Spaces For Living Issue

We live in a world of binaries. We are, it seems, forced into choices. We are either at work or at home; a space is either public or private; we are in the city or the countryside; this is either inside or outside. The inside-outside dichotomy is best seen in small projects. The projects in […]

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FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2018

In its eighth year running, the FuturArc Green Leadership Award has bestowed awards to nine outstanding Green projects from five different countries in Asia—Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Specially designed FuturArc Green Leadership Award trophies and certificates were given out to the winners at BCI Asia Awards ceremonies held across the region. The […]

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CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Singapore International Water Week 2018


Transforming tomorrow’s cities with clean environment solutions Industry leaders, global stakeholders and participants convened at the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) 2018 to identify, develop and share practical, replicable and scalable solutions that address environmental challenges in the context of the waste-water-energy nexus in the cities of tomorrow. The summit concluded with over SGD 5.5 billion […]

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World Cities Summit: Special Report


by Carissa Kwok “Old is Gold” — but is it really? The various urban systems in cities need to be coordinated through an integrated urban plan to create liveable outcomes, and to sustain quality of life for its citizens. Integrating social, economic and environmental considerations into planning efforts is required to rejuvenate distressed urban areas […]

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International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress 2018


Returning to Singapore for the second time, the 55th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress 2018 is the largest and most significant event for landscape professionals in the world. Held from 18 to 21 July 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, it set the stage for professionals, […]

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Lee Kuan Yee Prize 2018


The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2018 and the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 were presented respectively to the city of Seoul, South Korea and American microbiologist Prof Rita R. Colwell by the President of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob. The 2018 laureates were honoured in an audience of global water industry leaders, mayors, […]

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The Liveability Challenge 2018


RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. RWDC Industries has been awarded SGD980,000 to jumpstart the testing and production of its drinking straws, and thereafter to produce […]

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World Cities Summit 2018


Liveable and sustainable cities: Embracing the future through innovation and collaboration Over 130 mayors and city leaders from 128 cities convened at the sixth edition of the World Cities Summit held in Singapore, sharing knowledge and learnings as well as addressing challenges and innovations for future-ready cities. Sixteen Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and agreements were […]

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Innovative LED lighting products


The 6th edition of LED Expo Thailand 2018 (ASEAN’s largest international exhibition on LED lighting products and technologies) and the 3rd edition of PCB Expo Thailand 2018 (ASEAN’s largest and only exhibition on printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assemblies) drew more than 12,347 national and international trade visitors, lighting professionals and investors from 47 […]

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HKGBC Director appointed to board of directors of World Green Building Council


The HKGBC announced that Ada Fung Yin-suen, BBS, JP, is appointed to the Board of Directors of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) for a two-year term from 1 July 2018. An architect by profession, Fung is active in the architectural field as well as in the construction industry. In her career as Deputy Director of […]

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Over 33,000 industry professionals and trade visitors from 62 countries convened at the international architecture, interior design and building exhibition, which featured over 550 exhibitors with 1,200 booths displayed across nine halls of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the adjacent Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Amongst them are architects, interior designers, property developers, engineers and quantity […]

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President*s Design Award 2018


President*s Design Award 2018 On 17 July 2018, President Halimah Yacob conferred the nation’s highest design accolade across all disciplines for the transformational impact on lives, businesses, society and the world. It recognises the achievements of those who make a difference to the lives of Singaporeans and the global community through excellent design. The 2018 […]

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