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Interconnected spaces in our historic shophouse office world

The whole idea of being in a heritage space is very exciting, as we get to build our own world on the inside of a shophouse, and be as versatile and adaptable as we …
By Dianne
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29.05.2024
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Worldbuilding future retail spaces in historic shophouses

Guests at the Dior pop-up, held at the 4 Jiak Chuan shophouse. These days, shophouses aren’t just for F&B establishments. The Afternaut is working with Meir Collective, a real estate investment and management company, …
By Dianne
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25.04.2024
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Scaling up the New EDL Regional Headquarters: all of the best parts of the previous showroom & more

EDL logo The long awaited EDL Regional Headquarters at 17 Woodlands Terrace is officially open! The launch of this new building was a long time coming but this innovative space that blends elements of …
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22.04.2024
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An Incomplete Manifesto For the Budding Placemaker

10 Rules for Creating Human Places & Forging Human Connection Within Communities. As part of our placemaking initiative with our friends MEIR Collective, we’re bringing to light the hidden narratives of ordinary people that …
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25.03.2024
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Three things we learned about rewilding and placemaking – from the perspective of a couple of urban dwellers

We thought that rewilding would be hard in urban Singapore, but we’ve learned that rewilding doesn’t only have to take place in places with vast natural landscapes. Rewilding in urban spaces is actually a …
By Dianne
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14.02.2024
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‘Geylang Unfolded’ — Lighting a spark of growth in one of Singapore’s most historic and controversial neighbourhoods

Together with our partners, MEIR Collective, we are working to repurpose an important part of Singapore to make it relevant and meaningful for future generations. In the early evening hours of an ordinary Thursday, …
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26.09.2023
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Why Placemaking in Geylang?

What sets one neighbourhood in Singapore apart from the other? For many Singaporeans, it’s the food. Prata from this neighbourhood, chicken rice from that one, satay from another one. But besides food, what else distinguishes neighbourhoods in Singapore …
By Dianne
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04.08.2023
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Placemaking as a Way to Embrace Nature and Technology

The built environment industry is here to stay, and beyond the houses we live in, we have spaces in our neighbourhoods and cities that we love. How can we make sure that these spaces …
By Dianne
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03.08.2023
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Venturing Into the World of Rewilding

For most part, rewilding initiatives fall under the purview of conservationists, biologists, and landscape architects. What does it have to do with us as placemakers? Well, we’re not entirely sure — yet. But what …
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28.07.2023
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What does it take to be a female leader in the design world?

We chat with Gwen Tan, Afternaut’s Design Principal. She shares her favourite projects with us, chats about questioning the status quo, and why she doesn’t have a project she calls her “greatest”. Gwen is …
By Dianne
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10.03.2023

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