Archinect - News 2014-07-26T07:24:50-04:00 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/19049985/lucasfilm-unveils-sandcrawler-shaped-singapore-office LucasFilm Unveils Sandcrawler-Shaped Singapore Office MikeChino 2011-09-02T15:34:08-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qsrjhcul2xumrrv5.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The massive, slow moving Sandcrawlers from George Lucas' Star Wars films inspired the form of his new regional headquarters in Singapore. Designed by Aedas, the Sandcrawler Building is neither rusty nor slow moving - the glassy and streamlined building will combine a high performance facade with lush gardens and foliage that spills over terraces, resulting in a highly efficient commercial space.</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/13349519/solar-powered-supertrees-rise-at-singapore-s-gardens-by-the-bay Solar-Powered Supertrees Rise at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay MikeChino 2011-07-14T13:39:13-04:00 >2011-07-14T22:08:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3w/3wjunsbo3n6t4xvu.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An incredible crop of solar-powered "Supertrees" is rising at Singapore's Gardens By The Bay, a 101-acre garden site that will support 226,000 plants and flowers from all over the world. Designed by Grant Associates, the gardens' 18 Supertrees will serve as towering vertical gardens that collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the conservatories.</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/2567599/toronto-should-be-more-like-singapore-moshe-safdie-says Toronto should be more like Singapore, Moshe Safdie says Paul Petrunia 2011-04-11T20:50:00-04:00 >2012-11-15T21:10:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgf2bicwrcgtcjmd.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A global architect based in Boston, Mr. Safdie wants Toronto&rsquo;s planners and politicians to explode conventional thinking and dream big like the visionaries writing the design manifestos in China and Singapore, where Safdie Architects were lead designers of the just-completed $5.7-billion Marine Bay Sands hotel, casino and art science museum complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Globe &amp; Mail interview Moshe Safdie about his ides for Toronto.</p>