A short film inspired by Wes Anderson shines a light on Singapore’s built environment and urban planning

A short film inspired by Wes Anderson shines a light on Singapore’s built environment and urban planning

Architectural photographer and short filmmaker Kevin Siyuan has released his latest architectural short titled “A Wes Anderson-ish Singapore,” a short film that features buildings by world-renowned architects constructed across the country. The 30-minute documentary was broadcast as part of The Singapore Archifest Virtual Exhibition: Singapore Through My Eyes, and focuses on urban planning, architecture, neighborhoods, parks and green spaces, and how the people of Singapore have adapted to the pandemic.

The film, which is inspired by iconic Wes Anderson films such as ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and the upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’, features buildings such as Bjarke Ingels Group’s CapitaSpring, Carlo Ratti Associati and RSP, Apple Marina Bay Sands, Supreme Court by Foster + Partners, Kampung Admiralty, Oasis Downtown, and Design Orchard by WOHA, plus other iconic landmarks.

Apple Marina Bay Sands / Foster + Partners. Image courtesy of Apple

In 2019, Kevin Siyuan put together “Corridors of Diversity”a short montage of communal corridors and HDB (Housing and Development Board) block facades, showcasing the dynamic designs and forms of Singapore’s densely built environment.