RIP: Singapore architecture we’ll miss
On an island this small, and this expensive, architectural casualties are inevitable in the land grab for new developments.
We get it. You can’t hold on to everything. But man, some losses certainly hurt more than others.
Makeway View condo sells en bloc
The Makeway View condo moved onto death row with the announcement from Bukit Sembawang Estates of its successful en bloc acquisition – at the staggering price tag of $168m. Pricing for the 28 apartments and four penthouses ranges from $3.9m to $10.7m.
Completed in 1989, the 10-storey freehold condo will, ironically, make way for a 21 to 22-storey residential development. You just can’t fight the economics of those extra storeys.
We can only hope the new launch condos will take inspiration from the Makeway’s epic balconies.
Where to now?
- Drown your sorrows with a voyeuristic stroll through some surviving highlights of Singapore’s city condos, or with a light tour of the wonderful, retro Balmoral condo;
- Celebrate the heritage-listed black and white house now serving as a colonial-chic resto;
- Ogle at the columns, the pediments and the porticos of Singapore’s most over-the-top neoclassical architecture;
- Fall in love with the modern architecture of Trevose Crescent;
- Get better acquainted with the top architects in Singapore and the work that defines them.