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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Unisex fashion is all the rage, but will it be accepted into the mainstream?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Divia Harilela

    ... as it's about the yin and yang in all of us. I'm not interested in trends, as they fade," he says. Hourani's architectural shapes come in an all-black palette, although the final ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Digital art and relations between France and China on show in Shanghai

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by Catherine Shaw

    ... artist Pia Myrvold whose digital architecture and landscapes often feature primitive cell-like forms combined with music. K11's Hong Kong-based chairman and founder Adrian Cheng Chi-kong ... of the exhibition's architecture. K11 Art Mall's 2,500 square metre basement has been transformed into a darkened labyrinth which presents each artist's works in its own individual space. "It ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... their way. Repurposing, on the other hand, may achieve that. Using architectural innovation to make an existing structure viable again seems preferable on many levels: it retains some linkage ... architecture firm Leo A Daly). On the mainland, the trendy galleries, boutiques and restaurants making up Beijing 798 Art Zone were, in a former life, factories and warehouses. The abandoned remains ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. As landmark opens, architectural freedom it inspired has already passed into history

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

    ... of architectural liberty in which a series of diverse landmark buildings - many marked by overseas influences - were approved, the new leaders criticised the trend which had begun with the theatre's design, giving support to conservative architecture critics. Now, with the theatre's construction completed, supporters fear the architectural freedom which the project inspired has come ...




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