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  1. Designer shows how to fill void under flyovers

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Empty spaces under the city's giant flyovers can be turned into creative areas for community groups, artists and even hostel operators, a pioneering designer says. Underneath the busy Canal Road flyover is the shiny, redeveloped centre of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, which opened last month. Designing the one-storey block was a challenging task because government ...

  2. Arts hub residential design code could create park for super-rich

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group Hong Kong Alternatives salutes the three world-renowned architects for their creative designs and innovative concepts for West Kowloon Cultural District that were presented at a public forum last month. However, the three distinguished speakers representing the separate bids glossed over the specific design code of setting aside 20 per cent of the land at the cultural ...

  3. Shop talk for designers and artists

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Lifestyle-and-gift store Kapok hosted a party to celebrate its second shop, in Sun Street, Wan Chai. The occasion also saw local graphic studio Whitespace preview a line of monochromatic stationery called Greyscale. With an array of local artists and designers dropping by for a drink and networking, the party spilled out onto the terrace. Faces spotted in the crowd ...

  4. Design for Living

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sylvia Chang Ai-chia (left with Chu Hung-chang) writes and stars in this office drama with the world financial crisis as its backdrop. In Putonghua with Chinese subtitles. Today, Wed-Sat, Jul 14-18, 7.30pm, also Jul 12, 19, 3pm, HK Academy for Performing ...

  5. Mega Tower design 'may be changed'

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Developer rethinking plans for 93-storey Wan Chai hotel The design of the 93-storey Mega Tower Hotel that Hopewell Holdings wants to build in Wan Chai could be changed in response to public concerns, the government has revealed. The Development Bureau said it understood that Hopewell would revise the design of the controversial project. But even if it pressed ahead ...

  6. Paper lantern design for bridge bags top prize

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the 'Bridging Arts: Public Art Design Competition' chose as the winner the entry for the Fenwick Street footbridge. It was a design sent by assistant professors Jonathan Solomon and John Lin of the University of Hong Kong's architecture department. Their design, entitled 'Paper Lantern Bridge', proposes covering the bridge in perforated steel, painted white and illuminated from ...

  7. Designer returns triumphant to her earlier haunts

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of co-ordinating proposals for its revamp. The Taipei-born designer moved with her family to Hong Kong when she was 11. Now based in London, she left Hong Kong for Canada at 19 to study theatre design ... That is an impression shared by most of the Wan Chai residents she spoke to after taking on the job of project designer. She believes the ability to listen is important for designers, just as it is to foster ...

  8. Form and function- The Bauhaus design revolution

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... design in the colony. The Bauhaus School- which was started by German Walter Gropius in 1919 and lasted until the early 1930s- emphasised functionality. Ho Siu-kee, a senior lecturer at the Hong ... society did not have resources for decorative arts. Everything had to be simple, and pragmatic.' Bauhaus architecture was based on a correlation between design, industry and science. Bernard ...

  9. Top UK designers for playground refit

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Southorn to take its lead from South Bank architect and young innovator A leading architect and one of the most innovative young designers in Britain will oversee a proposal to regenerate Wan Chai's Southorn Playground. Fred Manson, a key planner for London's South Bank development, and Thomas Heatherwick, whose trend-setting designs include Paddington's ...

  10. Find designs in old Wan Chai

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Discovering Wan Chai's hidden design elements has been made easier with a pocket-sized guide. Detour-Wan Chai, an outreach programme presented by the Hong Kong Design ... new elements that are hidden in the ageing district, from the art and cultural landmarks to bookshops and cafes. The programme includes Satellite Exhibition: Hong Kong Design, a showcase by 12 ...




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