Planning and designing of facilities for research and development, testing and healthcare
Our healthcare division has a legacy in Singapore since 2004. Throughout, we believe that the design of a successful healthcare environment is a sum of many parts – with considerations from the quantitative aspects of efficient planning and workflow to addressing the qualitative realm of experiences where empathy-in-design is extended to include patients, families, visitors, medical and nursing staff, caregivers as well as administrative and maintenance staff. The best results are achieved when knowledge and visions of each area are given their needful consideration.
As a home-grown practice with a global presence, we are cognizant of global healthcare design directions and often times contextualize them to suit local needs. Through time, our knowledge and expertise have also grown and evolved in tangent with the local healthcare scene. It remains imperative for us to listen well and maintain a high level of attention to detail. This results in our nimbly adaptable and relevant office that has had the humble privilege to work with numerous local and regional healthcare institutions, both private and public.
As the healthcare landscape in the South-East Asian region is growing in necessity, we keep ourselves abreast of the ever-evolving global healthcare directions, while remaining relevant to the respective context we work in – be it regional or local. We pride ourselves in our ability to participate and contribute to healthcare evolution – locally, regionally and globally.
Island Medical City Penang, Malaysia
Singapore General Hospital: Ambulatory Endoscopy Centre
Telogorejo Hospital Semarang, Indonesia
We are a unique multi-disciplinary international team that includes architects, interior designers, scientists as well as administrators. We pride in our diverse culture, individual uniqueness, knowledge and passion that adds richness and success to the overall project.
We have partnered Basler & Hofmann on projects since our inception in 2004, and in October 2015, merged with Basler & Hofmann (Singapore) Lifesciences to become a subsidiary company of Basler & Hofmann Switzerland. Within our merged entity are also Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) approved certifiers registered under the umbrella of our parent company.
Arch’lab Pte. Ltd. (established as Arch’lab Architects in 2004) is a Singapore based architecture, interior design and planning company with a focus on research laboratories, healthcare facilities and other healing environments. Reflecting on our modest beginning to the present, we pride ourselves on our continued humility, dedication to delivery and quality of work among many others, which have shaped us into who we are today, as testified by the number of repeat clients to date.
Our approach is collaborative. We lead by design and in our implementation process. We share with our clients our knowledge of architecture, interiors, sciences, healthcare while taking into consideration their mission/vision to create a holistic integration – that is the result of us working together. We believe in creating architecture and places that are functionally sound and experientially inspiring to the human spirit.
We believe in building trust and a long-lasting relationship with each of our business partners. The nature of our practice has also led us to believe that the slightest impact of care and detail at a certain moment in time, could make the greatest difference in the overall results to come.
As architects and designers with a niche in this area of specialization, our solutions and approaches are informed by our combined knowledge and experiences in urban design, architecture, interiors, and materiality et al. Together with the nuances of the specific building types, we strive to create architecture and places that are functionally sound and experientially inspiring.
In the areas of laboratory and healthcare facilities, we harness our specialist knowledge through over 20 years of project involvements from conceptualisation to post-occupancy evaluation. In many cases, we strategise with our client on implementation while the facility continues to be in full operation, with minimal downtime.