City Centre Singapore

Case Studies of Landuse and GFA Distribution of Transit Oriented Development in Singapore

Feature Image/Figure 1: The city centre of Singapore Case Studies of Landuse and GFA Distribution of Transit Oriented Development in Singapore By Chin Yak Kean and Huang Yingda Abstract Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has played a significant role in Singapore’s development since it was mooted in the first Concept Plan in 1971. Being a city-state country that …

Golf Course Design

Golf Course Planning: A Compilation of Research Data from the Yangshuo Guilin Project

Golf Course Planning: A Compilation of Research Data from the Yangshuo Guilin Project by Alivio Jon Carlo Golf courses have been a recurrent requirement from developers of new townships in Asia, especially in recent years. Whilst golf club architecture is considered a separate and specialized field of design, it is important for planners to have a good …

Under the roof

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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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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Rail Corridor Ideas Competition: ALT Network

Rail Corridor Ideas Competition: ALT Network by Tan Sian Chong Outside my window, the once-familiar railway tracks are gone, and a strange silence has replaced the rushing sounds of passing trains. Its absence brought about a sense of nostalgia, as I started pondering the possibilities for the future of the railway land. What could it …

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Townships: An Unmistakable Identity for China’s New Urbanscape

Townships: An Unmistakable Identity for China’s New Urbanscape by Lee Teng Kwee A probable scenario/itinerary for a 2-Day-long business trip in China: 1.       Late nights for at least the past fortnight preparing project materials for the trip 2.       Commence flight to a destination 6 hours away on Economy Class with blood-shot eyes 3.       Arrive exhausted in the early morning for …