BRINGING THE FOREST TO THE CITY

Inspired by nature, this architectural collaboration between French and Japanese architects conceives a mixed development surrounded by trees; not just a dozen of them, but a thousand! Words by Isabelle Pinto | Photography by Sou Fujimoto Architecs + Manal Rachdi Oxo Architectes + Compagnie de Phalsbourg + Ogic + Morph There is ...

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SKIING ABOVE YOUR OWN APARTMENT

Kazakh architect, Shokhan Mataibekov defies architectural conventions by mounting a ski slope on the rooftop of an apartment block in Kazakhstan’s capital city of Astana, allowing residents to descend from the roof of their own homes to the sidewalks. Words by Isabelle Pinto Photography by Shokhan Mataibekov Architects In many cities of ...

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Rooting for the bamboo house

Humble yet complex in design, Eleena Jamil’s “Bamboo Playhouse” derives its inspiration from the ‘wakaf’ or resting huts in the kampong Words by Isabelle Pinto | Photography by Eleena Jamil Architect Sitting on the edge of a small lake island amongst the vast greenery of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest public park, the ...

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STARCHITECT’S DESIGN TO ADORN KL’S SKYLINE

Star architect, Ole Scheeren, is the design brains behind the new Angkasa Raya, an ‘out–of-the-box’ building which is guaranteed to be another major landmark in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) when completed. Text by Isabelle Pinto Photography by Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS Rising up soon among the increasingly crowded ...

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A “VERTICAL VILLAGE” THAT’S INTERLACED

Integrating communal living and nature within living spaces, this unique creation indeed redefines dense urban living in Singapore. The island state of Singapore, although a very tiny one, is well-known throughout the world as a highly advanced and developed city with modern infrastructure and architecture lining its cityscape. Being a ...

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