Monoform Living / Produce.Workshop

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
© Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography
© Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography

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Wilkinson Eyre Claim Plagiarism At 2015 Milan Expo Site

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
The 'Tree of Life' at the 2015 Milan Expo's Italian Pavilion. Image © Marco Balich / Studio Gio’ Forma
The 'Tree of Life' at the 2015 Milan Expo's Italian Pavilion. Image © Marco Balich / Studio Gio’ Forma

It seems as though the complex case of architectural copyright has been a major talking point of 2014. As the year begins to draw to a close, a fresh tension has risen between two European offices. British practice Wilkinson Eyre have claimed that a central structure at the site of the 2015 Milan Expo is direct plagiarism of their Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore, completed in 2012. According to an article in The Telegraph, the 'Tree of Life' will "form the centre-piece of the Italian pavilion" in Milan.

Safdie Architects Design Glass "Air Hub" for Singapore Changi Airport

00:00 - 5 December, 2014
© Safdie Architects
© Safdie Architects

Today, Safdie Architects revealed plans for a glass, spherical “air hub” that will be built at the center of the Singapore’s Changi Airport, the world’s sixth busiest airport. The “jeweled” biodome was presented as a “new paradigm” for international airports that will boost Singapore’s stopover appeal and become a “lifestyle destination” for both travelers and local residents.

Learn more about the design and a word from Moshe Safdie, after the break. 

SPARK Proposes Vertical Farming Hybrid to House Singapore's Aging Population

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Deck Level. Image © SPARK
Deck Level. Image © SPARK

To address issues surrounding Asia’s aging population and food scarcity, SPARK has unveiled a conceptual project the blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming. The proposal, titled "Home Farm," integrates vertical aquaponic farming and rooftop soil planting with high-density housing designed for seniors that provides residents with a desirable garden environment and opportunities for post-retirement employment. 

"We designed this concept for Singapore," says SPARK Director Stephen Pimbley, "but there is the potential for it to be applied in any location that would support the growth of leafy green vegetables on building facades and rooftops." He continues, "We are keen to see this project materialise at some point in the future. The concept is a realizable solution to real and pressing problems faced by many of the world’s growing cities."

Read on to learn more about the concept.

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Audi Centre Singapore / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
© Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock

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66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

01:00 - 29 October, 2014
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

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Shimano Cycling World / Eight Inc

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
© Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock

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Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple / Czarl Architects

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
© MingFu Weng
© MingFu Weng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Block 116 HDB Jln Bukit Merah, 116 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 160116
  • Design Team

    Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, MingFu Weng, Nic Chan
  • Area

    1526.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    MingFu Weng

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Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
© Albert Lim
© Albert Lim

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Master Plan Revealed for Binhai Eco City in Tianjin

01:00 - 30 August, 2014
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office

Holm Architecture Office and AI - along with landscape architects Kragh Berglund – have been named shared winners of the Eco City Binhai Master Plan. Located outside Tianjin in Northern China, the project will consist of a new Central Business District and five new cultural buildings. Learn more about this plan after the break.

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Heatherwick Exhibitions Set to Tour US and Asia

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Heatherwick Studio's 2010 Shanghai Expo pavilion. Image © Daniele Mattioli
Heatherwick Studio's 2010 Shanghai Expo pavilion. Image © Daniele Mattioli

Thomas Heatherwick is set to expand his international reputation in the coming year, thanks to two exhibitions that will tour the United States and East Asia, reports the Architects' Journal. The US exhibition, titled "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" will tour Dallas, LA and New York from September 2014 to October 2015. The Asia exhibit is yet to be formally announced, although it is believed it will begin in Singapore in Spring 2015. Read on after the break for more details of the exhibitions.

Archifest 2014: Exploring CROWD In Singapore

00:00 - 21 August, 2014
Courtesy of Archifest and PLUS
Courtesy of Archifest and PLUS

Returning for its eighth year, Singapore's annual premiere festival Archifest explores the concept of CROWD, and how it interacts with and becomes an integral aspect of architecture and urbanism. Hailed as a Festival of Ideas for the City, Archifest is a two week long gala focusing this year on the context of Collective Intelligence and Community Capital, and the intricate complexities and interconnectivity between both. The theme is based on the belief that it is "the human aspect of architecture that encourages, facilitates, and enhances the human quality to hold influence and create energy to the makeup of our city."

Airwell House / ADX Architects

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
© Edward Hendricks
© Edward Hendricks

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OOI House / Czarl Architects

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
© Tim Nolan
© Tim Nolan

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Sandcrawler / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

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AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas

Following the recent announcement of Aedas' demerger into two separate companies - one retaining the Aedas name and the other now known as AHR - we spoke to Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas' global board and a practicing architect for close to three decades. The company, which was recently ranked by the Architects' Journal as the 5th largest and most influential practice in the world, have now moved their head office to London's Chandos Place and are championing a new approach to urban regeneration in the UK's capital. Alongside discussing how an international practice of Aedas' scale successfully operates, Griffiths offered his insight into how the future looks for European cities based on a tried and tested Asian model of densification.

To find out how Aedas approach sustainability in flourishing Asian markets, as well as the significance of the 'urban hub' typology for London's metropolitan future, read the interview in full after the break.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas North Star Mixed-use Development, Beijing, China [Designed by Andrew Bromberg]. Image Courtesy of Aedas Hengqin International Financial Centre, Zhuhai, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas R&F Centre, Guangzhou, China {Project Design Director - Ken Wai, Aedas]. Image Courtesy of Aedas +7

Singapore SportsHub / DPArchitects

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Courtesy of DP Architects
Courtesy of DP Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore Sports Hub, 397718
  • Master Plan

    DP Architects, Arup, AECOM
  • Architecture-Sport Venues

    Arup Associates, DP Architects
  • Architecture-Office, retail, leisure

    DP Architects
  • Engineering

    Arup
  • Landscape

    AECOM
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DP Architects

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Faber Avenue / Hyla Architects

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

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