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A retrofit option that cuts costs and saves lives
NEW SUPER CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS BY Zoe Phoon Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new seismic resistant concrete called eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC). This technology will see its first real life application in the next few months as part of the... Read more
How to revilatise ecosystems without polluting them
NAUTILUS: A PIONEERING ‘ZERO–EMISSION, ZERO-WASTE, ZERO-POVERTY’ ECO-RESORT PROPOSED FOR THE PHILIPPINES BY Zoe Phoon                                                                         ... Read more
The search for office space goes AI
FIRST SELF-DRIVING CARS, NOW SELF-SEARCHING OFFICE SPACE If you haven’t already noticed, there is currently a workplace revolution occurring on a global scale. Much has been said about the impact of digital disruption and how new technological advancement are redefining industries, but one of the first places this message... Read more
From Fleet Street to Green Street
LONDON MULLS WORLD’S FIRST ‘NATIONAL CITY PARK, AND A STREET KNOWN FOR NEWSPRINT COULD NOW BE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY Zoe Phoon The London national park idea is to think about the capital of England and the UK in the future where there are fewer cars and... Read more
Radical thinking is the path to sustainable urban living
INTRODUCING THE ALL-IN-ONE ‘POP-UP’ SOLUTION TO FLOODING, PARKING, GREEN SPACE SHORTAGE BY Zoe Phoon                                                                        ... Read more
Robotic lifts will park cars in a not-too-distant tomorrow
TRANSITIONING BUILDING DESIGNS TO FIT A FUTURE OF COMPACT DRIVERLESS CARS BY Zoe Phoon The world is changing… whether we like it to or not. Architects in the United States are already working with clients to restrategise the design of parking garages so that these can be converted to... Read more
Germany to unveil world’s largest EV charging station
BY Zoe Phoon Electrical vehicle charging stations have been mushrooming the world-over in the past decade, but what’s different about this one is it will also feature offices, shopping elements and eateries. Such a development goes beyond the orthodox concept of a gas station, but more importantly, it gives... Read more
Dutch city lights the way towards ‘multimodal’ living
  WORLD’S LARGEST BICYCLE PARKING LOT OPENS IN ULTRECHT BY Zoe Phoon While in some parts of Malaysia, city councils are struggling to grasp, understand and integrate our changing perspectives on public transportation (read here for more on that), elsewhere in the world giant strides are being made towards... Read more
Introducing the Pod that kills stress at work
FUTURE OFFICE DESIGNS COULD INCLUDE ‘BREAKOUT PODS’ TO REDUCE STRESS AND IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY BY Zoe Phoon Dutch creators, architect firm UNStudio and social design agency Scape, envisage many big companies will install “breakout pods” at their workplace in the near future. Examples are secluded pods that allow workers to... Read more
Defining a new typology for bridges
AMAZING SAIL BRIDGE PROPOSED FOR MONGOLIA’S WULANMULUN RIVER BY Zoe Phoon                                                                             ... Read more