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

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

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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Sydney Modern Project by SANAA

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Above the Sydney Harbour in Australia, a 34-hectare parkland called the Domain sprawls out on the eastern fringe of the city’s central business district. In 1958, the construction of a freeway through the Domain separated two long-standing establishments: the city’s Royal Botanic Garden (built in the 1810s) and the adjacent Art Gallery of New South […]

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Hangzhou Oil Refinery Factory Park: From ‘fossils’ to renewable energy

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China’s Grand Canal—the world’s longest and one of the oldest artificial waterways—played a key role in strengthening connections between the country’s south and north areas. Positioned at the canal’s southern extent is the city of Hangzhou, with an 18-hectare site formerly occupied by an oil refinery. Since the factory’s closure, most of the structures had […]

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A centre for sustainable ocean economy: Fornebu Brygge

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The regeneration of Fornebu Brygge, a fjord-side location just outside central Oslo in Denmark, aims to transform a disused parking lot into a centre for pioneering a sustainable ocean economy. It would provide the region with waterfront interactions and an arena for marine life preservation, sustainable food and energy production, and Green ocean transport solutions. […]

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Veneti-An Tea House: Made from pasta and coffee waste

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Japanese-Italian fusion goes beyond food and into building materials in this contemporary teahouse prototype called Veneti-An. The prototype is part of Time Space Existence, a European Cultural Center exhibition held in parallel with the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023. Its design explores sustainability through materials and connection to the local context. Around the world, tea […]

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Brick House by the River: Pi House

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In the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam, there is a type of vernacular house called the Trinh Tuong, standing for over 100 years with rammed earth walls (a technique now known as pisé). Such walls are completely handmade by compressing earth into even and flat cubes, which allows houses to be constructed without steel reinforcement. […]

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