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Green Drinks March 2013 - Behind The Facade: Sustainable Architecture & Meeting Future Challenges

Green Drinks March 2013 - Behind The Facade: Sustainable Architecture & Meeting Future Challenges | kanotomia | Scoop.it

Addressing the population and resources constraints, Green Drinks March presents a talk you don’t want to miss. This month, we aim to bring together people who believes that through earnest planning, design ingenuity and innovation, we could achieve a sustainable environment for growth and progress especially in Singapore. We are very honoured to have speakers:


Allen Folks AICP, ASLA, Vice President Design + Planning, AECOM Singapore

One of the most prominent figure in urban planning and landscape architecture, Mr. Folks’s talk will focus on the role of urban designers in planning for sustainable cities. Through case studies both within Singapore and abroad, he will share his insights on sustainable planning and planning with resource constraints to meet future challenges.


Terence Ho, 5th Year Architecture Student, NUS

Mr. Ho is a pursuing his Masters in Architecture specializing in design technology and sustainability. He is also the current team lead of TeamNUS. TeamNUS collaborates with architects, builders and engineers to  design, build and operate a solar-powered houses. Mr. Ho’s other works include research on Energy Retrofit and studies on natural ventilation in high density buildings. He has also been the host for the NUS City Exhibition held at the URA  at which the TeamNUS model was featured.

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A Sustainable High-Rise Greens the Sydney Skyline

A Sustainable High-Rise Greens the Sydney Skyline | kanotomia | Scoop.it

While action toward building ‘greener’ more sustainable structures is gaining momentum in Europe and America, an office tower from down-under is putting Australia on the green buildings map.

A 30 story high-rise office tower in Sydney, Australia’s central business district, 1 Bligh Street a treasure trove of sustainable innovation and design.Designed by Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects, this environmentally responsible office tower is set to create a benchmark in Australia for sustainable high-rise buildings and provide an enduring presence on the city skyline.

“The dramatic, naturally-ventilated central atrium connects the office workers with nature at the inner depths of the plan, giving a sense of openness for the entire building. The series of communal spaces throughout the building, and especially the fantastic rooftop garden, add greatly to the quality of life for the tenants.”

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Norm Miller's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:32 PM

High rises can be sustainable!


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