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  1. Obsession with fences a barrier to beauty, say hikers

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to address the concern on the environment, we suggested either painting the typical railings green or adopting a 'Victorian railing' design which has been specially developed for use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682928/obsession-fences-barrier-beauty-say-hikers
  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Once reviled, Kowloon Walled City is now regarded as an example of 'organic design'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:15pm by James King

    ... James King The sprawling Kowloon Walled City, demolished 20 years ago, was reviled in its lifetime. But the structure is now looked upon as a classic of organic design, says James King A blot to be desired There seems to be no accounting for taste in architectural fashion. Shunned, condemned and demonised in its "lifetime", Kowloon Walled City was long considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1473901/once-reviled-kowloon-walled-city-now-regarded-example
  3. Sophie Thomas

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Who is she? Sophie Thomas is the founding director of Britain-based communication design company thomas.matthews. She is also co-founder of Three Trees Don't Make a Forest, a social enterprise set up to educate and inspire communication designers, and Greengaged, a sustainable-design events and networking organisation. What's her story? Thomas grew up in a family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985350/sophie-thomas
  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Innovative Mong Kok building catches eye of judges in design competition

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:40am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of the busiest streets, on the tiniest footprint of land, Hong Kong-based global architecture firm Aedas is creating a residential building so innovative it has caught the eye of judges in an international design competition. Last week in Cannes, France, Mongkok Residence, at 78-88 Sai Yee Street, received a high commendation at the 2014 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards. Now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1453258/innovative-mong-kok-building-catches-eye-judges-design
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734455/trends-high-spaces
  6. BACK TO the future

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are not designers and do not use professional help, so heritage is a pattern book of trusted decor schemes,' he says. He thinks consumers are gravitating back towards noble materials such as gold ... hybrids- a fusion that creates fresh designs while retaining a comfortable resonance for the customer.' Kohler's latest Tresham collection offers co-ordinating bathroom fixtures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984445/back-future
  7. Architectural pioneer celebrates 50th anniversary

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 04:41pm by Anna Mori, Michelle Phillips, Laleh Larijani and Christina Guindo

    ... globally, the company's commitment to quality, design and respect for architecture has inspired it to create buildings of iconic value. "We pride ourselves on being very nimble," says ... Design. "We've been able to successfully export our expertise because of our experience with high-rise construction in Canada," says principal Jay Bigelow. "Our designs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1053805/architectural-pioneer-celebrates-50th-anniversary
  8. Ascot Corp fuses traditional aesthetics with modern living spaces

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:48pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... an unhampered view of nature. Ascot Corp tapped spatial designer Ryu Kosaka to lend his architectural flair in designing the exteriors and entrance of the condominium. While its focus is Japanese ... the perfect balance of traditional and modern aesthetics. In its developments in the Nihombashi and Asakusa districts of Tokyo, Ascot Corp incorporates designs and images from the Edo period, an era ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549628/ascot-corp-fuses-traditional-aesthetics-modern-living-spaces
  9. New screening system for design contest

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... architectural firms. Familiar faces among the shortlisted teams include Foster+Partners, led by British architect Norman Foster, whose urban park design won the arts hub's master plan design ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com A design competition to pick the first venue at the West Kowloon arts hub later this year will use a rigorous new screening system to prevent conflicts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007112/new-screening-system-design-contest
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Kai Tak Sports Hub

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... consortium's design included an indoor water park with an artificial beach and water rides - features that added about 40 per cent to the size of the building, driving its cost up to US$150 million. "We took a huge risk," says architect John Pauline, one of the project's design leaders, "but if you build just an individual swimming building, it will not have any strong use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1206904/kai-tak-sports-hub

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