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

WY-TO are multidisciplinary Architectural Designers based in Singapore and Paris, specialising in architecture, interior design, exhibition design and cultural curation. The Singapore practice was established in 2010 by founder, Yann Follain, and together with Pauline Gaudry, the Paris office was founded in 2012 to strengthen the multicultural portfolio of both offices by leveraging cultural exchanges, new forms of construction and synthesising disciplines for an integrative design approach. Our diversified knowledge has been built over multiple experiences developing and executing projects in various scales for clients in the residential, commercial, artistic exhibition and museum sectors.

At the core of WY-TO’s philosophy is our fundamental belief that design must serve a cause. Our disciplined approach is rooted in research and strategy and aims to develop timeless, durable environments with a strong focus on context and content as our driving methodology, beyond pure aesthetics. As Sustainability advocates, we work to maximise human wellbeing from the responsible use of resources through sensitive green design to minimise negative environmental impact when designing objects, buildings and spaces.

We continuously refine our design ideology to push boundaries and address distinct constraints. WY-TO’s multicultural identity provides a unique perspective, whether in developing enduring sustainable architecture; evocative living and working experiences; iconic, experiential exhibitions; memorable cultural journeys or helping society’s underprivileged living in challenging environments.

Ultimately, our mission is to deliver inspired, thoughtful and long-lasting solutions that essentially respond to real, humanistic needs.

 

 

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 intemporels. Emprunt 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.

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YANN FOLLAIN
Managing Director-Head of Design (SG)

 

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 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.

 

PAULINE GAUDRY
Cofondateur-Directrice (FR)

 

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.

 

SINCE 2010

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 . 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 . 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.

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Shreya KHANDELWAL (SG), sk@wy-to.com


Karthik SHANBHOGUE (SG), ks@wy-to.com


Sharmaine LOH (SG), sl@wy-to.com   


Raynard YU (SG), ry@wy-to.com

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

01- 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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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

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