The standards of raised flooring systems are constantly evolving alongside the environment and its architecture. As designers face construction challenges, expectations of the functions and features of these systems have elevated from simply being a raised floor installation. Fundamentally, raised floor systems provide easy access to concealed services and facilitate surface drainage, and there is now a greater emphasis on their constructability, safety, and versatility in design layout.
Expected to be completed in 2022, the Build-To-Order (BTO) Bidadari estate spans 930,000 sqm and holds 10,000 flats. The highly sought-after estate is envisioned to be “a community in a garden” that highlights greenery as its enviable feature, with a 100,000 sqm Bidadari Park containing a lake, open lawns, a heritage walk and experiential trails.
With the goal of reviving the strategic area of Paya Lebar, located in the proximity of both the Central Business District and Changi Airport, the $3.7 billion Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) was officially opened in October 2019. Touted as the new “social heart of the East”, it unites a shopping mall, a business hub, premium residences, and a beautiful and modern alfresco square in a unique and modern enclave.
Pristine garden displays and cascading epiphytic flowering plant sourced from across Singapore’s many community gardens were on display earlier this month at the 3rd iteration of the Community Garden Festival, held this year at the newly reinvigorated Jurong Lake Gardens.
Deep in Singapore’s Bishan Park sits ToriYard, Singapore’s first authentic Japanese Yakitori joint in a public park. The kitchen is helmed by Tokyo native Chef Hasegawa Isao who has over 40 years of experience serving delicacies. ToriYard’s Japanese-Industrial aesthetic gives it a stylish yet casual dining option for park-goers. With alfresco and indoor dining options, diners can choose to enjoy the cooling confines of the restaurant or the Zen nature of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Read more
Earlier this month, Elmich’s pedestal and aluminium joist were used to support an exhibition pavilion created through the collaboration between Onewood, PRODUCE, Type0, PANELOGUE, and Superstructure at ArchXpo 2019: The International Exhibition for Architecture & the Built Environment. The result of each company’s expertise and products resulted in a work named The Fluid Net Pavilion which showcased a combination of organic design with precision engineering and architecture. Read more
In the dreamy countryside 100km outside of Georgia’s capital lies the history-rich Tsinandali Estate, home to Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate Georgia, the latest addition to the Radisson Collection’s line-up of exclusive hotels in unique locations. The historic building that was once the home of Georgian poet and aristocrat Prince Alexander Chavchavadze, has been transformed into a luxury hotel establishment that draws inspiration from its rich heritage and the tranquillity of its surroundings. Read more
In urban cities, a spot of green goes a long way in enhancing the lives of its inhabitants. Green facades, in particular, are aesthetic features that will make a significant difference in a rapidly urbanising city filled with buildings and skyscrapers. One such building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has incorporated a lush green façade into its building design, making it stand out amongst the grey undertones of its surroundings. Read more