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Thai university campus built entirely out of shipping containers
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING WALKS THE TALK BY CREATING FACILITY MADE COMPLETELY FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS Demonstrating that actions speak louder than words, the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand has just built a new campus made almost entirely out of recycled materials. Providing the main structure... Read more
Sparing a thought for the KL of tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR HOSTS THE 10TH WCSC, ADDRESSES URBAN PRESSURE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH The International Conference on World Sustainable Class Cities (WCSC 2018) returned to Kuala Lumpur recently, once again exploring challenges and potential solutions to our ever-changing urban landscape, and how we can approach the future with liveability and... Read more
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
BCI Asia puts LBS Bina on its Top 10 list
TOWNSHIP DEVELOPER RECEIVES THIRD RECOGNITION FOR ITS SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND DESIGNS FROM BCI ASIA AWARDS 2018 Echoing a prevailing national sentiment towards building sustainable communities and townships, LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) was recently saluted alongside some the country’s top property giants at the BCI Asia Awards 2018 –... 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
No eco-fantasies, these…
  STUDENTS DESIGN AND BUILD SOLAR-POWERED HOMES WITH REALISTIC MARKET POTENTIAL BY Zoe Phoon The creativity of exuberant young minds is remarkable to say the least. Four Swiss universities came together to build the overall winner of the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2017 that concluded recently. This... Read more
Sustainable, attractive housing for the most vulnerable
  FACING AFFORDABLE HOUSING WOES OF OUR OWN, FIND OUT HOW THIS DEVELOPER IN                AUSTIN, TEXAS, NAILED IT BY Zoe Phoon Either non-profit Foundation Communities has got something exactly right, or is doing something perfectly, or both. Of course, credit must also... 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
The town that beer built goes green
  FROM ‘LONG COOL DANE’ TO GREEN COOL DANE BY Zoe Phoon Many of us, especially beer drinkers among the baby boomers, would be familiar with Carlsberg’s advertisement in the 1980s. It featured a long (tall), cool Danish girl as well as the beer when the brewery was penetrating... Read more