• What Is A Passive Building And What Are Its Benefits

    The concept of passive building design has been gaining traction in the world of sustainable architecture and construction. Passive buildings are a response to the growing concern over energy efficiency, climate change, and the need for environmentally responsible design. To find out what exactly a passive building is and the many benefits it offers in […]

  • DFA Design for Asia Awards Recognises The Perforated House

    The Perforated House, located on the Northern side of Singapore, is one of AR43 Architects Pte Ltd’s award-winning architectural projects. After being nominated for Building of the Year 2023 by ArchDaily, a Chile-based architectural platform, the Perforated House is once again internationally recognised for its innovative design, this time winning the DFA Design for Asia […]

  • Unearthing Lesser-Known House Construction Costs In Singapore

    Building a house in Singapore can be an exciting endeavour, but it’s crucial to be well-informed about the costs involved. While most people are aware of the major expenses, such as land acquisition, labour, and materials, there are several lesser-known construction costs that can catch homeowners by surprise. In this article, we’ll delve into these […]

  • 4 Sustainable Design Solutions For Humid Climates

    Humid climates present unique challenges in building design and construction. High levels of moisture and heat can lead to issues like mould growth, structural damage, and increased energy consumption. However, with the right sustainable design solutions, builders and residential architects in Singapore can mitigate these challenges and create environmentally friendly, comfortable, and durable structures. Listed […]

  • Psychology Of Spaces: How Design Shapes Our Emotions

    Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt a sense of tranquillity wash over you? Or perhaps, entered a space that made you inexplicably anxious? These emotional responses to spaces are not mere coincidences but the result of a fascinating interplay between our psychology and the design of the environment. Interior design and […]

  • Balancing Nature and Architecture: Creating The Perfect Garden

    Creating a garden that seamlessly marries the natural world with architectural elements is a true art form. When done right, it can result in a harmonious space that offers beauty, functionality, and a deep sense of connection to the outdoors. Achieving this balance requires careful planning, thoughtful design, and a genuine appreciation for both nature […]

  • The Art Of Maximizing Space Planning In Interior Design

    Space planning is a crucial aspect of interior design that involves the arrangement and organization of fixtures, furniture, and other elements for the purpose of optimizing the use of available space in a room. It includes creating a functional and efficient layout that improves the flow of movement and maximizes the available area. Good space […]

  • Construction Costs On The Rise? Here’s How To Stay Ahead

    Over the past few years, the construction industry has seen a dramatic increase in the costs of materials, ultimately resulting in decreased profits. As a matter of fact, Singapore saw the highest rate of increase in construction costs last year at 12%. Unfortunately, as the industry continues to face skills capacity issues and high material […]

  • Designing For Security: Creating Safe And Secure Spaces

    In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the importance of safety and security in our living and working spaces has never been more critical. Whether it’s our homes, offices, public venues, or commercial establishments, creating safe and secure environments is paramount for the well-being of individuals and communities. Designing for security goes beyond traditional approaches; […]

  • 3 Incentive Schemes Used By Singapore Building Developers

    Singapore has long been recognized for their innovation and commitment to creating thriving urban spaces. In our pursuit of excellence, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have employed various incentive schemes to entice prospective buyers and developers, and enhance the overall appeal of infrastructure projects. From enticing financial benefits […]

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  • Green Mark Incentive Scheme: What Building Owners Need To Know

    The Green Mark Incentive Scheme (GMIS) program aims to help existing buildings in Singapore become more energy efficient. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has launched this program to facilitate the use of green building technologies and design practices through incentivised benefits for building owners who adopt these sustainable measures. For these owners, here is […]