Greenbank Park / HYLA Architects

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Architects: HYLA Architects
Location: Greenbank Park, Singapore
Principal Architect: Mr. Han Loke Kwang
Assistant Architects: Yuzhe, Nicholas Gomes
Area: 520.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Primrose Avenue / HYLA Architects

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Architects: HYLA Architects
Location: Primrose Avenue, Singapore
Principal Architect: Han Loke Kwang
Assistant Architects: Quek Li-En, Watinee Roajduang
Area: 334.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Group8asia Nears Completion on “Verdant Urban Oasis” in Singapore

Current Construction Aerial. Image © Darren Soh

Group8asia is nearing completion on a first-prize winning proposal that is meant to revive the concept of public housing in Singapore. The Punggol Waterway Terraces, so named for the river on which they’re set, will be a sustainable community that aims to echo the utopic exuberance of ’s first housing developments in the 1970s. Arranged around central courtyards, these high-rise apartments hope to create a sleek, graceful skyline that contrasts with the verdant greenery of their landscape.

Jardin / DP Architects

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Architects: DP Architects
Location: Ridgewood Condominium,
Project Team Members: Seah Chee Huang, Yeong Weng Fai, Eric Yau, Nur Alina Bte Mohamed Ali, Ng Ting Yu, Lim Foong Ting
Area: 17940.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of DP Architects

Sunray / DP Architects

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Architects: DP Architects
Location: Sungei Kadut, Singapore
Design Team: Angelene Chan, Yong Hock Seng, Doan Quang Hiep, Claudia Nam, Widari Bahrin, Arjun Rosha, Alvin Arre, Syahirah Abbas
Area: 16800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of DP Architects

New Administration Building at Institute of Mental Health / LOOK Architects

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Architects: LOOK Architects
Location: Buangkok View, Singapore
Area: 5533.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of LOOK Architects Mr Choo Meng Foo

Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine / LOOK Architects

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Architects: LOOK Architects
Location: 11 Mandalay Road,
Area: 3985.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of LOOK Architects

Monoform Living / Produce.Workshop

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Architects: Produce.Workshop
Location: Novena,
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 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 .

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, Singapore
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, Singapore 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: Singapore
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 - 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

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 , 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.