Design Leadership

Flexibility and Adaptability: The Best Response to Healthcare Design

By Stephanie Costelloe Principal & Director of Healthcare, Asia B+H Architects “Pandemic mode” will no longer be an optional “luxury” to be considered during the design process, it will be a compulsory way of thinking about how the hospital can quickly convert, physically as well as operationally.” Hospitals around the world have weathered pandemics, and […]

Temasek Shophouse: Balancing Heritage Conservation and Urban Renewal

An Interview with: Ivy Koh Senior Principal Architect Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd Breathing new life into one of Orchard Road’s most striking heritage building, Temasek Shophouse is home to the philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings – Temasek Trust. Redesigned and repurposed for modern use, Temasek Shophouse was launched in 2019 as a 25,000-sq-ft co-working hub […]

Tying Ideas to Better Societal Outcomes: Why Female Leadership Matters in Sustainability

  Architecture is about building the future today and has a role in fostering the next generation of women in the building and construction industry. An Interview with: Lisa Bate Regional Managing Principal North America at B+H Architects (Member of the Surbana Jurong Group) Chair, World Green Building Council Q: Lisa, your career path can […]

Designing and Operating Airports: A Complex System of Systems

Keynote speech by Liew Mun Leong Chairman, Changi Airport Group and Surbana Jurong Group At The Complex Systems Design and Management Asia 2018 6th Dec 2018 at NUS University Town While some air travellers may still appreciate the sophistication of aerospace technology while flying, few can visualise that an airport is just as, if not more […]

East Meets West: Planning Lessons Learned From China

I have spent 15 years living in Beijing and Shanghai, designing and planning projects (from remote locations to mega cities) across China. After moving to Seattle, I am struck by some differences between planning developments for the Far East versus the West. Let’s Talk About Scale! In China, growth is happening on a massive scale. […]

The Future is Taking Off – Key Trends Impacting Airport Planners

To cope with the increased demand for air travel, authorities of the aviation industry will need to put on their thinking hats to implement new processes and technologies. According to Airports Council International (ACI), air passenger numbers are predicted to exceed 22 billion by 2040, a near tripling of the 7.6 billion air travellers in […]

What Makes A Net Zero Energy Building?

Introduction Amidst growing concerns about rising energy prices and the impact of climate change, it is important to know that buildings in Singapore constitute to high energy consumption year on year. This fact underpins the significance of targeting building energy use as a key to decreasing the nation’s energy consumption. Urban builders can reduce energy […]

Designing Green Cities and Green Buildings – Is there a Secret Sauce?

Introduction The recent global heat wave, that has claimed hundreds of lives, has once again thrown the debate on climate change wide open. Climate change certainly feels real, and backed by meteorological data, can indeed be proven to be real. Industrialisation has often been linked to global warming, and hence climate change. So too, has […]

A Roof Over Your Head – The Key to Driving Modern Global Economies

Having a place to call home is fundamental to the success of modern society. Yet a lack of affordable urban housing is a global problem affecting low-income populations in both developed and developing nations. Can Singapore’s model lead efforts to meet this growing global challenge?

The Food Tower: Looking Up to Solve The Global Food Crisis

How built environment design and engineering will solve the global feeding problem

Floating Ponds – Urban Fish Farming to Transform Global Food Production

How engineering and technical innovation can meet the challenge of feeding a growing global population

More Than Four Walls and A Roof: Housing as an Anchor in Times of Turbulence

Singapore shows how an effective housing program can promote social and political stability