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Ng Teng Fong General Hospital continues its award streak!

A little over a month after winning a COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Award, the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital has won in three categories following the Design & Health International Academy’s Awards: International Healthcare Project above 40,000 sqm (Highly Commendable), Salutogenic Design Project (Winner) and Sustainable Urban and Built Environment (Winner).

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital was won as an international design competition in association with HOK and CPG Consultants. studio505’s innovative new patient bed configuration in the naturally ventilated 6 bed and 12 bed ward rooms improves natural ventilation by 200% and gives every patient their own window close to their bed with a view to a garden from which to take fresh air.

Check it out here!

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Pixel showcased as Net Zero Energy Building in international publications

studio505’s Pixel building, located in Melbourne, Australia (and the home of Decibel Architecture) has been featured in two international publications that focus on Net Zero Energy Buildings: ‘Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings’ and ‘Net Zero Energy Buildings’.

Pixel became a landmark project in Australia and globally, when it achieved a perfect score of a 100 under the Greenstar rating system, as well as a perfect 105 points under the US LEED Rating system.

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Dylan featured in this months Architecture Australia magazine

Dylan was one of six Australian architects to share their personal stories and anecdotes of working on projects throughout Asia and the Middle East.

“One consistent element in these cultures, one trait that is eminently transferable and deeply effective, is that relationships must be built and maintained”

Click here to see the article!

Originally published in ‘Architecture Australia’ July/August 2017.


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Decibel Architecture represents Melbourne in Hong Kong at the ‘Melbourne Design Showcase’

Dylan has recently returned from the ‘Melbourne Design Showcase’ in Hong Kong. The showcase marks the official commencement of the partnership between Hong Kong and Melbourne for the ‘Business of Design Week’, an annual design event organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre.

Decibel Architecture were selected as the architectural studio to represent Victorian design. Speaking with both Hong Kong representatives, Commissioner for Victoria to China Tim Dillon and the Victorian Premier, Hon Daniel Andrews, Dylan had the opportunity to showcase Decibel Architecture, and more broadly, Victorian architecture and its influence both at home and throughout the Asian continent.

“What a great firm, what a great architectural practice, what a great body of work” – Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews

Watch Hon Daniel Andrews’ speech here



Ng Teng Fong General Hospital wins AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten Award!

Adding on to its growing list of awards and accolades, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore has just received a COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Award. Organised by The American Institute of Architects, the COTE award is the most widely recognised awards program for sustainable design excellence.

You can see Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and the other 9 recipients of this award here.



Hanoi Lotus featured on Archdaily!

dB(A)’s Hanoi Lotus project has been featured on Archdaily! You can check out the article here and also on our website here


We are hiring!

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We are hiring! Our (awesome) little studio in the Pixel Building (the highest LEED rated building in the WORLD), located in leafy Carlton, is looking to expand our creative pool of awesome, radical, self-motivated, meticulous, passionate, foosball-savvy architects. We have positions for both a senior and mid-level architect.

If you think you have something to give, and that you could be part of our story, please email a brilliant letter, an outstanding folio and your vital details (max 10mb) to mail@db-a.co


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Hanoi Lotus wins approval!

Dylan has just returned from Hanoi with approval to proceed to full services for the Hanoi Lotus!

The Hanoi Lotus is set to become the new cultural heart of Hanoi, offering a meeting place for family and community, a place to be married, a multifunctional theatre and performance space to enjoy local and international performances.

Check out the project here

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Ng Teng Fong General Hospital takes out multiple Awards!

studio505 have been awarded multiple awards for their innovative work on Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore. Taking out the Highly Commended in the European Healthcare Design Awards, a Merit in the FuturArc Green Leadership Awards and a Certificate of Recognition for an Outstanding Project from the Singapore National Parks & LEAF (Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework)

The innovative ward layout of the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, created by studio505, improves natural ventilation by 200% and gives every patient their own window close to their bed with a view to a garden from which to take fresh air.

You can check the project out here