Bamboo Playground

The space that the school allocated for the project was at the border of the central open space that was mostly used by kids to play soccer. The designated area was initially a rubbish dump behind the school bathroom. The design team spent an entire week clearing the site by cleaning up and disposing the […]

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According to the architects, the school wanted this project to completely ‘disrupt’ the existing overwhelming amount of concrete that was covering the entire surface of the outdoor space. The application and use of bamboo here could be said to serve this purpose well. RELATED: To Infinity and Beyond The entire structure is made from bamboo, […]

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To Infinity and Beyond


MORE THAN JUST CHILD’S PLAY For some of us, some of the most fun or memorable times would be during recess or break time in between study periods when we were in primary/ elementary or middle school. For those few precious minutes, some kids would rush to grab a bite, while others would burst into […]

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Voids as communal ‘canyons’: Kolkata’s Modern High School International by Studio SKLIM


In Kolkata, India, the existing basketball courts of a girls’ high school has been transformed into this 6-storey co-ed international school. Situated at a congested traffic intersection, the prevalence of noise and air pollution prevented the design from being freely opened up towards the urban environment. This proved to be a key challenge to be […]

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Meeting Societal Needs: Kitakami Health & Childcare Support Complex


It has been reported that the birth rate in Japan is the lowest it has ever recorded, continuing a steadily decreasing trend over at least two decades. This is a confluence of many factors—decreasing marriages, increasing social security costs and delayed post-pandemic economic recovery are amongst them. Data from 2021 indicates that there are under […]

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Buon Ma Thuot University Hospital


Awarded the Best Civic Building Architecture Design 2023 title at the 2023 Asia Architecture Design Awards (AADA) held in August 2023, Buon Ma Thuot University Hospital has contributed much to the local community in terms of health and medical care since it opened. COMMUNITY & SOCIAL IMPACTS The architects shared that the project has facilitated […]

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Maggie’s Centre Hong Kong


Maggie’s Centres were one of the early pioneers of salutogenic design. They were the brainchild of Maggie Jencks, who, like so many others before her, felt the psychological toll of the hospital environment during her battle with cancer. In her memoir, A View from the Front Line, she wrote, “Simply finding your way round is […]

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