Rifle Range Nature Park: Reviving a former quarry into a green buffer

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, one of the last remaining primary forests in Singapore, is under threat from development and human activity. To serve as a green buffer, the Rifle Range Nature Park was designed to protect the reserve from edge effects and abutting developments as well as enhance ecological connectivity and providing complementary habitats. Located […]

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

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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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Marengo Multimodal Transport Hub: A mass-timber expansion for public connectivity

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In France’s fourth largest city, the 12,000-square-metre Marengo Multimodal Transport Hub is envisioned to expand Toulouse’s city centre by uniting bus, railway and metro systems to strengthen the public transport network. The hub is expected to triple the number of daily passengers travelling in and out of the city by connecting to the central train […]

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

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

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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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Hoowave Water Factory by MVRDV: Modernising a town’s entire water network

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Huwei is an inland town of around 70,000 people, located on the Beigang River. The area developed in the early 19th century around its sugar factory. While the sugar factory still operates, a connected alcohol factory was closed in the 1970s, becoming overgrown with tropical vegetation. Today, the factory grounds, along with a dike built […]

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