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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Architect Ken Shuttleworth was born to design beautiful buildings

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... Adele Brunner property.post@scmp.com Ken Shuttleworth's architecture shows how style can be designed into buildings that minimise impact on the environment Foster protégé cements green-building credentials If a Mr Keith Doney had had his way, the architectural world would have missed out on one of its most talented names. Although Ken Shuttleworth, 61, wanted to be an architect ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: stories build bonds between father and child

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Stories build bonds between father and child My husband is great with children and has a good rapport with them. Nevertheless, hanging out with young ones isn't his idea of a relaxing and fun time. Asked to pick between two weekend activities, nine times out of 10 he would choose the one that didn't involve children, neither our own nor those ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - Google

    Look, no hands: Google unveils plans to build 100 self-driving cars

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won’t be sold publicly, but Google said on Tuesday it hopes ... will have a wheel and pedals, because they must under California regulations. Google hopes to build the 100 prototypes late this year or early next year and use them in a to-be-determined “pilot ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Audrey Sze audrey.sze@scmp.com Fascinated by Hong Kong's natural treasures, photographer Laurel Chor is building a database of local wildlife and wants the public to join in the quest ... she could not find a register of species endemic to Hong Kong. "So I thought, I'll do it," she says- that is, try to build a record all native fauna. That is how she came ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard French Knopf 4 stars David Wilson Africa has entered a new age of Chinese ... rapacious image in Africa by "parachuting hardware": pursuing giant construction projects that spawn bridges and stadiums. But development requires more than pouring concrete and building ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    'I'll be in Hong Kong, Jamie Oliver won't': Battle of the chefs as Harlan Goldstein opens restaurant in same building

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:07am by Mischa Moselle

    ... These are not the symptoms of depression but the result of putting his efforts into opening two large new restaurants in Causeway Bay. They happen to be in the same building as Jamie Oliver's new restaurant. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers work on new aluminium product

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Christy Choi

    ... developed by Hong Kong researchers, who say it could replace steel and cement in buildings. The composite of carbon and aluminium, known as fibre-reinforced aluminium, can also save energy, ... "The industry doesn't like new materials, because they don't know what will happen over time. A building has to be standing in 200 years," he said. He said the material took ...

  8. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTOR RACING

    Local firm building lightweight car for fans to race on the Zhuhai circuit

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:27am by Mark Sharp

    ... cars back to Hong Kong every six months. "We've been investigating for a while how we can get around that," Farmer says. The solution was to design and build their own track car ... There's a lot of scope, but that's still very much a secondary thought. "Just getting it right and being able to develop it for ourselves, and build our own school off the car, is our ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Fu Lu Shou's Westernised Chinese dishes are a surprise hit

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:10am by Vicki Williams

    ... with the theme and cuisine concepts inspired by the building itself, with its 1970s and '80s interior design elements. On the surface this may sound like the whimsical thinking of someone with more ... for a combination casual eatery and rooftop bar. And because it was in an old Chinese building, with original design features, it seemed obvious to play with the theme of old-school Chinese," says Lam. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Grain silos in Cape Town converted to feed the soul as museum

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by AFP

    ... Art Africa, the project is the fulfilment of a pledge he made to himself a quarter of a century ago. "It has been my life dream to build a contemporary art museum in Africa," says ... turn 42 vertical concrete tubes into a place to experience contemporary culture?" he asks. "We could either fight a building made of concrete tubes or enjoy its tube-iness." ...




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