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  1. Government rules stifle creativity, say architects

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... In reply, the city's architects say they cannot be as creative with their projects since the government tightened development restrictions, meaning they had been forced to adopt conservative designs in order to shave costs rather than build in design features. In the past three years, the top prizes awarded by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects have gone to community projects ...

  2. Architect of reform sprints to the finish

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Former deputy education secretary says a passion for running kept his ideas fresh. Liz Heron reports His career trajectory through educational management has gone ever-upwards, culminating in six years as mastermind of the biggest reforms Hong Kong school ...

  3. Architects' dumb-down attitude driven by the profit motive

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... society. So-called good design was now redefined, with the replacement of paint with tiles, gold coatings and marble slabs. The present generation of architects in Hong Kong is capable of doing as good a job as those government architects of the 1960s. Unfortunately, they lack the support and patronage of their clients and the public, which would enable them to do their best. ...

  4. Group seeks architects for mainland projects

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Interesting opportunities await architects who are keen to capitalise on their experience and to work on projects in Greater China. A group that provides a range of architectural and planning services, including in-house interior, graphic design and production support, is seeking to recruit both new and replacement architects to join its teams in Hong Kong ...

  5. Northern soul

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's brightest architects are being given more creative freedom on the mainland than on their home patch, writes Alex Ortolani THERE'S NO SHORTAGE of vision. One architect ... in China,' says Rocco Yim Sen-kee, one of Hong Kong's most accomplished architects. 'It's difficult for them to find clients or patrons who allow them freedom to exercise their skills ...

  6. New projects on drawing board

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Nicholas Olczak

    ... Nicholas Olczak Senior architect Eric Tam Yee-lak is no stranger to handling challenging tasks. Last year, he and his team took on a large project near Hangzhou which required them to design a mixed-use development with more than 30 tower blocks and a large mall. Tam, from Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, says he and his colleagues try their best ...

  7. Building blocks of the future

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'With its mixed international pool of architects and proficiency gathered over time, the Hong Kong architecture industry is perfectly set up as a hub to serve the region,' says Dominic Lam, president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA). 'In fact, more than 50 per cent of Hong Kong architects end up working on projects outside Hong Kong,' he adds. The CEO ...

  8. Mainland prospects

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Surveyors, architects and stock brokers are the latest groups of Hong Kong professionals to reach agreement to operate on the mainland. What is the outlook for them and other Hong Kong professionals there? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Battle over market

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government is preparing to auction the prime Central Market site. But the Hong Kong Institute of Architects wants it to make preserving the market a condition of sale? Do you agree? Share your views: write to us ...

  10. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Asian hospitality markets are creating opportunities for architects, interior designers, project managers and engineers. 'While places such as Hong Kong and Singapore can be considered ... of construction and development at Invesco Real Estate (Asia), the challenge is to balance what is achievable within their projects with what is viable in the market. Driving demand for architects ...




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