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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts signs deal to manage property in Pakistan’s first smart city

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is to manage a new hotel in the heart of Pakistan’s first smart city, growing its portfolio in the country to four properties strong. The hospitality firm has signed an agreement with Smart Properties, an affiliate of one of Pakistan’s leading real estate developers, [ + ]

12/14/2018 12:53:00 PM        1

Tanjong Pagar Centre receives CTBUH Award of Excellence

Tanjong Pagar Centre has been recognised as an “Award of Excellence” winner in the "Urban Habitat - Single Site" category of the CTBUH 2019 Awards Program. The project will compete at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference for the additional status of "Overall Category Winner". In additio [ + ]

12/14/2018 12:51:00 PM        1

Wilson Associates reveals revolutionary lobby design at Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore

Wilson Associates brings a revolutionary new design to the lobby at Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore with the launch of Asia's first self-check-in table, which marks a significant innovation and technology achievement for the region. Weaving together Swiss typologies and Singaporean cultural infl [ + ]

12/14/2018 12:48:00 PM        1

The new flagship NIO House by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Hangzhou, China – The second NIO House automotive showroom designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects opened recently in Hangzhou, China overlooking the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is one of the most beautiful sights in the country. As with the architectural firm’s first NIO House [ + ]

12/3/2018 2:36:00 PM        23

Grand Park City Hall introduces mobile selfie check-in technology, first-of-its-kind in Singapore

Singapore – Park Hotel Group’s flagship property, Grand Park City Hall is the first hotel in Singapore to launch facial recognition technology for check-in on mobile, integrating advanced technology to enhance and create a seamless experience from pre-arrival through to checkout. The mobile applicat [ + ]

12/3/2018 2:31:00 PM        18

Keppel Land and Habitap unveil Singapore’s first smart home powered by AI

On 13 November 2018, Keppel Land, one of Asia’s leading property companies, and Habitap, Singapore’s leading smart living platform developer behind Asia’s first fully integrated smart home management system, launched Singapore’s first smart home powered by artificial intelligence (A.I.). The smart [ + ]

12/3/2018 2:23:00 PM        12

CapitaLand and CDL team up for Singapore mixed-use project

CapitaLand Limited and City Developments Limited (CDL) have formed a joint venture to transform a 3.7-ha site in Sengkang Central, Singapore, into an integrated community hub offering 700 residential apartments along with amenities such as a hawker centre, community club, childcare centre, retai [ + ]

8/17/2018 11:15:00 AM        179

Landmark 81 reaches full height milestone

The iconic Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has topped out at the height of 461.2 m, marking a significant milestone for the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It is also set to be among the tallest buildings in the world. The 81-storey development is located in Vinhomes C [ + ]

7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM        154

LED Lighting Key to Railway Station Revitalization

In 2017 the station embarked upon a "Rehabilitation Project," with Portland firm ZGF Architects tasked with revitalizing it. The firm set about making the station more welcoming with colorful zoo-themed wall coverings, and new wall designs in the elevator lobbies.The lighting of the space was a part [ + ]

4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM        1084

AXOR Shop & Win rewards 10 lucky winners with attractive prizes

With a minimum spend of 500 Euros or equivalent in their local currency on AXOR bathroom and kitchen fittings, customers would be eligible to stand a chance in the AXOR Shop & Win regional Lucky Draw, which was held for the first time by Hansgrohe Singapore.The participants were simply required [ + ]

4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM        969

Lawrence Argent's Last Few Public Art Projects

Known for his whimsical sculptures which feature monumental-sized animals, Argent’s final projects continue his artistic vision, successfully transforming the spaces they are in.Beyond Reflection uses a dragon to reflect the culture of its Chinese setting and the mythological creature’s characterist [ + ]

2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM        1416

AURA Creates Awe-Inspiring Experience in the Heart of a Celebrated Historic Cathedral

When James O’Donnell began his plan of the Notre-Dame Basilica in 1824, he envisioned a magnificent sacred space filled with rich colours and gilded details. The Irish-American architect’s Gothic Revival cathedral is defined by soaring lines and towering spires designed to lift visitors’ hearts and [ + ]

2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM        1571

First phase of Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside opens

The Victoria Dockside development in Hong Kong has reached a major milestone with the opening of its first phase, K11 Atelier, an iconic mixed-use office tower. The building’s commercial office space spans 15 floors, comprising a total of 435,156 sq ft. “We are thrilled to open this first phase [ + ]

12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM        2165

Andaz Singapore opens doors as first Andaz Hotel in Southeast Asia

Singapore – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Andaz Singapore, the first Andaz hotel to open in Southeast Asia. Andaz Singapore furthers the brand’s mission to create inspiring, indigenous experiences that immerse guests in the local culture of each unique destination. The hotel mark [ + ]

11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM        2038

Philippines integrated resort to undergo expansion

Atkins has been commissioned by Widus Hotel & Casino, the premier leisure destination in Clark Freeport Zone, the Philippines, to provide masterplan and full scope architectural design services for a major expansion of the integrated resort. Upon completion, the facility will cover an area of 17 [ + ]

11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM        2373

Surbana Jurong to work on housing project in Yunnan

Surbana Jurong has won a contract to provide full-suite design services for a housing project in Baoshan city, Yunnan province, China. It was awarded by the local Baoshan government and includes 26 blocks of over 2,000 housing units, a multi-storey carpark, a kindergarten and a neighbourhood centre. [ + ]

11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM        2404

SOM wins international design competition for Colombo Port City Master Plan in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka – CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Limited (CPCC) has announced that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP – the internationally renowned architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firm, in association with Grant Associates landscape architecture – won the Internation [ + ]

10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM        2685

Winners Crowned at WATG's Inaugural Architectural Bake-Off in Singapore

The inaugural event, which was held in partnership with Archifest 2017, saw some of Singapore's biggest design firms battle it out, as they competed head-to-head to create some of the world's most iconic buildings, entirely out of cake.The team from DP Architects were crowned this year's winners wit [ + ]

10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM        2123