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Waste water garden in Bali Eco Stay

Bali Eco Stay: A welcomed move towards sustainable tourism at the foot of Mount Batukaru

Our contributor, Dr. Devisari Tunas recently stayed in Bali Eco Stay in Indonesia. Bali Eco Stay is one of very few eco-lodges in the world which is awarded 5/5 eco rating by Eco Tropical Resorts. She shared her experience and her thoughts with


Green Living- Singapore’s Largest Sustainability and Design Show to Debut This Week

This weekend Green Living ,the first lifestyle event focusing on the eco-conscious users will open its doors. It is conceptualized as Singapore’s largest sustainability and design show, and showcases products…

This striking green wall in The Eaton hotel lobby is just one small part of its sustanaibility efforts (Image courtesy of The Eaton)

Turning Green into Gold in the Heart of Kowloon Business District: The Eaton Hongkong

Nestled in a busy business district of Kowloon peninsula and conveniently located on Nathan Road, Eaton, Hong Kong is a four stars hotel owned and managed by Langham Hotels International….

The dining area by the pool where guests can taste the daily harvest prepared a la minute (image credit: Greenhost Hotel)

Sleeping on an Urban Farm: Waking Up to Rows of Greens in Jogjakarta

The last few years has seen growing interest in urban farming especially in big cities in many parts of the world. The increasing awareness on the importance of self-reliance in…

Solar lamp with recycled mineral water bottle component (image credit: Azzura Solar)

Q and A with Hemant Chanrai (Founder of Azzura Solar and Bright Future Program)

Do you know that 66 million Indonesians live without basic access to electricity? Such condition severely impacting their life. Children are unable to read, write and study after the sun goes…

Torajanese woman artisan weaving (image credit: Toraja Melo)

Q and A with Dinny Jusuf (Founder of Toraja Melo, Eco-Fashion Activist)

Toraja Melo story is a motivating story of social entrepreneurship where two sisters work tirelessly to promote women economic development & cultural rejuvenation through green fashion. Toraja Melo seems to…


Winter Cities: Enduring or embracing our climate?

As we read news on massive winter storm in US, our friend Melissa Reese Lim writes from New York- in the eye of the snowstorm- and poses a very valid…


[TED Video] Jessica Green: We’re covered in germs. Let’s design for that.

Not everything you see is what you get. Sometimes there are so much more than meet the eyes. Microbes are all around us and we need to consciously design to…

Bare feet on synthetic turf (image credit: A.Kelana)

Pondering Artificial Turf in Bandung: Contesting The (Ever)Green Turf on an Indonesian City Square

After some months of high anticipation the renovation project of Bandung city square finally came to completion. The renovation project was said to be funded by a consortium of property…

Different kind of bamboo

Bamboo Flooring: The Good and The Bad

The use of bamboo flooring is fast becoming one of the most preferred flooring materials used by floor users worldwide. This is because bamboo floors have a unique flavor of…

Villa: Dune House by Fearon Hay Architects (Completed Building) image courtest of WAF

World Architecture Festival 2014 – Day Two Award Winners Announced

World Architecture Festival has just announced the winners of 13 award categories on the second day of the event in Singapore. Completed Buildings: New and old: Rethinking the Split House…

House: The Olive Grove by Ian Moore Architects (Future Projects)

World Architecture Festival 2014 – Day One Awards Winners Announced

World Architecture Festival has just announced the winners of 16 award categories on the opening day of the event in Singapore. Day 1 winners as follow: Completed Buildings: House: House…