-Regional President-Camiel Weijenberg
Netherlands ／ Architectural Design, Interior Design
Asia Designer Communication Platform Regional President of the Netherland
ABOUT CAMIEL WEIJENBERG
Founder and Director of WEIJENBERG, Dutch architect, Camiel Weijenberg is a student of the Architecture Association (AA) London with a distinction in technical studies and a foundation in Wood & Carpentry from College Amsterdam. He started his illustrious career working at the renowned Zaha Hadid Architects and at Wilkinson Eyre Architects in London.
In 2013, Camiel founded WEIJENBERG, an internationally award winning design firm fuelled by the passion to create inventive spatial experiences combined with ingenious functional solutions.
Camiel constantly looks to challenge architecture form and has recently finished conducting a groundbreaking research program '2016 Capstone' at the Singapore University of Technology and Design affiliated with MIT which looks to revolutionise high rise housing in Singapore through greener outcomes for building elements and integrating sustainable technology with design. This research continues into 2017. He has taught Architectural Studies part time at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is also a regular public speaker most recently lecturing at the Global Tourism Cities Conference and at the Singapore Institute of Architects.
WEIJENBERG dares to see the world differently, envisioning ideas that create living constructs through design.
The firm's signature aesthetic ‘Crafting the Traditional’ is an approach that fuses cutting edge technology with traditional materials, sustainable architecture and eco-design. As contemporary life evolves, architecture plays an essential role in solving modern day challenges, improving the world we live in. But pragmatism does not mean conforming to monotonous, overly prescribed form.
Based in Singapore, the award winning firm represents a team of architects, designers and researchers who specialize in the application of urban design through cultural and contextual analysis. The team is unique in its ability to flex to client needs creating a highly effective unit equipped with the latest BIM technology.
WEIJENBERG is currently involved in a number of collaborations from resorts, hotels, private homes, the regeneration of city spaces and humanitarian projects. The firm's client reach spans across Taiwan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Singapore and includes projects with New World Development, Lexus, Creative Quest and Chef Andre Chiang.
Art Interchange, Australia
A communal hub where art, leisure and culture are celebrated. The roof lines bend around and down to express individual artistic programmes under one creative roof.
An architectural discourse reconnecting and overlapping four buildings. Built out of structural wood with an urban garden serving as an integration point, we create a dialogue between the structure and the public.
Sri Lanka Boutique Resort
Exploring the relationship between nature and architecture. An integral relationship between human space and the landscape.
In collaboration with Arup and Langdon Seah, a tower extension creating an international landmark. Inspired by traditional Korean clothing, the tower connects the city’s past with its future representing Busan’s future ambition.
AC-CA Bridge, Amsterdam
The livable bridge which ‘pulls’ from the North and South sides of the canal as one, creating an undulating path and focal point for the city which draws people in.
Seven time award winning design for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Chef, André Chiang. The interiors tell a story parallel to how RAW’s food is experienced. Intentionally borderless, the iconic centre piece is made from 200 blocks of local Taiwanese spruce wood, which intertwine restaurant operations and functionality with striking design.
A contemporary tropical home inspired by Singaporean colonial architecture. Integral to this project is the relationship between the landscape and architecture. We immersed the building in lush greenery, a stark contrast between the man-made structure and natural wilderness. At the centre is a reflecting water pool, surrounded by building volumes and greenery. As with every building we design, the Eco Bungalow is energy efficient with solar panels for energy production; heat from the condensers is used to warm the pool and collected rainwater is conserved for garden irrigation and car washing.
Situated in Penang, the original bungalow was built during the first half of the 20th century, used mainly for senior officers of the East India Company and members of the European community after Penang was elevated to the status of presidency in 1805. The bungalow belongs to the Pearls of Penang Architectural Heritage, holding great historical value. The extension was placed lower than the original house and the undulating façade reflects the texture and movement of the jungle. Because Penang Hill has a cooler environment, it has been a popular holiday retreat and spot for travelers to enjoy the cool breeze and explore Eco-trails, admiring the rich tropical flora and fauna.