Robotics Application Center of Excellence in Singapore Aims to ‘Make Robotics Look Sexy’

Published by , July 10, 2017 12:22 pm

(StraitsTimes)  The Robotics Application Centre of Excellence (Race) in Singapore is dramatically techno- cool. The look is the result of a three- month facelift done by award- winning multi-disciplinary studio Ministry of Design. It cost about $300,000 to renovate. Mr Colin Seah, 45, the firm’s founder and director of design, said his aim was to “make robotics look sexy”. Using hollow tubes mounted and cut on-site, the firm arranged them at different angles to create a 3D geometric pattern that makes the rectangular room look non-uniform.
Ministry of Design is known for its hospitality projects such as the Coo boutique hostel in Tiong Bahru and Loke Thye Kee Residences in Penang. Mr Seah says: “Working on a new genre is what attracted us to the project. With our hotels, we try and design a property to be hip and trendy. Why can’t that be for a robotics facility too?”

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