Jiading Central Park

Located in the Jiading district of Shanghai, Jiading Central Park (JCP) was developed as part of China’s nationwide effort to develop liveable cities. It is an 83-hectare urban park that provides amenities for the nearby neighbourhood as well as the restoration of natural systems within this rapidly expanding district. JCP’s site was adjacent to fallow […]

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Parc Central


The vision for Parc Central was to create a destination where the community and businesses could mix together in an environment that is rich in character. Located in the Tianhe district along the central axis of Guangzhou, China, the development creates an architectural statement along this focal point of the city and a multilevel green […]

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Novartis campus


The towering six-storey wall of glass of the Australian Novartis building immediately draws one’s attention—soaring ceilings and a curved timber-clad stairway overlooking the atrium winds from floor to floor, creating an open and modern effect. In line with demonstrating Novartis as a transparent organisation, glass is used as façade material, inviting natural lighting while visually […]

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FuturArc is one of the best in Singapore’s publishing industry


The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2016—Singapore’s only independent media award that gives recognition to the publishing industry—was held at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore on 26 September 2016, with an attendance of over 230 guests. Guest-of-honour Chee Hong Tat, minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health, graced the awardsdinner, where […]

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Special Focus: The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2016


The latest chapter of the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 7th to 9th September 2016. Themed Building Green: The Next Decade, the conference witnessed a footfall of more than 1,000 people over its three-day duration. Stalwarts of the Green building industry, students and […]

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A Green lifestyle


Also part of the Singapore Green Building Week, Green Living 2016 is an eco-friendly lifestyle event that aimed to educate and encourage consumers to embrace a Green lifestyle. Held from 9 to 11 September 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, the second edition of Green Living welcomed twice the number of attendants as compared to last year—a […]

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A new creative space


Opened in June 2016, the Jarken Group designed FunBox to be a vibrant retail and edutainment space. It offers designers, artists and retailers a new modern environment that fosters imagination and innovation. This four-storey conventional office building provides a sturdy framework to comfortably support 20 staff. The layout nurtures communication among occupants while showcasing an understanding of practicality that is […]

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Integrated Design Application in Green Building Conference


To welcome the World Green Building Week, the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) has successfully held the Integrated Design Application in Green Building conference on 20 September 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event attracted more than 160 participants, including architects, engineers, developers and building practitioners from leading companies in the local construction industry. Vietnam has just […]

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We are all living in a material world


We Are All Living In A Material World by Miriel Ko For architects, designers and builders alike, the selection of materials can differentiate between projects, which only adds to the complexity. How one develops their style, builds their material palette or efficiently constructs and uses materials is a large part of the design process. It not only affects the shape and form of […]

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Bill Browning


NK: What motivated your work in Green buildings? And how did you get involved in biophilic design? BB: As a child I lived in Okinawa, Germany and the United States and experienced different ways of thinking about the built environment. I was most interested in architecture and nature. I went to the University of Colorado for […]

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