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  1. Don't put people in a box- think out of it, says architect with new concept for small flats

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Hong Kong's typically small flats often have barely enough room for furniture. So Tony Chi, a renowned New York-based architect and interior designer, has created a design concept to ameliorate that. Called 'True Island Living', the idea is to create a compact, multi-purpose central area that caters to dining, socialising, working and grooming. ...

  2. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... districts, but the cityscape at large. Meanwhile, the groundswell of residents vociferously opposing certain skyscrapers in the pipeline is growing by the day. Unbowed by the architects' fame ... Hongkongers be grateful that buildings keep rising? The government and the developers certainly are. Nowhere else is American architect Cass Gilbert's observation- that skyscrapers are machines ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dr Ian Hassell, New Zealand's first children's commissioner, was visiting Hong Kong and his closing comments, after seeing the living conditions of a typical low-income family ... to families with elderly members. As Dr Hassell remarked, the elderly can vote but children cannot. Perhaps it is time that our children also had a voice of their own. At the moment, their interests ...

  4. Fresh idea for food charity in market

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Architects, which, together with other professional organisations, proposes a centre for urban planning; the Federation of Youth Groups, which wants a youth training centre; and animators proposing ...

  5. Global firm floats plan for water taxi service

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... spanning from North Point to Shau Kei Wan. Water taxis were featured in British architect Norman Foster's design for West Kowloon, while a Planning Department study released last month ...

  6. Born again

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hip architects Ed Ng and Dan Lee are delighted to announce they have a new 'baby'. After more than six months' preparation, their furniture and homeware accessories company ... has been kitted out in the architects' understated style and boasts a multitude of new items, many of which were designed by the dynamic duo. The shop still carries many of Ovo's ...

  7. Battle for Wan Chai Market looms

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Architects say the 67-year-old building should be preserved, not demolished Architects are planning a campaign to save the Wan Chai Market, a piece of rare 1930s architecture, which is to be pulled down by property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung. The Hong Kong Institute of Architects said it did not want the market replaced with just another commercial and residential ...

  8. UNIQUE touches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... apartment.' This philosophy is spelt out early on to architects and interior designers. It also takes due account of client preferences, providing a choice of distinctive themes and layouts. Where ...

  9. 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 ... with the development of underground spaces; No canopy; Establishment of a cultural authority with a chairman, a board and a managing director; Appointment of a world-renowned architect to be in charge ...

  10. Descriptions of developers' sites are masterpieces of imagination

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of its architects that has revitalised the district into an?ber-chic Tribeca. I was in that part of Tsim Sha Tsui earlier this month and it looked more like an industrial park. The streets were ...




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