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  1. Designs for Central Market unveiled

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... will help us work towards a final plan.' A public forum will be held a week tomorrow at Caritas Community Hall on Caine Road, at which the four architectural teams will explain their plans ... glazing. But Woo Pui-leng, an architecture professor at Chinese University who has studied the Bauhaus, said she did not agree with the idea of the authority relying on the public to make ...

  2. Master's vision of practical beauty

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong has no need of iconic buildings but simply architecture that takes care of people's needs, says Japanese master architect Arata Isozaki, who ... and the sea with boatpeople. He witnessed the rapid change in the cityscape on later visits in the 1980s. 'The HSBC building by Norman Foster was built. It represented a new form of architecture ...

  3. Blueprint for an exceptional career

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky A multinational company with 1,800 employees worldwide, the P&T Group is a home-grown architectural engineering practice that is the oldest and largest in its category ... around the region and the Middle East, the company offers a full range of architectural, structural and mechanical engineering, planning and project management services, and frequently recruits ...


    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 ...

  5. Happy berth day

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A pleasure craft docks at Central's pier 9 on its first day in operation yesterday. Tourists arriving at the pier to board leisure cruises, which until Wednesday had sailed from Queen's Pier, praised the facility but were unaware they were among ...

  6. Paul Katz

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Who is he? Paul Katz is the principal in architectural practice KPF, which is responsible for West Kowloon's 108-storey International Commerce Centre (ICC), due ... his philosophy? Katz believes good architecture should focus on more than the aesthetic value of buildings. 'Architects like to believe they know what is good for people and how ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Tripping over the light fantastic

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Passers-by examine one of seven lighting installations in Central's Graham Street market, designed by 14 University of Hong Kong architecture master's students to raise questions about redevelopment of the city's oldest wet market. The installations poke fun at land development and hawker policies, and highlight social networks that hinge on daily life ...

  9. Design for new government HQ at Tamar unlikely to turn heads

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is an opportunity here to promote 'green' architecture, instead of following past practices of designing purely for the sake of visual impact. The overall design is still too cluttered ... on the architectural world map, in the way that Lord Foster's HSBC headquarters and I M Pei's Bank of China building did. I think the problem lies not in the lack of talent among Hong Kong's ...

  10. We have to draw a line at what deserves heritage status

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the architectural cluster that is Edinburgh Place could become a popular tourist spot. However, once the buildings at a location are considered a monument, a long-term commitment must be made regarding their upkeep. There has to be regular maintenance. Those people who support this proposal refer to the historical and cultural merits of the architecture. Compare these buildings, for example, with Sam ...




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