John Hill
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Singapore contemporary


The PARKROYAL on Pickering, designed by WOHA. Photograph by John Hill.

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But a more suitable way forward may be found in the project of Singapore's WOHA, an architecture firm that focuses on high-density sustainable living in the tropics. For the PARKROYAL on Pickering, a hotel overlooking a sizable downtown park, the firm provided two units of green space on the building for every one unit they took by building on the site. WOHA's goal is usually a 1:1 ratio, but they exceeded it by creating a raised park on the fifth floor (covering almost the whole footprint of the building and visible here with the colorful candy-shaped pieces) and even more terraces on the upper floors. This view from the park reinforces the architect's notion of visually continuing the green space from this public space up the building.Singapore's tropical climate is ideal for vertical gardens (like Solaris, part of an exhibition talked about on Houzz), just one way that big and modern buildings (the norm in the city) can be better for the environment and the people occupying them.

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