Archinect - News 2016-07-24T02:47:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149938713/world-s-first-fully-autonomous-taxi-service-will-arrive-in-singapore-later-this-year World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-06T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:31:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb3fb135f3522c585e17b0fe3dd135c9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[nuTonomy's] Level 4 autonomous vehicle "is designed to perform all safety-critical driving functions and monitor roadway conditions for an entire trip;" all you have to do is provide a destination and (possibly) open and shut the doors. Google's autonomous cars, in contrast, are currently at Level 3, with limited self-driving automation [...] [nuTonomy] is building into [its] decision-making engine the ability for cars to actually violate the rules of the road when it's necessary to do so</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the autonomous vehicle beat:</p><ul><li><a title="The &quot;Impossible&quot; Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938205/the-impossible-car-faraday-future-s-lead-designer-richard-kim-on-one-to-one-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "Impossible" Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141436229/in-lidar-we-trust-poking-the-subconscious-of-autonomous-vehicles-with-special-guest-geoff-manaugh-on-archinect-sessions-43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"In LiDAR We Trust" &ndash; Poking the subconscious of autonomous vehicles with special guest Geoff Manaugh, on Archinect Sessions #43</a></li><li><a title="This startup hopes to bring autonomous campus shuttles to colleges by 2017" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937226/this-startup-hopes-to-bring-autonomous-campus-shuttles-to-colleges-by-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This startup hopes to bring autonomous campus shuttles to colleges by 2017</a></li><li><a title="Google's self-driving car hits bus and causes its first crash" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149351656/google-s-self-driving-car-hits-bus-and-causes-its-first-crash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's self-driving car hits bus and causes its first crash</a></li><li><a title="U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147883279/u-s-says-computers-qualify-as-drivers-in-google-s-autonomous-vehicles-won-t-even-have-to-go-to-the-dmv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. says computers qualify as drivers in Google's autonomous vehicles; won't even have to go to the DMV</a></li><li><a title="The U.S. just got $4 billion to spend on self-driving cars" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806465/the-u-s-just-got-4-billion-to-spend-on-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The U.S. just got $4 billion to spend on self-driving cars</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140536291/take-a-peek-inside-the-mesmerizing-hotel-hotel-the-2015-world-interior-of-the-year Take a peek inside the mesmerizing Hotel Hotel, the 2015 World Interior of the Year Archinect 2015-11-06T20:35:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T21:32:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2g3oq6ikuyaa4t7o.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Floating fragmented pieces of reclaimed timber energize the lobby space of the charmingly named Hotel Hotel, located in the blossoming precinct of NewActon in Canberra, Australia. Designed by Australian practice March Studio, the hotel was recently named World Interior of the Year at the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands.</p><p>Coinciding with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140535483/oma-ole-scheeren-big-dinelljohansson-among-top-winners-at-world-architecture-festival-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>, INSIDE highlights the most outstanding projects in the international interior design scene. This year's competition started out with over 100 nominations that were narrowed down to nine category winners. After the nine teams vied for the overall-winning title in one final round of presentations, Hotel Hotel scored the prize at the end of the day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0eqg1j5hi2pwk1q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eukxdkxxcfv5qqk0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jv1vhesenucnhh3j.jpg"></p><p>Hotel Hotel is part of a wider scheme that includes offices, private residential apartments, cafes, and a cinema. A grand staircase at the center of the two-floor hotel draws in guests to the building's other main areas, which feature more rec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140471253/who-will-win-world-building-of-the-year-world-architecture-festival-2015-continues-with-announcement-of-day-2-winners Who will win World Building of the Year? World Architecture Festival 2015 continues with announcement of Day 2 winners Justine Testado 2015-11-05T18:38:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T18:42:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkoplpzz0k5nzwyu.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Day Two of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14206/world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards 2015</a> in Singapore just concluded with the announcement of 14 more category winners in the Completed Buildings and Future Projects sections. There's no surprise that these projects are as competitive as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140423857/get-a-glimpse-of-the-first-set-of-world-architecture-festival-2015-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day 1 winners</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>All the WAF Awards winners have been revealed, but the competition isn't over yet! During the final day of the festival tomorrow, the teams will face off in one last round of live presentations and project critiques with the super jury. The jurors will then select one Future Project of the Year and of course, the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2015.</p><p>Take a gander at the Day 2 winners:</p><p><strong>COMPLETED BUILDINGS</strong></p><p>&darr; Schools: Ballet School | Russia. Designed by Studio 44 Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qo/qo0lngcrlwj09ct0.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Religion: Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies | Qatar. Designed by Mangera Yvars Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fdip3b6lmfkn9mt8.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Health: Walumba Elders Centre | Australia. Designed by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kq/kqwspym67al95gov.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Hotel &amp; Leisure: Lanserhof, Lake Tegern | Germany. Designe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140423857/get-a-glimpse-of-the-first-set-of-world-architecture-festival-2015-winners Get a glimpse of the first set of World Architecture Festival 2015 winners Justine Testado 2015-11-04T20:36:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:28:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/ph1fcvx8869no907.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14206/world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 World Architecture Festival</a> is back at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore once again. During the two-day event, which started today and concludes on November 6, attendees get to witness the competition unfold before their eyes as they watch architecture teams from around the world present their projects and listen to critiques from the "super jury". The 2015 super jurors include Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Manuelle Gautrand (France).</p><p>The competition is anyone's game, with this year's shortlist rounding up 338 projects across 31 categories from architects based in 46 countries &mdash; including works from renowned firms. Day One of the event concluded with the announcement of 15 category winners, and more winning projects will be revealed tomorrow.</p><p>Here are the winners so far. Do any of them catch your eye?</p><p><strong>Completed Buildings:</strong></p><p>&darr; <strong>HOUSE:</strong> Saigon House | Vietnam. Designed by a2...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130351040/the-world-architecture-festival-inside-live-competitions-return-to-marina-bay-sands-this-november The World Architecture Festival + INSIDE live competitions return to Marina Bay Sands this November Justine Testado 2015-06-25T08:59:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T12:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h1xzw8jfj57zbesq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) is preparing for another eventful year at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. Architects, designers, and clients from around the world gather to witness the happenings of the live architecture competition and form connections with some 2,000 of their fellow attendees. Needless to say, the competition attracts a number of stellar projects from today's leading designers, so it's anyone's game.</p><p>For 2015, the WAF shortlist boasts 338 projects across 31 categories from architects based in 46 countries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8w4hl8of4erua2o3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4aqmcofiazxki5l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsihpsmls8plkrvo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34j1d82czyi97kd4.jpg"><br><em>From top to bottom: Fulton Center by Grimshaw; Cardedeu by EMC Arquitectura; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122754938/look-inside-heatherwick-studio-s-newly-opened-learning-hub-at-ntu-singapore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanyang Technological University</a> by Heatherwick Studio; Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura &amp; NAP Co. Ltd.</em></p><p>During the event, WAF competitors will get the chance to interact and hear critiques from the 2015 &lsquo;super jurors&rsquo;: Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Ma...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127583609/award-entries-for-the-world-architecture-festival-close-this-friday Award entries for the World Architecture Festival close this Friday Sponsor 2015-05-19T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:25:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/466xtn5d5o1rlw8v.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The entry deadline for all WAF entries is this Friday. Submit your completed or future projects in to one or more of the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/award-categories#list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> open for entries.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Entry Deadline:</strong> Friday May 22<br><strong>Cost to enter: </strong>$930 USD per entry</p><p><a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Enter now</strong></a></p><p>Why enter?</p><p>WAF and INSIDE finalists will receive more exposure and media coverage than ever before, providing you with the chance to reach new markets and gain new commissions.</p><ul><li>Reach new markets and clients through WAF&rsquo;s global PR coverage &ndash; last year finalists were featured on the BBC, CNN, MSN and Yahoo as well as our media partners including Archinect, Dezeen, ArchDaily and The Architects Newspaper</li><li>Increase your online visibility by being permanently listed on the <a href="https://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">worldbuildingsdirectory.com</a></li><li>Overall winners will feature in exclusive filmed interviews on Dezeen which receives 2.1million unique visitors per month</li><li>New for 2015 - all winners will receive a V2.Com gift certificate for one press kit distribution worth $1,525</li><li>New for 2015 - all shortlisted projects will be...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/126845712/sir-peter-cook-sou-fujimoto-and-benedetta-tagliabue-announcing-the-first-of-waf-s-70-strong-jury Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto and Benedetta Tagliabue – announcing the first of WAF's 70 strong jury Sponsor 2015-05-07T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-07T12:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r75xvl696vxla9v.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF awards</a> are unique and are the only awards to enter if you want to receive critical feedback in person from <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/judges" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our international jurors</a>.</p><p>Be part of the world&rsquo;s largest live crit. All shortlisted entrants present live at World Architecture Festival in Singapore in front of respected critics, architects, clients and associated practitioners. Enter to receive professional feedback, benchmark your work and exchange with your peers and WAF&rsquo;s global network.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41apfva2lhnnp92w.jpg"></p><p>WAF has over 70 judges who all attend the festival and critique your work. There are <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/award-categories#list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 award categories</a> open for entries and each. Each category has its own expert judging panel who will watch presentations from every shortlisted architect live at the festival.</p><p>The final closing date for entries is May 22.</p><p><em>Archinect readers can use promo code <strong>ARCHINECT10</strong> to get 10% off their submission fee. Click <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to enter now.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126383916/the-oscars-of-architecture-world-architecture-festival-opens-call-for-entries The ‘Oscars of architecture’: World Architecture Festival opens call for entries Sponsor 2015-04-29T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T22:25:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1ri7j4pnsjuhs46r.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The annual <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, the &lsquo;Oscars of architecture&rsquo;, is now open for entries. The awards will be celebrated at the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) in Singapore this November, following three days of intensive live presentations and judging.</p><p>Entries are now invited from architects and designers for the 2015 edition of what is the biggest architectural awards program in the world. The awards are expected to attract more than 750 entries, about half of which will be shortlisted, in 31 categories. Reduced early bird rate ends May 1 and the final closing date for entries is May 22. Shortlisting takes place in early June.</p><p>Shortlisted entrants will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the three-day Festival, which takes place in the Suntec Centre on November 4, 5 and 6. On the final day, category winners present again to &lsquo;super-juries&rsquo; of experienced and respected judges, who decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122754938/look-inside-heatherwick-studio-s-newly-opened-learning-hub-at-ntu-singapore Look inside Heatherwick Studio's newly opened Learning Hub at NTU Singapore Justine Testado 2015-03-12T20:53:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T09:19:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/obz8qmquri6zx24a.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After Heatherwick Studio won the competition to design the Learning Hub at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the cocoon-like building finally opened its doors this week. Alongside Heatherwick Studio, CPG Consultants worked as the Lead Architect and Sustainability Consultant for the Learning Hub. The 8-story building is NTU Singapore's first redevelopment in 20 years, and is also part of the university's larger &pound;360 million ($536.3 million) redevelopment plan for the campus.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82qc5nf8hof9zl6r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y9hzuo12tyknblml.jpg"></p><p>Although the building looks enclosed from the outside, the mixed-use Hub forgoes the traditional box-shaped layout of university buildings to encourage instead an open learning environment for the school's 33,000 students and faculty. Tapering toward a central public atrium, the building's 12 concrete towers provide a total of 56 cornerless smart classrooms that NTU designed to reflect their new pedagogy that promotes small-group teaching and active in-person learning, an important method to uphol...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119291211/sand-geo-politics-land-reclamation-sand-wars-and-secular-ism Sand/geo-politics, land reclamation, "sand wars" and secular(ism) Nam Henderson 2015-01-26T19:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T19:32:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/tx7yr7ovgiljcfv6.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To make matters more turbid, the nightmare of coastal reclamation occupies an imaginary and regulatory space created by several misunderstandings about territory itself. These become urgent against both the backdrop of our &ldquo;oceanic&rdquo; moment and the apparent dissolution of that idyll of 19th- and 20th-century geopolitical thought, the grounded state.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Joshua Comaroff writes about contemporary sand/geo-politics, land reclamation, "sand wars" and&nbsp;secular(ism).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117657928/singapore-s-sterile-authoritarianism Singapore's Sterile Authoritarianism Nicholas Korody 2015-01-05T14:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:51:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3e611075353000b1facd69f1e437f1f4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Day-to-day life [in Singapore] is famously governed by a series of rules that maintain this clean, well-ordered city. The import of chewing gum is banned, therefore globs of the stuff aren&rsquo;t found on the street. There are fines for irritating people with a musical instrument or your own drunkenness... The result is a low-crime, scrupulously run city &ndash; with none of the incomprehensible, exciting chaos of cities found in neighbouring Indonesia or Malaysia.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/110407196/second-set-of-winners-announced-for-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014 Second set of winners announced for INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-03T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:30:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xdirt8atif7e5evi.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Starting out with 60 shortlisted nominees across nine categories, the final four category winners of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 were announced in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The INSIDE awards competition -- which highlights the very best in the international interior design scene -- will conclude with one interior design project winning the top award, World Interior of the Year 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse at the second set of INSIDE winners:</p><p>Above - CATEGORY WINNER, Education and Health: Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University by CRAB studio</p><p>CATEGORY WINNER, Civic, Culture and Transport: CINE TIMES by One Plus Partnership Limited</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6s/6srn032msvn9cgba.jpg"></p><p>CATEGORY WINNER, Offices: The Barbarian Group by Clive Wilkinson Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xnze6cjjnnbtsnl1.jpg"></p><p>HIGHLY COMMENDED, Creative Re-use: Design Republic Design Commune by Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/aru547bvuolaimfx.jpg"></p><p>See more of the projects and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/second_set_of_winners_announced_for_inside_world_festival_of_interiors_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110281108/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014-reveals-first-five-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 reveals first five category winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110345382/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-2-winners World Architecture Festival 2014 - Day 2 winners Justine Testado 2014-10-02T17:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eicorglpqcuwa5wd.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning announcements continue with Day 2 of the World Architecture Festival 2014, currently happening at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. In the second day of the international live competition event, a total of 13 winners were awarded in additional categories for the main sections of Completed Buildings and Future Projects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a peek at some of the Day 2 winners below.</p><p>Pictured above - Completed Buildings - Culture: Danish Maritime Museum, Denmark, by BIG</p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Civic and community: The Chapel, Vietnam, by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d37fgq3too242mez.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Transport: Scale Lane Bridge, United Kingdom, by McDowell+Benedetti</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z7yvxb0cqjvyknx.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Residential: The Village, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/yckrksvl5v418nmo.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Experimental: Skyfarm, Italy, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup Associates</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qaaylauj2bheqpkt.jpg"></p><p>See more of the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_2014_-_day_2_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274683/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-1-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2014 - Day 1 winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110281108/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014-reveals-first-five-category-winners INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 reveals first five category winners Justine Testado 2014-10-01T21:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:33:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wonkogut1x89juo5.jpg" width="514" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coinciding with the World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, the just-as-popular INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors honors the very best in the international interior design scene with its annual awards competition. Starting out with 60 shortlisted nominees across nine categories earlier this summer, the first five winners were revealed today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's winning INSIDE projects:</p><p>Pictured above - CATEGORY WINNER, Retail - Cultura Bookstore in Sao Paulo by studio mk27</p><p>&darr; CATEGORY WINNER, Display: IDC Space: research and display space for the International Design Centre in Singapore by Singapore University of Technology and Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk1c4ut175v2153x.jpg"></p><p>&darr; CATEGORY WINNER, Residential: XINTIANDI PENTHOUSE in Shanghai, China by JOYCE WANG STUDIO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f4oo8675stykk8gd.jpg"></p><p>&darr; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Retail: Camper Showroom/Office in Shanghai, China by Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zpav234j53miho8c.jpg"></p><p>&darr; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Hotels: The Tent in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xf7u45olu35pi8ck.jpg"></p><p>See more of the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/inside_world_festival_of_interiors_2014_reveals_first_five_category_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110274683/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-1-winners World Architecture Festival 2014 - Day 1 winners Justine Testado 2014-10-01T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68gdrnxv38wnwgkr.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival 2014 is now in full swing at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and the Day 1 competition winners have been revealed. The international live competition is unique in that it lets anyone apply and have a chance to win and event attendees can see the competition unfold before their eyes...For Day 1, the "super jury" selected 16 winners worldwide -- including projects in Vietnam, Iran, Brazil, Turkey, and the UK.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few winning projects in the Completed Buildings and Future Projects categories.</p><p>(Pictured above) Completed Buildings - House: House for Trees, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects</p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Housing: The Carve, Norway, by A-Lab</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4znx14eieezxyrc.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Completed Buildings - Religion: La Ascension del Se&ntilde;or Church, Spain, by AGi architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r3hn1sqxe5x1gel.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Culture: Freedom of the Press Monument, Brazil, by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto &amp; Associados</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stqj99ijbnmmdlrj.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - Commercial mixed-use: Isfahan Dreamland Commercial Center, Iran, by Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ey/ey62jn3fxwjegett.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Future Projects - House: The Olive Grove, Australia, by Ian Moore Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cepxtiqw6b29opja.jpg"></p><p><strong>Find the rest of the winners and other project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/world_architecture_festival_2014_-_day_1_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109118485/can-cloud-seeding-clear-singapore-s-skies Can cloud-seeding clear Singapore's skies? Nicholas Korody 2014-09-17T12:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:07:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rl6kdo3fooai3yi.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Indonesia is preparing cloud-seeding operations in an effort to combat a haze of air pollution blanketing neighbouring Singapore. Pollution levels were "moderate" levels on Tuesday morning, according to the pollution standard index, a day after hitting "unhealthy" levels. The worst affected parts of the island are in the west and closest to Indonesia. The haze has become an annual event in this part of Southeast Asia, as farmers illegally burn forest or plantation areas to clear land.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108498411/update-world-architecture-festival-2014-adds-ole-scheeren-as-speaker-new-conference-sessions UPDATE: World Architecture Festival 2014 adds Ole Scheeren as speaker + new conference sessions Justine Testado 2014-09-08T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T18:30:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6w7luro0k3kfk3d.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The anticipated <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 World Architecture Festival</a> is less than a month away! Taking place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 1-3, WAF is expecting over 2,000 visitors from over 60 countries to experience a jam-packed program of conferences, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. This year's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Awards shortlisters</a> will also be preparing their live presentations to the Super Jury for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99825508/apply-now-for-world-architecture-festival-awards-2014-deadline-is-may-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF Competition</a>.</p><p>Just recently, WAF announced Ole Scheeren&nbsp;&mdash; the principal of Buro Ole Scheeren&nbsp;&mdash; as the latest addition to the notable lineup of keynote speakers. New sessions that were added to the program highlight building sustainable cities, a look into Heatherwick Studio's work, and a series of networking sessions titled "Meet your next client".</p><p>Details below.</p><p><strong>Ole Scheeren announced as 2014 keynote speaker:</strong></p><p>"The festival will start at 10am on Wednesday 1st from Ole Scheeren, Principal, Buro Ole Scheeren. Ole will give his unique perspective on the relationship between architects, architectur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104245331/china-town-meet-the-architecture-giant-with-asian-designs-on-london China town: meet the architecture giant with Asian designs on London Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T13:24:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T23:44:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dc5859e1d5f029e81e5c71a43de515d3.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our Chinese clients have their sights set on London, and they know what they want,&rdquo; says Keith Griffiths, the Welsh-born chairman of Aedas, who presides over the 1,400-strong practice from its Hong Kong headquarters. &ldquo;They are used to high rise, high density, truly mixed-use developments &ndash; having everything on one site, so you can live, work and play without ever leaving the building. We think that's the way London needs to densify.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103263357/sixty-nominees-announced-for-the-inside-world-interior-of-the-year-2014 Sixty nominees announced for the INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-07-02T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-07-05T15:43:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eaheduudt2glykto.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors has revealed 60 nominees who will compete for the top-notch World Interior of the Year 2014. From schools, offices, airports, and restaurants, and some renewed interiors of historic buildings, the stakes are high indeed for an award of this caliber.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nominees will go head-to-head against each other through live presentations and debates during the 2014 INSIDE World Festival of Interiors on October 1-3 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. An overall winner will then be announced.</p><p>Here's a few of this year's contenders:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m05xgujrdu0rv1gc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkeeyhjutc4vku9k.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj0dpd6dwbhoa76m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/tt84y229011upv8m.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxq1wiz0f7ql26a6.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/nominees_announced_for_the_inside_world_interior_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101705491/singapore-sets-a-record-for-world-s-largest-vertical-garden Singapore Sets a Record For World’s Largest Vertical Garden Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-12T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-06-12T13:57:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/2614dc0fb0ed9a894cf852c2840f9a78.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In land-scarce Singapore greenery too is going sky-ward, with a 24-storey condominium earning a Guinness record for boasting the world&rsquo;s largest vertical garden. Tree House condominium, completed in 2013 by property firm City Developments Limited, has covered its fa&ccedil;ade in nearly 2,300 square meters of greenery. [...] The condo uses the plants as natural insulation to help filter pollution, absorb heat and reduce the amount of energy needed to cool individual units.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100171967/archinect-readers-can-now-save-10-on-passes-for-the-2014-world-architecture-festival Archinect readers can now save 10% on passes for the 2014 World Architecture Festival Archinect 2014-05-21T17:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T17:45:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73a7bomwh4b7qodi.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's still not too late to submit your architectural work for a chance to win a coveted World Architecture Festival Award. This year's jury includes Sir Peter Cook and Richard Rogers among others. Entries for the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF competition</a> close May 30, 2014.</p><p>On the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/waf-overview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event</a> side of things, tickets are now available for the festival coming to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this fall, October 1 - 3. As the world&rsquo;s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe, World Architecture Festival is surely an event not to be missed.</p><p>And it gets even better for Archinect readers (lucky you!) &mdash; simply use promo code <strong>NECT10 </strong>at checkout to receive a 10% discount on passes to attend the festival.</p><p>Click <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/waf-overview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more and get started.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86617859/unstudio-completes-ardmore-residence-tower-in-singapore UNStudio completes Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore Justine Testado 2013-11-15T18:04:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4ccckdzbr2anot7.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced the completion of the Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore City. The building's monochromatic facade is distinctive yet it easily complements neighboring structures and location near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district. And at 36 stories high, residents are guaranteed envy-inducing panoramic views of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lk0d0qnabw16x5xp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0s3j6wfcsmqdvl3z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6gk46cnzssi6ma4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wih2bp2a18w6plub.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x3rxltvpgoyqtdus.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyod3vg9hih9w4d9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zvo2j13hm54ja8g0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All photos &copy; Iwan Baan, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudio_completes_ardmore_residence_tower_in_singapore/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full project description.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85923793/saa-and-benoy-reveal-design-for-changi-airport-terminal-4-in-singapore SAA and Benoy reveal design for Changi Airport Terminal 4 in Singapore Justine Testado 2013-11-06T17:31:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T19:45:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ze/zedxskt6r56wpevz.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SAA Architects from Singapore and UK-based Benoy unveiled the design concept for the Changi Airport Terminal 4 during the T4 groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 5. SAA won the commission from the Changi Airport Group back in mid-February 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83380969/world-architecture-festival-2013-award-winners World Architecture Festival 2013 Award Winners Justine Testado 2013-10-04T17:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T18:24:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iq/iqketpxb0tjc5oa8.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have been revealed for the World Architecture Festival 2013 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. [...] Winners were selected in the categories Completed Buildings, Landscape Projects, and Future Projects &mdash; with sub-categories in each one. As for World Building of the Year, the Auckland Art Gallery by Australian architect FJMT took the overall winning title.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76610882/world-architecture-festival-awards-2013-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards - 2013 Shortlist</a></p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83293369/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83293369/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-category-winners INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners Alexander Walter 2013-10-03T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T02:54:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8rnstjwdsf6gkur.jpg" width="514" height="631" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>INSIDE World Festival of Interiors &mdash; currently at full swing in Singapore &mdash; has selected its day 1 and 2 award winners from 59 outstanding interior projects accross 12 award categories [...]. The winners will now compete against each to win the award for Best Interior Design of 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79319700/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors - 2013 Award Shortlist</a></p> <p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83380969/world-architecture-festival-2013-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2013 Award Winners</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83688681/david-kohn-architects-carrer-aviny-awarded-inside-world-interior-of-the-year-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Kohn Architects&rsquo; Carrer Aviny&oacute; awarded INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2013</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82773491/cooled-conservatories-gardens-by-the-bay-wins-2013-riba-lubetkin-prize Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay wins 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hzlxmy2cl6zvxfpi.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore by London-based Wilkinson Eyre Architects is the winner of the 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the best new international building. This is the second year running for Wilkinson Eyre, who also won the prize last year for Guangzhou International Finance Center in China.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77389179/2013-riba-lubetkin-prize-shortlists-three-international-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlists Three International Buildings</a></p> <p> Also announced today: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82770268/riba-stirling-prize-2013-goes-to-astley-castle-by-witherford-watson-mann-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 goes to Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fymzqpx830b5q2oh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1mt72zt740l4k9h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/os9qs0suf8n2jeyh.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60924318/first-commercial-vertical-farm-opens-in-singapore First commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T22:42:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f518c27bcbd72fa809d4c8672b7b0d1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Singapore now has its first commercial vertical farm, which means more local options for vegetables. The technique uses aluminium towers that are as tall as nine metres, and vegetables are grown in troughs at multiple levels. The technique utilises space better -- an advantage for land-scarce Singapore.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54699030/unstudio-designs-new-uic-building-v-on-shenton-in-singapore UNStudio Designs New UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’ in Singapore Alexander Walter 2012-08-03T20:40:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T13:34:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fzcaovdthmrgggfb.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received images of Ben van Berkel / UNStudio's design for the new UIC building, &lsquo;V on Shenton&rsquo;, in the heart of Singapore&rsquo;s Central Business District. The office/residential twin tower concept is scheduled for completion in 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/52212429/new-singapore-courts-complex-by-serie-and-multiply New Singapore Courts Complex by Serie and Multiply Alexander Walter 2012-06-21T21:26:00-04:00 >2012-06-21T21:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5s/5sfbgwljuxxfa9vt.jpg" width="514" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Singapore Subordinate Courts have announced the winning design for a new courts complex after an open competition process that started in September last year. The design, by London-based Serie Architects in collaboration with local Singaporean firm Multiply Architects, includes two new towers and the renovation of the existing Octagon courts building. Serie and Multiply will work with CPG Consultants Pte Ltd to implement the design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/30218949/unstudio-s-design-for-the-scotts-tower-unveiled-in-singapore UNStudio’s design for The Scotts Tower unveiled in Singapore Alexander Walter 2011-12-08T13:28:00-05:00 >2012-10-05T17:29:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99au7vnk76r3f658.jpg" width="514" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ben van Berkel / UNStudio has shared with us their design for The Scotts Tower in Singapore which was just unveiled yesterday. The tower will be the first development under the Far East Organisation&rsquo;s new SOHO brand. Designed to conserve space whilst maximizing live/work/play areas, The Scotts Tower promises to present a new dimension of functional and flexible vertical space.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p>