ARCHICRAFT 2018 | Building Biology: Better Spaces for Community and Ecology | 30 Sep



(Photo credit: Melanie Chua)

Building Biology is a holistic study of the manmade environment and its impact on human health and ecology. Its principles recognise that homes and buildings should be biologically compatible and ecologically sustainable. This workshop guides participants to “see” invisible pollutants on the electromagnetic spectrum (EMFs) and how they impact human health and ecology:

• Understand the invisible sources of EMFs in their environment, whether at
home or at work
• Evaluate unnecessary exposure in these areas on:
o Human health
o Environmental impact
• Identify tweaks they can make

Participants will have an insight into the science of building biology and how better
spaces can be achieved when we interact with space in a meaningful way that is in balance with human biology and ecology.

(Photo credit: Melanie Chua)


Melanie Chua

Melanie Chua is an editor and the only certified Building Biologist in Singapore and Malaysia. Her interest is in how we perceive and inhabit the invisible world around us with a focus on the relationships between space, health and wellness. She received her certifications from the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology in New Mexico, USA. Melanie believes that the environment we live in dramatically impacts our fundamental health—and is related to the broader well-being of community and ecology. Her approach blends building biology principles with design consciousness to optimise our living spaces in the ‘invisible fields’. She founded Building Biology Asia to showcase building design and traditions that not only create a beautiful space to be in, but help communities and future generations thrive. Refer to her website for more details: https://melaniechua.com


Venue: Archifest Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza (Workshop will end at 12:30pm instead of 1pm)

Meeting Time: Please meet the workshop leader at 9:50AM (10 mins before the start of the workshop).

Attire: Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for outdoors. Hat or cap, is recommended.

Sale of tickets will close a day before the scheduled workshop or until tickets are sold out.


Archicraft in Archifest 2018 is a series of curated workshops, organized in carefully curated architectural space or buildings, that provides the opportunity for participants to delve into a variety of disciplines in society and their interaction with architecture. These series of workshops are aimed at empowering participants to adopt an active role in becoming 'agents for change' in our living environment.

There is a total of 5 workshops to choose from; from learning how building pollutants affect the environment to learning how to compose a thought-provoking architectural photograph or even to growing your very own personal ‘farm’.

Proudly curated by the architecture student society of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Architecture Student Society (SUTDIO).

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Disclaimer for Archicraft

Indemnity: By buying and participating in the Archicraft workshops, you are deemed to fully accepted all SIA/Archifest/Archicraft’s terms and conditions.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SIA and its affiliates, and their respective staffs, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Indemnified Party in connection with any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Responsibility: SIA also reserves the right to terminate workshops for any participants at any time for good cause. SIA cannot be held responsible for any mistake that might occur in typography or printing.

Transportation: Chartered transportation is not provided for any of the workshops.

Etiquette: Please maintain social etiquette at all times during the workshops and to treat fellow participants, including any instructor, guide, Archifest volunteer with courtesy and respect. SIA reserves the right to request a participant/ participants to leave, if he/ she/ their behaviour is seen to be unruly and disrupts the workshops.

Smoking/Liquor: Smoking and consumption of liquor are not allowed at the venue of Archicraft workshops.

Refund policy: There is no refund for no-shows.

Accident or Loss: Participants are to take care of their personal belongings at all times. SIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused.

Jurisdiction: These conditions shall in all aspects, be governed by the law of Singapore.
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Sun Sep 30, 2018
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Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
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10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956 Singapore
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