Previously Published Projects (2010)
     
4Q 2010
Xixi International Tourism Complex Conceptual Plan
Renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty, Hangzhou today has been through drastic urban regeneration, while maintaining its original culture and rural heritage. These are assets which play a critical role in attracting tourism, which is an important factor for the city’s growing economy...
 
 

4Q 2010

Ma Wan Park Phase 1 - Nature Garden

The objective of a Green theme park with the focus on sustainable design approach for Ma Wan Park – Nature Park was set out right from the drafting of the brief. The picturesque nature setting, variety of ecological environments, including hill top and wetland in the shelter anchorage, preservation and revitalisation of...
 
 

4Q 2010

Swargha Ubud

Ubud has been well known as a place of tranquillity. Its name is derived from the word ubad, which means “medicine” in Balinese. This could explain why those in search of a place for ‘mind-healing’ would flock from all over the world to this  mountainous respite in the centre of Bali Island.
 
 

4Q 2010

Sentosa Boardwalk

Linking Vivocity and Resorts World Sentosa, the public boardwalk seeks to enhance pedestrian accessibility to and from the island while providing opportunities for users to be closer and more aware of nature...
 
 


4Q 2010

Borneo-Eco Wellness Resort & Spa, Ma'Ang Hill

The Borneo-Eco Wellness Resort & Spa is designed based on the parameters set in the International Ecolodge Guideline (published by The International Ecotourism Society, Burlington, Vermont USA, 2002). According to the book, an ecolodge is an accommodation facility that satisfies at least five of the criteria...

 
 


3Q 2010

Green Tomorrow: Sustainable Building Design in Korea

Green Tomorrow is a sustainability design house located in Yongin, Korea, with a site area of 2,456 square metres. Designed for a family of four, the architects proposed to achieve zero energy consumption. The design process for low and zero carbon buildings begins by first assessing the local situation...

 
 


3Q 2010

The Met

This project investigates the opportunities for high-rise living in the tropics. Rather than adopting models developed in temperate countries, with a strong separation of interior and exterior, it explores how aspects of low-rise tropical housing can be applied to create outdoor/indoor spaces in the sky...

 
 


3Q 2010

Red House at the Quayside

This project is located at Robertson Quay facing the Singapore River and consists of the remodelling of an interior space and external façade of two existing tenancies combined into one large restaurant. Design commenced in May 2007 with the restaurant completed and opening in late December of the same year...

 
 


3Q 2010

Central Library, University of Indonesia

The design of the Central Library of the University of Indonesia arose from an open design competition that was held in 2008. The brief called for a centralised facility to house 3–4 million books, research reference materials and rare books. Participants could choose their proposed site within the University’s main...

 
 


3Q 2010

Headquarters of Energy Commission of Malaysia

The diamond-shaped Headquarters of Energy Commission of Malaysia seeks to be a highly sustainable scheme that makes use of passive design, energy efficiency and renewable energy to meet its targets—first, to achieve an annual energy consumption of 85 kWh/m2/year (as compared to a normal office...

 
 


3Q 2010

Sunway Giza Shopping Arcade 

Giza was conceptualised with the aim to further enhance the popularity of alfresco dining in Malaysia. As a pedestrian-friendly feature, “Pedestrian Boulevards” are integrated into the layout, creating a strong pedestrian thoroughfare that connects the entire development...

 
 


3Q 2010

Rainforest Retreat

Located in the tropical rainforest area of Subic Bay Freeport Zone in the Philippines, Rainforest Retreat is an environmentally-friendly home that is also pleasing to the eye. The single-family house was redeveloped from a 1950s duplex that was historically constructed as housing units for US naval officers...

 
 


3Q 2010

Garbage Recycling Laboratory

The first image that would come to most minds when presented with a waste processing facility would be that of a highly functional, no frills building in which human comfort takes second place. This is not the case for the Universitas Gadjah Muda’s new Garbage Recycling Laboratory in Yogyakarta, Indonesia...

 
 


3Q 2010

Shanghai International Cruise Terminal

In Shanghai, a 800-metre riverfront site located north of the historical ‘Bund’ centre has undergone a change to transform itself to become a new gateway into the metropolis. The new International Cruise Terminal, accommodating three 80,000-tonne cruise ships at any one time, with an expected passenger flow of over 1.5...

 
 


3Q 2010

The Wow Residence

The entrance to the new WOW Residence in Kuala Lumpur is modest by any standards. The V-shaped semi-urban site lends itself to a classical low key threshold where one enters an unlit, semi-open hallway, which slowly casts the eye to reveal this twin-wing residence—the dream house of timber importer...

 
 


3Q 2010

The Green Lung, KL Sentral Park

The Kuala Lumpur Sentral project is an ambitious urban planning project to build a transit hub serving as a major interchange for six rail networks. The brainchild of the renowned Kisho Kurokawa, the masterplan revolves around a “city-within-a-city” concept in which the development will be a critical commercial centre within...

 
 


3Q 2010

Real Estate, Housing and Developer Association Headquarter
Located in the suburban neighbourhood of Kelana Jaya, this project will serve as the headquarters of the Real Estate, Housing and Developer’s Association (REHDA). Due to the association’s demand for more space, the existing building is to be torn down to make way for a two-storey building that will contain a...

 
 


3Q 2010

SunOne

With deliberate architectural strategy, two building typologies—the office and home—are fused into one in SunOne. The office of Sun Systems Corporation Ltd., SunOne provides a work environment that encourages both collaboration and relaxation among its staff...

 
 


3Q 2010

German Partner Plant

Initiated by the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the project will be set up in the Kunshan German Industry Park (GIP) and will be the first pioneer Green factory project in China according to German energy-efficient building standard. The concept of the partner plant is to provide production facilities...

 
 


2Q 2010

Pine Community School 

Although a small independent primary school, Pine Community School has been steadily growing over the last few years and had outgrown the facilities of their 1970s weatherboard building. The Federal Government’s Building an Education Revolution (BER) funding provided the means to expand the school...

 
 


2Q 2010

Discovery College Private Independent School

Located within a seaside residential community in Discovery Bay, the Discovery College Private Independent School, with its distinctive roof canopy, aims to create a “total education environment” that inspires learning and fosters interaction among the students and teaching staff.

 
 


2Q 2010

The Hong Kong Community College (Hung Hom Bay Campus)

The alternating brown and clear stacked up boxes make up the 19-storey Hong Kong Community College offering pre-tertiary education programme. The site is located in one of the highest residential density areas in the city, Hung Hom District, adjacent to Victoria Harbour. Incorporating sustainable design...

 
 


2Q 2010

Shining Stars School

Bintaro Jaya is one of the many suburban areas of Jakarta that is constantly growing. As a highly congested development, there is a great demand for educational facilities. Many kindergartens and preschools are built in residential areas, appearing in even the smallest neighbourhood units...

 
 


2Q 2010

School of the Arts

The model for the School of the Arts (SOTA) is a Laboratory of Creativity, where research is done, creative work made, and the results of this work communicated—between students, between teachers and students, between the school and the surrounding urban fabric, and between the school and the wider community...

 
 


2Q 2010

Da Nang General Library

Sited in a new area designated for public buildings and sporting facilities, the Da Nang General Library not only has to meet the present and future demands of the city as a general library and learning facility, it also has to have an outstanding design to reflect its prominent location...

 
 


2Q 2010

Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° OST

Climate change is at the heart of a new theme attraction in Northern Germany, which is the first of its kind in the world. The Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost creates a knowledge and adventure world which presents scientifically well-founded data, facts and phenomena on climate, climate change and climate...

 
 


1Q 2010

SA Water

The new SA Water headquarters, located in the Victoria Square 1 (VS1) building, is a model of integrated sustainable building, laboratory and workplace design. It is the first building in South Australia, and the largest commercially developed building in Australia, to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star Office Design rating from the Green Building Council of...

 
 


1Q 2010 

The Chambers (Former National Australia Bank)

The design brief involved the adaptive reuse of the 1880s National Australia Bank (NAB) building at 308 Queen Street, Brisbane for new commercial use. In 2002 Riddel Architecture was engaged by the original owners of the NAB to investigate the feasibility of developing the site. A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was prepared which identified the areas...

 
 


1Q 2010 

BEA Financial Tower

Developed as Shanghai’s new central business district, Pudong, with its everchanging skyline, is often seen as the city’s commercial symbol. As a result, any new developments have to respond not only to market demand but also contribute to the city’s visual and spatial dynamism...

 
 


1Q 2010 

Transformation of Existing Car Park into the Hong Kong Jockey Club Telebet Centre @ Tin Shui Wai
Looking at the spacious and well decked out Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Tin Shui Wai Telebet Centre now, it may be tough to fathom that it used to be a car park. Located in the Hong Kong Housing Society building complex, the Centre was converted from three...

 
 


1Q 2010

Euroasiatic New HQ Compound

To consolidate all its facilities in a single location and to create a unique working place, a close competition was held by Euroasiatic for the design of its new headquarters, with PDW Architects emerging as the winner. The Euroasiatic New HQ Compound sits on a 2-hectare land in Taman Tekno, BSD City, an industrial area, and it will house the main office...

 
 


1Q 2010

71 Robinson Road

The firm Ingenhoven Architects is well known for its design of office buildings, and its founder Christoph Ingenhoven is one of the world’s leading architects in the area of sustainable and ecological building design. In fact, FuturArc has previously featured one of his Green office projects—Australia’s first double-skin façade high-rise office building 1...

 
 


1Q 2010

7 & 9 Tampines Grande Office Building

“Singapore has three seasons—hot, hotter and hottest,” says Allen Ang, Assistant General Manager, Head of Commercial, Projects Division, City Developments Limited (CDL) at the media briefing of the site visit of 7 & 9 Tampines Grande on 19 May 2009. Recognising that “the sun is always shining” in Singapore has been the inspiration behind the extensive...

 
 


1Q 2010

Solaris

Wrapped by a spiral green terrace from basement to ground plane (where the landscape ties in with one-north Park) and twisting 1.5 kilometres upwards to the rooftop, Solaris’s continuous landscaping is a key component of the project’s ecological design concept as it allows for fluid movement of organisms and plant species between all vegetated areas...

 
 


1Q 2010

Union Office

It is easy to see why at first glance, many might think the UNION office is anything but. The owners of the architecture and interior design firm retained the architecture of the old chapel that was once the jewel of the old Trinity Theological College when they converted it into their workspace...

 
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