WY-TO architects SARL

ORDRE S15017 – MAF 259993/B/10
40-42, rue de la Réunion
75020 Paris – FRANCE
+33 (0)9 50 05 11 25
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WY-TO pte. ltd.

UEN: 201017308G
Block 34, Upper Cross Street #04-132
Singapore 050034 – SINGAPORE
+65 6438 4090
architects@wy-to.com

Architectes basés à Paris et à Singapour, Pauline Gaudry et Yann Follain sont les cofondateurs de WY-TO.

L’approche méthodologique de l’agence s’inscrit dans un processus analytique de l’environnement humain, climatique, social et économique. C’est sur cette base que WY-TO s’engage à produire une architecture raisonnée, pérenne et résiliente au sein de laquelle les projets se veulent intemporelsEmprunt du contexte, la réinterprétation des savoirs faires et des pratiques traditionnelles est au cœur de cette démarche.

L’identité multiculturelle de WY-TO insuffle des propositions innovantes dans la requalification des usages : problématique centrale dans une société en perpétuelle évolution. Dans une perspective de durabilité, WY-TO travaille à l’amélioration du bien-être à partir de l’utilisation responsable des ressources, de solutions de recyclage, de ventilation naturelles et de dépollution.

Membre du Conseil international des musées (ICOM), et fort de l’ingénierie culturelle franco-singapourienne, l’agence mène des recherches qui visent à « Réinventer le musée » en alliant tradition et modernité, collections d’art et divertissement.

En 2016, WY-TO est lauréate du prix EUROPE 40 UNDER 40, décerné par le European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies et le Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Le prix récompense les 40 architectes de moins de 40 ans les plus prometteurs en Europe. WY-TO a également reçu le prix Future-Maker lors de la Conférence Mondiale d’Innovation à Pékin et la mention d’honneur au Concours International de design Red Dot en 2016.

WY-TO is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Paris and Singapore with a decade of built environment experience that focuses on holistic society improvements through purposefully planned spaces and everyday interactions.

First founded in Singapore by Managing Director and Head of Design, Yann Follain in 2010, WY-TO has since grown its multifaceted studio to Paris with Co-founder and Paris’s Director, Pauline Gaudry in 2012. Our diverse portfolio is enriched with each country’s heritage that has shaped and synthesised our design approaches in various creative fields. Supporting this is the fundamental belief that Design must serve a cause.

Secretary of Docomomo SG (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement) and Provolk’s Founder, Jonathan Poh, joined in 2020 as WY-TO Singapore’s Director. Together, we lead people from all walks of lives to an inclusive cultural understanding. Through well-tailored environments, we achieve and set better living quality standards in metropolitan and rural projects.

Inspired by each studio’s exchanges, day-to-day encounters, and the ever-evolving landscape, we constantly refine our creative, practical, and ethical design ideologies. Our intuitive concepts with distinct human-centric themes seek to educate and unify everyday interactions, regardless of background, religion, gender or age group.

Grounded by research-proven methods, WY-TO continuously goes beyond and harmonise form, function, and design.

We believe that empathetic and honest long-lasting design solutions are possible without undermining relevant needs in large cityscapes and other less urbanised contexts.

YANN FOLLAIN
Managing Director-Head of Design

Yann Follain is the founder of WY-TO’s Singapore practice and co-founder of WY-TO architects in Paris. He was named, together with Pauline Gaudry, co-founder of WY-TO architects in Paris, one of Europe’s most important and emerging young architects and designers in Europe 40 Under 40 for 2016 by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

He has built a rich multicultural experience from his formative years in Indonesia, France, and Singapore. Embracing multidisciplinary approaches to grow the Singapore practice has established Yann’s diverse expertise in sustainable architecture, cultural curation and exhibition design. Together with his team, WY-TO received the Future-Maker award at the Beijing Global Innovation Conference and an Honourable Mention at the international Red Dot Design Competition in 2016.

He is a frequent speaker on tropical sustainability and museum curation in the region and has been appointed Festival Director of Archifest 2018 (Singapore Architecture Festival). Yann is also an Associate Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects since 2013 and served as a member of the Advisory & Commissioning Panel for the Public Art Trust within the National Arts Council Singapore from 2015 to 2017. He is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) from 2017 and Adviser at Asia Designer Communication Platform (ADP) from 2018.

He received his Master of Architecture degree from one of France’s leading institutions, the National Architecture School of Higher Education of Paris-Belleville in 2005.

Read more about Yann in his feature on Habitus Living!

PAULINE GAUDRY
Cofondateur-Directrice 

Pauline Gaudry est cofondatrice de WY-TO Paris avec Yann Follain, fondateur de WY-TO Singapour. Elle est également cofondatrice de la société d’écotourisme Pobu Sustainable Holiday Houses, à Goa, en Inde. Avec Yann, elle est nommée Lauréate de la session 2016 de Europe 40 Under 40 parmi les jeunes architectes et designers européens les plus émergents d’Europe par le Centre Européen d’Architecture, de Design et d’Urbanisme et par le Chicago Athenaeum: Musée d’Architecture et de Design.

Son expérience professionnelle est multiple, débutant tout d’abord à Goa où elle initie ses premiers projets et recherches en architecture tropicale, notamment au sein de l’agence Architecture Autonomous dirigée par Gérard da Cunha, puis en France, où elle exerce chez Beguin & Macchini puis Dubus_Richez (maintenant Richez_Associes), et enfin en tant que chef de projet chez Daquin-Ferrière.

Ses compétences en architecture durable vont au-delà de la conception et s’axent sur l’innovation et la recherche, notamment avec le développement d’audits techniques qui mettent en lumière des solutions environnementales pérennes et adaptées à divers environnements architecturaux et urbains.

A l’occasion de visites architecturales & portes ouvertes, elle instaure un dialogue avec le public.  Elle anime aussi des ateliers qui sensibilisent les plus jeunes à l’architecture.

Elle est diplômée de l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville en 2005.

JONATHAN POH
Director 

Jonathan Poh is a partner at WY-TO’s Singapore Practice. He is a registered architect and member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). He received his Master of Architecture Degree from the National University of Singapore.

He started a local design and build company with two other partners in 2013, gaining design and construction administration experience in small to mid-scale projects before setting up his own architectural firm, Studio JP (after which rebranded as Provolk Architects) in 2014. Since then, several of his works were shortlisted for the Lookbox Design Awards and the Design Excellence Award.

​He is also widely known for leading an initiative to “save” Dakota Crescent’s post-war SIT estate following the announcement to redevelop the area in 2014. In collaboration with a group of architects and a social research team of diverse backgrounds, they produced a comprehensive conservation report that was instrumental in convincing the Member of Parliament to file a motion to conserve the area.

​Jonathan continues to be actively involved in heritage work with Docomomo (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement) SG, persuading stakeholders to conserve notable Modern Landmarks like Golden Mile Complex and Pearl Bank Apartments. In 2019, he was part of the steering and organizing committee for the 8th mASEANa International Conference in Singapore’s held at the URA building. He was also recently co-opted into the Singapore Heritage Society as an Executive Committee member and advises the body on Architectural and Urban Issues and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic’s Design School.

Read more about Jonathan in his feature on Prestige 40 under 40!


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TEAM / EQUIPE


Alexis BOUCHER (FR)
Dessinateur Projeteur
ab@wy-to.com


Feranda CHUA (SG)
Junior Architectural Designer
fc@wy-to.com


Jamie DING (SG)
Senior Architectural Designer
jd@wy-to.com


Yann FOLLAIN (SG)
Founder-Managing Director
Head of Design
architects@wy-to.com


Laetitia FRANCHI (FR)
Architecte
lf@wy-to.com


Pauline GAUDRY (FR)
Cofondateur-Directrice
Architecte
architects@wy-to.com


Yi Heng KUAN (SG)
Junior Architectural Designer
yk@wy-to.com


Ze Ming LEE (SG)
Junior Interior Designer
zl@wy-to.com


Catherine NG (SG)
Graphic Designer
cn@wy-to.com


Kai Li NGIAM (SG)
Junior Architectural Designer
kn@wy-to.com


Jonathan POH (SG)
Director
Architect
jp@wy-to.com


Alvin QUEK (SG)
Junior Interior Designer
aq@wy-to.com


Michel SIM (SG)
Architectural Designer
ms@wy-to.com


Audrey TAN (SG)
Marketing and Communications Executive
at@wy-to.com


Yu Jie TAY (SG)
Junior Architectural Designer
yt@wy-to.com


Ruth WONG (SG)
Architectural Designer
rw@wy-to.com


Adam YOON (SG)
Junior Architectural Designer
ay@wy-to.com


AWARDS

2020

President*s Design Award
Shortlisted for ArchiFest 2018

2019

INDE.Awards
Finalist in The Studio category

2018

INDE.Awards
Finalist in The Influencer category for Mobile Lotus

2017

INDE.Awards
Finalist in The Influencer category for Living Shelter

2016

Europe 40 under 40
Europe’s Emerging Young Architects and Designers

Red Dot Award: Design Concept
Honourable Mention for Living Shelter

Future-Maker Award
Elite group of innovators

We are currently looking for new talents and look forward to finding new colleagues for our Singapore office.

01- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER | WY-TO SINGAPORE

WY-TO Singapore is currently looking to fill an Architectural Designer position to develop sustainable projects in Singapore and the region.

Requirements:

  • Open to Fresh graduates, 1 or 2 years experience is a plus.
  • Professional degree in Architecture, Masterplanning, Design or in a relevant field
  • You combine strong aesthetic design sensitivity with technical knowledge
  • You have working knowledge of architectural drawing and detailing, and demonstrate clear understanding of building systems, materials as well as practice and industry standards and codes
  • You thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and are able to set priorities in order to deliver accurately and on time
  • Demonstrate proactive and positive attitude and you are a clear communicator
  • Highly skilled in AutoCAD, Sketchup and Adobe CS; Revit and Rhino knowledge is an asset
  • Fluent in English. Full professional proficiency in another language, such as Mandarin is a plus
  • Due to current restrictions, only Singapore Citizen or Permanent Residents can apply

For application, kindly send a portfolio and CV preferably in PDF format not larger than 5mb to admin@wy-to.com

02- COMMUNICATION & MARKETING EXECUTIVE | WY-TO SINGAPORE

WY-TO Singapore is looking for a Communication & Marketing Executive who will be responsible for the development and publication of all communications and marketing material across a spectrum of media and initiatives.

Working closely with the directors of our Singapore office, your role will involve generating, developing and implementing worldwide external communications, press liaison, publications and exhibitions, events and lectures, marketing material and the web presence. Your role can also include identifying and initiating external opportunities to support the strategic goals.

Requirements:

  • At least two years of relevant experience in a communications or marketing role, ideally within the architectural/design industry
  • Relevant experience in public relations and/or public affairs in the creative industry or cultural sector is an asset
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills
  • Hands-on approach, a hardworking and energetic personality
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite (with strong InDesign experience)
  • Fluent in English. Full professional proficiency in another language, such as Bahasa, French, Mandarin is a plus
  • Affinity with Architecture, Design and Art
  • Due to current restrictions, only Singapore Citizen or Permanent Residents can apply

For application, kindly send a portfolio and CV preferably in PDF format not larger than 5mb to admin@wy-to.com

03- INTERNSHIP ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER | WY-TO SINGAPORE

We are currently looking to fill an Internship position for an Architectural Designer in our Singapore office. Only applicants who are available for a minimum of 4 to 6 continuous months will be considered.

Requirements:

  • Currently studying Architecture (at least in 3rd year of studies) detaining a training agreement, other relevant courses or fresh graduates with an Architecture degree
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, other language skills is a plus
  • Combine strong aesthetic design sensitivity and an outgoing, proactive and positive attitude
  • Thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and are a good team player
  • You’re able to manage time and tasks efficiently and show initiatives on everyday tasks
  • Skilled in AutoCAD, Sketchup and Adobe CS; Revit and Rhino knowledge is an asset
  • Candidates authorized or with the possibility to acquire authorization to work in Singapore are preferred

For application, kindly send a portfolio and CV preferably in PDF format not larger than 5mb at admin@wy-to.com

HOW TO APPLY:

If you would like to apply for a position, please forward your demand to admin@wy-to.com

For all applications, please send a portfolio (max 10 A4 pages, not larger than 5mb) including a CV with cover letter and representative samples of your work.

All requests addressed to the wrong email address or without portfolio will not be taken into consideration.

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ALUMNI

Arthur ADAM . Sophia AMROUCHE . Jimson ANDAL . Lucas ANDRE . Floriane BATAILLARD . Isabel BAUTISTA . Manon BELLANGER . Jonathan BENI-LOCCO . Mathilde BLUM . Kelly BOGAERT . Ilham BOUMANKHAR . François BOUVET . Estrella CASTIEL-MARTY . Camille CHALVERAT . Dan CHAN . Dionysia CHASAPI . Pamela CHUA . Tiphaine LE COLLETER . Heloise COLSON . Kamaljit DHIMAN . Jamie DING . Diane DAUNAS . Bryce DONATO-EDWARDS . Leonore DOR . Tanguy DOUART . Florent DUBOIS . Anaelle DUMONTHIER . Houda EL MAWAS . ER Chen Wei . Simone ESPOSITO . Leslie FAISAN . David FALLOURD . Claire FLEETWOOD . Auriane FLOQUET. Yann FOLLAIN . Laëtitia FRANCHI . Tiziana GAIANI . Pauline GAUDRY . Philippine GILBERT DE VAUTILBAULT . Michelle GOUW . Sophie GRUAU . Suja HAN . Trina HO . Chihchen HUANG . Daud ISHAK . Imran ISMAIL . Adam JACK . Ruzaini JAFFAR . Domitille JALLARD . Naufal KAMAL . Ali KAZEMI . Huda KHALIDAH . Sarah KIM .  Tovya KOH . Evangel KONG . Shreya KHANDELWAL . Kieran KOH . Alex LAM . Ashley LAM . Emillia LEE . Gilbert LEE . Sarah LEE . Sophie LEQUETTE . Sophie LIBERATORE . Lester LIM . Nick LUA . Jonathan LEONG . Sharmaine LOH . Hélène MANY . AiLin MAO . Elise MARTINOT . Hannes MICHEL . Judith MIZUTANI . Mylène MOYSAN . Amirul NAZREE . Ignatius NG . Samantha NG . Si Jia NG . Xing Ling NG . Catherine NG . Marie OEI . Aaron ONG . Benjamin ONG . Lennard ONG . Elodie PALASSE-LEROUX . Anaïs PARCHETA . Lucille PEYSSARD . Eliott PETIT . Antoine PIQUEMAL . Jonathan POH.  Florelle PREVOT . Nicolas PROSI . Yushini QISTINA . Manon RENAULT . Coralie ROBERT . Roxane ROCH . Keilyn RYO . Lea SAMSON . Liana SARWO . Vedika SAXENA . Karthik SHANBHOGUE . Leila SHIRAZI . Chelsea SIA . Gordon SUN . Suthata SUTHMAHATAYANGKUN . Michel SIM . TAN Yen Kuang . Clare TAN . Yi Ann TAN . Yu Jie TAN . Zenon TAN . Crystal TEO . Rachel TESTARD . Jiayu TJONG . Jeraldine TOH . Coralie LE THIESSE . Min Jay TOO . Florencia WIBISONO . Cindy WITONO . Wen YAP . Kevin YEO . Khystelle YEO . Natasha YEO . Raynard YU .  Adam YOON . Maisarah ASIN . Lavainya GANAPATHY . Johaqqis JOHARI . Angeline ONG . Audrey TAN . Rachel TEO . Yi Heng KUAN . Yu Jie TAY . Liam APPELSON . Kai Li NGIAM . Alvin QUEK . Ruth WONG . Alexis BOUCHER . Ze Ming LEE .