31 Jul '16, 9pm

Singapore is getting way greener thanks to this architectural firm

Parkroyal on Pickering tower in Singapore From the New York site: Construction goes around the clock in the dense nation state of Singapore. But increasingly, the wealthy island is turning away from the typical trappings of new construction and focusing on developing environmentally conscious architecture. And that is in large part thanks to the firm WOHA. Singaporean architecture firm WOHA recently designed the Parkroyal on Pickering, a high-end hotel that feature terraces literally dripping foliage. And that isn’t their only sky garden. Founded in 1994 by Richard Hassell and Wong Mun Summ, WOHA says it is committed to combating the process of global warming in tropical Asian cities. “Skyscrapers don’t have to be shiny machines,” Hassell told Curbed. “We can introduce other concepts to their design and they can turn out quite differently.” They are currently working on de...

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