March 3, 2010



February 10, 2010

Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy blessed – Big Island Video News



February 1, 2010

T-shirts by Antoon Versteegde for interactive projects.



February 1, 2010



January 28, 2010

Let’s talk about WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL – Barcelona, 4 – 6 November 2009 !!

October 26, 2009

WAF Overview

WAF is the only annual international architectural event to reward excellence in a fully interactive, inclusive live format.
Through its unique entry and judging process and its cutting edge seminar and exhibition content, it is simultaneously a celebration of great architecture and an inspirational intellectual challenge to a major world profession. Put simply, it is architectural excellence, live.

Why should I attend WAF?

  • FESTIVAL GALLERY – contemplate the breadth of international architectural excellence in the Gallery where all entries are exhibited together – last year saw entries from 63 different countries and over 2000 visitors.
  • KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS – get inspired by the world’s greatest, which last year included Lord Norman Foster, talking about the issues facing architects today.
  • THEMATIC EXHIBITION – this year’s theme is ‘Less Does More’ and feeds into the seminar programme and will show how cleverly utilised resources can create opportunities for living, working, learning and playing that would not otherwise exist.
  • AWARDS CEREMONY – the festival finishes on Friday evening with a glittering awards ceremony, celebrating the winners of each category, the student competition and the ultimate awards in their section.
  • STUDENT COMPETITION – watch and support architectural schools compete for the Edaw Aecom URBAN SOS prize.
  • PRODUCT SHOWCASES – architects love great products and this area of WAF will help you find the latest, innovative products for your next project.
  • SITDOWN – look and touch at this exhibition of high-end furniture for those particularly interested in interiors and fit out – this also doubles as a great networking area!
  • MEDIA PARTNERS – from over 60 countries, giving away their magazines for you to take away!
  • BARCELONA – why not hop on a tour around the city that fuses stunning modern architecture with some of world’s most classical buildings and structures? Information on accommodation and travel can be found at our one-stop-shop website.
  • ARCHITECTS – over 2000 of them! Meet, share, collaborate, make friends and stay in touch using our online portals – Festival Connect, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Who will I meet at WAF?

WAF is unique, and unlike many construction events focuses solely on the needs and tastes of architects. Over 75% of the audience are architects and in 2008, they descended from over 73 countries worldwide. The other 25% of the audience consist of property developers and suppliers to the industry.

Tell me, what can I expect this November?

Last year attendees to the event got all this:

  • Entry to the exhibition which featured all 722 entries
  • Opportunity to watch and listen to the shortlisted candidates as they explained the challenges they faced in creating their vision
  • Insights from the expert panel of judges discussing the entries
  • Face to face time with their international architectural peers
  • Contemplation time over the popular thematic ‘Height’ exhibition
  • World-class seminar programme from the likes of Norman Foster and Robert Stern
  • Upbeat, celebration of excellence in the international architectural arena











Join us at Global Social Innovators on 01 – 03 October 2009 – Fusionopolis, Singapore

September 29, 2009

Global Social Innovators Forum 2009

Collaborative Innovations: Investing in Team Earth & an Inclusive World

Fusionopolis, Singapore | 01 – 03 October 2009

Register Now for the Global Social Innovators Forum 2009! The Global Social Innovators Forum (GSIF) is a signature platform of Social Innovation Park (SIP), which seeks to bring together a highly trusted community of influential minds from the public, private and people sectors; to seek opportunities to collaborate and embrace innovations that will define business, government and society – to build a more inclusive, sustainable and better world.

The GSIF 2008 attracted over 50 speakers and more than 300 delegates from 22 countries, which provided enlightening insights, thereby forging instant bonds and collaborations. This year, the theme is on “Collaborative Innovations: Investing in Team Earth & an Inclusive World”, with focus on collaborative innovations around the 3 ‘P’s – Profits, Planet and People, in ensuring a sustainable earth where the land, air, oceans and people can thrive within the global ecosystem. It will explore sound strategies in business, social, entrepreneurship and innovation in the green to gold movement, to create social, environmental and economic returns for stakeholders.

Discussion Leader:

Urooj Malik, Director, Asia Development Bank, Chairman, Hineleban Foundation, Philippines, umalik@adb.org


Mr. Urooj Malik commands 25 years of experience in socioeconomic development in the Asia Pacific region.  During the last 10 years, Mr. Malik has been in ADB’s management stream, first as Country Director for Cambodia, then as Director for Mekong Infrastructure, and finally as Director, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Southeast Asia.  Mr. Malik is currently on special leave from ADB and working as Chairman, Hineleban Foundation for the sustainable development of Mindanao, Philippines.  He has pioneered work in numerous regional programs, including the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) and Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).  Mr. Malik served as co-chair of ADB-wide Environment Community of Practice, chair of CTI Task Force and co-chair of GMS working groups. He has written extensively on topical themes relating to sustainable development and spoken at numerous international forums.  Mr. Malik holds graduate and post graduate degrees in Natural Resources Management (Wisconsin) and Mineral/Resource Economics (Arizona), respectively, and completed the Management Development Program (Cornell).

John Hardy, Founder, Green School, Indonesia and Canada, john@johnbali.com


John Hardy is a Canadian who has been living in Bali for most of the last 30 years. Having built and sold the Jewellery business that bears his name, he turned his attention to the planet and its problems. He realised that living sustainably was critical for our collective future. John is a man who addresses problems from many different perspectives. In the past few years he has started the Green School in Bali to deliver a sustainable education for young people, launched the Meranggi foundation to encourage farmers to plant bamboo, created PT Bambu as a design hotbed & production facility for bamboo buildings and furniture and opened Bambu Indah, a hotel based on sustainability. Along the way, he built what is currently the world’s biggest bamboo building.

Why Attend GSIF 2009?

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Jet Li, SIP Distinguished Fellow

“GSIF gives aspiring social entrepreneurs opportunities to learn and share on social enterprise and innovation with people from all sectors. It challenges everyone to create positive social change in their community. Only through a collective effort can we achieve the social impact required to create a better world for the current and future generations.”

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Lim Chu Chong, Managing Director, DBS Enterprise Banking

“DBS has been a strategic partner of GSIF since 2007.  We are encouraged to see significant progress in social entrepreneurship and feel privileged to be part of the SE eco-system to make a positive difference in society.”

Read more of why attend GSIIF 2009, the speakers, and find out more about GSIF here