If you turn into the ulu Hyderabad road along Alexandra Road, and follow it for about 200m, you will see the newly opened HortPark Visitor Centre by MKPL Architects.
HortPark is a one-stop gardening hub that brings together gardening-related recreational, research and retail activities under one big canopy in a park setting. It is also one of the park connectors within the grand scheme of an island wide green network.
Despite the tight budget, MKPL managed to bring out elegance in simplicity by paring down to the essentials of structure. Construction is efficient and straightforward and all services are tucked to the sides making for easy navigation and an overall uncluttered look.
- Slender steel column stubs sit atop big concrete pillars for a light expression of the metal deck roof.
- The mal steel spiral staircase is an exhibit of refined details.
- An infinity pool stretches across the edge of the building, allowing for an unobstructed view of the nature beyond.
So pop down to HortPark for a breath of fresh air if you need a break from design!
: our new contributor Ruilin!
Hi there, as a guest contributor to qmark.. i’m here to introduce to everyone a very amusing new product! Originated right here in Singapore! Bravo! Another proud product to call our own! Innovation innovation ppl!~
“hey what you wanna drink?”
“ehhh.. Whatever la!”
“hmmm.. Anything! dunno leh..”
Voila~ no more worries.. with the launch of a new beverage called “WHATEVER” & “ANYTHING” !! hahahaa.. sounds so singaporean eh… oh well.. but isn’t this ingenious! think singapore needs more of this kind of boost to our rather mundane lives… =D
The contents in the drinks themselves also reflect their names.
“WHATEVER” – a non-carbonated drink comprising of 6 rojak flavours :
Ice lemon tea, Peach tea, Jasmine green tea, White grape tea, Apple tea & Chrysanthemum tea.
“ANYTHING” – a soft drink comprising of another 6 rojak flavours:
Cola, Cola with lemon, Apple, Fizz up, Cloudy lemon & Root beer.
So next time if friends answer back with “whatever drink la..” or “anything..”.. you sure know which drink to get for them! =D
Do check out their interactive site! www.anything.sg
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