special report

Re-loved warehouses: creative, cool and in demand

Warehouse conversions for apartments have been popular for decades but the rising appetite for co-working and shared office space is seeing a new wave of conversions.

Engineering reloved buildings: the inside story

Building Codes and safety standards have come a long way in the past century but that’s no reason to write-off an existing building as too hard to bring up to contemporary standards, according to Umow Lai director, Ken Loh.

The hidden value of old buildings

Demolition and re-building from scratch is neither realistic nor sustainable, while re-use can help combat climate change.

Heritage buildings: Nothing to be afraid of

A “nice balance between raw original features and shiny new internals” can help occupants appreciate the original building.

Less is more when it comes to renovating homes

Architects are discovering that keeping some of the old features of our homes can be more sustainable than installing new materials and technology.