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Buildings ablaze amid fresh unrest in Indonesia’s Papua

Kompas.com reports homes and buildings ablaze as protests erupt again.

Can maintenance fees in high-rises continuously increase?

The answer is 'Yes' but read on to find out why this is so.

Slovakia’s ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

At 1,285m (4,200 feet) above sea level, the ice replica of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome is higher than any of Slovakia's 4,158 churches.

Japan’s Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker prize, the ‘Nobel’ of architecture

Isozaki is considered one of the first Japanese architects to have absorbed Western styles and influences into his work.

Taipei’s many aesthetic Japanese-era buildings

Taiwan's 50-year Japanese colonial experience has left a lasting influence on the island’s complex identity.

Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire after 14 bodies...

The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, California, a mountain community some 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento left devastated by the Camp Fire.

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis told AFP that 11 people were so far reported dead, adding that a disaster response task force had been set up.

Funds dry up, RM35 mil lifeline sought to conserve heritage buildings

Heritage commissioner says federal funds needed for upkeep of valuable buildings in country.

Why the massive Umno buildings in every major town?

There are many Umno buildings throughout Malaysia, unlike in other countries where political parties do not have their own buildings.

Maszlee making Chinese schools political sacrificial lambs, says MCA

The party's deputy president Wee Ka Siong says there is no basis to say the construction of eight Chinese schools is politically motivated.

5 injured after quake hits Japan

The shallow tremor had been reported as magnitude 6.1 by the Japan Meteorological Agency, according to Kyodo news agency, although USGS gave its strength as 5.7.

Soul-searching as symbol of 70s Singapore faces demolition

Pearl Bank and other buildings from the era are held dear by some Singaporeans as a reminder of the country's blistering development after independence in 1965.

Going green: Putrajaya urged to set higher standards for developers

Architect says 10% green ratio requirement insufficient as green spaces are vital to any development from an environmental as well as social perspective.

Poor housing development design, planning hurts racial ties

Architecture lecturer says lack of effort to accommodate multiracial, multi-religous community needs and poor design of houses can cause more tension.

‘Prevent foreigners owning heritage buildings in Penang’

Gerakan says Penang Government must ensure heritage value of properties remains protected.

Runnymede buildings demolished using permits approved 17 years ago

Buildings were not covered under Unesco World Heritage Site listing, stresses Penang govt.