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Nan Chyuan


Nan Chyuan graduated from the National University of Singapore and the Architectural Association in London on a scholarship from Urban Redevelopment Authority.

He is a Director at FARM, a cross disciplinary design practice that won the President’s Design Award Design of the Year in 2010 and was featured in Wallpaper’s Architects’ Directory 2018. In 2017, Nan Chyuan was also recognised as one of Singapore’s emerging architects in URA’s third edition of “20 Under 45” exhibition.

Beyond practice, Nan Chyuan is an active design advocate, having served as Co-curator of iLight
Marina Bay 2012, Jury Member for Pasir Panjang Ideas Competition by URA as well as Speaker at Singapore Contemporary Architecture Conversations SUTD and Ted X NUS. He currently sits on the URA Design Advisor Panel (Conservation) and is also a Member on the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Advisory Board, NHB.

Having a deep passion for education, Nan Chyuan is concurrently an Adjunct Assistant Professor and has been teaching at the Department of Architecture in NUS since 2009. He is also an Advisory Committee Member of School of Design, Singapore Polytechnic since 2013.

"DFMA offers immense opportunities in the realm of landed housing typologies. It redefines existing imaginations for flexibility, space utilisation and integrated design, resulting in high quality homes with unrivalled possibilities."

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Farm Studio - Nan Chyuan


FARM has grown from a society organising community events like ROJAK in 2005, to become an
award winning, cross disciplinary design practice that is working across different territories, domains and typologies.

In 2018, FARM started a new Research and Experience Design arm called FARMACY. It was a
response to emerging complexities and opportunities in practice. There was a need to find new ways
of thinking and working, to tackle new questions and wicked problems for projects that have no clear precedents or solutions. Imagined as both a repository of knowledge and platform to generate new possibilities, FARMACY hopes to become the place for ideas and people to come together, to
broaden the way we think today and transform the way we live tomorrow.