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Editor’s pickJapan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics venue inspired by Japanese architecture

30-10-2019
Japan, olympics, Kengo Kuma, timber, architecture

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday (Oct 29) unveiled a custom-built US$188 million gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture that uses wood brought from around the country. The futuristic-looking Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo …

Editor’s pickMass timber used in new Nelson airport

24-10-2019
Nelson Airport, New Zealand, mass timber, laminated veneer lumber, sustinable, Studio Pacific Architecture, airport, transport, transportation facility, airport terminal

The opening ceremony for the impressive Nelson Airport was held last week, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiling a plaque and receiving a behind the scenes look at the newly completed terminal, reported WoodWeek. Designed by Studio Pacific Architecture and built by Naylor Love in partnership with Gibbons Construction and Fulton Hogan, the …

Strengthening Singapore’s Built Environment in face of Climate Change and other challenges

02-10-2019
ArchXpo 2019, Architecture & Building Services 2019 Series, Southeast Asia, Singapore, opening ceremony

The Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2019 series was officially launched this morning at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre. The extensive three-day show which offers visitors and delegates six key architectural and building services exhibitions, and 12 industry conferences was officially launched by …

Australia must have safe, compliant buildings

06-09-2019
Australia, building, architecture

The Australian public must be protected through safe, compliant buildings and that will only be achieved through buy-in by everyone involved in the building and construction industry and with everyone being accountable for their own work, a NSW upper house inquiry has been told. The inquiry into the regulation of building standards, quality and …

Mandatory height restrictions restrict timber building

23-05-2019
timber, Australia, architecture

A new report has found that mandatory height controls in the Victorian planning system have unintentionally penalised timber building systems, favouring the use of expensive, energy-intensive concrete and steel alternatives. The report is titled Timber Construction and Building Height Planning Controls – The unintended consequences of the …

Editor’s pickOver 10,300 visitors and conference delegates from 46 countries at ABS 2018

08-10-2018
Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series, ArchXpo 2018, Smart Solutions, built environment industries, Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018, 11th Merlion Awards 2018

The Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series which was officially opened on 2 October 2018 by guest-of-honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo and Convention Centre, came to a close today with a rousing success. The massive three-day show which presented six key architectural and building …

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