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  1. Huizhou Vernacular Architecture

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Designer Lo Kai-yin has donated intricately carved lattice windows and doors, railings and window panels from her collection to showcase the architectural and decorative arts from Anhui province. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-7pm. To coincide with the exhibition, Lo will give a talk in Cantonese entitled 'Traditional Chinese Architecture And Furniture - A Cultural ...

  2. Setting the trend for design excellence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. 'This process recognises the work of designers and communicates new ideas to the public. 'Architectural competitions provide another forum ... articulated with the effective use of dedicated structural systems and materials. The department received the Shui Chuen O Architectural Design Competition's third prize in 2001. The competition ...

  3. Beijing's 'duck egg' theatre hatches to early praise

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Earth is that?' Once informed he was looking at the inner structure of the National Theatre, a 2.69 billion yuan masterpiece designed by French architect Paul Andreu, Mr Ma's ... architects angered, among other things, by the fact it was foreign-designed. 'It certainly is splendid,' said middle-aged taxi driver Li Zhijie. 'I know it was designed by a Frenchman, ...

  4. t.Rim + d.Rop

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last year 10 architectural designers from Hong Kong, Britain, and Australia formed the t.Rim workshop to promote the art of architecture. Taking architectural drawings as their foundation, the group's work suggests they can be things of art as well as instruction. Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat noon-4pm. E-art.com.hk and Euro Cafe, L1, HK Station, Airport Express, Central. Inquiries: 2524 3831. ...

  5. Evolving designs seek to enhance the quality of life

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... threw a fresh challenge to designers, says Professor Patrick Lau Sau-shing, Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong. 'PRH designs have to be economical and practical,' ... for block design, gradually began to address these deficiencies. Standard architectural designs were conceived, at different periods, to increase the quantity and upgrade the quality of the living ...

  6. Healthy building design urgently needed for estates, says study

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of architecture this summer, concluded that improvements in design and maintenance were urgently needed in the city's public housing estates, which are home to 2 million people. Healthy building design has been a hot topic since environmental factors were partly blamed for the Sars outbreak at Amoy Gardens, which killed 42 people. The World Health Organisation's 'sick ...

  7. Having designs on Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... realise the need to build on our own Hong Kong designs and brands. 'We are already a design hub, especially for architecture, but also for fashion, advertising and products.' ... Joyce Hor-chung Lau A week-long international event is seen as a turning point for lifestyle industries A generation ago, a 'Made in Hong Kong' stamp meant a product designed ...

  8. Architect blends elements of style for Chinese designs

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Life is buzzing for architect J. Lee Rofkind, managing director of hospitality industry specialist Buz Design Consultants, a company she founded two years ago. Her philosophy as owner of a small, specialised design house is that small is beautiful. She doesn't want too many clients at one time because that would prevent her giving highly focused individual ...

  9. Designers aim to improve our living standards

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... The Hong Kong Designers Association was first established in 1972 when it invited practising design professionals from multiple disciplines to join. At present, its 560 members include designers who specialise in graphic, product, interior, multi-media, exhibition, architectural or fashion design, and academic professionals in the field. 'We only admit practising ...

  10. Migrants bribed to vote for firm's Olympics design

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A construction company tried to ensure its gym plan was a competition winner A Beijing construction company has been caught bribing hundreds of migrant workers to vote for its design in a competition to build the gymnasium at the Olympic village. The organisers of the 2008 Olympics staged a three-day exhibition at the weekend, displaying the five short-listed designs. People were ...




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