Stamp duty savings in the UK

The government has scrapped stamp duty on house purchases of up to £500,000 until 31 March 2021, potentially saving homebuyers thousands of pounds in tax.



SDE4 | School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore | Surbana Jurong Consultants
SDE4 | School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore | Surbana Jurong Consultants
SDE4 | School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore | Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd

As the demand of a sustainable lifestyle increases, cities are trying to find strategies to create environmentally friendly communities. From passive designs to recycled materials, architects are turning their attention to climate change and trying to find solutions through architecture and design.


Epic Games, the creators of the Unreal Game Engine, recently acquired Twinmotion, a real-time 3D immersion software that produces high-quality images, panoramas and standard or 360º VR videos in seconds. This is big news in itself, as it gives the company exactly what it needs to get its powerful game engine technology into the hands of architects but the even bigger news is, it’s giving it away for free.


It’s been a while since our last project intro, we thought we’d do another one. With summer in mind, there couldn’t be a better time to introduce you our project of two shipping container houses called Franskraal Strand.


THEATER by Darina Lisitskaya

As old school as they are, GIFs can still be a low tech, highly shareable solution to communicate an architectural idea. If you are searching for fun new methods of architectural representation, look no further! The ‘Graphics Interchange Format’, or GIF, is a perfect tool.



New pavilion, new entry into the centre of the fairs directed on significant pavilion Z.

Petr Kousal became the winner of the Kaplicky Internship, which supports students of architecture. The reward is a three-month internship in the Adjaye Associates in London. The program for young promising architects is organized by the Bakala Foundation in cooperation with the London Design Museum and the Kaplicky Center Foundation.

“Petr worked on a scale, which was for one person quite astonishing to me. …


Here is a sneak peak of a project currently on the boards in the studio that we will be illustrating over the next several months.

“We want a house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. An infinite plane facing the infinite sea. Nothing more and nothing less.”


Marble House by Openbox Architects | Bangkok, Thailand

Employing state-of-the-art construction methods and inventive design strategies, these contemporary facades seek to restore marble to its former glory.

Material Properties and History

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