Biophilia

6 November, 2019

Centred in nature: The Jetwing Vil Uyana Resort, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

An excerpt from Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia By Nirmal Kishnani This article is an excerpt from the book Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia, by Nirmal Kishnani (www.ecopuncture-asia.com), published by FuturArc and sponsored by Interface. The Jetwing Vil Uyana Resort is one of 16 projects featured that repair and regenerate. The…

1 October, 2019

Investing in the Future

Pro-invest Group makes its Holiday Inn Express hotels an attractive investment   Boutique investment firm Pro-invest Group is currently working with InterContinental Hotels Group to roll out the Holiday Inn Express brand across Australia and New Zealand. The Sydney-based investment group specialises in private equity real estate and real estate asset management. Through its subsidiaries,…

24 September, 2019

LVT meets A.B. Paterson College’s vision to elevate health in education

A.B. Paterson College, a private school based in Arundel QLD, leads by example through excellence. When the opportunity arose to expand the facility — The Winton Centre — was conceptualised in detail to set a new benchmark in design innovation and technology for an active and healthy learning environment. The Winton Centre spans over 4,500sqm…

17 September, 2019

A Dream School

OUT-2 Design creates a dreamlike preschool for WeCare and its children WeCare is a premium international preschool in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, boasting a multidisciplinary team of teachers and psychotherapists committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences to young children. The school’s founder, Huong (Victoria) Tran, MSMFT, wanted to create a safe and stimulating space…

14 August, 2019

An Island Sanctuary

Edifice creates a Mediterranean resort for Schlumberger in India Schlumberger is the world’s largest oilfield services company, employing over 100,000 staff and providing exploration and production expertise and technology to the global energy industry. For their new 8,360 square metre offices in Pune, 150km southeast of Mumbai in India, Schlumberger wanted to create an experience…

27 December, 2018

The Secret Life Of Our Floors: They Might Just Save You!

As one of the most prominent features in our built environment, flooring can play a vital role in impacting our wellbeing. But what is the latest development in commercial flooring that has the A+D world amazed? How a space ‘performs’ is no longer solely just about its aesthetic appeal. Certainly in the workplace, it is…

25 June, 2018

Biophilic Design in Urban Architecture: The Oasia Hotel in Singapore

The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Woha, a Singapore-based architectural firm, is one of the most stunning skyscrapers in Asia. There is, first, the signal-red mesh envelope, a splash of color unlike anything in its neighborhood, and then the surreptitious patches of green that seem to slowly envelop the building. Planted façades are not new…