High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly. Executive director of UN-Habitat Maimunah Mohd…

Department Of Architecture wraps Thailand hotel with shimmering facade

Bangkok-based architecture firm Department of Architecture Co. has completed this tiny hotel wrapped by a shimmering facade, referencing Thailand’s local culture. Image © W Workspace Company Limited Called Little Shelter Hotel, the 890m2 hotel is located in Chiang Mai where its old cityscape and vernacular architecture are characterised by wooden structures with shingle pitched roofs.…

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US, thanks for a collaboration between architecture and interior architecture specialist Paragon Group, and integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM. Not only has the GEAIC clinched a Green Star Interior rating from the Green Building…