Advocates of the “Green City” concept, the creative team at WOHA developed a hotel design with a surreal appearance. PARKROYAL on Pickering is a highly modern architecture project in Singapore, combining concrete organic shapes with simple rectangular volumes and incredible sky-gardens. Greenery flourishes at every level. www.parkroyalhotels.com
Work has begun on architect Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport, which aims to “reinvent what airports are all about” by creating a shared public space under a glass dome with a massive waterfall and garden at its centre. source : Dezeen
The Eastern & Oriental Express carries passengers in luxury between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The train travels through dense rainforests and towering mountains past golden temples; rubber plantations and fields of frangiapani, tapioca, sunflowers and mango orchards; and remote towns and villages. It has been awarded a place on the World’s Top 25 Trains list by The Society of International Railway Travelers for its exceptional beauty, service, dining and off-train experiences.
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE 1990-2005
located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar at the Rosewood – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Cloud 9 at Naumi Hotel – Singapore
The Press Lounge at Ink48 Hotel – New York, USA
Le George, Beaubourg Paris
“There are many things we want to say to the people we love. But more often than not, we don’t say them because we don’t want to, because we don’t know how to, and sometimes, we never get to because it’s just too late.”
Based on this premise, Singaporean design graduate Corina Tan came up with an app that allows you to plan in advance your last words and the memories you want your loved ones to remember you by.
read more via http://designtaxi.com/news/366678/App-Lets-You-Design-The-Memories-You-Leave-Behind-After-You-Die/?interstital_shown=1
MAISON ET OBJET ASIA, singapore 10 – 13 march 2014
Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu, Philippines. He graduated in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York with highest honors and subsequently worked in Italy and Germany. Integrating locally sourced materials with innovative handmade production procceses, Cobonpue’s brand is known around the world for its unique designs and roster of clientele that include Hollywood celebrities like Brad Pitt and members of royalty.
Kenneth reveals new work each year in design shows from Paris to New York. He also speaks regularly about Southeast Asian design all over the world. In 2007, TIME magazine called him “rattans first virtuoso”.
He uses natural materials and combines traditional know-how with sophisticated modern technology.
As CNN reported on the supertrees, “It’s pretty innovative stuff. The structures mimic the ecological functions of real trees through their environmentally sustainable features. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy to light up at night, others are integrated with cooled conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.”
This bulky concrete school of art, design and architecture was completed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando at the University of Monterrey in Mexico and is one of over 300 projects being showcased this week for the World Architecture Festival in Singapore
The front facade of this faceted house in Singapore by Formwerkz Architects is interrupted by a shard of tinted glazing.