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First impressions are everything in YTL headquarters

First impressions are everything in YTL headquarters

The public spaces of YTL Corporation’s new Kuala Lumpur headquarters walk a fine line between celebrating legacy and embracing the future.

Rollimarchini x G8A create a factory that lives and breathes

Rollimarchini x G8A create a factory that lives and breathes

Jakob Factory Saigon by Rollimarchini Architekten and G8A Architects proposes a new factory typology with emphasis on the wellbeing of people and planet.

How COVID-19 cured an outmoded working culture

How COVID-19 cured an outmoded working culture

The pandemic-driven disruption of how we work has been painful for both companies and employees. But it is also providing an opportunity for us to recalibrate how we want the future of work to look like.

Serie Architects’ Christopher Lee sees the big picture

Serie Architects’ Christopher Lee sees the big picture

Serie Architects’ founding principal Christopher Lee has single-mindedly designed with utmost consideration of the city and the cultural and societal norms that come along with it. The resulting works are thoughtful contributions to the cities they inhabit.

Thomas Heatherwick transcends luxury living, in EDEN

Thomas Heatherwick transcends luxury living, in EDEN

EDEN eschews the shiny, enclosed tower typology of high-end housing in favour of a more humanistic approach that celebrates Singapore’s tropical setting.

FARM returns to origins for its design of Aesop’s new store

FARM returns to origins for its design of Aesop’s new store

Earthy orchards and elemental processes form the design genesis of Aesop’s store at ION Orchard in Singapore.

Jean-Michel Gathy on the art and science of designing hotels

Jean-Michel Gathy on the art and science of designing hotels

The principal designer of Denniston shares about the fundamentals of hotel design, his latest collaboration with Aman and the future of hospitality.

This tropical take on a French bistro has an industrial edge

This tropical take on a French bistro has an industrial edge

French Fold restaurant in Singapore by Takenouchi Webb is the latest addition to Merci Marcel’s portfolio of fresh, immersive and impeccably designed venues.

Bangkok’s day spa scene gets a taste of Space Popular

Bangkok’s day spa scene gets a taste of Space Popular

Infinity Wellbeing by Space Popular is a spa of contrasts that offers respite from the chaos of Bangkok.

Space, craft and the power of perception

Space, craft and the power of perception

Exofood is a futuristic retail and laboratory space in Thailand, designed by Space+Craft to alter how people view alternative food sources—namely, insects.

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