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“Is this a building?” the taxi driver asked

Feature Image: Fabian Ong NTU Learning Hub  By Ng Nay Ling “Is this a building?” was the taxi driver’s question when I pointed to the then under-construction Learning Hub and told him to drop me off at the ‘building’. Admittedly, his confusion might be partly due to the fact that it was still work-in-progress and halfway through …

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From Nature to Architecture

From Nature to Architecture By Pathik Gandhi How does space form in nature? Does space have some pattern or order? Can we observe space as habitat? Can we be inspired by such formation of space to build elegant architecture? There are many examples in the world that have been inspired by answering such questions. In …

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Hello World!

Hello World! By Ping Lei According to Simon Cozens, “Hello World!” is the “traditional incantation to the programming gods to help you learn the (programming) language better”.[1] I have been trying to learn programming for quite a long time, but never had the chance to write my first “Hello World” programme. So, why would I, or someone with an architectural …

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Condo Mania: What Has Design Got to Do with It?

Reflections at Keppel Bay (Photo: Roger Chan) Condo Mania: What Has Design Got To Do With It?  by Pauline Ang was first published in Singapore Architect, Issue #268, June 2012. From “condo-like” public housing to luxury condominiums to shoebox apartments, Singaporeans seem to have a love affair with condos and condo lookalikes of all shapes and …

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Integrated Sustainable Development: the Swedish Experience

Featured Image: Hammarby Sjostad Park. Courtesy Tengbom Architects Integrated Sustainable Development: the Swedish Experience by Anna Kerr Sweden is well positioned with regard to Sustainable Urban Planning, Design and Architecture. Stockholm was the first winner of the new European Green Capital Award and it was awarded the European Green Capital of 2010. One of the key drivers …

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Which Solar Photovoltaic System To Use?

Which Solar Photovoltaic System To Use?  by Linda Pang In Singapore, there are three main solar photovoltaic systems that are often used. but of the three, which PV system is better suited to the needs of a particular project? To answer this pertinent question, we embarked on an investigative comparative study of the PV systems …