architecture, self-organisation and movements of natural bio-systems and adapting these methods into our built environments so that architecture partakes in being counted as natural habitats; through use of new technologies to understand and construct smart natural systems; to humanise morphogenesis.

Tying together a development of form, structure, detail and quality concepts in tight package without excess, without being superfluous; an understanding and commonality that we all carry around. It is called our GENOME.

Projects Featured in Media

2010: House at Tosca Terrace Featured in d+a magazine Issue 055

February 2011: Crazyworld Café Featured in d+a magazine Issue 060
April 2011: Crazyworld Café Featured in The Business Times Weekend

April 2011: Tricolor Capital Pte. Ltd. Office Interior Featured in d+a magazine Issue 061

July 2011: The Orange Thimble Café Featured in The Business Times Weekend

March 2012: Second Street House Featured in d+a magazine Issue 066
March 2012: Second Street House and Swiss View House Featured in archello.com

July 2012: Sunset House Featured in Straits Times Life! Section
July 2012: Sunset House Featured in Habitus Living Online, Australia August

2012: Jalan Ketumbit House Featured in d+a magazine Issue 069
October 2012: Jalan Ketumbit House Featured in TODAY newspapers, Singapore

October 2012: Terang Bulan ‘Bubble House’ Featured in Cubes Indesign Online

November 2012: Swiss View House Featured in d+a magazine Issue 067

November 2012: Allscript Flagship Store Featured in Straits Times Life! Section

December 2012: Sunset House Featured on cover of Dwell Asia Magazine
December 2012: Sunset House Featured in The Peak Selection: Domain Magazine Issue 06

December 2012: GAD Company Feature in Inside/Outside: The Indian Design Magazine Issue 330

January 2013: Jalan Ketumbit House Featured in Inside/Outside: The Indian Design Magazine Issue 331

April 2013: L’Espace Sante Salon Featured in d+a magazine Issue 073
June / July 2013: L’Espace Sante Salon Featured in Cubes Indesign Magazine Issue 062

August 2013: GAD Company Featured in TODAY Newspapers, Singapore

August 2013: Jalan Mat Jambol House Featured in d+a magazine Issue 075

September 2013: GAD Company Featured in Cubes Indesign Magazine, one of three New Generation of Singapore Architecture Firms

October 2013: Exo-House at Thomson Fulton Selected to take part in Archifest 2013 – Architour, Singapore
October 2013: Exo-House at Thomson Fulton Featured in d+a magazine Special Edition, Singapore Uncommon Houses

August 2014: GAD Company Featured in Singapore Architects Magazine Issue 282

August 2014: Golden Ratio House at Bishan Featured in d+a magazine Issue 067
September 2014: Golden Ratio House at Bishan Featured in Straits Times Life! Section
October 2014: Golden Ratio House at Bishan Featured in Singapore Architects Magazine Issue 283

October 2014: GAD Company Featured in d+a magazine Special Edition, Driven by Design: 21 young firms in Singapore and Malaysia to watch out for

October 2014: The Wall House at Serangoon Gardens Featured in the Business Times

May 2015: The Front-Back House at Holland Road Featured in the Business Times

October 2015: Golden Ratio House at Bishan selected to take part in Archifest 2015 – Architour, Singapore

November 2015: 2 Multi-Generation Houses at Lantan Avenue Featured in d+a magazine Issue 088
January 2016: 2 Multi-Generation Houses at Lantan Avenue Featured in Straits Times Life! Section

 

GAD Projects so far include:

Civic

UNESCO Heritage Singapore Botanic Gardens: New Visitor Kiosk and Boardwalk at Eco Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Core (In progress)
Resthouses along Siloso Beach and Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island (In progress)
Annex to Pek San Theng Temple and Columbarium at Bishan (In progress)
Expansion to MSF Offices for Early Childhood Development Agency at Cuppage Road (In progress)

Commercial

Urban Studies of Neighbourhoods for Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hotel Indigo Branding

Feasibility proposal for High-end Residential Development at Gurgaon, Delhi, India
Feasibility proposal for Residential Tower Apartments at Sarkies Road, Newton
Feasibility proposal for Flagship Heritage Boutique Hotel at East Coast Road
Feasibility proposal for Footprints Flashpacker Hostel at Boat Quay
Feasibility proposal for Flagship Restaurant 'chu lounge

Flagship cafe for Crazyworld at Temple Street (Completed)
Flagship cafe for The Orange Thimble Café (Completed)
Flagship concept store for Franz (Completed)
Flagship concept magazine store for Allscript Media (Completed)
Flagship restaurant for Table24 at Temple Street (Completed)

Office Interior for Kim Eng Securities (Completed)
Office Interior for Tricolor Capital Pte. Ltd (Completed)
Office Interior for Cobham Communications & Connectivity (Aeroflex Singapore Pte Ltd) (Completed)

Conservation

Conservation Shophouse Residence at 49 Blair Road (Completed)
Conservation Shophouse Residence at 30 Blair Road (In progress)

Residential Architecture

Residence at Sunset Square (Completed)
Residence at Swiss View (Completed)
Residence at Bridport Avenue (Completed)
Residence at Second Street (Completed)
Residence at Jalan Ketumbit (Completed)
Residence at Fulton Road (Completed)
Residence at Jalan Greja (Completed)
Residence at Terang Bulan Avenue (Completed)
Residence at Jalan Mat Jambol (Completed)
Residence at Tosca Terrace (Completed)
Residence at Jalan Binchang (Completed)
Residence at Portchester Avenue (Completed)
Residence at Lakeshore Avenue (Interior) (Completed)
Residence at Frankel Avenue (Completed)
Residence at Johor Bahru (Completed)
Two Residences at Lantana Avenue (Completed)
Residence at Holland Road (Completed)
Residence at Chu Lin Road (Completed)
Residence at Hillview Crescent (Completed)
Residence at Sunbird Road (Completed)
Residence at Begonia Drive (In progress)
Residence at Upper Thomson (In progress)


Good-class Residence at Swiss Club Road (In progress)
Good-class Residence at Ewart Park (In Progress)

Residential Interiors

Residential Interior at Holland Grove Drive (Completed)
Apartment at Cairnhill Road (Completed)
Apartment at Eng Hoon Street (Completed)
Apartment at Chuan Park (Completed)
Apartment at Bishan (Completed)
Apartment at Newton (Completed)
Apartment at The Coast, Sentoa Cove (In progress)
 

Exhibitions

Installation for JUNG (Asia) at The Project at Reddot Museum, Singapore Indesign Event 2014