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  1. PICK OF THE DAY

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Architect Alex Hui Yat-chuen discusses the 19th-century architectural history of the Central Police Compound and Victoria Prison. In English. Today, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 8/F High Block, Edinburgh Place, Central, free. Inquiries: 2813 7500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496767/pick-day
  2. Oversize homeware

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Dora Chan

    ... Dora Chan 1. Heaven vase, HK$14,580 (height: 163cm), from Everything Under the Sun, shop 1613, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2554 9088. 2. Extremis Gargantua wooden outdoor table, HK$85,000 (diameter: 200cm), from Design Link, shop 1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645132/oversize-homeware
  3. Historic villa allowed to fall into ruin

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... strongman Lau Wong-fat has been left to rot. Yu Yuen- which was rated a Grade I historic building in 2002 because of its unique architecture and symmetrical shape- has fallen into ruin. Instead ... a Grade I historic site and praised it as 'a rare example of Western classical architecture in rural village settings'. A Grade I historic site has the potential to become a declared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977854/historic-villa-allowed-fall-ruin
  4. Expert calls for heritage branding

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An architectural conservationist who has attempted to modernise the image of a colonial monument in Central using images has proposed 'heritage branding' to raise commercial potential of historic buildings. Chan Yiu-hung, an architectural photographer and image-branding consultant for property developments, has taken photos of the Helena May building in Garden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657043/expert-calls-heritage-branding
  5. Monument status for ancestral hall

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Tang Ancestral Hall and its adjoining buildings in Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long, will become monuments. The Antiquities Advisory Board's classification of the ancestral hall, also known as Yau Kung Tong, as a Grade I historical building will have effect from February. The building, typical of Qing architecture, was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong around 1750. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618767/monument-status-ancestral-hall
  6. We must not turn market into lifeless shopping mall

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this heritage site should be preserved. Its Streamline Moderne architectural style was popular in the 1930s. This kind of architecture is very rare in Hong Kong. The architectural design and historic ... to the neighbourhood. As such, the original function of the building as a marketplace together with the existing stores, are as important as its architectural qualities. There are so many bad examples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609197/we-must-not-turn-market-lifeless-shopping-mall
  7. West wing is part of our heritage

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... how Government Hill can preserve its historical and architectural integrity when it will be dwarfed by a new 32-storey commercial tower at one end. It is also unclear whether the additional ... to the evolution of the architectural styles found at the colonial seat of power. Given it is seemingly an inseparable part of the entire complex, there is a strong case to preserve as much as possible. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004403/west-wing-part-our-heritage
  8. Due process

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Min-kwan turned down a land swap offered by the government and insisted on demolishing the main house of the villa as she believes it has no historical or architectural value. But, she has offered ... office on the mainland. In terms of heritage value, the architecture of Ho Tung Gardens is not exceptional. The structure pales in comparison to some other Chinese Renaissance architecture, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995707/due-process
  9. Red tape delaying makeover of police base

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to specifically relate to the history and the architecture of the site. 'We're looking at high-quality contemporary art from all over the world to provide a platform for Hong Kong and mainland ... of the city's past and parts of it continued to be used until the last decade. The Jockey Club announced plans to fund the project last year, and architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, which worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993738/red-tape-delaying-makeover-police-base
  10. Historic protection must apply to all buildings

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Governments are most vulnerable to criticism when they promise reforms yet are seen as being too slow or inadequate. The Tsang government may have been more responsive than previous administrations in trying to meet public demands for greater legal protec ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637933/historic-protection-must-apply-all-buildings

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