Monoform Living / Produce.Workshop

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Architects: Produce.Workshop
Location: Novena, Singapore
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography

Wilkinson Eyre Claim Plagiarism At 2015 Milan Expo Site

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 , 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

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Today, Safdie Architects revealed plans for a glass, spherical “air hub” that will be built at the center of the Singapore’s Changi , the world’s sixth busiest . 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

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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 ,” 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.

Audi Centre Singapore / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location:
Area: 7642.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aaron Pocock

66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location:
Team Directors: Diego Molina & Maria Arango
Area: 924.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Shimano Cycling World / Eight Inc

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Architects: Eight Inc
Location: 6 Stadium Walk,
Principal In Charge: Tim Kobe
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Aaron Pocock

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple / Czarl Architects

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Architects: Czarl Architects
Location: Block 116 HDB Jln Bukit Merah, 116 Jalan Bukit Merah, 160116
Design Team: Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, MingFu Weng, Nic Chan
Area: 1526.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: MingFu Weng

Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects

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Architects: Formwerkz Architects
Location:
Design Team: Alan Tay, Iskanda Idris, Cai Xun
Photographs: Albert Lim

Master Plan Revealed for Binhai Eco City in Tianjin

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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.

Heatherwick Exhibitions Set to Tour US and Asia

’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

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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

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Architects: ADX Architects
Location:
Area: 253.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Edward Hendricks

OOI House / Czarl Architects

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Architects: Czarl Architects
Location: Jasmine Road,
Design Team: Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, Sheryl Asi Perculeza
Area: 354.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tim Nolan

Sandcrawler / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

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Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Location: Singapore
Area: 21468.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Aedas, Paul Warchol

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

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 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 .

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.

Singapore SportsHub / DPArchitects

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Architects: DP Architects and Arup Associates
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
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of DP Architects

Faber Avenue / Hyla Architects

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Architects: Hyla Architects
Location: Faber Avenue,
Architect In Charge: Han Loke Kwang, Nirun Thawornngamyingsakul, Nussara Sonsart
Area: 415 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell