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When living small can be efficient and comfortable
  FOR TINY-HOME DWELLERS, THE SECRET IS TO PARE DOWN TO THE ESSENTIALS BY Zoe Phoon A big house with some land may be our dream. However, compact or small space living is on the rise to overcome scarce land, expensive housing and as cities absorb more people in... Read more
Lessons on how not to be victims of success
REDEVELOPMENT CAN REVIVE A LANDSCAPE, BUT THERE ARE IMPORTANT PITFALLS TO CONSIDER TOO   BY Zoe Phoon The High Line in New York City in the US is a 1.45-mile long public park built on a disused historical freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Opened... Read more
Govt to double up on PPA1M offering
The federal government has announced that it will double the number of units to be developed under the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing (PPA1M) programme to 200,000 units. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak made the announcement during a handover of keys ceremony for the Selasih PPA1M project in Putrajaya’s... Read more
Morphing cafes into event spaces
NO, IT’S NOT REPURPOSING… IT’S ADDING NEW PURPOSE  Many of us resort to working out of the office sometimes, choosing to pop by the nearest café for its stimulating environment to get things done. More than just a coffee shop where working nomads are logged on to their laptops... Read more
SP Setia encouraged by FY2017 performance so far
The financial year 2017 may have just begun for property big guns SP Setia Bhd, but early signs have been promising and the company fully expects to hit its RM4 billion target for the year. Yesterday, SP Setia announced that the group achieved a revenue of RM940.2 million and... Read more
China’s Ping An Finance Center is fourth tallest in the world
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently announced that the Ping An Finance Center in China’s Shenzhen city is now officially the second tallest building in the country, after the famous Shanghai Tower. Its height of 599 meters (1,965.2ft) also officially makes it the fourth tallest... Read more
Seoul, the city with soul
BY Zoe Phoon The inaugural Seoul Biennale 2017, or Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, to be held in the South Korean capital from September to November, is an event not to be missed. Why? According to Alejandro Zaera-Polo, a co-director of Seoul Biennale 2017 and a professor... Read more
Luxury sky homes ideal for art collectors
    BY Zoe Phoon Living with works of art and visiting them in an art museum are poles apart. The former refers to art collectors who choose to live with their treasures. Therefore, an architect or interior designer has to not only celebrate and guard the artwork but... Read more
Crafty co-working spaces
BY Kate May Technology is making connecting more human-centric than ever. At the same time, the revolution of co-working around the world is no longer following a straight path for co-working space owners, operators and even members of co-working spaces. From spaces in revitalised abandoned buildings to utter luxury... Read more
HSR land acquisition to begin next year
MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd, the agency tasked with overseeing the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project (HSR), has announced that land acquisitions for the project will likely take place by the third quarter of 2017. The major bilateral transportation project aims to provide a rapid link between Bandar Malaysia in... Read more