The Architecture Experience – Singapore takes participants on a 7-day journey across the city-state of Singapore exploring projects on Urban Housing, Development, and Sustainability. The participants will get to study agencies and their holistic approach toward providing housing for all, the evolution of public housing, the transformation of urban areas, planning models used to create a sustainable environment with a high quality of life, and the change in the course towards green architecture.


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What is The Architecture Experience - Singapore?

The best approach to growing as an architect is to learn from experiencing and observing. The Architecture Experience aims to do just that. Participants get to observe the evolution of urban housing and innovations in the field through site visits and interactions with agencies and document the learning in a themed narrative for later referencing. The Experience will be a seven-day long curated educational tour for up to twenty participants, across the city-state of Singapore.

These visits will focus on the evolution of public housing through the years and the current focus based on the current needs of creating a sustainable environment with a high quality of life, involving the community as stakeholders. All the while looking at sustainability as an underlying theme from the macro to the micro level. The visits also include observations of local-identity areas that are rejuvenated with new public spaces, upgraded streetscapes, or sensitive injection of new homes and amenities. Participants will also explore observation and documentation methods while focusing on urban housing and its development.


In the 7 days, participants will get to work on their own Capstone project in sync with their subjects in college or work. These projects will be relevant for an urban Indian landscape, with inspiration taken from places visited during this Experience.

ParkROYAL Hotel on Pickering by WOHA Architects. Image © William

Upcoming batches

How Much Does It Cost?

INR 82,000 / $1,100

The price includes flights ex-Chennai, India (taxes extra). The price without flights is $950. Please contact us if you are a NASA India student, for discounted pricing.

What does the cost include?

Domain Expert Guidance

Course Material



local & airport transfers

breakfast & dinner


entry fees

Our Partners


Rachita Bhonsle

MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Curator & Tour leader - The Architecture Experience

Nikita sharma

National University of Singapore

Curator & Tour leader - The Architecture Experience


The overall experience was excellent. In all the places we visited, the learning experience was highly intuitive. The credits for that could be given to the technological advancements in Singapore, and also to the amazing people who accompanied us on this trip. We got to dive into the Urban development and housing aspects of Singapore. My experience with Reena was amazing. She helped and guided us about everything, and helped us in understanding all the aspects. All the experiences were actually very well integrated, and they complimented each other. So personally, I liked the entire experience. Definitely a 10 on 10!
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Krashang Goswami
4th Year, DIT Dehradun
(Participant, December 2019)
Coming as a student to learn and coming as a tourist are completely different experiences. As a student, in the past few days we covered nearly the entire planning of Singapore. We visited a lot of informational places associated with urban planning which gave us a better understanding of the by-laws, thought process, innovation & technology, sustainability and future planning of Singapore. We got to see how Singapore is a good example of urban planning and sustainability. Our interactions with Reena were also so informative. She shared a lot of resourceful information and experience which was really helpful for us. Definitely a 10 out of 10!
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Nadia Alfia Solomon
4th Year, SRM SEAD, Ramapuram, Chennai
(Participant, December 2019)
To read and attend lectures about urban development is one thing but to actually witness it in person is incomparable. Visiting the URA Centre and the HDB Hub, with their interactive, ultra-informative exhibits and proposals, showed me just how multi-disciplinary and collaborative urban study really is. The knowledge gained through the long, interactive heritage walks made up for the exhaustion we had to endure in the process! I'd definitely recommend The Architectural Experience trips to my friends and peers.
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Tejesvini S R
4th Year, SRM SEAD, Ramapuram, Chennai
(Participant, December 2019)

Sustainable Development Goals

All our Experiences are aimed at implementing and solving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. Goal no. 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals’ is key to our Experiences, since we work with a global team of experts to be able to add value to the learning of the participants. The Architecture Experience Singapore focuses on 3 of the Goals primarily.

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Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation​

– Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being.

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Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable​

– By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing

– By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement

– By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters

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Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

– By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

– Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production


–  Students and fresh graduates from architecture colleges and related fields

–  Young professionals from architecture, design and related fields who want to explore Urban Housing, Development, and Sustainability in Singapore

Young architects could benefit exponentially from observing architecture in a country which has a colonial past including starting points for nation-building post-independence with an intent to provide housing for all. Also observed is Singapore’s rapid success in overcoming its spatial and resource constraints and transforming itself from a third-world to a highly liveable first-world city-state today. Participants also get to observe newly rejuvenated housing districts (HDBs) in Singapore which retain the distinctive qualities of local identity areas through setting design guidelines for existing and new developments and retaining key elements.

Yes! This Experience will take up to 20 participants. These participants will be split into smaller teams to execute projects which are designed to give added value to their ongoing projects (school or live)

The Architecture Experience is designed with the intent of enhancing architectural understanding. To this end, a short capstone project is included as part of the experience. The participants will explore methods of observation and documentation while focusing on ideologies of Urban Housing, Development and Sustainability.

This Experience will focus on observing and learning about the importance of site sensitivity, different architectural techniques – active and passive, importance of material selection and other aspects vital to sustainable architecture, which are important tenets of contemporary and new age architecture, be it urban or non urban.

Yes! From a logistics point of view, this price includes the cost of accommodation, flights, visas, breakfast and dinner, local and airport transfers, and entry fees where applicable.

A building can only be understood by moving around and through it, and by experiencing the modulation, and feel the spaces one moves through - from outside into verandah, then rooms, passages, courtyards. Architecture cannot be totally explained but must be experienced."

Geoffrey Bawa

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