A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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Inside The Hive.

One of the thing I like about Singapore is that you are always welcome to venture inside buildings and this was no exception, the only requirement was like in any other buildings, to check-in and have our temperature check, then we were welcome to explore the different floors.

Designed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, The Hive is Heatherwick Studio’s first major building in Asia. The building consists of 12 eight-storey towers arranged around a public atrium. The towers taper towards the base and house 56 corner-less classrooms. The concrete stair and lift cores between the towers are embedded with 700 drawings from British artist Sara Fanelli that depict images from science, art and literature.

The building has received mixed reviews, with the Architectural Review saying that while “there is much to admire” about the building, “it gave off something of a forlorn car-park aesthetic”.

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There is no better motivation than urgency.

For one of us, it was time related and for the other one it was convenience.

With J leaving Singapore next week and me lacking a car soon after it gave us the motivation to make a quick detour in the west part of Singapore and the university to finally see in person The Hive.

The Hive, also known as the Learning Hub, is a building located in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The S$45 million building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and completed in 2015. Colloquially, the building is known as the “dim sum basket building” due to its likeness to the steamer baskets used to serve dim sum. [wikipedia]

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