Assembling craft and ‘waste’ materials: Pizza 4P’s Lotte Mall West Lake

This project takes inspiration from numerous neighbouring craft villages to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, which has preserved their culture and craftsmanship throughout generations. Located on the ground floor of a new shopping centre, the architects wish to embody a ‘contrasting’ spirit of contemporary Hanoi with local artisanship by using various craft materials, including […]

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The Park: A blue-green community ‘magnet’ in Vinh City

This project establishes a community space within the 10-hectare Swan Lake Park to support residential developments in the Eco Central Park Vinh neighbourhood in Vietnam. Serving as a multi-use activity centre where residents can interact and connect, The Park provides functions such as a multipurpose hall adjoining a service kitchen, a jacuzzi, sauna, gym and […]

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Studio 877 by localground

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RE-ADAPTING PRIVATE PROPERTIES FOR PUBLIC USE Studio 877 is situated in the old cantonment quarters of the city of Pune in western India. It is home to an architectural practice—Local Ground—and the Loft, a cultural space, both started by architect Khushru Irani. The 100-year-old building, which was in a dilapidated state, was given a new […]

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Indre Laksevåg Master Plan

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In 2020, LondonOn—a collaborative group comprising Haptic Architects; Morris+Company; TurnerWorks; Gort Scott; Elliott Wood; and Urban Systems Design—with the assistance of Vill, won a competition organised by the local government, Bergen City Council, to reinvent the Indre district of Laksevåg, a borough of the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. In Bergen’s last industrial […]

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A ‘gateway’ for clean technologies: JTC Cleantech Three by Architects 61 Pte Ltd

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Singapore is fostering its clean energy sector as part of its climate action. Among key investments in the country-state’s clean technology (cleantech) areas include high-value manufacturing, engineering and biofuels, research and development (R&D) and regional headquarters activities.1 JTC CleanTech Three (CT3) is an example of a multi-tenant development to support the sector. It comprises eight […]

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Recreating lost heritage at Chengdu’s Jiaozi Courtyard Towers by MVRDV

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Rapid development in an urban context often removes the traditional features that belonged to the area. In order to honour the village structures that once stood on its site, the Chengdu Jiaozi Courtyard Towers will have a modern interpretation of traditional architecture at the heart of the mixed-use development. Located at the last empty site […]

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Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters

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In view of carbon reduction targets, new industrial complexes need to focus on sustainability and efficiency. This is the spirit that underlies the design of Shenzhen Construction Industry Ecological & Intelligent Valley Headquarters, with a winning proposal by the joint team from Aedas, Shenzhen Capol International & Associates and MLA+B.V. The design is located in […]

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Waterworks: An industrial heritage complex as community catalyst

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Waterworks is a mixed-use development in downtown Toronto that rehabilitates, conserves and expands an industrial heritage site by integrating diverse programmes—not only supporting and intensifying the life of its residents, but also the urban experience of the greater community. The programmes include food-focused retail, a fully serviced YMCA community centre, social wellness facilities, family-oriented dwellings […]

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