Creating ‘VILLAGES’ in the city

“The Urban Village Project could allow cheaper homes to enter the market.” With much positive response received for The Urban Village Project, the gamechanging vision could be the start of a whole new way of living for some, sooner than later. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Images Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10 ...

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How to Build a Sustainable Resort

“Integrating environmental management is not a challenge that can be met overnight.” Frangipani incorporates 200 green practices to run the operations in its resort. Some of the most prominent ones are featured here. Delma Genevieve Lawrence is Environment (Sustainable) Manager at The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa Previously known ...

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CONSTRUCTION GETS SEXY

‘Everyone can now build a house’ seems to be the outcome of EPIC’s endeavour to gift the Orang Asli community with their own homes. The deafening sound of the impact drill brought back memories of my neighbour’s renovation work which managed to wake me up every morning for two ...

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FARM REVOLUTION

Farming startup Cultiveat is helping to solve the world’s problems on many levels – foremost of which is providing nutritious and affordable food by revolutionising farms and farming methods. If you can buy organic vegetables at the same price as vegetables from the wet market, would you do so? ...

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PARTY ON DEMAND FROM SELF-DRIVING ROBOTIC BAR

Guido, the world’s first self-driving bar unit leverages driverless technology to change leisure in cities. The day when you can organise a cocktail party within minutes through your phone app is here, at least in concept. With Guido, a new concept for a driverless robotic café, anyone can throw ...

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E-SCOOTERS SCOOT OFF TO A PROMISING START

In May when I was in Singapore for an assignment, I chanced upon two Dutch tourists using e-scooters to navigate around Orchard Road. After some drinks with them, I decided to try the e-scooter, a Neuron, myself – for the first time. It was quite a revelation – not ...

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A METROPOLIS IN THE SEA

Asian Property Review asks Michael Grove, principal of Sasaki Associates, the masterplanner and architect of Forest City, all the hard questions. Michael comes with an impeccable background – recent projects include work throughout mainland China, including the development of a masterplan for the Shishan District of Suzhou. Suzhou is ...

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SEOUL’S CAR-LIGHT VISION

By rigorously analysing data obtained from designated car-free days, Seoul is able to implement pedestrian-only streets and transit malls which resulted in increased revenue for the shops there. Seoul’s recent efforts to transform its mobility platform from a car-dominated one to a public transport and pedestrian-focused system have captured ...

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