Unit Fusion by Y Design Office

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Under rapid housing developments in the past years, Hong Kong has benefited much in terms of economy. However, important values such as value in sense of community and individual identity were lost. This thesis hereby critically reviews current and past housing projects in Hong Kong and stating the notion of verticality as the only solution. The ambition is a new alternative high-rise residential typology, in which its inhabitants are given unique units and allocations in accordance to specific zoning strategy within a tower structure, thus creating a phenomenal living experience through bonding and acquiring needs by each and every single individual. It is a re-interpretation of the balance between genericity and specificity aiming at formulating an extraordinary democratic living concept." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://ynotwhy.com/?p=587

DesignIntelligence

Saturday, February 25, 2012

"DesignIntelligence is the Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report on the future, delivering original research, insightful commentary, and instructive best practices. Design leaders rely on DesignIntelligence to deliver insight about emerging trends and management practices, allowing them to make their organization a better managed, more financially successful enterprise." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.di.net/about/

Canberra Accord on Architectural Education Ratifie

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Accreditation and validation agencies from Australia, Canada, China, Korea, Mexico, the United States, and the Commonwealth Association of Architects announce the ratification of an Accord declaring substantial equivalency of professional degrees in architecture covered by their accreditation/validation systems." to find out more... 
Passage via http://www.comarchitect.org/news.asp

Vertical Cities Asia

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"The exhibition of “Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition: Everyone Needs Fresh Air” will be held at The URA Centre from 2 February to 2 March, 2012." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://www.verticalcitiesasia.com/
Related links:
http://newshub.nus.edu.sg/headlines/0711/wff2_12Jul11.php

http://www.worldcities.com.sg/ 

fabprefab

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Fabprefab is an information resource dedicated to investigating the market for affordable modernist factory-built residential architecture. The subject matter is limited in scope to single family dwellings. No homes are marketed or sold at fabprefab.com. Each listed project provides links to the relevant architect or vendor for enquiries regarding product availability and pricing." to find out more...
Passage via http://www.fabprefab.com/fabfiles/home.htm
Image via http://www.trailerwrap.net/
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