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    Driven to progress: Time is money, says architect Dennis Lau Wing-kwong

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by MARIE INCLES

    ... Marie Incles The man behind CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou says every project has to be better than the last Driven to progress He is one of Hong Kong's most renowned architects, and perhaps few understand the financial value of time more than Dennis Lau Wing-kwong. "As an architect, time in Hong Kong is important. Land prices and building costs are so high that the time ...

  2. Deng's aide seen as the architect of SEZs

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok If Deng Xiaoping was the chief architect of China's reform and opening up, his aide Gu Mu was the architect of China's special economic zones (SEZs). The former vice-premier, who died on Friday aged 96, was in charge of establishing China's four SEZs as the mainland began to open up. In 1979, Gu led a task force to investigate the economic potential ...

  3. Architect vows to integrate arts hub with Pearl River Delta

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Internationally renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, who set up his second Asia office in Hong Kong last month, has vowed to integrate the arts hub with the Pearl River Delta. ... headquarters and had shown the same commitment to Hong Kong. The new office in Central will employ about 25 architects and urban planners. David Gianotten, head of the Hong Kong office, said ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Architect firm banks on HK's potential

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... and architecture in their business. Established in 2004, One Space was founded by Mr Pearce, who is a qualified architect, and James Oliver, former chief technology officer of Goldman Sachs in Asia. Mr ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Designs on a greener Hong Kong

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for potential architects and interior designers to hone their skills. Highlighting a key advantage of the Hong Kong interior design and architecture industry, the award-winning designer Karr Yip says ... vision and knowledge. Hong Kong is involved in design projects all over the world, which helps designers and architects develop their skills on various types of projects in a variety of areas ...

  10. 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 ...




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