New Lawuga School

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND CHALLENGES Lawuga Village is a remote village located in a plateau area. The village school, Lawuga School, serves children from the local minority nomadic families. After an earthquake in 2010, two brick buildings that consisted of classrooms were deemed unsafe. This resulted in the children having lessons in the temporary relief panel […]

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Earth Village

Nam Dam is a village that is located in the Quan Ba District of Ha Giang, the most northern province in Vietnam. Situated on the mountain top and covered with rich forests and terraced fields, this place is inhabited by the Dao ethnic minority and recognised for its cultural characteristics: traditional costumes; festivals; brocade; cuisines; herbal […]

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One of the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals is to ensure environmental sustainability, including the improvement of sanitation facilities. Despite progress in sanitation coverage, there are currently about 2.5 billion people all over the world who lack access to basic sanitation and more than a billion people are still practising open defecation. In Vietnam, […]

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Cornwall Gardens


During the early days in Singapore, it was common for extended families to be housed under one roof, whereby grandparents were a source of support and care for the grandchildren, and to foster a stronger bond amongst family members. The owner, who grew up in a rubber plantation near a lake, wanted a house where […]

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House No. 10


PROJECT DATA Eco-friendly and energy-efficient residences, such as prefabricated houses, are becoming more common in the Philippines1. Although it remains a small percentage of built homes in the past years, there has been an increasing awareness of building sustainable homes recently. Designers usually specify solar panels as a common solution due to a rise in the […]

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University library extension, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The University Library Complex consists of three independent buildings that were built decades apart—the original main library in the 1970s, its annex in the 1980s and the latest extension. This project involved the construction of a new extension and a spatial reorganisation of the two existing buildings to merge and transform into one coherent whole, creating […]

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We are 10!


Ten years can feel like a lifetime. This is especially true in the evolving world of Green. When we set ourselves an editorial direction in 2006—to be the voice of Green in Asia—the Green building was a newborn. Green assessment tools were spreading with evangelical fervour from one Asian capital to another. There was a […]

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