Penang Designer Villager To Open In 2016

Penang’s very own Designer Village – the only single story mall in Malaysia is designed for optimum convenience and comfort. Open air wide corridors are conceptualized to create comfortable stroll and ensuring maximum frontage for all shops. A total of 3 main entrances and 5 courtyards are planned...
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Who Doesn’t Want To Work In Googleplex

Everyone who has ever watched the movie ‘The Internship’ would surely have the sudden urge to want to brush up their resume and apply for a position at Google’s headquarter – the Googleplex. You get to eat free meals, play sports while you work and there is even...
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I Don’t Want To Be Interesting

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once said: “I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.” What a profound statement that is! Too often architects and designers in their struggle to create interesting masterpiece they neglect the basic necessity that have to be fulfilled by their...
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Appreciating Art

What is Art? Most view it as hobby of the eccentric people. It is a subject that not many people would comprehend. Some think that Art is not necessary in our life. That life goes on with or without Art. But is it really the case? Why you...
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Design Has No Place In Asia

Two projects captured my attention recently with the release of their latest updates on their development. I was attracted to these projects not because of the uniqueness of their design but the lack of it. The original conceptual proposals of these two projects were very innovative, even mind...
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Dominga Totora’s Recycled Art

When the world is obsessed with mind-boggling design that looks good but cost a fortune at the same time, there are others choose a different creative path in producing works that can truly benefit people. One of it is the work of Brazilian designer Domingo Totora. Domingo Totora...
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Shanghai Apartment Collapsed

I read in horror that an entire 13-storey apartment building in Shanghai has just collapsed so easily as if it has been knocked down by Godzilla. It is said that there was a problem with the nearby flood mitigation walls at the Dianpu River, but I personally doubt...
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City Square @ Perth City Link

Perth will soon have a bigger public space which is twice the size of the present Forrest Chase and 25 percent bigger than the open space part of Federation Square in Melbourne. City Square, the key public space at Perth City Link will fill the big void between...
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China’s CCTV Headquarters

Recently, OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing has been awarded “Best Tall Building Worldwide” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) for good reasons. It beat the other three contenders based on its unusual form that changes the way we look at skyscrapers from now on....
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