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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Outdoor Charging Stations

I can’t believe this hasn’t been done already but based on recent project experience I can understand why it hasn’t. Personally I love the idea. So what do we need in outdoor areas in hot climates? Shade. What can provide shade? Solar panels. What do solar panels do? Make electricity. Why would you want to […]

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If it can be done at an airport in the tropics, it can be done anywhere!

I stayed here last night and so have first hand experience of the amazing sustainability credentials of the hotel. Designed by WOHA in Singapore, the Crowne Plaza Hotel at SIngapore Airport blows away the idea that hotels have to be dark, stuffy, internalised buildings. I believe it’s a great model for what we should be […]

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How to be green – in Singapore

Singapore is a hot humid climate, year round. So everywhere must be air conditioned, right? No, not right. This open air foodcourt is at the bottom of a carpark. Even better is that it’s not an out of town area, this is right next to One Raffles Place, in the main financial district. I can’t […]

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Making sure we are comfortable without the need for air conditioning

Computer processing power, open source design and some blimin clever people now mean we can predict and proactively design for thermal comfort in indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor environments in about a third of the time it took us in 2005. This means that we can now provide analysis, feedback and alternative designs within the design […]

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