Previously Published Projects (2012)
       

4Q 2012

The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa
An environmentalist and pioneer in ecotourism who later went into the hospitality business, Anthony Wong and his wife chanced upon the opportunity in 2005 to take over a 14-year-old beach resort located on Langkawi. 
   
     

4Q 2012

Tree Top Loft
The brief called for two units of tree top lofts to be positioned within the dense
forest reserve to the west of the integrated resorts. Envisioned as lofts built on
stilts featuring rustic wood construction, the units—Angsana and Tembusu—are
positioned to provide guests with a premium “back to nature” experience. 
   
     

4Q 2012

Sun-Moon Mansion & Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
In the course of going Green, hotels may face different physical and legislative
constraints, depending on where they are located. Notwithstanding, two hotels
in Asia have made the choice to invest in measures that will reduce energy...
   
     
4Q 2012
Pangulasian Island Resort
Located in Bacuit Bay, Pangulasian Island Resort is the latest development
launched by El Nido Resorts. Owned by Ten Knots, the group operates three
other facilities in El Nido and Taytay. Since the inception and opening of its first
eco-resort Miniloc Island in 1981, Ten Knots has strived to maintain a balance...
   
     
4Q 2012
Sustainability in Paradise: The Zero Carbon Resorts Project in the Philippines
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicts that Southeast
Asia’s share in world tourism arrivals will rise from 7.4 percent in 2010 to
10.3 percent by 2030. 
   
     
4Q 2012
Sekeping Kong Heng
Sekeping Kong Heng, originally an old hostel to house theatre performers, is
a three-storey neo-classical colonial shophouse building which still houses a
traditional Chinese old-school coffeehouse on the ground floor. In a bid to preserve
a piece of history, and in a bigger scheme of things to also reinvigorate the old...

 

   
     
4Q 2012
Treehotel
Treehotel’s cofounders-owners, Britta Jonsson and Kent Lindvall, have proven that a luxury hotel can be stylish, whimsical and Green at the same time. While they wanted to have their hotel in the middle of nature, they wanted to do it on nature’s terms... 
   
     
3Q 2012
Flying Bamboo
To comply with the principles of economic, social and ecological sustainability, Flying Bamboo, with an 856-square metre bamboo roof area, is an environmentally conscious design using low-cost local materials. It is located in Vinh Phuc Province... 
 
 
 

 
3Q 2012
Office for M/s. Nirvana Films
The project is an office space for Nirvana Films, an ad film production company. As a firm that thinks out of the box, the architecture of its office sought to reflect a similar approach. The concept of their workspace is based on the belief that the connection of synapses creates ideas, not privacy or isolation... 
 
   

 
3Q 2012
Kingston High School
The brief was clear: design a school that is environmentally sustainable and offers students a leading-edge learning environment—one that prepares them for their future and encourages deep enquiry, inspiring them to be creative, critical, informed and motivated... 
 
 
 

3Q 2012

GMT Institute of Property Management 
This project consists of office spaces and training classes (including a small cafeteria) for an institute of property management occupying a small site area. It is situated at the corner of a narrow road that faces the railway in front of it...
 
 
 
 

3Q 2012
Green One UN House
When the United Nations (UN) launched  its global reform  initiative ‘Delivering as One’, Vietnam was selected as one of eight pilot countries. Its new office building,currently under construction in Hanoi, is the most ambitious of the One UN House projects and is a demonstration of the UN’s broader commitment  to a Green agenda...
 
   

 

3Q 2012

Green Core

As part of JTC’s sustainable efforts in CleanTech Park (CTP), the central Green Core is created as its green lung. Located on a 50-hectare greenfield site next to Nanyang Technological University at Nanyang Ave...
 
 
 

 

3Q 2012

Akanoma Studio

Apart from being an architectural studio, Akanoma Studio also aims to serve the community. As it is located in a village which does not yet have its own meeting space, a multifunctional social space on the ground floor is provided to allow the local people...
 
   

 
3Q 2012
Sustainable Application of Green Energy (S.A.G.E.)
This project was created to promote social responsibility towards the environment. Essentially serving as a showroom with an Eco Discovery Centre (open to the public) during the construction of Seringin Residences, it will become a residents’ facility when the residential development is completed in December 2013...
   

 

3Q 2012

City Campus Putrajaya

The project involves the construction of City Campus (Phase 1), which consists of a 3–6 storey institutional block to accommodate 4,000 students that includes academic facilities such as labs, lecture halls, library and classrooms...
 
   

 

3Q 2012

Commercial Office Development

The brief called for a Green commercial building which includes office and retail spaces as an anchor project to the commercial district in Precinct 2. It should also reflect the theme of Putrajaya city as a ‘city in a garden’...
 
 
 
 
2Q 2012
New Taipei City Museum of Art Conceptual Design International Competition
The New Taipei City government plans to build a world-class museum of art in its Yingge district. Through an international competition held in 2011, creative schemes were sought in order to give the New Taipei City Museum of Art...
 
   
 

2Q 2012

Sydney Grammar School Assembly Hall

The briefing requirements for this project were challenging and at face valuealmost impossible to achieve. Sydney Grammar School (SGS) wanted a recital hall to accommodate their entire staff and student body (1,500 people)...
 
 
 
 
2Q 2012
Ganendra Art House
The client’s brief was to provide a building that spoke of their commitment to
good design, innovation, Green principles and value. The space will be used for
cultural, exhibition and residential purposes, with an experimental building...
 
 
 
 
2Q 2012
Binh Duong School
One doesn’t normally expect to find stunning architecture in Ho Chi Minh City’s sprawling outlying districts. Drive off the dusty main highway to Binh Duong, turnright on an obscurely signed alleyway, keep going down this narrow passage and suddenly a luminous white building pops into view...
 
 
 
 

2Q 2012

Rempah Rumahkarya

Literally meaning spices, the name “Rempah” alludes to the first commodity trading maritime expeditions of the Indonesia archipelago or Nusantara. Attempting to capture the spirit which “Rempah” symbolises...

   
 
2Q 2012
Earthen School Tipu Sultan Merkez
The project is located in Punjab, a rural province in the west of Pakistan. More precisely, the school is located close to the village Jar Maulwi in the district of Sheikhupura, approximately 70 kilometres from the city of Lahore...
 
 
 
 
2Q 2012
Kouk Khleang Youth Center
What started out as a studio project has turned into an endeavour in reality that will benefit the local community. The idea for the Kouk Khleang Youth Center originated in spring 2010 in the Cambodia Studio of the Aalto University’s...
 
 
 
 
2Q 2012
Primary Healthcare Centre
The commission was for the design of a high quality outpatient primary healthcare facility that would serve a group of villages set in the agricultural lands of rural southern India. Requirements included a reception area, two consultation rooms, waiting areas, pharmacy, laboratory and toilets...
 
   
 
2Q 2012
CIC Zero Carbon Building
In order to combat the increasing pressure from climate change, the Hong Kong government has recently targeted for carbon reductions (50–60 percent carbon intensity reduction by 2020 compared to the 2005 baseline). Buildings account for 90 percent of electricity consumption and 60 percent of greenhouse gas...
 
   
 

2Q 2012

The Rimini Convention Centre - A Showcase in American Black Cherry

Designed by German architects GMP Studio, the Rimini Convention Centre is one of the largest convention centres in Italy. It is an eco-sustainable building in the...
 
 
 
 

2Q 2012

Inspiria Science Centre

Inspiria Science Centre is designed as one of the most advanced science centres in Northern Europe and is part of a long-term strategy to make knowledge the most important asset of the Østfold Region—it seeks to spread knowledge about energy, environment and health...
 
 
 
 

1Q 2012

The Replay Concept
“An aspect of contemporary culture, derived from the immediate and continuous emotional exchange between millions of people throughout the world, is the search for an end to the hostile relationship between men and nature...
 

 
 

1Q 2012

Karis

Upon entering the store one gets the feeling of being in a cave—as if embarking on a certain adventure, a trail with nooks and crannies to explore. The effect is attributed to the paper tubes that have been arranged at varying lengths, seemingly to ‘cascade’ down from the ceiling...
 

 
 
 

1Q 2012

Garak Wholesale Market

Garak Wholesale Market is the most important wholesale market in Seoul, accounting for 50 percent market share of agricultural and marine products. It plans to transform itself from a neglected place that draws much criticism and cynicism due to its ever-present traffic congestion...
 


 
 
 

1Q 2012

Ribbee Boutique

The small project was commissioned by a musician who wants to import ukuleles into Thailand. He wanted to build his own store and for it to be different from other similar stores, so as to reflect the unique characteristics of the musical instrument...
 
 
 

1Q 2012

NEX

Nex is the largest mall in northeast Singapore, and one of the largest suburban malls in the country. The developer wanted the mall to be accessible and shopper/pedestrian friendly, and to have an overall family appeal, alongside development parameters such as a streamlined building design to ensure shorter...
 
 
 

1Q 2012

JEM

Strategically located adjacent to the transportation hub in Jurong East, Jem is a mixed-use development which is touted as the new commercial hub of the west. The project comprises a retail mall with an approximate gross floor area (GFA) of...
 
 
 

1Q 2012

JCUBE

Located at the site of the former Jurong Entertainment Centre (JEC), which was demolished in 2010, JCube is the new mall that will house five levels of retail, a rooftop landscaped plaza and most notably, Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice rink...
 

 
 

 
 

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