23 September 2020

New Solutions for the New Normal

Shonn Mills & Andy Brahney & Stuart Mackay, Ramboll

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted social and economic global norms and accelerated many of the key trends shaping the building industry. The ongoing aftermath of...

28 October 2019

Vertical Transportation: The Past 50 and Next 50 Years of Development

Johannes de Jong, Elevating Studio Pte. Ltd.

No building over 200 meters tall has been voluntarily demolished. The 270 Park Avenue building in New York City (1960) will be the first such...

21 June 2019

Cities in the Sky: Elevating Singapore's Urban Spaces

Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore

Singapore has seen a phenomenal and an unprecedented transformation from a swampland to a high density urban environment since its independence in 1965, made possible...

28 July 2018

Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore: A Tall Prototype for the Tropics

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Hong Wei Phua, WOHA Architects

Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification in the tropics. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved in the temperate West,...

05 February 2018

Nation-Building, Singapore-Style: Better Living Through Density

Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, Singapore Housing & Development Board (HDB)

Dr. Cheong Koon Hean was the first woman to receive the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from CTBUH, in 2016. As the CTBUH Awards...

08 August 2017

A Tale of Two Singapore Sky Gardens

Swinal Samant & Na Hsi-En, National University of Singapore

This paper examines the effectiveness of the design strategies used in two HDB developments for encouraging active usage and social interaction. The study was conducted...