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Australia


The Banking Chamber


                                                         
The Banking Chamber is located in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, forming part of the historic enclave. The heritage building was constructed in two stages between 1928 and 1932 in the Renaissance Commercial Palazzo style and functioned as the head office of the Bank of New South Wales until 1970, when it became the Sydney branch office. Since the building is no longer owned by the bank, a new public lobby was constructed to provide access to tenants in the the upper floors. The new lobby is inserted in the middle of the existing Banking Chamber without impacting the significance of the historic structure.

                                            

Project Title

The Banking Chamber

Date of Completion

Nov- 2007


Location

341 George Street, Sydney 2000 NSW Australia

Architect

Tanner Architects

Contractor

St Hilliers Contracting





China


Wan Chai J-Residence


                    
One of the earliest areas developed in Hong Kong, Wan Chai district once contained shophouses combining the design characteristics of both Chinese and Western styles. However, after World War II, few shophouses survived in Wan Chai. The redevelopment project sought to preserve five pre-war shophouses. To allow for modern reuse, the buildings were adapted by removing un-authorized additions and using modern materials as appropriate. Some of the shophouses have now been adapted into restaurants.

 

                                                    

Project Title

Wan Chai J-Residence

Date of Completion

August-2007


Location

60 Johnsion Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Architect

Simon Kwan & Associates Limited

Contractor

Grand Tech Construction Co. Ltd.




India


Ambargarh


 

Ambargarh is a new private residence designed as a “fortress home” for the New Delhi based co-founder of the Neemrana Hotels, known for its pioneering restoration work on heritage properties. The style is a mixture of Islamic Sultanate-Mughal and Hindu-Rajput, blended and integrated with contemporary sensibilities. Ambargarh aims to reinvigorate pride in Indian heritage and inspire people to build heritage-style homes using local materials in order to keep alive traditional building expertise.


                    

Project Title

Ambargarh

Date of Completion

Jan-2008


Location

1480, Sector 14, Faridabad-121007, Haryana, India

Architect

Mr. Anurag Kapoor

Contractor

Genesis




Singapore


733 Mountbatten Road



The house at 733 Mountbatten Road is an example of the early bungalow typology of post-World War I architecture in Singapore. Adapting European design influences to local climatic conditions, the bungalow was built in 1957 and changed hands several times. The building was left in neglect for many years, with structural cracks developing.  The structural inadequacies of the old house were addressed during the restoration project, while new architectural extensions were constructed around the house. The house maintains its residential usage after the restoration and extension.


                   

Project Title

733 Mountbatten Road

Date of Completion

March-2004


Location

733 Mountbatten Road, Singapore, 437744

Architect

1) Mdm Eng Yew Hoon, 2) Mr. Ang Gin Wah

Contractor

Gin + design workshop




National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus)

      
                                 
A historical heritage site, the Bukit Timah Campus is the cradle of tertiary education in Singapore modeled after a traditional British college campus. The campus contains an eclectic mix of buildings in different styles constructed at different times. As part of the conservation and development project, various buildings were repaired and conserved, with interior spaces re-configured to suit the requirements of different faculties. A new pedestrian walkway, multi-purpose block and lecture theatre and pavilion were created to meet contemporary needs.      

                                                                                  

Project Title

National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus)

Date of Completion

Jan-2007


Location

469 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259776, Republic of Singapore

Architect

Ms. Ho Sweer Woon

Contractor

Guan Ho Construction Co Pte Ltd