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  1. 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 ...

  2. Why Are You Still Up?

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Architectural photographer Albert Poon's nocturnal portraits of Hong Kong (including TY3, left) juxtapose lit cityscapes and dark landscapes. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut HK, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Oct 25 ...

  3. Prisons unit tries to lock in plans for HQ

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into government land a small empty lot, previously classified as open space, at the junction of Sheung Mau and Sheung Tat streets in Chai Wan. The next step is for the Architectural Services Department ...

  4. Photos by Roland Fischer

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The German conceptual artist's portraits and architectural images suggest characteristics of early modernist abstract painting, including Metropolitan Plaza, Chongqing 2006. Today-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Institut, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: www.goethe.de/hongkong. Ends Sat ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Restored mansion draws a crowd

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... through the architecture and history of the 1930s mansion, a rare example of an architectural style that blends local design tradition with modern construction techniques. All 20,000 tickets ... be as high-ended as The Pawn in Wan Chai,' she said, and saw it as a good spot for a coffee shop. Another visitor, Chan Yuk-chun, 60, said she wanted to see the mansion's architecture ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Heaven on Earth

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Via Architecture, floors ripped up. 'One of the biggest tasks was to waterproof the entire floor of the property and that took a long time to do- from April to August,' Leung says. ... into the house'. Kevin and Michelle Lai thought a real water feature would not be practical in a home with children. As a compromise, Frank Leung of Via Architecture (18B, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: ...

  9. Thumbs up for exterior restoration

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... on the owner's orders- have also been restored. Only window decorations remain to be completed. The work so far has won a thumbs-up from academics specialising in historical Chinese architecture. 'I can't find any flaws,' Henry Lo Ka-yu, who researches Chinese architectural heritage at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said. 'The decorations on the ridges look almost the same ...

  10. Mansion restoration outstrips expectations

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of endeavour enabled local craftsmen to re-master the traditional architectural techniques, many of which were almost dying out in Hong Kong. Fortune has come out of misfortune.' Tang's team ... Traditional materials and techniques were used to preserve as much of the mansion's architectural value as possible, Tang said. 'The large-scale renovation work at the King Yin Lei mansion ...




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