Concept in Materials and Detailing (Concrete)

Course Date:
To be advised

Registration Period:
To be advised

24 hours / 3 days

9am to 6pm

Mode of Training:

School of Design Workshop - SD409, Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

There are infinite technical solutions available based on a catalogue/ technical/ practical approach to materials/ detailing but there will only be one material/ detail valid for the design concept.

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a conceptual grounding in material and detailing in addition to the practical / functional considerations of material properties, typical detailing and design detailing.

Through a series of lectures, site visits and hands-on design studio, participants will be introduced to the characteristics and qualities of concrete, as well as the principles and nature of typical detailing. Participants will also be able to apply this knowledge to conceptualise, design and detail an architectural element using concrete.

Participants will be able to apply these principles in their workplace, be it spatial design or detailing of their spatial projects.

Course Objective

To develop the conceptual thinking to approach materials and detailing through awareness and understanding on the notion of craft, detailing in relation to design.

Through this 3-day short course, participants will:
•  Develop an awareness to the notion of craft and  detailing in relation to design;
•  Understand the characteristics and qualities of concrete;
•  Understand principles and nature of typical detailing
•  Apply the notion of craft, detailing to conceptualise and design an architectural element using concrete

Course Outline

This is a 3-day workshop with lectures, site visits and a  hands on exercises in a design studio.

Day 1
• Concepts and Conceptualisation
• Notion of craft, detailing in relation to design
• Case-study Site Visit

Day 2
• Understand the characteristics and qualities of concrete
• Typical Detailing + Workshop Visit
• Hands on workshop

Day 3
• Design Studio
• Site Analysis + Conceptualisation
• Design + Detailing

Suitable for

Interior Designer, Interior Architecture Designer, Architectural Assistant

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

No academic paper qualification pre-requisite required. Participants with design background will be a bonus.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.

This course has been approved as a SIA-BOA CPD Programme for 4 accreditation points.

Profile of Trainer

Ms Yong Sy Lyng

Award winner Yong Sy Lyng from OWMF Architecture, will be conducting this series of workshops to approach concepts through materials and detailing. Since 2003, Sy Lyng has worked on institutional, commercial, and residential projects of various scales with multiple award winning offices in New York, China and Singapore including Shigeru Ban Architects, SOM New York and Arc Studio. She graduated from the Cooper Union in New York. She believes in striking a balance between practice and research/ teaching. OWMF is currently conceptualising and building a few architectural and interior design projects in the Asia region.

Course Fee

$802.50 (incl. GST)

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

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For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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