SCDA is a design studio seamlessly integrating architecture, interiors, landscape and product design to create holistic spatial experiences. Established in 1995 by Founding Principal and Design Director Soo Chan, SCDA was the recipient of three American Institute of Architects (AIA) International (2018) and AIA NY Awards for Architecture (2019); inaugural Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for International Excellence (2016); the RIBA International Award for OneKL (2012) and the Lincoln Modern (2003); and the SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia (2006), in addition to nine Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards.
SCDA’s work strives for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order. Architectural expressions are distilled, to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’; while architecture and interior are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of context; integrating landscape, water features and blurring the boundary between inside and out. Spaces are characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, effecting a sensuous engagement with the elements. A sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials is expressed through clarity in construction details, and elemental architectural expression.
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