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GaiaMat featured at BEX Asia Exhibition

The GWS GaiaMat was featured at BEX Asia Exhibition held at Marina Bay Sands from 5th-7th September. We are honoured to partner with SGBC & Surbana Jurong this year, bringing a piece of living green into the exhibition hall. The SGBC Booth won the Best Booth Design Award & Green Space Award this year and here’s a snippet of the behind the scenes. GWS Gaiamat on 40 degree platform.   GWS Gaiamat green roof was lay-ed almost vertically down, creating a roof for [...]

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Can Singapore Grow Into A City In Nature?

Singapore uses greenery to keep cool, calm and clean. But many of its green areas are ecologically sparse by design. Is the hyper-urbanised city-state nature-loving enough to grow into a city in nature? (A fruitful interview with MoneyFM last week) As seen in articles from eco-business.com. GWS Living Art was proud to be part of eco green community. Providing valuable feedback with MoneyFM which was featured on eco-business.com. By 2030, the tropical city-state aims to cut carbon emissions intensity by 36 [...]

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Self Sustaining Green Bus Stop (Malaysia)

Self-Sustaining Green Bus Stop (Malaysia) Waiting at a bus stop can be unpleasant with the tropical heat and all the pollution from traffic. It was reported by the Straits Times in 2016 that the level of tiny and toxic pollutant particles commuters inhale at a bus stop could be around 3.5 times higher than at ambient level. A green roof is a great and ecological way to alleviate the heat intensity and improve the air quality at a bus stop. [...]

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Singapore Garden Festival Terrarium

Gardens Galore (Singapore Garden Festival Terrarium) The Singapore Garden Festival  is soon approaching and we at GWS Living Art are excited to send you into a green paradise. We have lots in store including plants, terrariums, DIY terrarium and green wall kits, monograms and workshops that are sure to get you into the gardening spirit!   (Picture Credit: Singapore Garden Festival Website)   The Walls are Alive! Build your own green wall with our Green Wall Kits and selection of plants. You could even design [...]

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Dazzle with Green Terrarium Workshop

Dazzle with Green Terrarium Workshop Just a nice terrarium piece can change the look of your living room. It will depend on size and type of terrarium as well as colour and texture of the plants used in the terrarium as well. We’ve compiled a list of home décor using terrariums and will introduce our hands-on terrarium workshop classes where you can make your own DIY terrarium! (Picture credits: Homedit) A living table literally becomes ‘living’ with the addition of desert-like cactus [...]

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Partnership with USHIO

Living Art is proud to have firmed up our partnership with Ushio in Thailand. We have been working with Ushio Singapore for 4 years now and we treasure the partnership greatly. Ushio has its incorporation in Japan and is an established & listed lighting specialist. Ushio has independently developed 3 essential core technologies utilizing light. Their light technology include bio-sensors, light source solutions and optics solutions such as cinematic lighting, electronics, heating and cleaning, life science. (Picture credits: Ushio) Why Ushio? With an [...]

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Fire Rated Certified For Green Roof and Green Wall

Last year, an industrial building at Toh Guan Road caught fire due to the cladding resulting in the death of a woman. Claddings are composite panels attached to the frame of building acting as an outer wall. Since the incident, the SCDF has ensured all forms of cladding including green wall have to comply to stringent regulations. According to Straits Times – For these materials to be used here, they must first be given the green light by an accredited [...]

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Green Roofs and Climate Change

Hello 2018! (Another never-too-late-year to start those green resolutions) The last few months of very strange weather saw perfect respite for our green roofs. On a side note I believe, both you and I felt the cold to be a nice getaway from home in home. Clearly, global warming is taking its toll on us. Polar bears are starving and losing their homes. There is an urgent need for greening back what we have taken from nature. At GWS Living Art, our [...]

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Stress on the environment, Stress on us

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas currently, and this proportion is expected to increase further to two-thirds of the world’s population. In just a single city, like Singapore, 80% of its population stays in HDB flats, which are our high-rise public housing. Needless to say, these numbers have showed how urbanization is occurring rapidly-much faster than we have ever imagined, with tall concrete [...]

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Thoughts on Napier Road Hoardings

”The big artist… keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.” –Thomas Eakins If you think there is no art greater than the art of nature, technically… you’re not wrong. But if it is possible to steal some tools from the greatest masterpiece, why not? GWS introduces practical greening solutions that are incorporated into modern constructions. It is of no surprise to see more green walls springing up in modern buildings nowadays, especially with a plethora of benefits it brings along, there [...]

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