Well-being

May 18, 2020

Can Biophilic Design Improve Emotional Wellbeing?

In a post-COVID-19 world, emotional wellbeing will become more important than ever. Regardless of what our built spaces look like in the future, it makes sense that we need to give more thought to how they make us feel. Considering we spend the majority of our lives indoors, can we use biophilic design to support emotional wellbeing?

May 12, 2020

Technigroup’s Jakarta oasis is industrial luxury exemplified

Established in Singapore in 1984, Technigroup is a global designer and manufacturer of system furniture, office seatings and hospitality products, priding itself on sleek, high-quality design solutions. Its products have been installed in three continents across the globe. For its new office and showroom in South Jakarta, Indonesia, the company needed a modern, luxurious space…

March 11, 2020

Walking the talk on low carbon – CIAP Architects Pte Ltd creates a showcase interior for the Singapore Green Building Council

If there is a single organisation that knows just what it takes to create a low carbon office, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) would be it. An Established Member of the World Green Building Council network, SGBC is an enabler of sustainability in the built environment represented by a distinctive public-private partnership that spans…

January 28, 2020

Perfectly On Brand – CDA gives Reckitt Benckiser’s new office in Jakarta a fresh look

With well-known household products such as Dettol, Veet, Strepsils, Durex, Enfagrow, Enfamil, Sustagen, Vanish, Harpic, and Mortein retailing in more than 180 countries, Reckitt Benckiser is one of the world’s largest consumer goods producers. The company originally had two separate offices in Indonesia which they decided to bring together in one space on the 58th…

December 13, 2019

Driving Change – Morphosa creates a new home for Daimler and Mercedes-Benz in Jakarta, Indonesia

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is one of the largest manufacturers of premium cars – and the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles – in the world. Its Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class cars and SUVs are manufactured in Indonesia at its factory in Wanaherang, one of only a handful of car plants outside Germany.  The Daimler…

November 6, 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…

November 6, 2019

Making friends with the flood: Yanweizhou Park, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China

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. Yanweizhou Park is one of 16 projects featured that actively repair and regenerate. The book traces…

September 17, 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…