Magazine

2Q 2011

Table of contents
Project News
Reinventing Temporary and Leftover Spaces
Ample Makeover
A ‘Forum’ Redesigned
Façade’s Alive
Dynamic Front
 
Main Feature
 
The FuturArc Interview
Technical Director, Trane Singapore
 
Projects
 
Commentary
Steps to Retrofitting Existing Buildings
 
Happenings
Doing More with Less
We live in a time of haste, a culture of throw-away consumerism. Even buildings—for all the resources it takes to make one—have become commodities that are too easily torn down.
 
In this issue, we devote ourselves to the idea of renewal—retrofits, restorations and upgrades—for community and environment. Chu Lik Ren, in the Main Feature, speaks of the challenge of injecting new activity and modern conveniences into historically worthy structures. In the FuturArc Interview, mechanical engineer extraordinare Lee Eng Lock who has built his reputation on a portfolio of projects, many of them retrofits, speaks candidly of the persistent problems of energy waste in buildings.
 
Projects featured include the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, retrofitted with the objective of improving occupant comfort, and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Victoria, a pre-loved building developed into a sustainable commercial office building.

<BACK>


SUBSCRIBE TODAY
SGD 67.00*
 
6 ISSUES A YEAR
 
 
* Regular Price SGD 90.00 for 6 Issues  


FuturArc Collaborators
 
           
           
           

   
           

FuturArc Supporters