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Our Yard @ Katong

Our Yard! @Katong (The Garden Playground)

Co-designing a garden playground with the community at Katong.

Baker’s Beyond (Beyond Social Service)

Baker’s Beyond

Co-designing a baking studio with underprivileged mothers under Beyond Social Services.

Lombok’s SCDC

Sembalun Community Development Centre

Co-desig​ning a community centre with the youths from Sembalun Village, East Lombok, Indonesia​.

Play@NP

Play@NP (NP Playground)

As part of NP’s effort to activate underutilised spaces around campus into vibrant, playful and engaging spaces.

Sanaga School and Furniture

Sanaga School + Furniture

The Kampung Naga Kindergarten is designed by Sustainable Urban Design & Engineering (Architecture) students under the Design Studio 2 service-learning module.

EZ XS

EZ XS

Commercialisation of a student's project.

IFFS 2019: SANAGA

IFFS 2019: SANAGA

SANAGA: A collaboration by Cellini, Djalin and etc.lab to design a range of furniture for a kindergarten in Tasikmalaya, Kampung Naga, Indonesia.

SingaPlural 2019

SingaPlural 2019

A collaborative installation between Cellini, Synergraphic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic at Singapore Design Week's SingaPlural 2019.

ArchXpo

BEX Asia ​and ArchXpo 2018

An exhibition to showcase students’ work on the kindergarten at Kampong Naga, Tasikmalaya, East Java, Indonesia.

TEDxNTU 2018

TEDxNTU 2018

Defining design direction for TEDxNTU 2018 event.

SingaPlural 2018

SingaPlural 2018

A collaborative installation between Cellini, Djalin and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, at Singapore Design Week's SingaPlural 2018.

gift4good: leather artisans

gift4good: Chapter 1 - Leather Artisans

Product Design and Innovation students design and develop a range of products that are commercially viable using upcycled leather.

shelter+

shelter+

shelter+ is a transitional shelter prototype developed by etc.lab for disaster-relief temporary housing.

Sembalun Bumbung Kindergarten

Sembalun Bumbung Kindergarten

The kindergarten was constructed with the community of Sembalun Bumbung in 2017 as part of the Youth Expedition Project.

seek2design

seek2design

A platform that connects local industry professionals to those with various design needs.​

Rejuvenating Lien Ying Chow Library

Rejuvenating Lien Ying Chow Library

Design proposals for Café, Lien Ying Chow Gallery, Events/ Exhibition Space and general interior of Lien Ying Chow Library based on the overall library design gesture of the element of ‘play’ and together with survey results tabulated from participatory design using pop-up Visual Representation boards.

Collaboration Space @ Lien Ying Chow

Collaboration Space @ Lien Ying Chow

Design for the Collaboration space located at level 3 of Lien Ying Chow Library in the form of an amalgamation of Platform Tiered Stacking design that allows flexibility in usage by the students.

Bex Asia 2017

Bex Asia 2017

etc.lab exhibited our staff and students’ works on transitional shelter design at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

TEDxSingapore 2017

TEDxSingapore 2017

Defining design direction for TEDxSingapore 2017 event.

SingaPlural 2017

SingaPlural 2017

12 Scenes of Delight in Italy and Singapore by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, at Singapore Design Week's SingaPlural 2017.

The Locker Room

The Locker Room and Bodywerkz

Design consultancy project for Ngee Ann Polytechnic Students’ Development Office (SDO)

Pollinate @ JTC Launchpad

Pollinate @ JTC Launchpad

Design consultancy for The Sandbox (NP).

Student Services and Visitors Centre

Student Services and Visitors Centre (SSVC)

Design consultancy for Students and Alumni Services (NP).

Sembalun Lawang Kindergarten TK K.I.T.A

Sembalun Lawang Kindergarten TK K.I.T.A

Kindergarten @ Sembalun Lawang. A youth project to design and build a preschool in Lombok, Indonesia from local materials and with local skills.

Concrete Workshop

Concrete Workshop

The year 2 Sustainable Urban Design and Engineering students participated in the Concrete Workshop conducted by the Everything Concrete Store on 4th and 11th January 2017 in our Design Studio.

BEX Asia 2016 Exhibition

BEX Asia 2016

etc.lab which is part of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design and Environment is curating a body of work which exemplifies the lab’s mission of empowering communities through design.

SingaPlural 2016

SingaPlural 2016

A Partnership between Ngee Ann Polytechnic and UB+ showcasing their work together at Singapore Design Week's SingaPlural 2016.

User Experience At Hawker Centre

User Experience At Hawker Centre

A collaboration between Ngee Ann Polytechnic, NEA and Bukit Timah Hawker Centre to improve user experience in hawker centre.

Bamboo Workshop in Bali

Bamboo Workshop in Bali

Students from the Diploma of Sustainable Urban Design and Engineering who were enrolled for their 1st Architectural Design Studio went to Bali to participate in a 4 day bamboo workshop.

Origami Workshop

Origami Workshop

etc.lab's Designer in Residence program brings in masters of their field to explore materials, design, craft and creation.

Travel Organiser

Travel Organiser

etc.lab provides a stepping stone for final year projects to go from concept to reality.

Pottery Workshop

Pottery Workshop

etc.lab's Designer in Residence program brings in masters of their field to explore materials, design, craft and creation.

Sembalun Lawang Library/Playground

Sembalun Lawang Library/Playground

Playground + Library @ Sembalun Lawang. A youth project to design and build a library with our partner community in Sembalun Lawang. Focusing on local materials and hiring and training the local people.

Digital Fabrication Workshop

Digital Fabrication Workshop

etc.lab's Designer in Residence program brings in masters of their field to explore materials, design, craft and creation.

Design Xchange 2016

Design Xchange 2016

Offering courses in design thinking, etc.lab shares skills and new perspectives on how to use design thinking in all situations.

BEX Asia 2015

BEX Asia 2015

Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Design and Environment has its first appearance at the Build Eco Xpo.

Pangalengan Playground

Pangalengan Playground

Playground @ Bandung. Design and build studio's youth expedition project focusing on building a new playground for kids in Babakan Salam affected by the large West Java earthquake in September 2009.