ABOUT

OWMF ARCHITECTURE

OWMF core philosophy can be summed up as Craft, Conception and Research.

We are passionate about advancing technical craft in concert with a theoretical and conceptual grounding generated from our research and experimentation.

This motivating force behind our works results in unpredictable open, wild, whimsical forms and spaces that are absolutely non repetitive.

Ultimately OWMF is in the pursuit of inspiring the human spirit and we are always interested in innovative approaches towards it.

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YONG SY LYNG

Yong Sy Lyng founded OWMF Architecture based in Singapore and Malaysia in 2013 with built works and ongoing projects ranging from small to medium scale around Asia.

Graduated from The Cooper Union, New York, she believes in striking a balance between practice, research, and teaching. Prior to setting up her independent practice, she had worked on institutional, commercial, and residential projects of various scales with multiple award winning offices in New York, China and Singapore including Shigeru Ban Architects, SOM New York and ARC Studio.

She is actively involved in research and exploration outside of the practice through collaborations with fellow architects, artists, NGOs, and serving as a regular architecture design studio tutor at the National University of Singapore.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Architect, Board of Architects, Singapore

BArch, The Cooper Union, New York

BA(Arch), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Exchange, L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, Paris

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-Present, OWMF Architecture, Singapore

2010-2013, Arc Studio, Singapore

2009-2010, Aedas Pte Ltd, Singapore

2008-2009, Shigeru Ban Architects, New York

2006-2008, Rickenbacker + Leung LLC, New York

Summer 2007, Simone Giostra & Partners Architects, New York

2006, SOM, New York

2003-2005, Alfred Wong Partnership Pte Ltd, Singapore & China

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ACADEMIC

2016-Present, Tutor, School of Architecture, NUS, Singapore

2016, Guest Critic, School of Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD, Singapore

2016, Guest Critic, International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

2013-2016, Adjunct Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic Design School, Singapore

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AWARDS

2018, First Prize, Taiwan Japanese War Memorial Design Competition, Taiwan

2016, Shortlisted Entry, Archifest Pavilion Design Competition, Singapore

2009, Cooper Union Abraham E. Kazan Award for Urban Design, New York

2005-2009, Cooper Union Full Tuition Scholarship, New York

2004, Honourable Mention, Chi Chi Earthquake Memorial, Taiwan

2003, Excellent Prize, Space International Student Design Competition, Korea

2002, DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

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PRESS

2016 “A Warm Welcome”, D+A Design & Architecture Magazine Issue 96, Singapore

2016 “The Community –Driven Workplace”, Indesignlive.sg, Singapore

2016 “Looksee Looksee- A Reading Room And Tea Salon To Inspire You”, Home and Décor, Singapore

2016 “Read and Shop in style at Beach Road”, Straits Times, Singapore

2016 “Sustainable Housing in Nepal”, Departure Magazine, Singapore

2016 “OWMF Architecture Designs Interior for Odyssey Capital in Singapore”, Designboom Digital Architecture & Design Magazine, Milan/ Beijing/ New York

2015 “Cool Workplaces in Singapore That Everyone Wants To Work In”, Qanvast Digital Magazine, Singapore

2015 “7 Functional Home Designs”, Qanvast Digital Magazine, Singapore

2015 “Connect the Blocks”, D+A Design & Architecture Magazine Issue 87, Singapore

2015 “Free Art”, D+A Design & Architecture Magazine Issue 86, Singapore

2015 “Singapore Design’s Young Turks”, Business Times, Singapore

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EXHIBITIONS

2015, “Double Lives: The Works of Hyphenated Artists, art exhibition, Singapore

2014, “Neue Artisans 3.0 Design Market”, design exhibition, Malaysia

2013, “Pencil x Brush’, calligraphy art exhibition, Singapore

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

2015-Present, DXM Design x Make x Multiply, long-term research and build project, Nepal

2009-Present, Nomadic Architecture, Cooper Union Architecture Thesis, New York