Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors recognises industry’s best.
HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards 2017 gathers design professionals from across the region.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Su's exhibition in Hong Kong places the artist squarely in the frame.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timothy Oulton’s new Hong Kong dining outpost Gough’s on Gough pays homage to art deco and vintage charm
An HKIA exhibition this summer sought to engage the general public in the architectural debate
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?
Victor Sanz, the new creative director of internationally renowned luggage brand Tumi, shares his passion for travel and the art of combining disciplines
Sham Shui Po’s Garden Bakery building has a special resonance with the people of Hong Kong. It should be cherished
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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