Ying Chao Kuo

CL: There is a line on your company website that says, “We hope to create a healthy environment which eliminates the boundary between human and nature.” What is your working definition of nature? YC: It is more about sunlight, wind… solar radiation, wind flow, seasonal changes in temperature and humidity—that’s a very big part of nature, as well as […]

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Urban portraits: Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Only around a quarter of the total land in Hong Kong is urban or built-up, with the remaining land reserved as green areas and country parks. Coupled with a large population of over 7.3 million people, the demands on developable land far […]

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BCI Asia Top Ten 2018

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HONG KONGAD+RG ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AND RESEARCH GROUP LTD.AEDASANDREW LEE KING FUN & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS LIMITEDCYS ASSOCIATES (HK) LTDDLNLWK & PARTNERS (HK) LTDP&T ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS LTD.RONALD LU & PARTNERSWONG & OUYANG (HK) LTD.WONG TUNG & PARTNERS LIMITED MALAYSIAAKIPRAKTISALM ARCHITECTSARCHICENTRE SDN BHDBEP AKITEK SDN BHDGDP ARCHITECTS SDN BHDNRY ARCHITECTS SDN BHDRDC ARKITEK SDN BHDSA ARCHITECTS SDN […]

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Archifest 2018

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The Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series was graced by guest of honour Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance, Singapore. The three-day show (2 to 4 October 2018) at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay, Singapore, presented six key architectural and building services exhibitions and 14 industry conferences, and was attended by […]

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ASEAN Energy Awards 2018

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The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) had clinched the first runner-up position in the Green Building Awards – Small and Medium Green Buildings category of the ASEAN Energy Awards 2018. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN Secretary-General, presented the award to Prof Yeoh Lean Weng, president of IES at the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting […]

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Building Green 2018

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The Building Green (BG) conference is the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC)’s annual event for nationwide awareness campaign on Green building. The theme for this year was Global Collaborations for a Greener and Sustainable Built Environment. During BG2018, the industry benchmarked on building better together— synergistically advancing with greater industry collaborations and global cooperation for […]

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Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings

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Supported by the World Green Building Council, the Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings conference took place on 18 October 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia, in conjunction with the International Urban Sustainability & Green Building Conference (IUSGBC) 2018 and the International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition & Conference (IGEM). It was jointly organised […]

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International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) 2018

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The 10th edition of the International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2018 (WCSC) was held on Thursday, 27th September 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Jointly organised by the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (REHDA K.L.), Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and Malaysian Institute of Architects […]

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International Green Building Conference 2018

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Organised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) 2018 was host to 10,654 international visitors from 54 countries, including international Green building experts and professionals, policymakers, thought leaders, academics, built environment practitioners, tenants and end-users (including members of the public and students) for a congregation of ideas, collaboration, partnership and […]

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Understanding climate change

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It is projected that by 2100, global surface temperatures will rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius, causing glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise by as much as 2 metres. Aside from wiping out almost all coastal cities, rising temperature will bring an increase in wildfires, drought, more intense rainfall, infectious diseases, […]

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