CATEGORIES

Distinguished Practices

Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors recognises industry’s best.

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Perspective
July - August 2017

Cross-Strait Exchange

HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards 2017 gathers design professionals from across the region.

1 min read
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July - August 2017

Driven By Heritage

In 1914, the Maserati brothers opened the Officine Alfieri Maserati in Bologna, Italy. A little over a century on, it has introduced the Ghibli and Ghibli S to Hong Kong.

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Perspective
July - August 2017

Vintage Italy, Courtesy Of Bali

Bali’s Da Maria Italian restaurant is bringing a little piece of the Amalfi Coast to the other side of the world.

2 mins read
Perspective
July - August 2017

Set In Stone

Phuket’s Indigo Pearl is now The Slate. Hotelier Prakaikaew Na-Ranong, heir to Thailand’s tin-mining pioneers, reveals her vision for its design.

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July - August 2017

Altered Egos

Angela Su's exhibition in Hong Kong places the artist squarely in the frame.

2 mins read
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July - August 2017

Smart And The City

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong) returns with multiple exhibitions across the territory showcasing the smartness of the city

2 mins read
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December 2017

Green Is The New Black

Tony Ip, Green Building Faculty member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, suggests ways to create a healthy, happy and productive work environment

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December 2017

Bentayga: A Lavishly Stylish Spin

British automotive manufacturer Bentley Motors has yet again redefined luxury and style with its foray into the SUV market, bringing a modern touch of class to the all-new, ultra-luxury Bentayga

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Perspective
December 2017

The House Of Hoppen

After 40 years of designing singular interiors for the world’s most remarkable homes, interior designer Kelly Hoppen is bringing her considerable talents to a new furniture line, a chain of stores – and a cruise liner

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December 2017

A Time To Re-Joyce

Hong Kong’s sought-after interior designer Joyce Wang unveils the hidden delights of the luxurious Entertainment Suite at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong, and talks about the design process that guides her journey

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December 2017

Attention To Detail

Director of architecture and interiors practice Conran + Partners, Tina Norden discusses bringing a little passion and joy to her work in Hong Kong and Europe

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December 2017

Nurturing Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs

Designed by C.DD, 6th Floor Rear Flat is an innovative approach to shared workspaces which sees a seasoned business owner lending his support and accumulated knowledge to the startups which are also his tenants.

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May 2017

Increasingly International

With its theme of ‘Water. Energy. Life’, the 2017 edition of ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for the bathroom experience, building, energy, air-conditioning technology and renewable energies, recorded an increase in the number of visitors and exhibitors.

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May 2017

Water Intelligence Enjoyment

At ISH 2017, Grohe introduced a number of new concepts and products to improve the well-being of homeowners, as well as a revolutionary innovation — a unique system that protects homes from water damage.

3 mins read
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May 2017

A New City-centre Typology

Believing in “architecture is for the masses”, People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has reinvented an old courtyard house to create a modern home in historic Beijing — at a price 30 times less than a regular apartment in the Chinese capital.

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May 2017

The Delicate Balance Of Old & New

Increasingly high-tech methods are being designed to help clients and buyers ‘experience’ new architectural buildings and interiors, from VR headsets to 360Ëš visual tours — but there is still a lot of love for the fluidity and flair of hand-sketching.

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May 2017

Curves & Corners For The Ultimate Clubhouse

Located in Homantin on the Kowloon peninsular, Ultima — a new residential project from Sun Hung Kai Properties — saw luxury hospitality design firm Hirsh Bedner & Associates draw inspiration from sweeping Victoria Harbour views to dream up a clubhouse fit for the crème de la crème.

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May 2017

Old-School Dinners

Timothy Oulton’s new Hong Kong dining outpost Gough’s on Gough pays homage to art deco and vintage charm

1 min read
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October2017

Crossing Borders

An HKIA exhibition this summer sought to engage the general public in the architectural debate

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October2017

Worlds Apart

Sydney and the French city of Lille are competing to become World Design Capital 2020. What’s in it for the contenders – and is it really worth the time and expense?

5 mins read
Perspective
October2017

Road Warrior

Victor Sanz, the new creative director of internationally renowned luggage brand Tumi, shares his passion for travel and the art of combining disciplines

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October2017

Bread-And-Butter Architecture

Sham Shui Po’s Garden Bakery building has a special resonance with the people of Hong Kong. It should be cherished

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October2017

To Heal & to Help

As China’s urbanisation continues to speed along, generic architecture is becoming the norm, as is the wholesale demolition of older, more ‘traditional’ structures. Taking a stance against this is the Angdong Hospital, for which Joshua Bolchover and John Lin of Rural Urban Framework won the first RIBA International Emerging Architect prize in late 2016.

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March 2017

An Avant Garde Exoskeleton

Zaha Hadid Architects has taken a characteristically daring approach to its design for the brand new Morpheus, a flagship hotel located in Macau’s City of Dreams, with a stunning mesh exterior.

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March 2017

A Trip to the Light Fantastic

DP Architects’ Rhizome House was handpicked to be one of just 14 lighting installations built for the Illuminade route of the prestigious Amsterdam Light Festival — the only selected Asian and Singaporean finalist entry.

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March 2017

A singular envelope

The new Forum in Saint-Louis plays with a double scale: one of fractioning that links it with its urban context, and one of homogeneity that gives the building a strong and iconic design — specifically, a striking metal ‘shell’ in vivid orange

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July - August 2016

Walking through a rainbow

In the past, schools usually adhered to a conventional design, with classrooms, halls and other facilities serving one sole function – education. Today, form is as important as function, as Singapore’s Nanyang Primary School demonstrates with its re-design to meet modern educational and architectural standards

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July - August 2016

Wall-to-wall stories

Working with a range of A-list clients in Hong Kong and beyond, Elsa Jean de Dieu translates her artistic talents into beautiful wall art that tells a thousand stories

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July - August 2016

Dubai By Design

Three is the magic number: in November, Dubai Design Week had its third year at d3, Dubai Design District, and by all accounts it was the best yet, with some 60,000 people visiting the event. An Art Dubai offering, the programme presented the best of design from the Middle East and beyond through 200 events including exhibitions and installations to panel discussions, keynote speeches, workshops and more. Perspective attended to report on the highlights

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January - February 2018

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