The average working adult’s schedule is often too hectic and tiring for them to engage in further learning for self-improvement, especially if classes are located far away from them.
Hence, SkillsFuture Rest & Learn parasitic design is proposed. Located between residential buildings for the convenience of working adults, especially during the weekends, this design can be replicated in different areas with its Lego-like structure.
This space aims to inspire and encourage people to take actions for their dreams through an unconventional learning process within its four levels—Level 1 (Just Start), Level 2 (Own Yourself), Level 3 (Sharing is Caring), and Level 4 (Take a Break).
The ‘tree’ forms are inspired from the surrounding trees and HDBs. They are layered with a see-through effect for unobstructed views and sufficient sunlight, while providing structural support and steps for users to sit while resting or enjoying the scenery. The airy structure allows for wind to flow into the space, with surrounding greenery to lower the temperature.
The use of glass and thin metal structure, wood decking and recyclable items throughout—all of which can be sourced locally—achieve a clean setting for the concept. The slanted ceiling allows rainwater to flow down to the plants, creating a more sustainable environment.
Student Name: Adora Lin Shiyun
School: Temasek Polytechnic
Programme: Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design
Supervisor/Instructor: Matthias Low
Project Name: SkillsFuture Rest & Learn
Project Year: 2017
Location: Pasir Ris–Tampines, Park Connector between HDB Block 121 & 122, Singapore
Building Height: 4 storeys