Case Study: SkyHabitat, Singapore

International Journal on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

A paper by Jaron Lubin, Principal

Originally published in Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Journal, 2016 Issue 1

The principles set forth 48 years ago at the Montreal Expo 1967, embodied in the form of Habitat '67, which proposed an entirely different kind of "modern tall housing project," are now advanced int he 21st century in Singapore, with Sky Habitat. The shifted modules and balconies, combined with communal spaces at height, give the effect of a hillside village as much as a tall building. The Sky Habitat demonstrates what can happen to the tall housing typology when enlightened public policy meets inspired design.

Read the complete essay in the PDF below.

Published in Practice on January 1, 2016