The Luna at 18 Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai is the new residential tower from Make Architects for client Vanke Property (Hong Kong) which sets a new standard for high-quality serviced apartments in Hong Kong.

The Oasia Hotel in the Central Business District, Singapore, is by all means and standards a unique project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates.

Temples and dream beaches with turquoise-blue water make Thailand a sought-after destination for tourists from all over the world. The capital Bangkok, with a population of some nine million, is a city of contrasts with irresistible magic. In contrast to many other Asian megacities, however, the city has few contemporary architectural highlights. The German Architect Ole Scheeren created Bangkok’s new landmark in the form of the 314m-high MahaNakhon.

The new home for Shenzhen Energy Company looks different because it performs differently; the building skin is developed to maximise the sustainable performance and workplace comfort in the local subtropical climate of China’s tech and innovation hub in Shenzhen.

Commercial aluminium systems specialist AluK has demonstrated that collaboration is the key to success by working with a range of partners to deliver a comprehensive tender package for a striking and energy-efficient facade solution at a high-profile Berkeley Homes development.

Powdertech Corby Ltd has recently completed powder coating the exterior façade of Senator House, in the St Paul’s Cathedral area of London. This refurbishment project includes additions to the office block with a new seventh floor roof terrace, a café, new landscaping and a re-clad exterior. The refurbishment programme was committed to significantly improving the energy performance of the building and demonstrates how existing buildings can be transformed to make them suitable for today's modern working environment.

Powdertech Corby has been busy coating over 2400 sq metres of façade elements for an exclusive, eight storey boutique development situated on London’s South Bank, with panoramic views over Lambeth Palace, and across the Thames to the Palace of Westminster. This is a retail-residential mixed-use building providing fifty-five private apartments.

Billed as a ‘new London’, a ‘blank slate’ and an ‘almost island’ opportunity to create a completely different urban environment, the Greenwich Peninsula masterplan is possibly the most ambitious regeneration project the UK has ever seen.

Adrian Doyle from McMullen Facades, part of the Lakesmere Group, takes a closer look at how the development of off-site manufacturing techniques is reaching new heights in the high-rise residential market.

The design of Norway’s newest cultural research centre, the Archive House, has embraced environmental design and creative thinking.

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