The Plugin House concept from People’s Architecture Office (PAO) started years ago as a pilot programme in Beijing, and has since expanded to other cities in China and now in the US. Several permutations and versions have developed over the years as an answer to communities’ call for solutions in the cities. Their expanding Plugin […]
The Plugin House is an easily assembled house made from prefabricated parts. It is a design proposition, suggesting new building technology that considers financial, social and environmental concerns. The Plugin House demonstrates the possibilities of smaller, more sustainable living for contemporary urban landscapes. There is a movement among local and municipal governments to introduce policy […]
Jingdezhen, known as China’s Porcelain Capital, has been producing ceramics for at least 1,000 years, starting from the Han Dynasty up until the present. The Jingdezhen Plugin House is a series of Plugins created for a historic greenware room, which is a ceramic greenware drying workshop, equivalent to today’s raw material preparation and moulding workshop. […]
The Yubei campus of Cuibei Experimental Primary School is a Teng-Nor School project under the charge of Luohu Preliminary Office. The project is led by China State Construction Technology, and People’s Architecture Office is responsible for the architectural design. It took two months to complete the flash construction from design to construction. The modular box […]
Tucked in the central hills of Sri Lanka, Kandy is a city of great charm and splendour, prompted by its unique mix of historic solemnity and scenic beauty. Being the last capital of the Sinhalese monarchy, Kandy resisted the Portuguese and Dutch occupation for more than 300 years before submitting to the British with the […]
Along the banks of the Thu Bon River in Central Vietnam, just a short distance from Cua Dai (Great Gate) where the river meets the sea, sits an iconic city. Its economic heyday ended more than two centuries ago and only 150,000 residents remain, yet Hoi An typically draws up to 4 million visitors every […]
FuturArc conducted an interview with Sacha Schwarzkopf about blue-green initiatives that can be transformative strategies for city regeneration. Here is one of the projects that was presented as an example. SS: Back in, say, the 1990s or even up until maybe 2005, the edge of Downtown Houston next to the Buffalo Bayou was really a […]
As we continue to observe gathering restrictions during the pandemic in Indonesia by holding online FEX events, it has also become easier than ever for speakers from different regions to connect with a broader scope of professionals. Here are snapshots of project highlights from architects around the country, with technology reviews presented by Hunter Douglas; […]
The World Cities Summit (WCS) 2021 held the first part of its virtual event. Most of the topics discussed revolved around building resilience in cities and tackling disruptions and crises.
Here, FuturArc zooms in on the fundamental need for cities to take a long-term view to ensure that developments are no longer just sustainable, but also restorative and equitable.
“The Living Cities Forum acknowledges that we are hosting this event in Melbourne on the lands of the Eastern Kulin Nations, upon whose ancestral lands our forum is staged. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the various lands on which every viewer watches, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people participating. We pay […]
BCI Asia Philippines held a virtual ceremony over two days to recognise BCI Asia Top Ten architecture firms and property developers in the country for 2020 and 2021, as well as FuturArc Green Leadership Award (FGLA) 2020 recipient. The FGLA merit award went to … […]
Mapefloor I 320 SL Concept is a self- levelling epoxy coating with a coloured granular finish. It can be used to create abrasion-resistant floors. The material is self-levelling, which makes it quick and easy to apply, therefore reducing the time needed to carry out work, minimising production downtime. Its resistance to abrasion is higher than traditional […]