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  1. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... landscape policy section, doubts whether his city's law on architectural heritage- one of the most stringent in the world- could work anywhere else, even in Japan. "Most of our citizens ... as individual buildings, the concept of conservation is integrated with landscaping and planning policies. As Hong Kong seeks a solution for the preservation of its own architectural heritage, ...

  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Norman Foster co-design picked for US$9.2 billion Mexico City airport

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... received some of the world's top architecture awards, said the airport would have spacious halls that could be used for art exhibitions. Romero, who designed Carlos Slim's Soumaya Museum, ... Associated Press in Mexico City British architect is co-designer of winning idea for US$9.2 billion gateway to quadruple capacity Foster flies high with Mexican airport plan British ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Lost landmarks of Hong Kong resurrected in architectural exhibition

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:13am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of visual culture due to open at the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2017. "Hong Kong people have the strongest sense of architecture," said Chen, M+'s design and architecture ... 'resurrects' lost landmarks Organisers hope a new exhibition juxtaposing models "resurrecting" lost Hong Kong buildings with designs by Western architects in Asia can inspire Hongkongers ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie laments unfriendly Hong Kong architecture

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Moshe Safdie wants to reintroduce culture, climate and geography into city's architecture Architect laments unfriendly styles When Israeli-Canadian ... as dense as Hong Kong, as intense, will have stress. Our job is to reduce it," said Safdie, who is known for incorporating a humane design philosophy into big projects. "Hong Kong has ...

  5. News - China

    Flights of architectural fantasy in the China's cities of grey

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... of architectural fantasy in cities of grey Liu Chonghua stands on a crenellated turret atop a castle- one of six he has built. "I don't have any hobbies, except for planting trees and building ... architecture that harkens back to a time when kings ruled and knights jousted. Liu made millions of dollars running a company that feeds the mainland's growing appetite for bread and cakes. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New Kowloon park design a long way from Central Park

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Olga Wong

    ... is reduced to a series of lawns under a cost-cutting design unveiled yesterday. Money devoted to the park has been halved to HK$1 billion and green coverage of the site reduced from the originally ... not just about size. It's about quality. It's got to be better than Central Park." In the latest plan produced by a landscape architectural team appointed by the authority ...

  7. News - China - ARCHITECTURE

    Architecture award to Beijing's futuristic Galaxy Soho slammed by heritage group

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by XU DUNGHONG

    ... in architectural design," he said. Hua Xinmin, who campaigns to preserve Beijing's historic neighbourhoods, said she petitioned the government to stop the demolition of the hutongs. ... Galaxy Soho is characteristic of the British-Iraqi architect's fondness for swirling, cornerless designs. Four white, domed structures, connected by bridges, rise 15 storeys from the Second ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong's architectural heritage conservation is praised

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Mainland officials want to copy city's success in conserving architecture and culture against urbanisation and threat to historic buildings HK's ... and souvenir shops, but it's good that the government now realises they made a mistake Tony Lam Chung-wai Speaking yesterday at a Tianjin symposium on the reuse of architectural heritage, Li ...

  9. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Argentine president reveals plans for skyscraper in shape of the country

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... for the entertainment industry, including television and "Hollywood" style film studios. Architectural plans released on Wednesday depict it as being in the shape of Argentina's outline, while ... which will be lit in the blue and white colours of the national flag, is to be constructed on state land with private funding. The winning design for the Buenos Aires project comes as her ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa spacecraft, designed to take man to Mars, rolled out ahead of debut test flight

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral Spacecraft designed to take man to Mars rolled out A Nasa spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars has been rolled out of its processing hangar at the US space agency's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to be prepared for a debut test flight in December. "This is a pretty historic moment for us," Scott Wilson, Nasa's Orion ...




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