Associate Director of DP Architects Pte Ltd disscuses the notion of simplicity that located in Singapore, was designed by DP Architects Pte Ltd. Architect Tan Chee Kiang beleives that architecture is a complex art, having to deal with all sorts of complexities such as programmatic requirements, environmental conditions, contextual responses, regulations and by-laws. In an age of complexity, one of the challenges of architecture is to keeps things as simple as possible.
But to attain simplicity, it is just not that simple. To simplify, you have to reduce and to do so, you have to know how to reduce. You need to know the essence before you can reduce.