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  1. Art deco building another architectural treasure that looks set to bite the dust

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Another of the city's architectural gems faces an uncertain future. The three-storey building has stood proudly in Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, for more than 70 years, at one stage the centre of a protracted legal tussle. Now its days appear numbered, with a demolition order recently posted on its wall. But its distinctive architectural style- large balconies ...

  2. Open house

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alison Singh Gee

    ... and co-founder of British design firm Modern Architectural Practice. They asked him to restore the house and then to bring it into the 21st century by marrying Eichler principles with their own aesthetic ... chose an Eero Saarinen table with Tulip chairs for the dining room and added a bespoke sideboard by LA-based architecture practice Marmol Radziner and Associates. A photograph of the Zurich ...

  3. Four historic buildings face demolition risk

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... architecture, it was built in 1917 and given grade three status last month. Despite its historic status, the house will be redeveloped into a residential building of 31 storeys with a clubhouse, ...

  4. Mogul Murdoch buys $10m home for Olympics bash

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng have recently purchased a 10 million yuan courtyard house in an exclusive Beijing neighbourhood to entertain guests for the 2008 Olympics. The billionaire, who visited Beijing last ...

  5. US architect to add inspiration

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... across Victoria Harbour, offers a unique opportunity to create a special architectural presence. Gehry Partners is committed to a design that will reflect Swire Properties' philosophy of delivering truly inspirational living'. Gehry's architectural career spans more than four decades, and has produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has ...

  6. Taskforce fights for Wan Chai Market

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to protect the building, which is the only example of Bauhaus architecture in the city. The market is listed as an historical building, which means it can be torn down. If it was reclassified ... building. In an open letter addressed to the board's chairman, Edward Ho Sing-tin, the taskforce said: 'The market embodies significant historic, architectural and social values which ...

  7. Battle for Wan Chai Market looms

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Architects say the 67-year-old building should be preserved, not demolished Architects are planning a campaign to save the Wan Chai Market, a piece of rare 1930s architecture ... in 2006 to make way for a 46-storey tower. Bernard Lim Wan-fung, a spokesman for the institute, said: 'It is such a shame. People are tasteless. When it is a piece of classical architecture ...

  8. Travels with Aedas

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... through Guangzhou, Wuxi and Beijing to Russia, Poland, Britain, the Middle East and the Americas, Travels with Aedas is a showcase of international architectural design. Aedas, the second-largest architecture firm on the planet, with 2,500 staff in 40 offices across 18 countries, is responsible for some of the world's most imaginative and eye-catching buildings. Dubai's ...

  9. Columbarium planned for historic houses

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... or historic sites. One of the four houses, which the Antiquities and Monuments Office has proposed for listing as a grade three historic site, has had all its distinctive architectural features ... support by offering half-price or free niches to them. Henry Lo Ka-yu, a researcher in architectural conservation at Chinese University, said he was concerned heritage buildings would lose ...

  10. History of a towering fiasco

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Early 1980s: Hopewell Holdings starts buying land in Wan Chai February 1994: Town Planning Board approves application to build 93-storey hotel April 2004: Board rejects plan for 60-storey twin-tower hotel, saying it is incompatible with the neighbourhood, will cause traffic congestion, kill too many trees and damage the city skyline July: Board tells Hopewell to improve architecture ...




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