Revolution Afoot for the Built Environment Industry

The built environment industry has been undergoing a rapid slowdown. The pandemic and the strict actions taken by the various countries to curb the spread of the virus has only exacerbated the situation. The industry witnessed a shortage of labourers, disruption of the supply chain, operational limitations and, in some cases, halting of ongoing projects.Read More

Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) for the Built Environment

Enhanced communication and trust are paramount across a diverse portfolio of data and applications in the construction industry. How does one best demonstrate the various solutions and updated data sources to all stakeholders across the design process?Read More

Post Pandemic Design: A Greater Focus on Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped the world in previously unimaginable ways. Every industry has been forced to adapt and evolve. The pandemic's impact on global wellness is now undeniable, from both an organizational level and individual level. This has made it essential for designers to rethink how we design spaces - both indoors and outdoors - keeping the wellness of the users in mind and designing a healthier world.Read More

Why Digitalisation Is The First Step In Evolving The Built Environment

As buzzwords go, Agility and Mobility occupy top-of-mind for many PMETs. At ONG&ONG, these terms have been increasingly embraced over the last five years; the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to burnish their importance.Read More

Living With The Pandemic, What The New Normal Means For Architecture And Design

When the pandemic hit early last year, adaptability quickly became the determining factor of whether a business survived. With much of the world going into some form of lockdown, companies had to find new sources of revenue to replace the ones they had lost, employees had to start working from home and human interaction was largely replaced with virtual ones.Read More

8 Examples of Good Architectural Lighting Design

To strike a successful balance between lighting and architecture, it's important to know three key aspects of architecture lighting: aesthetic, function, and efficiency. Read to learn more about architecture lighting design and excellent examples of architecture lighting from around the world.Read More

Green Design Architecture - Fool's Dream or a Necessity?

Notions around green, sustainable architecture and design are widespread. However, due to the high standards set by green building rating and certification systems, some may say that implementation is difficult. Read on to learn more about green architecture and how it affects our everyday lives.Read More

Introduction to Architectural Lighting

Architectural lighting is basically the illumination for structural design and function. It is more deeply defined as an interaction between art (architecture) and technology (lighting). Its concepts may apply to both commercial and residential architecture. In the field of architectural lighting, other fields of expertise, such as design, will also come into play -- along with physics, engineering, as well as the physiological and psychological effects of light on a person’s mood.Read More

Shaping Experiences through Interior Design

There’s an ever-growing desire for natural light and space, and this is reflected through our material selection and inspirations. Our Landscape team holds a strong conviction that biophilic design not only augments health and wellness, but invigorates productivity in the workplace, and inspires calm in hospitality developments and homes. The global pandemic has emphasised the importance of mental and physical well-being, and the need to integrate these elements into a seamless designRead More

Combating Climate Change

"Green design" has many names: eco-design, earth-friendly, organic architecture, biomimicry, arcology, and so on. The collective goal is to strive for a sustainable future where nature is a part of the built environment.Read More

5G – The next quantum leap?

The term disruptive innovation comes up often within the Architecture industry, its driver being technological shifts and breakthroughs. The changes are not gradual nor incremental, but shift exponentially each time, changing the way we work and requiring different skillsets. But as promising as it sounds, speculation and over-hyped technologies may have oversold the notion. Processes in construction have not changed much in the last century.Read More

The Internet of Things

The best way to pave for disruption, is to be ready for the next technological leap. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is about extending the power of the Internet, onto processes and environments. With the hyper-connected 5G future incoming, armed with download speeds of 2.5 GB/S (gigabytes per second), information is collected and processed, allowing businesses and consumers to become more connected for better efficiency.Read More

Future-forward Tools

In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs for short) for the world to achieve by 2030. As we near the midpoint of this timeline, a raft of innovations are overdue – tools that bring about change and for the betterment of the world.. Here are a few that relate to the built environment.Read More

The Power of Design

Civilization has advanced and progressed rapidly, growing from villages and towns to cities and states, and with it the size of the populations and communities that live and thrive within them. Today, the modern metropolis has given rise to modern society – communities that have grown and developed thanks to the benefit and utility that the power of design has enabled.Read More

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