TK Elevator wins Elevator World ‘Project of the Year 2022’ award

TK Elevator’s Taiyuan Botanical Garden project in Shanxi, China, was recognized in the “Moving Walks” category. It is the longest and highest moving walk installation by the company in China. TK Elevator has yet again proven again its leading edge in the industry after having clinched the “Project of ...

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WATG aces design challenges of Covid-19

Hindsight has enabled WATG to incorporate lots of flexibility in their pipeline designs in order to adapt to any further black swan situations. Despite being hit very hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, developers in the travel and hospitality industry are still forging ahead while operators have quickly adapted to ...

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Are small apartment units still viable beyond Covid-19?

Design strategies for a 500-sq-ft housing unit in an era when space is a premium. Up until just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the residential housing trend has been to reduce unit sizes, with just enough space for a living room seating arrangement, a dining table, a small kitchen, and ...

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Rewriting Design For Airports

Asian Property Review interviews David Buffonge, co-founder and executive director of design firm Lead8. • What are the design trends for future airports? The major trend which is still defining the industry is the realisation that there is more revenue to be made from non-aviation streams in airports. Today, ...

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‘JUNGLE’ SHOPHOUSE IN MELAKA

Let your imagination run riot in this jungle arthouse in the historic city of Melaka. Do not expect to find baboons in this lovingly restored Melaka Peranakan shophouse but you will be transported into another world – a jungle. A lush tropical jungle propped right in the middle of ...

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THE PERFECT BASIC HOUSE

The Lanai is a house that integrates all the elements that elevate this simple structure into a home. Once in a while you come across a design that’s very basic yet fulfils an enormous function. Not only must it be economical and modular, it must also prioritise sustainable practices ...

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FEAST FOR THE EYES AT ICONSIAM

The latest Bangkok mall is making waves with its impressive Thai aesthetics and dizzying array of dining options. Text & Photography by Dr Patrick Soh and Jan Yong What’s striking about IconSiam, Bangkok’s latest shopping mall is its creativity and the abundance of food. Aside from its opulent interior ...

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LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE

The library of the future is like a ‘town’ that brings together the community and nature in an open learning environment which also incorporates a book museum. It moves away from the conventional “library as a monument” to “rooms of knowledge”, as proposed by BAF and CRA architects. Instead ...

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WORLD’S LARGEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE UNDER ONE ROOF OPENS IN KAOHSIUNG

Described as Taiwan’s most significant cultural investment in a generation, the National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts symbolises the developing outlook for the city of Kaohsiung and Taiwan – with a mission to connect local and global talent through arts and culture. Designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the extraordinary ...

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TREND TOWARDS MORE HUMAN-CENTRIC DESIGN

Up-and-coming Malaysian design consultancy, Metrics Global, believes design should be centred on human needs.  Metrics Global, a Malaysian design consultancy has been on a winning streak for the past few years, picking up numerous interior design awards, among them “Excellence of the Year Real Estate Interior Design, Malaysia” under ...

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