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10 real possibilities that could shape the future of homes
The only certainty we can count on in this rapidly changing world is that homes of the future will have to be a lot smarter. They will need to rely on renewable energy, be compact in size, produce a decreased amount of waste and probably even be mobile (should... Read more
Jakarta’s green island to give 1.9m residents new living, leisure spaces
VISIONARY BLUEPRINT WINS SMART CITIES PRIZE AT WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2017   BY Zoe Phoon The master plan looks amazing. SHAU Architects’ design team used mainly the Manhattan grid to form the urban framework on the oval-shaped island while other city grids also inspired the design. This organisation of... Read more
New ‘work, play, invest’ environs sprouting worldwide
HOW SMART CITIES AND LIVING LABS STACK UP BY Zoe Phoon (Note to reader: The following article is a follow up to an earlier story entitled Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model) The wave of creativity and innovation to transform urban areas and improve quality of life has... Read more
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
Mah Sing’s Leong dubbed ‘King’ at BrandLaureate awards
Award ceremonies have certainly upped the ante when it comes to naming categories in recent years, and among the most striking is The BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards’ The King of Property Award. This year, that lofty honour was given to group managing director of Mah Sing Group Bhd Tan Sri... Read more
UEM Sunrise banks on land
Outgoing chairman of UEM Sunrise Bhd Tan Sri Ahmad Tajuddin Ali says the company will remain on firm footing for the foreseeable future because of its rich landbank reserve. UEM Sunrise currently has more than 5,261ha under its belt, representing a potential gross development value of RM80 billion. Furthermore,... Read more
KL among cities that matter most to world’s most wealthy
BY Zoe Phoon Kuala Lumpur’s overall rank, in terms of urban power, is 31st out of 40 cities ranked in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Latin America, according to the Knight Frank City Wealth Index 2017. While, it sits on the bottom half of this... Read more
Moscow project could be new prototype for cities
Renowned architect firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, whose prominent works include Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers, has been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in the Russian capital, adjacent to the new business district of Moscow City. The project will be the first urban plan in the capital to... Read more
Technology poised to overhaul real estate industry
BY Chris Prasad This may sound drastic, but if you are a real estate negotiator, a brokerage clerk or a telemarketer, it’s time to look for a new job or invest into a new skill set. Why? Because technological advancements and changing buyer behaviour are likely to make your... Read more
Cyberview, Atilze to build LoRa smart city
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Cyberview Sdn Bhd will be collaborating with Atilze Digital Sdn Bhd to build, operate and commercialise a city-wide long range (LoRa) network in Cyberjaya. The partnership strategically positions Cyberjaya as the first smart city in Southeast Asia connected with a city-wide LoRa network. LoRa is... Read more