THE FLYING HOTEL ROOM

Be prepared to be thoroughly thrilled and mesmerized with this revolutionary hotel concept that allows guests to explore and navigate through exciting terrains – all in the comfort of their hotel room! Text by Isabelle Pinto | Photography by HOK Imagine being able to fly to exciting, far-flung holiday ...

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HYPERLOOP SILK ROAD?

China and Russia are eyeing the Hyperloop – will this miracle vehicle take over from the high speed rail? The 21st century Silk Road that is busily taking shape now through the planned construction of 64,000 kilometres of rail tracks may eventually use the Hyperloop if China and Russia ...

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ARE SMART CONTRACTS THE FUTURE IN REAL ESTATE DOCUMENTATION?

We already have smartphones, smart TVs, smart homes and even smart cities. Are we ready for smart contracts? The notion of a ‘Smart Contract’ was put forward by Nick Szabo, a cryptographer, in his White Paper published in Extropy magazine in 1995. He proposed the idea of a smart ...

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SELF-DRIVING CARS A GAME-CHANGER FOR PROPERTY?

It is conceivable that self-driving cars will disrupt several industries resulting in vast improvements in lifestyle and game-changing trends in housing. Text by Benjamin Yong It has been predicted that the first self-driving cars will be rolled out for the public by 2018. It’s partially coming true as public ...

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Off-grid, techno-integrated ‘Tesla Ecovillages’

These self-reliant communities are about to take a leap into the future by living fully off-grid, yet surrounded by the latest technology. Text by Isabelle Pinto | Photography by EFFEKT Architects & ReGen Villages Holding, B.V. In many rural areas in the world including the Western world, self-sustaining communities ...

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AN OFFICE WITH “THE EDGE” OVER OTHERS

Words by Isabelle Pinto | Photography by various Intelligent and sustainable, this award-winning office building in Amsterdam revolutionizes the way people work – just by connecting your smartphone to the office via an app. Ever imagined driving to your office on a regular morning and on reaching the parking basement, the ...

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A CONCRETE HOUSE THAT EMBRACES THE JUNGLE

Tucked within the enclave of a lush tropical forest, this unique residential unit boasts a concrete egg crate-like facade which safeguards its interior from the tropical heat and rain. Text by Isabelle Pinto Photography by WHBC Architects Behind the condominiums and private houses of Damansara Heights in Kuala Lumpur, seated on a ...

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