Sustainability: Architect Vanndeth’s Insights & Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP)

We had the pleasure of interviewing Vanndeth, an esteemed architect from Archetype Group, to delve into the world of sustainable design and its significance in today’s architectural landscape. Here’s a glimpse into our insightful conversation:

Sustainable Design: Building a Better Future

“As an architect at Archetype Group for the past three years, I’ve seen first hand the growing importance of sustainable design in our industry. Today, I want to share my perspective on this crucial aspect and how it shapes the spaces we create.”

The Path to Architecture

“While I may not have a long tenure yet, my passion for architecture has been with me for a long time. What drew me to this field was the opportunity to combine creativity, functionality, and the ability to shape the world around us. However, in today’s context, simply designing beautiful buildings isn’t enough. We must consider the environmental impact of our creations.”

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Sustainability’s Growing Role

“The architecture and construction industry are undergoing a significant shift towards sustainability. There’s a clear recognition that our practices have a major impact on the environment. This has led to a positive change in attitudes and a drive to implement sustainable solutions.

The industry is adapting by embracing new technologies, utilizing recycled materials, and focusing on energy-efficient designs. These advancements help us meet the ever-evolving sustainability standards and client expectations.”

Why Sustainability Matters

“Incorporating sustainable practices into design is not just a trend; it’s a necessity. Sustainable buildings offer a multitude of benefits. They reduce our carbon footprint, conserve resources, and even improve the health and well-being of occupants through better air quality and natural light utilization.

Communicating the value of sustainability to clients is a key part of my role. I explain the long-term benefits, not just environmental but also financial, as sustainable buildings often have lower operational costs.”


Putting Sustainability into Practice

“At Archetype Cambodia, we actively integrate sustainability efforts into our projects. This involves various approaches, such as:

  • Prioritizing locally-sourced, recycled, or recyclable materials.
  • Designing for energy efficiency through proper insulation, natural ventilation, and strategic use of windows.
  • Implementing water-saving fixtures and rainwater harvesting systems.

The key lies in striking a balance. We strive to create aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces while adhering to our sustainability goals. By carefully selecting materials and employing innovative design techniques, we can achieve both beauty and responsibility.”

The Future of Sustainable Materials

“The demand for sustainable materials is definitely on the rise. Clients are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their choices and are actively seeking sustainable options, including tiles. This trend is bound to continue, influencing the architecture and construction industry towards a more responsible future.

I have noticed a growing interest in sustainable materials from my clients. This shift in consumer behavior will undoubtedly push manufacturers to develop even more sustainable products, creating a positive feedback loop that benefits the environment and the construction industry as a whole.

By embracing sustainable design principles and utilizing innovative materials, we can create spaces that are not only beautiful and functional but also contribute to a healthier planet for generations to come.”


Milestone Achievement: Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) Certificate for Studio Series

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In line with our commitment to sustainability, we’re thrilled to announce that Heritage Ceramics’ Studio Series has been awarded 3 Ticks (Excellent) under the SGBP scheme. This recognition underscores our dedication to providing eco-friendly solutions without compromising on quality or aesthetics.

At Heritage Ceramics, we’re honored to be at the forefront of sustainable innovation, and we’re committed to continuing our journey towards a greener, more sustainable future. Stay tuned for more updates as we strive to build a better world, one tile at a time.


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