Local Photographer’s Photo Album Makes Singapore Look Like A Futuristic City From 2050
We’ve often heard that Singapore is a futuristic city thanks to urban farms, state-of-the-art architecture and towering skyscrapers.
The island’s sights might not be impressive to locals since we’re used to seeing them everyday, but these photos will definitely change your mind.
A photographer named Kevin (@kevouthere) has uploaded shots of illuminating landmarks and out-of-this world buildings that make Singapore look like a city of the future.
We might not be able to time travel but these places make us feel like we’re living in an urban sci-fi fantasy.
1. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands has a dramatic sky garden atop luxurious triple towers. While they’re set to add a fourth tower by 2030, we’d like to see how many towers it’ll have by 2050.
2. The Interlace
Normal buildings are made from the ground-up but The Interlace mimics Jenga blocks irregularly stacked on top of each other.
3. The Singapore Sports Hub
They say the view from the top is always better and we think the same is true for The Singapore Sports Hub.
4. The Hive at NTU
Most buildings are rectangular but NTU’s The Hive strays from the norm. It features interconnected non-hierarchical round shapes that stimulate collaborative learning.
5. Indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport
Futurists say that cityscapes will blend nature and urban architecture but it’s already a reality in Singapore.
Waterfalls are common in mountains and we never knew we needed an indoor version, until we saw the tallest indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport.
6. Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay has supertrees and lush greeneries that imitate rainforests a few centuries from now.
7. Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
We did a double take due to this bewildering night transformation of the Flower Dome showcasing its reflective glass walls, neon lights and symmetrical columns.
8. NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)
We love the vast expanse of green fields and we’re expecting to see them in more roofs soon like NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media (ADM).
9. Parkroyal on Pickering
Parkroyal on Pickering is a communal space featuring exquisite terraced gardens complete with bird cage sculptures in an assortment of colours.
10. The Tree House in Bukit Panjang
The Tree House condominium in Bukit Panjang proves that the grass can also look greener on the outside of a towering residential building.
Happy to live in the future
The future might be unpredictable but Kevin (@kevouthere) proves that it’s incredibly bright for us here.
The Singapore-based photographer specialises in landscape, architectural, travel and street photography. His experience as an interaction designer allows him to take stunning images that capture the complexity of the island’s architectural feats.
If the island looks like a futuristic cityscape in 2019 — we can’t wait to see how Singapore’s appearance will continue to evolve 30 years from now.
Featured image from Instagram.