In this issue, we bring you news on a mock-Tudor home, a glass pavilion on the Singapore waterfront, origami-like greenhouses, and more...

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In this issue, we bring you news on a mock-Tudor home, a glass pavilion on the Singapore waterfront, origami-like greenhouses, and more...

ZHA announces the design of 2 Murray Road

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central and Admiralty MTR metro stations. With its base elevated above the ground to shelter courtyards... Read more...
Published 23/09/2020 via

Surman Weston creates modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton

Surman Weston has built a house in Surbiton, south-west London, with a facade that riffs off the mock-Tudor facades of the surrounding suburban homes. Named Ditton Hill House, the home was designed to combine the client's desire for a contemporary house that had an industrial aesthetic with an acknowledgement of its location in... Read more...
Published 07/09/2020 via

Hankook Technoplex in Pangyo opens

Building on the successful partnership developed during the Hankook Technodome project – the company’s integrated R&D centre in Daejeon – Foster + Partners has designed Hankook’s new headquarters in Pangyo, on the outskirts of Seoul. The new building embraces several themes that are symbolic of Hankook’s desire to create a dynamic office... Read more...
Published 22/09/2020 via

We need beauty to survive

Open letter from Lina Ghotmeh. On the 4th of August 2020 just before 18h00, while I had just arrived to Beirut from Paris, a massive explosion hit the city, erasing its beating heart by the Port. Killing more than 191 persons, harming over 6500, displacing 300,000 people, destroying over 6000 homes, spilling in ashes many historical buildings... Read more...
Published 22/09/2020 via

Assael Architecture win planning permission for Connected Living development

Connected Living London has been given the go-ahead for a new scheme at Southall Sidings, designed by award-winning architect, Assael Architecture. The development at Southall Sidings, close to Southall station in the London Borough of Ealing, will provide 460 apartments designed and built specifically for rent. To meet the needs of London’s diverse population... Read more...
Published 17/09/2020 via

Inflatable origami-like greenhouses from bamboo and shellac

Design student Eliza Hague has created a concept for inflatable greenhouses made from shellac-coated bamboo paper to help residents of Jaipur, India, grow their own food. The University of Westminster student has developed a low-cost paper-like material from bamboo pulp as a sustainable and local alternative to the polyethylene plastic... Read more...
Published 15/06/2020 via

A new gemstone on the Singapore waterfront and a celebration of light

Recently opened to the public, Apple Marina Bay Sands creates a new distinctive presence on Singapore Bay. The 30-metre-diameter structure is a fully glazed dome with a black glass base, complementing the sister pavilions through its scale and materiality. The design is the result of a close collaboration between Apple’s design teams... Read more...
Published 17/09/2020 via

Glass; so much more than just a window

By Chris Davis, composites manager at H B Fuller:Kommerling and Vice Chairman of the GGF Laminators and Tougheners committee. Look at any international city’s newest buildings and they will undoubtedly be architectural wonders, built predominantly from glass, with a steel framework. Whilst we all feel better on a bright... Read more...
Published 17/09/2020 via

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