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Dubai hosts world’s 1st 3D printed office
TRAILBLAZING EXAMPLE OF COMPUTER-CONTROLLED FABRICATION IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION BY Zoe Phoon The building’s name, Office of the Future, may appear ordinary, but what its architect Killa Design has developed is anything but that. Office of the Future is the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied 3D printed office... Read more
Recasting the way people move, work and live in tall buildings
TECH REVOLUTION: MULTI HERALDS WORLD’S FIRST CABLE-LESS HORIZONTAL LIFT SYSTEM BY Zoe Phoon More than 160 years after the invention of the conventional elevator, the world’s first cable-less, horizontal lift system named MULTI was launched in Germany recently. Developed by thyssenkrupp Elevator, a global urban mobility leader, MULTI made... Read more
From grain silos to high-rise housing
BEING ACCUSED OF HAVING A ‘SILO MENTALITY’ IS NO LONGER A BAD THING THANKS TO DANISH INGENUITY BY Zoe Phoon Denmark may be small in population size (5.75 million people) but it’s certainly big on creativity, innovation and adaptive reuse. Danish architects are internationally acclaimed and Danish design has... Read more
Liuzhou forest city proposes a remarkable future
HUMAN CONSTRUCTION AND NATURE NEED NOT COMPETE FOR SPACE WHEN TOMORROW COMES BY Zoe Phoon                                                            Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti... Read more
Bloomberg: What Brexit?
COMPANY CAN’T WAIT TO MOVE INTO NEW GREEN HQ IN LONDON BY Zoe Phoon Fancy working here? Bloomberg’s scintillating European headquarters in the heart of the UK capital is poised to open this autumn. The company of former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is moving into London... Read more
Portland harnesses the power of poop
  BY Zoe Phoon Yes, you read the headline right. Somewhere in the northwestern shore of the United States, someone is turning human waste into power. Why? Well, as one journalist in the US has put it, “that distinctive smell of sewage is starting to smell like money” to managers... Read more
Self-healing concrete no longer science fiction
BY Zoe Phoon This may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but trust us when we tell you that self-healing concrete is not only a reality, it is expected to hit the market by this year. Concrete is the world’s most-used building material. However, cement production creates... Read more
Forest City to fight air pollution in China
BY Zoe Phoon Firstly, let us clarify that the “Forest City” in this story is not to be confused with the Forest City development in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a joint-venture smart city project between a China-based and Malaysian development firm. (Read the latest on that project here). This Forest... Read more
Vertical forest rising in Nanjing, 1st in China and Asia
BY Zoe Phoon The Nanjing Towers, which will house commercial real estate as well as vertical forest, is slated for completion in 2018. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air daily, producing oxygen as they absorb carbon dioxide. Located in Nanjing Pukou... Read more
Non-polluting technologies for healthier environs
BY Kate May Basically, green technology is one that has a green purpose. It aims at contributing to environmental sustainability. Green inventions and innovations are ecologically sound that often involve energy efficiency, recycling, safety and health concerns, renewable resources, and so forth. Solar cell is one of the best... Read more