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. — Al Jazeera America
The anticipated 2014 World Architecture Festival 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...
“Our Chinese clients have their sights set on London, and they know what they want,” says Keith Griffiths, the Welsh-born chairman of Aedas, who presides over the 1,400-strong practice from its Hong Kong headquarters. “They are used to high rise, high density, truly mixed-use developments – 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.” — theguardian.com
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. — bustler.net
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.Here's a few of this year's contenders:See more on Bustler.
In land-scarce Singapore greenery too is going sky-ward, with a 24-storey condominium earning a Guinness record for boasting the world’s largest vertical garden.
Tree House condominium, completed in 2013 by property firm City Developments Limited, has covered its façade 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. — blogs.wsj.com
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 WAF competition close May 30, 2014.On the event side of things, tickets are now...
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. — bustler.net
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. — bustler.net
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 — 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. — bustler.net
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors — currently at full swing in Singapore — 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. — bustler.net
Previously: INSIDE World Festival of Interiors - 2013 Award Shortlist Related: World Architecture Festival 2013 Award Winners UPDATE: David Kohn Architects’ Carrer Avinyó awarded INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2013
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. — bustler.net
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. — channelnewsasia.com
We have received images of Ben van Berkel / UNStudio's design for the new UIC building, ‘V on Shenton’, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. The office/residential twin tower concept is scheduled for completion in 2016. — bustler.net
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. — bustler.net
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’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. — bustler.net
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