The Local context and tradition intertwined with contemporary forms and ideas designed by WOHA is located in Singapore. Their School of the Arts Singapore (completed October 2010) is a specialist school for visual and performing arts. The design strategy creates two visually connected horizontal strata, a space for public communication below (containing several performing spaces) and a space for controlled interaction above (containing naturally ventilated classrooms and studios).
This strategy solves the twin objectives of porosity and communication and a secure learning environment. The Met, Bangkok (completed December 2009) investigates the opportunities for high-rise living in the tropics. Rather than adopting models developed in temperate countries, with a strong separation of interior and exterior, this project explores how aspects of low-rise tropical housing can be applied to create outdoor-indoor spaces in the sky.