My Micro by nARCHITECTS

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Multiplicity with modularity. Marvellous prefab architecture by nArchitects. to find out more...
Image via http://narchitects.com/work/my-micro-ny-2/

Guide on Construction of Industrial Developments in Singapore

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


A very useful guide co-published by I. Building & Construction Authority (BCA) II. Economic Development Board (EDB) III. Energy Market Authority (EMA) IV. JTC Corporation V. National Environment Agency (NEA) VI. Public Utilities Board (PUB) VII. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) VIII. Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). To find out more...
Image via http://fladeo.com/detail/guide-on-construction-of-industrial-developments-in-singapore-777807

Inside the Designer's Studio with Ken Yeang

Monday, January 19, 2015

As I am still on my way to become a registered architect, I can't agree more with this statement: "Fighting frequent and unexpected crises just gives additional stress to the poor architect’s life." and I can't stop either. Dr. Ken Yeang has given his view over the daily delivery-intensive in the talk with Prof. Jason Pomeroy to find out more...
Phrase via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/inside-the-designers-studio-with-ken-yeang
Image via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/inside-the-designers-studio-with-ken-yeang

Related Links:
https://www.facebook.com/designgreensg

Capsule Hotel by Tatewowe Atelier

Friday, January 16, 2015



"tetawowe atelier is a young and dynamic design firm specialises in object making. Current projects includes a restaurant in Ipoh, a museum for indigeneous people in Johor and a short film titled as the acrobats." to find out more...
Passage via http://tetawowe.blogspot.sg/
Image via http://www.tetawowe.com/capsule-hotel.html
Related Links:
http://www.tetawowe.com/

Compact House by Matt Kirkpatrick

Tuesday, January 06, 2015



Related Links:
http://www.designforoccupancy.net/
http://www.harpoonhouse.net/

Living Small - Tiny House Documentary

Very nice documentary over another self made tiny house. to find out more...

Related links:
http://tinyhouseblog.com/
http://livingsmallblog.com/
http://www.livingsmall.com/

Small Home - Big Picture

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Cube Project, another fascinating home that can be physically built by yourself within a week. to find out more...
Image via http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/
Related links:
http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2524624/Engineer-believes-QB2-flat-pack-house-solve-UKs-looming-housing-crisis.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://likemyplace.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/housing-crisis-uk-mike-pages-qb2-pack-house/

Box Home by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A decent small project by Finnish architect Sami Rintala to offer a feasible solution to affordable nano house in Oslo, Norway. I am wondering how the dwelling unit is doing now after 7 years. to find out more...
Related links:
http://www.ri-eg.com/projects/2007/boxhome-/
http://www.belowtheclouds.com/2009/01/06/prototyphuset-boxhome/
http://architecture-view.com/2010/10/08/stylish-boxhome-as-norwegian-micro-house/
Image via http://www.belowtheclouds.com/2009/01/06/prototyphuset-boxhome/

Produce.Workshop

Thursday, January 01, 2015


“Architecture is a discipline that combines ideas of habitation with material organisation, and the architect is necessarily a producer of both intellectual and material goods. The etymology of architect as master-builder, makes clear the role of making as fundamental knowledge of architecture. PRODUCE is the attempt at reintroducing making and fabrication as an inseparable part of our work.” to find out more...
Passage via http://www.produce.com.sg/about-us/
Image via http://www.archdaily.com/577784/monoform-living-produce-workshop/

Lego Architecture Studio

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I think it would very helpful for form studies but the site plays an important role. Therefore, Lego should think of the landscape side as well. The trees are crucial elements in architectural design!

Relevant links here:
Lego architecture studio pdf
Can Lego architecture actually be useful?
Lego targets architects with monochrome building set
Lego's New Architecture Studio Fails to think outside the Blocks
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Linox - stainless steel details and design

Saturday, December 06, 2014


"Linox Technology aims to be recognised as the world's leading designer and manufacturer of architectural stainless steel fittings for frameless glass systems; including canopies, balustrades, facades, pool fencing, frameless sliding doors, and other interior and exterior systems." to find out more...
Image via http://www.linox.com.au/frameless-glass-fencing.php
Passage via http://www.linox.com.au/profile.php

SPACESPACE

Friday, December 05, 2014

Space within space created brilliantly for family and kids can indulged for hours in daily life. Huge natural ventilated space and recessed double layered skin for warmth to bedrooms. A cool design worth a mentioned here. To find out more...
Image via http://www.designboom.com/architecture/spacespace-ground-and-above-roof-house/
Related Link: http://spacspac.com/

Sekeping Kong Heng

Sunday, November 30, 2014


A nice piece of rejuvenated work to the old building with new installation and reengineering at Ipoh, Perak Malaysia that I wanted to blog here. to find out more...
Image from http://seksan.com/kongheng.html

World Architecture 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2,000 architects, designers, clients and press converged at Moshe Safdie’s spectacular Marina Bay Sands Hotel for the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe. The festival culminated with the overall winners for World Building of the Year awarded to the Chapel- a21studio and Future Project of the Year awarded to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group. to find out more...

Image and text via https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/

Surbana - think BIG

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Surbana is on facebook.
"Surbana International Consultants (Surbana) is a home-grown global consultancy company offering full-service urbanisation consultancy solutions, including architecture, engineering, quantity surveying, project and construction management, coastal engineering and infrastructure, urban planning, build..." to find out more...

Artlantis 5

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Artlantis 5 was released two weeks ago. to find out more...

CAADRIA 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Just completed a CAADRIA 2013 workshop for Grasshopper, Kangaroo conducted in NUS.
The fundamental concept of Grasshopper is to have a series of actions grouped with incorporated  parameters that can manipulate the form in Rhino.
It is quite an effective course, to learn it in a day. to find out more...
Image via http://www.grasshopper3d.com/photo/cs-design-variations-0-10?context=album&albumId=2985220%3AAlbum%3A844132

Archifest 2012 Rethink Singapore

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"This year's theme for Archifest is Rethink Singapore. To imagine a city of the future, old urban moulds must be shed and new definitions made. Archifest 2012 hopes to place our city under new light and through new lenses, rethinking and reframing Singapore as an urban ecosystem, beyond singular architectural projects. Through this month-long festival, we hope to engage different communities to step up, collaborate, participate and rethink the city. " to find out more... Passage via http://www.archifest.sg/rethink2/about

Cambridge Solar Tool

Sunday, October 07, 2012

MoDe Solar Tool from MoDe Studio on Vimeo.

"With a click, the Cambridge Solar Tool shows Cambridge residents, businesses, and property owners how much electricity can be produced on their rooftops from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be reduced." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.cambridgema.gov/solar/

Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect Program

Friday, September 14, 2012

"Foreign architects are eligible to apply for an NCARB Certificate through the Broadly Experience Foreign Architect Program. The BEFA process requires establishment of an NCARB Record, preparation of a dossier to demonstrate experience, and a personal interview." to find out more...

Goettsch Partners Designs New Commercial Tower for Al Hilal Bank in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has designed the flagship commercial development for Al Hilal Bank in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, formerly known as Sowwah Island. The new speculative office tower is located in the Emirate’s developing new central business district, with direct access to three main island roads and the nearby Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sowwah Square, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange headquarters, and the Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://www.gpchicago.com/users/news_view.asp?FolderID=3088&NewsID=115
Related link: http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/goettsch_partners_designs_new_bank_tower_in_abu_dhabi/

Critical chain project management

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Something away from architecture but interestingly shared in a HDB talk last week of critical chain project management. The definition can be found wikipedia in below quote. This is an alternate effective project management compared with critical path:
"Critical chain project management (CCPM) is a method of planning and managing projects that puts the main emphasis on the resources required to execute project tasks. It was developed by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. This is in contrast to the more traditional critical path and PERT methods, which emphasize task order and rigid scheduling. A Critical Chain project network will tend to keep the resources levelly loaded, but will require them to be flexible in their start times and to quickly switch between tasks and task chains to keep the whole project on schedule." to find out more...
A youtube sharing here:

Shipping Container Homes – Stacking, Joining and Side Wall Modifications Video 13 of 15

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

"Easy to understand, practical, hands on advice and coaching for the Shipping Container Home Owner Builder guaranteed to save you time, money and stress." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://www.containerhome.info/side-wall-modifications.html

Rieteiland House

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Envisioned by Amsterdam-based studio Hans van Heeswijk Architecten, Rieteiland House and is a 2,900 square foot, three story home especially developed for the van Heeswijk family. The residence was constructed in a peaceful setting, on the island of IJburg, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://freshome.com/2012/03/23/modern-family-home-in-the-outskirts-of-amsterdam-rieteiland-house/

Sunday, May 20, 2012

'The 48-hours online BIM (Building Information Modelling) Competition 2012 is organised by the Building and Construction Authority, in conjunction with the Singapore Construction Productivity Week 2012 . Both the industry and education categories are open to all Singapore registered building & construction related firms and the institutes of higher learning, with NOT more than 10 members in each participating team (including the team leader). All the participating teams will be competing with one another on a virtual environment."to find out more...
Passage via http://sgbimcompetition.com/about/ 
Image via http://sgbimcompetition.com/teams/industry-architecture/information/ 

2012 Pritzker Prize: Wang Shu

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Wang Shu, Chinese architect and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio, has been just announced as the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Prize." to find out more...Passage and Image via http://www.archdaily.com/211941/2012-pritzker-prize-wang-shu/
Related links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WM71gG8tCXo
http://www.chinese-architects.com/en/amateur/en/
http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPMYSEWij4A&feature=related

buildingSMART Singapore

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"buildingSMART Singapore is a non-profit alliance of the building industry including: architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and facility managers, software vendors, government agencies and universities. Its mission is to integrate the AEC/FM industry by specifying Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) as a universal language to improve the communication, productivity, delivery time, cost, and quality throughout the design, construction, operation and maintenance life cycle of buildings." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.buildingsmartsingapore.org/about-us.htm

National Board of Architectural Accreditation (NBAA)

"National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China (NBAA), established in 1990, is an expert authority in charge of the organization and implementation of the architectural accreditation at the university level in the mainland of China. It was jointly initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the Ministry of Education and the Academic Degree Commission of the State Council, operates and coordinates with the National Administration Board of Architectural Registration (NABAR), who is the authority in charge of the examination and registration of the First Class Registered Architect. NBAA is composed of 23-25 experts, of which half are from educational background and half are from practice background. The Architectural Society of China has an ex officio seat in NBAA. The architectural accreditation in China mainland started in 1992. Up to May 2008, the architectural programs from 38 universities passed the accreditation, such as Tsinghua University and Tongji University. Among them, 37 are undergraduate programs and 20 are graduate programs." to find out more...
http://www.canberraaccord.org/signatoriespublic/China.aspx

Lumion 2.2 - Changing the architectural visualization industry

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lumion® Pro has just been launched and the entire Lumion® product range has been updated to version 2.2. Lumion® Pro is the new top of the line version of Lumion® and includes additional features that are ideally suited for professional visualization studio environments. to find out more... Passage from Lumion

Villa Amanzi by Original Vision

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

"Nestled in a cascading, west facing ravine with a dramatic slab of rock defining the northern edge and a stunning outlook over the azure blue of the Andaman Sea to the south, our commission; to do this demanding but ultimately spectacular site justice, was both daunting and exciting." to find out more... Passage and Image via http://www.contemporist.com/2012/04/29/villa-amanzi-by-original-vision/
Related Link http://www.original-vision.com/

World Architecture Festival 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

From 3-5 October 2012,Singapore Marina Bay Sands will be hosting the World Architecture Festival!


"World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, truly inclusive and interactive global architectural awards programme. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients, attracting hundreds of entries and visitors from all over the world. 
...
www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com is fast becoming the largest library of international projects - every single entry to the WAF Awards is kept online for future reference." to find out more...

Passage via http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/visitor_costs.cfm
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