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  1. Building the female image

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer When Professor Meltem Gurel states that architecture is a male-dominated field, she is not referring simply to the long-standing gender imbalance among professionals ... understand the building and needs you are designing for,' says Gurel, who heads the department of interior architecture and environmental design at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. 'In ...

  2. The Art of Architecture

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Exhibition showcasing the international architectural creations and achievements of Norman Foster's Foster + Partners, including, The Great Court at the British Museum (left). Daily, 10am-8pm, Pao Galleries, 4 & 5/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: press@fosterandpartners.com. Ends Sept 22 ...

  3. Wood Architecture Now!

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tessa Chan Wood Architecture Now! Houses 2 Architecture Now! by Philip Jodidio Taschen What is it that so intrigues us about looking inside someone else's house? Most coffee table ... Taschen's 2011 Architecture Now! series- reflect, demand has changed with the times. Today's architects are faced with different briefs, which often involve working within a limited budget ...

  4. Architectural firm OMA moves Asian HQ from Beijing to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow The Dutch architectural firm OMA has moved its Asian headquarters from Beijing to Hong Kong, saying the harbour city has more of the talented professionals ... a convenient platform. 'We do receive positive comments on the CCTV design.' The company's architectural team in Hong Kong has grown to 45, up from 12 at the office's opening ...

  5. TiRon Interior Architecture

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Who started it? Hong Kong interior designer Timothy Cheng worked for Norman Foster's British architectural firm before striking out on his own last year. He is the co-founder and project director of TiRon Interior Architecture, which specialises in applying architectural theories to interior design. Why architecture? 'My schoolboy interests in art ...

  6. A jolly good show

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a complete architectural moment in its own right,' he says. It allows observers to take in a view of the staircase spiralling upwards. At the top of the tower, 23 metres up near its cupola, ... a sensitive sort of austerity where architecture is concerned. His project for the London Design Festival, a pavilion made out 28 glass panels incorporating a reflective mesh called Sefar, wasn't ...

  7. Smart Money

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Some useful investing resources: brontecapital.blogspot.com While Muddy Waters Research shocked investors with its allegations of corporate fraud on the mainland, Bronte Capital may have started the cottage industry of exposin ...

  8. Back to earth

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... is home to a multistorey adobe residential complex that is more than 1,000 years old. It's a Unesco World Heritage site and still has some 150 residents. Traditional pueblo architecture ... painted in earthy colours. And it isn't just the architecture of Santa Fe that's been replicated, but the interior-design aesthetic, too. In the early 90s, a Santa Fe-style serving ...

  9. Metabolism

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as Metabolist architecture. In the 1950s, Japanese architects Kenzo Tange, Takashi Asada, Kisho Kurokawa and Kiyonori Kikutake, along with writer Noboru Kawazoe, devised a grand plan to build all over ... Tower of 1972 came to epitomise Metabolist architecture and all its triumphs and failures. Providing bachelor pads for Tokyo businessmen, Nakagin appears to have been lifted from 2001: A Space ...

  10. The Finnish product

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Khuroum Ali Bukhari If Helsinki was an object, what would it be? It's an oddball question, yet product designer Ville Kokkonen wastes no effort in his description. 'It's a conductor's podium in front of the orchestra, not mass-produced ...




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