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  1. Creative use of outdoor space

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... of Landscape Architects and an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong's faculty of architecture. Paul Blazek, managing director for urban design and landscape at Aedas, says: ... (HKU) provides professional training for people seeking to become landscape designers. Its faculty of architecture runs two programmes: There is a master of landscape architecture for graduate ...

  2. Trends in high spaces

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to feather our nest in the next 12 months? Here are the 2011 predictions from several leading lights in interior design: Greenhouse living As tipped by WGSN, a global trend forecaster with offices worldwide (including in Hong Kong), this will be the top design trend for 2011. Lisa White, head of interiors at WGSN-Home Build Life, says: 'We aspire to live in a greenhouse, an oxygen-rich ...

  3. Innovative thinkers are in demand

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Remo Notarianni

    ... Remo Notarianni Demand is growing for top-notch interior designers who are capable of turning living space into an unforgettable experience. Innovation is the key in a fast-growing profession. 'Property investors and buyers once believed that interior design should be included in the construction fee and didn't think about paying for it,' says Clifton Leung, ...

  4. Architectural team breaks rules in concept plan to build arts hub

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... later. The authority has commissioned Britain's Foster and Partners, the Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture- led by Rem Koolhaas- and local firm Rocco Design Architects ... Joyce Ng One of the three rival concept plans for the West Kowloon arts hub deviates from the design brief laid down by the government and may go slightly over budget. The plans, presented ...

  5. New offices on British architectural firm's mainland blueprint

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito After five years of doing business on the mainland, Britain-based architectural firm Benoy has embarked on a major expansion drive that will see it increase staff numbers more ... architectural firm. Lured by enormous opportunities in the architectural industry, and a belief that having a local presence is key to establishing a strong foothold in the market, Cartledge said Benoy ...

  6. Designers go green from ground up

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... designers who have worked on architectural projects in Hong Kong and the mainland have inspired their local counterparts to adopt green practices. He says that just a few years ago, Hongkongers were ... Eco-design firms are using environmentally friendly materials, such as bamboo, in their building projects. To this end, some designers have received accreditation under the internationally ...

  7. Paper Architecture at Elements

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Macauley

    ... or modern art- that is, until you see the work of Ingrid Siliakus. Siliakus creates incredible reproductions of famous designs or complex geometric patterns from single sheets of paper simply ... in the centre of the fold, carves out her intricate sculptures. Last year her work was the subject of a limited-edition cover of Wallpaper magazine, the designer's bible. It has also been used ...

  8. World Architecture in China

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan World Architecture in China by Charlie Q.L. Xue Joint Publishing HK$200 '[In China] everyone is encouraged to do their most stupid and extravagant designs... They don't have as much of a barrier between good taste and bad taste.' So said Jacques Herzog, of Herzog & de Meuron, which built the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, ...

  9. Paper architecture

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... but he also realised that paper architecture was a great way of teaching youngsters about architecture, mathematics, art and design. Until his death in 2008, Chatani wrote more than 50 books ... architects. Paper architecture is the art of creating detailed miniature buildings using cut-out and folded paper. The end result is often presented in the form of a folded card that pops up ...

  10. Human touch

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... are designed to change as the way they're used changes. This is architecture that evolves; these are buildings that are alive. So his seminal 2001 Sendai Mediatheque cultural centre, for instance, ... arbitrary- and it's perhaps this, rather than any specific building, that is Ito's greatest architectural legacy. 'It is not primarily for me to argue which design is the best,' ...




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