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How offices are making staff, community feel great
EMERGING TREND: SHARE SCHEMES OF OFFICES DOUBLING UP AS PUBLIC SPACES BY Zoe Phoon A growing number of offices around the world are now opening up and offering more to their local area, creating imaginative hubs not just for their staff but for the locals, too. Building owners and... Read more
Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model
INTELLIGENT CITY REASSERTS ITS POSITION AS AN IDEAL SPOT FOR TECH COMPANIES AND STARTUPS TO GROW THEIR VALUE   BY Zoe Phoon A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a saying goes. Malaysia, under former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, took her single step back... 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
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
West Kowloon Terminus takes shape after years of delay
TERMINUS TO FUNCTION MORE LIKE AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THAN A RAIL STATION BY Zoe Phoon The 380,000sq m multi-storey high speed rail (HSR) terminus station looks awe-inspiring and it will probably be the world’s largest below ground terminus. It’s designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, a leading global architecture... Read more
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