Clinton Cole thinks that the architecture industry has fundamentally twisted priorities. Habitus talks true sustainability with the principal of architecture and construction firm CPlusC.
Houses are usually built quite quickly in Singapore, but an extended timeframe can be an advantage. Chu Lik Ren visits a home designed by Formwerkz Architects for an artist friend and his family, which allowed many details to develop organically throughout the process.
The beauty of reclaimed and recycled timber is only partly aesthetic – the knowledge of its former function adds a whole other appeal. Jaz Sidhu visited the island of Langkawi in Malaysia and discovered a home designed by Building Bloc (who’s Desa House is featured in Habitus 18) that generates new life for old timber electricity poles.