American Standard Design Catalyst brings together thought leaders in Architecture and Design around the region to share practical insights, current trends, and thoughtful ideas. As we navigate through the ever-evolving landscape, American Standard Design Catalyst L!VE allows these key leaders to share their expertise, exchange opinions and be a positive source of inspiration on various architecture and design topics that are most relevant to the industry.

Urbanization is one of the most significant transformations in human civilization and will continue to play a major role in the way we live and evolve as a society.

As the world emerged stronger from the wake of the pandemic, it has also evoked a greater urgency to reflect on every individual's life in our living space. It is time to redefine our view of urban living and its role in shaping a more people-centric, emotionally connected, data-driven, and sustainable future especially in growing hubs in Asia. Where densely populated and highly connected environments are our homes, where we work, learn, play, and socialize. They are hubs for innovation and creativity, a catalyst for new technologies that could help us tackle some of the biggest challenges we face today.

Tuesday
14 Feb 2023
3.30 - 6.30pm SGT (GMT +8)
Webinar in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese.
Webinar Topics
When we design spaces and buildings, it is pertinent to apply the guiding principle of focusing on the wellbeing of the people that live and work in them as it translates to a healthier and happier community.

01: Health, Wellness & Beyond

When we design spaces and buildings, it is pertinent to apply the guiding principle of focusing on the wellbeing of the people that live and work in them as it translates to a healthier and happier community.
How Color Inspires, Impacts, and Improves Well-being in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

The dynamic and cultural perceptions of color can be powerful influences of inspiration, especially in urban settings. We will explore how color impacts the mood within one’s home setting, one’s community, and those who share the community. We will look at how advancing technology includes color theory and psychology in the home environment to improve, and support health and emotional well-being.

Key Points:

  • Thoughtful and deeper incorporation of color beyond the surface
  • Color combinations, patterns, and the best ways to create a color symphony
  • Color supports the emotional well-being for the individual thriving in an urban environment

The dynamic and cultural perceptions of color can be powerful influences of inspiration, especially in urban settings. We will explore how color impacts the mood within one’s home setting, one’s community, and those who share the community. We will look at how advancing technology includes color theory and psychology in the home environment to improve, and support health and emotional well-being.

Key Points:

  • Thoughtful and deeper incorporation of color beyond the surface
  • Color combinations, patterns, and the best ways to create a color symphony
  • Color supports the emotional well-being for the individual thriving in an urban environment
Speaker
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Corey Damen Jenkins
CEO and Principal
United States of America
Hygiene from Within​

Human and its needs, values and feelings as a core inspiration for design.

Key Points:

  • Love and care as a sourse and reason for keeping the surroundings clean and hygienic
  • Culture and aesthetics as a way to interact with spaces
  • Human and the way we inspire him to interact with the spaces
  • Nature as a source of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Civilization as a source of pollution

Human and its needs, values and feelings as a core inspiration for design.

Key Points:

  • Love and care as a sourse and reason for keeping the surroundings clean and hygienic
  • Culture and aesthetics as a way to interact with spaces
  • Human and the way we inspire him to interact with the spaces
  • Nature as a source of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Civilization as a source of pollution
Speaker
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Arch. Le Truong
Founder and CEO
Vietnam
'GREEN WELL TECH'- DPA's thrust in shaping the Built Environment

To create architecture of excellence that enriches the human experience and spirit and through Green Well Tech (GWT) design approach, by aligning to the wider United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) while staying true to our founding values. ​

Key Points:

  • How can we methodically identify the needs of each stratum of the community and create a more inclusive environment?
  • What are some challenges to implementing these universal designs in the current economic climate when budget is a key issue?
  • Why do we need to design the spaces according to the requirements of each community?

To create architecture of excellence that enriches the human experience and spirit and through Green Well Tech (GWT) design approach, by aligning to the wider United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) while staying true to our founding values. ​

Key Points:

  • How can we methodically identify the needs of each stratum of the community and create a more inclusive environment?
  • What are some challenges to implementing these universal designs in the current economic climate when budget is a key issue?
  • Why do we need to design the spaces according to the requirements of each community?
Speaker
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Thiyagarajan Rajagopalan
Director, DPA (India)
India
Panelists
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Samantha Eades
Director
Australia
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Chat Fores
Founder
Philippines
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Satoshi Konagai
Leader, LWT APAC
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Samantha Eades
Director
Australia
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Chat Fores
Founder
Philippines
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Satoshi Konagai
Leader, LWT APAC

02: Circular & Sustainable Living

The future urban design put together inclusive and diverse living environments while aiming to minimize negative environmental impacts, energy consumption, and use of human resources.
Build a Better Future with #responsibleaarchitecture​

Enhancing Space,
Transforming Lifestyle,
Nurturing the Communities.

Key Points:

  • Architecture practice in responding locality and being responsible to architecture field.
  • How to intrepret architecture with surrounding culture trough materiality, and local behaviour.

Enhancing Space,
Transforming Lifestyle,
Nurturing the Communities.

Key Points:

  • Architecture practice in responding locality and being responsible to architecture field.
  • How to intrepret architecture with surrounding culture trough materiality, and local behaviour.
Speaker
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Yanuar Pratama F
Principal Architect
Indonesia
Future-Ready & sustainable Buildings

Though the technical aspects of buildings and their adaptability to potential future use are crucial for the shift towards sustainable cities, and a world in balance over all, there are other aspects that will make a significant contribution to an intact environment and a healthy and content population. Martin Aerne will guide us to two of these neglected aspects and explain his hypothesis.

Key Points:

  • Consideration of two propositions highly relevant for the design of buildings, both residential and work places
  • Learning from the past to improve the future
  • Thinking sustainability & future readiness comprehensively

Though the technical aspects of buildings and their adaptability to potential future use are crucial for the shift towards sustainable cities, and a world in balance over all, there are other aspects that will make a significant contribution to an intact environment and a healthy and content population. Martin Aerne will guide us to two of these neglected aspects and explain his hypothesis.

Key Points:

  • Consideration of two propositions highly relevant for the design of buildings, both residential and work places
  • Learning from the past to improve the future
  • Thinking sustainability & future readiness comprehensively
Speaker
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Martin Aerner
Founding Director
Cambodia
A Sustainability Blueprint for Residential Towers

Increasing urbanization, sprawling developments into new towns and cities balance with health, wellness, safety and environmental priorities to influence, change and create an impact on design for residential towers. In identifying these elements, the world aligns with the purpose of design that ultimately leads to genuine sustainability. Understanding culture, embedding technology and working with various stakeholders in the building industry lead to the transformation of cities and developments.​

Key Points:

  • To understand more about the values of health, wellness, safety and environmental for planning & design.
  • To appreciate the integration of all sustainability certifications for buildings, communities, architecture and interiors, and their alignment in the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia setting.
  • To identify and describe new people-centered approaches to residential tower design that focuses on wellbeing.

Increasing urbanization, sprawling developments into new towns and cities balance with health, wellness, safety and environmental priorities to influence, change and create an impact on design for residential towers. In identifying these elements, the world aligns with the purpose of design that ultimately leads to genuine sustainability. Understanding culture, embedding technology and working with various stakeholders in the building industry lead to the transformation of cities and developments.​

Key Points:

  • To understand more about the values of health, wellness, safety and environmental for planning & design.
  • To appreciate the integration of all sustainability certifications for buildings, communities, architecture and interiors, and their alignment in the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia setting.
  • To identify and describe new people-centered approaches to residential tower design that focuses on wellbeing.
Speaker
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Cathy Saldana
President, PDP Architects | Projects Design Plus Architecture Management Corp. CEO, Weave Design Collaboration.
Philippines
Panelists
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Alan Kueh
Managing Director
Singapore
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Arch. Le Truong
Founder & CEO
Vietnam
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Priyanka Tanwar
Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Asia
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Alan Kueh
Managing Director
Singapore
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Arch. Le Truong
Founder & CEO
Vietnam
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Priyanka Tanwar
Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Asia

03: Intelligent Spaces

With increasingly limited spaces, we can turn to smarter designs and innovations for practical solutions while enhancing productivity, deepening relationships and sustaining well-being.
Designed by the People, For the People

As designers we have a responsibility to positively contribute to the empowerment of our communities, cities and environments.

Key Points:

  • Driven by a deep understanding of brands, clients and their users, our design approach enables the creation of intelligent and authentic experiences.

As designers we have a responsibility to positively contribute to the empowerment of our communities, cities and environments.

Key Points:

  • Driven by a deep understanding of brands, clients and their users, our design approach enables the creation of intelligent and authentic experiences.
Speaker
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Melissa Leung
Associate Director
Australia
Smart Homes, Connecting People

Integrating technologies into a home is not just about linking up all the devices to the centralized control panel. The ease and convenience of use at the fingertip save us precious time so we can have more quality time, reconnecting with our loved ones. In addition, touchless technologies in the bathroom offer the next level of hygiene protection.

Key Points:

  • How can smart home technologies bring more value to the household?
  • Why should we encourage the adoption of smart home?

Integrating technologies into a home is not just about linking up all the devices to the centralized control panel. The ease and convenience of use at the fingertip save us precious time so we can have more quality time, reconnecting with our loved ones. In addition, touchless technologies in the bathroom offer the next level of hygiene protection.

Key Points:

  • How can smart home technologies bring more value to the household?
  • Why should we encourage the adoption of smart home?
Speaker
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Thomas Meier
Creative Director
Thailand
Panelists
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Hun Chansan
Principal Architect & Founder
Cambodia
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Naresh V Narasimhan
Managing Partner
India
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Antoine Besseyre Des Horts
Leader, Global Design, Asia
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Hun Chansan
Principal Architect & Founder
Cambodia
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Naresh V Narasimhan
Managing Partner
India
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Antoine Besseyre Des Horts
Leader, Global Design, Asia

Agenda

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023

15.30 - 18.30 Singapore / Kuala Lumpur / Manila

13.00 - 16.00 New Delhi

14.00 - 17.00 Yangon

14.30 - 17.30 Bangkok / Jakarta / Phnom Penh

18.30 - 21.30 Sydney

20.30 - 23.30 Wellington

Webinar in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese.
01
Health, Wellness & Beyond
  • How Color Inspires, Impacts, and Improves Well-being in a Rapidly Urbanizing World
  • Hygiene from Within
  • 'GREEN WELL TECH'- DPA's thrust in shaping the Built Environment
02
Circular & Sustainable Living
  • Build a Better Future with #responsibleaarchitecture
  • A Sustainability Blueprint for Residential Towers
  • Future- Ready & sustainable Buildings
03
Intelligent Communities
  • Designed by the People, For the People
  • The role of technology in the wellness and health industry​