Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 laureate honoured for revolutionising fight against waterborne diseases

On 22 March every year, World Water Day brings attention to the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is Nature for Water—exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. In conjunction with World Water Day and the launch of the International Decade for Action: Water for […]

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Balkrishna Doshi receives the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize


Professor Balkrishna Doshi, India, has been selected as the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation, which sponsored the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honour. Architect, urban planner and educator for the past 70 years, Professor Doshi has been instrumental in shaping the discourse of architecture internationally […]

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Rahul Srivastava and Matias Echanove


HB: The scope of work you undertake is really wide-ranging, from affordable housing and neighbourhood plans to studies, exhibitions and publications. How do you determine which projects to undertake? Is there a specific goal or objective behind your work? ME: We are interested in neighbourhoods—how they grow, how they are shaped internally by the people living in them, and […]

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FGLA 2018 Merit: 204 House


Located in Nha Trang city in a densely populated area, cluttered with traditional narrow houses and amidst air and noise pollution from motor vehicles, this house is indeed a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood. With a white façade and abundant greenery, this dwelling for eight stands out also for the way it ‘steps […]

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Binh House


Binh House, built in 2016, is one of the projects in the architecture firm’s House for Trees series, a prototypical housing design that seeks to provide green spaces within high-density neighbourhoods. The client’s family consists of three generations. Therefore, the challenge was to create spaces that allow the residents to interact and communicate with one […]

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Mount Pavilia


Mount Pavilia overlooks Clearwater Bay on an elongated green site of 66,800 square metres, larger than the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. The project is filled with 31,500 square metres of green spaces in the form of landscaped parks and garden, almost a third of the entire site. The development’s greenery is designed to […]

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Green Awards 2018


FuturArc Green Leadership Award (FGLA) and FuturArc Prize (FAP) are peeks into the realms of practice and imagination. This is what we do in the name of Green, what we would like to do, were constraints lifted. In the world of what we do, FGLA offers us a sampling of built projects, architects pushing the boundaries of Green […]

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Extreme Shower Enjoyment


With EasySET, showering starts with just a push of a button. The fixture sports a simple push button and dial knob with knurled texture that provides a better grip even with soapy hands. It also clearly indicates the control in which it is connected to—overhead showers, hand showers or body showers—and a coloured indicator for on/off functions. […]

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Decorative and Mould-Proof Joints


Under the cementitious grout type, Mapei offers Ultracolor Plus, a high-performance polymer-modified mortar for grouting joints 2 to 20 millimetres wide. Ultracolor Plus is made up of special, self-hydrating hydraulic binder that ensures colour uniformity and reduces the risk of efflorescence, a natural occurrence that is typical of mortars with Portland cement as binders. […]

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