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Tower of Colony by GROUNDWORK

Tower of Colony by GROUNDWORK

Tower Of Colony | DESIGN STATEMENT Exhibit at the NEXT PLAY : Shifting Ground Exhibition: Taipei 臺北未來生活居概念展 PROJECT NAME Tower of Colony | 殖民港的殖民塔 LOCATION No. 27 Linsen North Road, URS27, The Huashan Prairie, Taipei, Taiwan 臺北市中正區林森北路27號–URS27華山大草原 COMPLETED DATE December, 2012 CURATOR FROM POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL INNOVATION(JCDISI)...
Building from the Ground-Up: Experience the Kampung Culture

Building from the Ground-Up: Experience the Kampung Culture

The Ground-Up Initiative in Singapore advocates community spirit initiatives, urban farming programmes to change the way of innovating, from the ground-up. GUI is now embarking on a new and exciting journey and experience the Heritage Kampung with them! Exploring Our Heritage Through Kampung Culture Heritage Kampung 2012 is a 5 months long event to celebrate the...
Links and Likes #1

Links and Likes #1

Seoul Metro System © NEIL FREEMAN Subway systems of the world, presented on the same scale Burying Bits of The City: Hong Kong Underground & Sea Caverns of Singapore A Caution on Hong Kong Envy Singapore: The best place in the world to be creative Applying Spatial Justice in Singapore The Future of the City: Inaugural Monocle + Killik...
An alternative learning platform: Ruin Academy - Anarchist Gardener

An alternative learning platform: Ruin Academy – Anarchist Gardener

Ruin Academy (Taipei, Taiwan 2010 -) is an independent cross-over architectural research centre in the Urban Core -area of Taipei, Taiwan. The Academy is run in co-operation between the Finland based Casagrande Laboratory and Taiwanese JUT Foundation for Arts & Architecture. Ruin academy is set to re-think the industrial city and the moden man in...
Invisible logic of the city #11

Invisible logic of the city #11

Taipei Community Garden  © All rights reserved by Purple_man  “Developers are true urban editors. They are linked with the city authorities and necessary political powers and they make the urban editing. Architects are in a secondary role – something like the hyenas after the lions have made the kill. Money is a good consultant and the generating force...
Singapore fast-forward

Singapore fast-forward

Singapore’2012 from zweizwei |motion timelapse| on Vimeo. Zweizwei’s amazing motion time-lapse shows Singapore’s urban vision in a fast forward narrative. Accelerated sceneries are accompanied with abstract soundscapes to bring across the key messages of the urban ambition of Singapore – shiny, greenery, density, modern, colourful and exciting.  
Invisible logic of the city #10

Invisible logic of the city #10

Tokyo at night  “Everyone knows what a city is, except the experts.” — Joyce Marcus and Jeremy A. Sabloff, taken from “The Ancient City: New Perspective on Urbanism in the Old and New World”   This is part of a series titled: Invisible logic of the city featured on Asian Urban Epicentres. The aim is to draw...
Community Greens: A brief comparison between the gardening schemes in Singapore and Hong Kong

Community Greens: A brief comparison between the gardening schemes in Singapore and Hong Kong

Tampines Green Community Gardens in Singapore Sau Pau Ming Community Gardens in Hong Kong  Gardening as a social process Collective gardening is a huge trend in the city. There are rooftops, vacant land and underutilized spaces that can be used for gardening. In other words, there are lots of opportunities. But why it is in...
Alternative public space: Little Manila in Central Hong Kong

Alternative public space: Little Manila in Central Hong Kong

Little Manila: Filipino domestic workers who gather in Central on Sundays to enjoy their day off; an image so powerful, it makes you feel powerless in the city. Their presence disrupt the orderly visual space of Central in which they engaged in ‘undesirable’ activities such as sitting on straw mats in public spaces, getting haircuts...
Invisible logic of the city #9

Invisible logic of the city #9

Downtown Singapore in 1966/1967 © Argentem “This is because it is transforming itself into a new kind of city—- the Global City……….. But once you see Singapore as a Global City the problem of hinterland becomes unimportant because for a Global City the world is its hinterland” —-S.Rajaratnam delivered a speech at Singapore Press Club titled “Singapore:...
Invisible logic of the city #8

Invisible logic of the city #8

Chinatown © STB Digital Library “It is pure intention: if there is chaos, it is authored chaos; if it is ugly, it is designed ugliness; if it is absurd, it is willed absurdity” —Rem Koolhaas’ description of urban development in Singapore taken from his essay Singapore Songlines   This is part of a series titled: Invisible logic of...
Japan caught in slow

Japan caught in slow

In Alex Lee‘s “Tokyo Slo-Mode“, he showcased an interesting urban aesthetic through the documentation of movements of everyday artefacts and occupants in the city; presenting an image akin to a spatial limbo. It provides a fascinating look into the mundane “everyday-ness” of Tokyo; a city known for its fast-paced  lifestyle.

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