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How do you maintain plants growing a 27-storey trellis? 2/3
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The Oasia Hotel Downtown is wrapped in a living, green “skin” made of aluminium mesh and 21 species of creeper plants.
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The tower has planters sitting behind the mesh on each storey. They are installed at a height that the maintenance team do not need to bend over to get their work done.
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This image shows how they are easily accessible via a maintenance catwalk, so the team do not need any special equipment to access the planters for routine work like weeding, pruning and fertilising.
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They are automatically irrigated, and the system is fairly simple and robust to cut down on maintenance costs and time.
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Plants provide valuable ecosystem services like cooling down and “filtering” the air, producing oxygen and providing habitat for animals.
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Design Inception: 2011
Completion: 2016
Client: Far East SOHO Pte Ltd
Landscape Consultant: @stxlandscapearchitects
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#oasiadowntown #ecosystemservices #landscaping #greendesign #greenbuilding #urbanheatislandmitigation #greenfacade #livingfacade #woha #woha
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How do you maintain plants growing a 27-storey trellis? 1/3
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The Oasia Hotel Downtown is wrapped in a living, green “skin” made of aluminium mesh and 21 species of creeper plants.
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The tower has planters sitting behind the mesh on each storey. They are easily accessible via a maintenance catwalk, so the team does not need any special equipment to access the planters for routine work like wedding, pruning and fertilising. They are automatically irrigated, and the system is fairly simple and robust to cut down on maintenance costs and time.
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As this image shows, the plants are happy and growing well!
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They provide valuable ecosystem services like cooling down and “filtering” the air, producing oxygen and providing habitat for animals.
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Design Inception: 2011
Completion: 2016
Client: Far East SOHO Pte Ltd
Landscape Consultant: @stxlandscapearchitects
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#oasiadowntown #ecosystemservices #landscaping #greendesign #greenbuilding #urbanheatislandmitigation #greenfacade #livingfacade #woha #wohaarchitects
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Did you know that the Oasia Hotel Downtown’s facade is 20°C (68 °F) cooler than a typical neighbouring skyscraper?

Wrapped in a green, living “skin” from top to bottom, the tower can help to combat the stifling urban heat island effect most cities are facing in this time of global warming.

Typical glass and steel skyscrapers reflect and amplify solar heat.

The Oasia tower helps to lower its ambient temperature - so instead of contributing to the urban heat island effect, it cools the air surrounding it.

The green facade also shields the building from solar heat gain.

This means air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard to cool the interior spaces (=lower energy consumption).

Because fresh air intakes are often located in the facades, they could be drawing in air at 50°C (122°F) due to the hot surfaces. The air conditioning systems then have work very hard to cool the output down to 18°C (64°F).

Images and heat measurements by Cundall.

Oasia Hotel Downtown
Design Inception: 2011
Completion: 2016
Client: Far East SOHO Pte Ltd
Landscape Consultant: @stxlandscapearchitects

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We are happy that #meyerhouse was awarded joint “Design of the Year” together with A Brick & Mortar Shop by @larchitects.sg at this year’s SIA Architectural Design Awards.
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Reposting @singaporeinstituteofarchitects: MeyerHouse is a five-storey attic development overlooking an internal forested garden and public park. The building form is scaled as a traditional Chateau with bespoke louvre screens enhancing privacy.
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The beautifully detailed and handsome building exudes a quiet confidence in its residential enclave. Standing out in the current trend of architectural exuberance, this architecture is a unique work of restraint elegance and sophistication.
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SIA Architectural Design Awards 2022
Design of the Year | Design Award (Residential Projects)
MeyerHouse by @woha_architects
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Landscape by @ramboll_studio_dreiseitl
Interiors by @yabupushelberg
Client: UOL Group Limited & Kheng Leong Co.
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📷 Image 1-2: Patrick Bingham-Hall, Image 3-5: @darrensohphoto
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#lyfonenorth feature on @stir_world
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Reposting @stir_world
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How does brutalism foster a sense of community and activate urban ecosystems in ‘contemporary’ Singapore?

WOHA Architects' lyf one-north Singapore merges brutalism and sustainable co-living with playful exposed concrete, vibrant murals, and greenery. The development accommodates 324 housing units spread out between a pair of seven-story blocks linked by an inhabited bridge, and boasts a brutalist-influenced aesthetic with softer modern touches.

Read more: Link in Bio
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Images: Patrick Bingham-Hall, Darren Soh
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The #oasiahoteldowntown in Singapore’s central business district is wrapped in a red mesh facade that acts as a giant trellis for 21 types of creeper plants.
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The greenery performs many valuable ecosystem services - filtering the air, providing habitat for animals, creating a biophilic and cooling down the surface of the building and the ambient temperature in ist vicinity.
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Heat camera measurements have shown that the surface temperature of the Oasia Hotel Downtown is more than 20 degrees (Centigrade) cooler than comparable buildings in the same district.
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Client: @fareastorganization Landscape: @stxlandscapearchitects
Completed: April 2016
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#verticalgarden #singapore #oasia #hotel #woha #architecture #green #urban #greencity #sustainable #design #tropical #building
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Reposting @thamesandhudsonasia:

WOHA @woha_architects is an architectural firm that is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia’s green-building revolution. Founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, Singapore’s most dynamic architecture studio is known for delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions to combat the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and urbanization.

As a key contributor to Singapore’s leading-edge architecture scene, WOHA has broken new ground, and continue to do so in rapidly expanding cities where farsighted thinking is imperative to sustainable and sociable development. Renowned for their design approach and nature-based solutions, the firm’s projects stretch from Singapore to Bangladesh, China and Australia, where the practice’s ambitions are being realized in major works like the sustainable Smart City Punggol Digital District in Singapore.

This complete overview documents WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work, with important ongoing projects followed by a listed chronology. It is a timely assessment of the practical realization of WOHA’s theories and principles, and the environmental responsibilities now shouldered by architects and urban planners.worldwide.

Available now in bookstores and online.

#woha #wohaarchitects #thamesandhudson #architecture #design #sustainability #sustainablearchitecture #greenliving #greenhomes #hotelsandresorts #macroarchitecture #microurbanism #gardencity #megacity #selfsufficientcity #regeneratingcities #singaporebuilding #buildinginthetropics #thamesandhudsonasia
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WOHA - New Forms of Sustainable Architecture by @patrickbinghamhall, published by @thamesandhudson, is now available in bookstores and for pre-order (link in bio).

All images courtesy of Patrick Bingham-Hall

Book jacket photo courtesy of Thames & Hudson

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#architecture #design #sustainability #sustainablearchitecture #greenliving #greenhomes #hotelsandresorts #macroarchitecture #microurbanism
#gardencity #megacity
#selfsufficientcity #regeneratingcities #singaporebuilding #buildinginthetropics
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Reposting @architects_tas: 2022 TASMANIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
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Category: Heritage
Sponsored by @heritagetas
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The winner of the The Roy Sharrington Smith Award for Heritage is The Hedberg by @liminalstudio with @woha_architects
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The project adaptively reuses the early 20th century Hedberg Brothers Garage together with an infill development which wraps the prominent streetscape corner connecting the historic Theatre Royal. Artefacts retained from site excavations have been integrated in an interpretative program both internally and externally providing tangible connections to the layered and continued history of the place. The project stands as an exemplary response to contemporary design within historic precincts.
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Photo: @natashamulhallphotography
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#tasarchiawards2022 #thehedberg #utas #universityoftasmania #theatreroyal #hobart #tasmania #publicarchitecture #culturalbuilding #performancevenue #performingarts #theatre #adaptivereuse #architecture #heritage #interiors #liminalstudio #woha #wohaarchitects
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Reposting @architects_tas: 2022 TASMANIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
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Category: Interior Architecture
Sponsored by @duluxaus
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The winner of the The Alexander North Award for Interior Architecture is The Hedberg by @liminalstudio with @woha_architects
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The interiors program is fully integrated with bespoke furniture, wayfinding and event signage and a complex technical and performance brief. Internal voids provide connectivity for patrons over the multiple levels of performing and creative arts spaces. This enhances opportunities for the activation of public spaces for flexible programs extending their use in a way which will enhance patron’s experience of both performance and the building itself.
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Photo: @natashamulhallphotography
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Reposting @architects_tas: 2022 TASMANIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
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Category: Urban Design
Sponsored by @accesssolutionstasmania
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The winner of the Dirk Bolt Award for Urban Design is The Hedberg by @liminalstudio with @woha_architects
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The six level Hedberg located on a prominent city corner, abuts and extends the iconic two- level Theatre Royal heritage landmark. A series of orthogonally derived interlocking forms establish a contextual relationship with its surroundings, augmented through deliberate materiality and colour choices. The overall impact of these devices - striping, subtle colour changes, contrasting dark panels, and the reflectivity of the panelling all assists to masterfully deconstruct the visual bulk of the Hedberg on this iconic Hobart site.
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Photo: @natashamulhallphotography
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#tasarchiawards2022 #thehedberg #utas #universityoftasmania #theatreroyal #hobart #tasmania #publicarchitecture #culturalbuilding #performancevenue #performingarts #theatre #adaptivereuse #architecture #heritage #interiors #liminalstudio #woha #wohaarchitects
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Reposting @architects_tas 2022
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TASMANIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
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Category: Public Architecture
Sponsored by @fairbrother_construction
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The winner of the The Alan C Walker Award for Public Architecture is The Hedberg by @liminalstudio with @woha_architects
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Despite a changing brief over seven years, having a multitude of stakeholders of different disciplines, and needing to stitch quite different historical elements together, the Hedberg succeeds in creating a new performing and creative arts location that ties together all its programmatic elements clearly and dramatically.
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Photo: @natashamulhallphotography
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Reposting @architects_tas 2022 TASMANIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

The 2022 Tasmanian Architecture Medal has been awarded to The Hedberg by @liminalstudio with @woha_architects

The Hedberg places Tasmania at the forefront of the performing arts scene and allows opportunities to inspire a generation. The building's contextual relationship with key heritage buildings of the Hedberg Garage and Theatre Royal afford the development to successfully marry together a missing link of Hobart’s cityscape. The design resolution captures and celebrates perceptions of Hobart and Tasmania as a culturally autonomous and artistically enterprising community, a community now firmly at the centre of the performing arts world and is a wonderful contribution to Hobart’s growing list of successful public and cultural spaces.

Photo: @natashamulhallphotography

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Applecross is known for quiet leafy streets and neighbourhood charm. Inspired by its surroundings, the design keeps everything that is charming about Applecross - the Jacarandas dripping with purple flowers, the beautiful gardens, the backyards and barbecue pits – and envisages the building as an environment, creating gardens that extend into the sky and a seamless connection between exterior and interior.
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@forbesresidences is designed as a three-dimensional “vertical suburb” that contains liveable, generous homes, shared facilities, common spaces within gardens, natural light and fresh air that weave throughout every level.
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“Hanging gardens” drape the podium form and extend up the roof. They preserve the garden suburb quality, create greater privacy, frame views, and enhance sociability. They also perform meaningful environmental services that benefit not just the development site, but the district – reducing the heat island effect, reducing noise and dust, preventing glare, and providing a habitat for biodiversity.
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When the Jacarandas are in bloom, the building will be covered in a canopy of vibrant purple flowers. The leafy greenery that characterises Applecross will flow seamlessly through the building, capturing the essence of the neighbourhood.
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Design Inception: 2018
This project is a collaboration with @mjastudio
Landscape by @capa_studio
Development website link in bio at @forbesresidences
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#verticalsuburb #perth #applecross #suburbliving #greendesign #verticalgreenery #woha #mjastudio #musteraproperty #forbesresidences
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Great shot of the public amphitheatre at @live.lyf.here one-north by @ksy.yuan - Portholes and social-centric designs of lyf one-north.
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Our newest project, lyf one-north Singapore, offers a series of public to semi-public social spaces.
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On the ground level the amphitheatre and multi-functional driveway plaza can be transformed into a public events and activity space.
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These spaces can be accessed by anyone passing by the development and can serve the broader community.
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The residents have access to a social kitchen as well as indoor and outdoor dining areas where they can meet up and share meals.
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The swimming pool is a central meeting point where residents can exercise and socialise.
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Green communal terraces at different levels give residents easy access to fresh air and greenery, and the open rooftop lawn area can be used for events, gatherings or just relaxing at the end of a long day.
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The richness and diversity of the community spaces encourages residents to socialise, spend time outside and build connections.
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Client: Ascott Residence Trust
Images: Patrick Bingham-Hall & Darren Soh
Music: Flow by LiQWYD
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#coliving #communityspace #publicspace #swimmingpool #rooftop #amphitheartre #hospitality #design #sustainabledesign #onenorth #singapore #sociable #architecture #woha #wohaarchitects #lyf #livelyfhere #lyfonenorth
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