Tengeh Floating Solar Farm

Aerial View of the Sembcorp Tengeh Floating Solar Farm

The solar photovoltaic (PV) farm is one of the world’s largest inland floating solar PV systems. The commencement of its operations marks a significant step towards enduring energy sustainability in water treatment, making Singapore one of the few countries in the world to have a 100 per cent Green waterworks system while contributing to the […]

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Phase Dance by Takeshi Hirobe

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The name Phase Dance comes partly from the architects’ sense that the design process was like a dance; and that the building’s crescent-shaped form brings to the mind the phases of the moon. COURTYARD-LIKE PLAN While visiting the site a number of times, the architects were drawn to a large orangebark stewartia tree and began […]

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Powerhouse Brattørkaia: The World’s Northernmost Energy-Positive Building

Powerhouse Brattørkaia and adjacent neighborhood seen from the Trondheim Fjord

As the world’s northernmost energy-positive building, Powerhouse Brattørkaia intends to set the benchmark for the construction of sustainable buildings: one that produces more renewable energy than it consumes throughout its lifespan, including construction, operation, demolition and embodied energy. It is the third in the Powerhouse series of energy-positive edifices conceived by a multidisciplinary collaboration of […]

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Bird Nest by VTN Architects

Bird Nest Installation

Designed by VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects), who are known for their traditional Vietnamese architecture approach, installed a memorable artwork named Bird Nest. It is a soaring bamboo installation right in the heart of Uniqlo’s flagship store at the central part of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Complementing the Japanese fashion house’s philosophy of […]

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Västerås Travel Centre

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Västerås Travel Centre is a new infrastructural hub in the heart of one of Sweden’s largest cities. Behaving like a dynamic urban node and visual landmark, the travel centre will connect the neighbourhoods of Västerås and the city’s flows and create a new public destination in the city centre.The final design has now been revealed to the public and construction is slated to begin in 2022 and is expected to be finalised in 2025. […]

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Sandcrawler

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In George Lucas’ legendary Star Wars films, Sandcrawlers were large mobile fortresses. In Singapore, the regional headquarters housing Lucasfilm, which has been christened with the same namesake, looks like a fortress indeed. Only this one is made of glass and steel with a lush courtyard in its belly. The only George Lucas property in Asia […]

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Saraswati Global School

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The campus aims to frame a learning environment with functional spaces — the administrative block, the teaching wing, recreation areas, multiple open spaces, and sports facilities that enable socialisation. Safety was an important consideration while designing; thus, the building is wrapped around the site, adopting an introverted form for privacy. The front of the building […]

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AKN Nursery

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Forest House in Akiruno This is a facility that has two functions. One is a training center of Montessori education (hands-on learning and collaborative activities) for toddlers from 0 to 3 years of age, and the other is a playing hall for children of the nursery next to this facility.  Forests make up more than […]

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Cantilever House

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The Cantilever House takes into account the harsh North Indian climate by employing a series of mechanisms. They minimise resource consumption and reduce the building’s environmental impact while enhancing the residents’ thermal comfort. ORIENTATION & SHADING The house records minimal heat gain throughout the day by placing the living areas in the north and the […]

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Prototype 3D-printed global habitat for sustainable living

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According to a United Nations report published in 2017, nearly 5 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2030. Governments are faced with substantial challenges related to housing solutions. Seeking to provide affordable housing, TECLA is a new circular housing model that is created using entirely reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local […]

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