Space over form in architecture

In this creative talk, world-renowned architect Tan Hock Beng takes us on an architectural tour of his many designs. Tan’s unique incorporation of natural settings and historical elements surrounding his building sites will have you wishing you were on vacation at one of the many breathtaking spaces Tan has designed, such as the famous W hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Recorded at INK Asia 2016, Singapore


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Tan Hock Beng

Principal, Maps Design Studio

Tan Hock Beng graduated from the School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours). He was awarded the Singapore Institute of Architects Medal in 1989, and has been involved in many competition-winning projects for a diverse range of building types globally. Tan is deeply committed to the study of traditions and cultures of Southeast Asia, and is particularly interested in how these relate to contemporary practices. He lectures widely throughout the world and his works have been exhibited in many cities including Tokyo, San Jose, Costa Rica, and the prestigious 9th Exhibition of Art and Architecture at the Biennale de Venezia in Venice, 2004.

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