20 April 2017

South Beach Towers, Singapore

Roland Schnizer, Irene Gallou & Adam Davis, Foster + Partners; Chia Wah Kam, Arup; Ho Weng Hin, Studio Lapis

After more than 100 years, an area of Singapore formerly off-limits to the public has been transformed into a new mixed-use development that combines two...

17 October 2016

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

This paper proposes an alternative to the continuing implementation of unsustainable 20th century urban planning models. By using WOHA’s mini-city projects and proposals as prototypes...

17 October 2016

Contextualizing Tall Buildings to Avoid the Creation of Identical Cities

Ed Baker & Monique Suksmaningsih, Broadway Malyan

With 66% of the world’s population forecasted to be living in urban areas by 2050 the pressure is on to deliver housing and infrastructure. High-rise...

17 October 2016

Humanizing the Giants

Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore

The rise in sustainable skyscrapers and large-scale mixed-use buildings has seen the proliferation of atria and sky-courts worldwide due to their ability to simultaneously contribute...

17 October 2016

Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass

Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group

Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will be...

17 October 2016

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities For the Age of Global Warming

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

The 20th-century city developed in response to industrialization and population growth, with a planning vision encoded in regulations that limited evolving with the times. The...