ROCKWOOL Comfort Liner: Integrated Soffit Insulation Systems

Brought to you by ROCKWOOL Endowing Thermal, Condensation and Acoustic Control ROCKWOOL Comfort Liner is designed and manufactured for concrete soffit insulation, offering necessary thermal and acoustic benefits to building occupants. In today’s modern buildings, where spaces with multiple functions are collocated, Comfort Liner’s thermal performance is recommended for the condensation control of concrete soffits […]

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ARDS Studio designs the striking Ramen Sanpachi 38 using Colorbond cladding

Brought to you by NS Bluescope The design brief of Ramen Sanpachi 38, located in Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) Park, was to create a strongly themed Japanese restaurant that emphasises the Japanese values of simplicity and earthiness. To achieve this, ARDS Studio developed the design around four main components: geometry, lighting, arrangement and natural […]

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Rifle Range Nature Park: Reviving a former quarry into a green buffer

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, one of the last remaining primary forests in Singapore, is under threat from development and human activity. To serve as a green buffer, the Rifle Range Nature Park was designed to protect the reserve from edge effects and abutting developments as well as enhance ecological connectivity and providing complementary habitats. Located […]

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URA collaborates with Singapore Polytechnic to ideate landscaping for Singapore’s ‘identity corridors’

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Did you know that Singapore is in the process of co-creating its land use and development plan for the next 10 to 15 years together with the public1 through the Draft Master Plan 2025? One of the public engagement activities is the shaping of five ‘Identity Corridors’ that has been outlined by the Urban Redevelopment […]

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In-between Spaces

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Dear FuturArc readers, I read somewhere that the purpose of life lies not in either/or situations, but in both/and states. I realised this applies too to the theme of this issue where we look at in-between spaces. In today’s (mostly) space-starved urban context, every inch matters. Projects taking up ancillary functions should be designed as […]

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Villa Tan Dinh: Devoted to Nature

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Unlike most houses in the neighbourhood—Tanh Dinh ward in Ho Chi Minh City’s most condensed district—that maximise building upon their plots of land to create monolithic enclosed masses, the architects sought to reduce the built-up spaces of this house from the start. From discussions with the owner, they pared down the programme to the point […]

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Bamboo Playground

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The space that the school allocated for the project was at the border of the central open space that was mostly used by kids to play soccer. The designated area was initially a rubbish dump behind the school bathroom. The design team spent an entire week clearing the site by cleaning up and disposing the […]

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Infinity

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According to the architects, the school wanted this project to completely ‘disrupt’ the existing overwhelming amount of concrete that was covering the entire surface of the outdoor space. The application and use of bamboo here could be said to serve this purpose well. RELATED: To Infinity and Beyond The entire structure is made from bamboo, […]

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