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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's ties with Latin America counter US rebalance policy

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:46pm by DENG YUWEN, JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... The establishment of the multilateral BRICS Development Bank demonstrates the increasing influence of developing economies on the global financial architecture. It also shows that the BRICS is no longer ...

  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Hi-tech building bandage promises to hold homes together in quakes

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Researchers say buildings in poor, quake-prone areas can be 'bandaged' with a space-age membrane to stop collapse, saving lives and structures All wrapped up for home quake safety A hi-tech architectural "bandage" could prevent millions of fragile rural homes from collapsing and save many lives during earthquakes, according ...

  3. Architecture that captures the spirit of Islam

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Islamic architecture is a visual expression of the faith of hundreds of millions of Muslims across the globe. And, with a Muslim population surpassing 10 million, Malaysia presents some of the most remarkable examples of Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur stands one of country's 'oldest-modern' buildings, the Dayabumi Complex. ...

  4. Classical architecture with a grandstand view

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... architecture. The Palazzo's The Derby Clubhouse, for example, is more than 500 metres long and was designed by world-renowned interior designer Hirsch Bedner Associates. The Los Angeles-based ... modern take on European architecture with two elegantly curved staircases and its fa?ade facing the beautiful Borghese Gardens. Set in more than two hectares of land, the Palazzo's ...

  5. HSBC paves the way with awards for architecture students to go green

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip HSBC has sponsored three awards for the Greenville Student Design Competition, to encourage students to play their part in building a sustainable community. Winners of the HSBC Greenville Grand Design, Gold Design and Silver Design awards will receive 120,000 yuan (HK$136,200), 60,000 yuan and 20,000 yuan, respectively. 'We would like architecture students to know ...

  6. Architectural landmark shows the potential of urban renewal

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... have seen some eye-catching pieces of office architecture take shape. Just a 10-minute walk from the MTR station is Kwun Tong 223- a landmark two-tower, 22-storey office building in Wai Yip ... a welcome addition to the district's landscape. The combination of high-quality architecture and environmentally sustainable design is an example of how old industrial neighbourhoods can ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. An icon of architecture

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frank Gehry, the winner of the 1989 Pritzker Architecture Prize, was the sixth American to receive the award. The prize, which is considered 'the Nobel prize of architecture', is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement. Born in Canada in 1929, Mr Gehry became a United States citizen and graduated from the University of Southern California ...

  9. Architectural wonders built to inspire awe

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Carl Sutherland

    ... architectural undertaking dates back to 692AD and started with the construction of the mosque's outer walls. By the end of the eighth century the mosque's wooden columns had been replaced ... The government of Saudi Arabia acknowledges 1570AD as the earliest date for existing architectural features of the mosque. The latest round of extensions and modifications - 1988 to 2005 - involved ...

  10. Agenda- Interiors & Architecture

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... or harbour. For details visit www.hotelthevine.com The higher calling Firm Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas has designed a church in Foligno, Italy, that takes contemporary architecture to the highest ...




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