Full Project Description
How do you design a website for an architecture practice with numerous landmark projects around the world?
Simple. By charting them on a map.
With an extensive portfolio that has been amassed over the past 2 decades, there were a number of significant challenges in presenting their works online without looking like a large database of dates, locations and technical details.
Using Google Map’s API, we conceptualized a website that showcases the projects that WOHA has designed by pinning them on the map. The user interface is both familiar for audiences who have experience using Google Maps and yet is a refreshing experience as a new way of searching for architecture landmarks and WOHA’s portfolio.
This approach has allowed their audience who hope to visit the landmarks, to use the site for architectural sightseeing—something WOHA has received many email requests on from people who wish to find out how to locate the buildings they designed.
It also solves the challenge of presenting the large number of works in a visually appealing manner as opposed to a long list of project names and thumbnails reminiscent of a photographer’s contact sheet.
The website also features downloadable case studies for each individual project—a feature that assists potential clients outside of Singapore in easily compiling portfolio samples for presentations and Architecture students compiling research.
The map is styled in a monochromatic color scheme, to direct the focus towards the large full-color photos of their architectural projects. Measured to fit the browser window of each user, the photos are presented in high resolution and laid out with a simple to use navigator that recognizes keyboard controls for quick and easy browsing.
Equipped with a custom CMS backend, WOHA has full control over adding and amending content, adding new projects, awards and lectures, that are identified on the map with individual pins. This allows them to control and update projects which can take time to complete by showcasing the progress from initial artist’s impressions to photographs of the finished projects.
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