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  1. Property - International - DESIGN

    James Cheng creates living spaces that enhances interactivity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... space that enhances interaction Hong Kong-born architect James Cheng has a slightly contrarian point of view when he considers the sustainability factor of his birthplace. "In a way, Hong ... living spaces that are founded on the principles of self-sufficiency, sustainability and social harmony- developments that, even at their largest and most expansive, encourage people to commune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583864/james-cheng-creates-living-spaces-enhances-interactivity
  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Danish architects take space and light approach

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... architects take space and light approach With a population of less than 6 million, Denmark is smaller than many Chinese cities. Yet the rapidly urbanising China needs what the Nordic nation ... the Danes start thinking about sustainability in a passive way – such as site orientation and a sensibility to light and space – at the very start of the process. She deems “active” sustainability, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1581030/danish-architects-take-space-and-light-approach
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Space crafting

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Viv Jones

    ... Text Jonathan Wong An architect-interior designer has used ingenious ways to make every inch count in her 1,500 sq ft Pok Fu Lam flat Space crafting Text Viv Jones / Styling David Roden ... sq ft flat in Pok Fu Lam was in fairly good condition but the couple wanted a layout that maximised space and views, so Wong, an architect and interior designer, immediately set about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1562524/space-crafting
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Tried + tested

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Catherine Shaw

    ... to accommodate large decorative objects but after it had been installed the couple realised they would have preferred more shelf space for books. The simple solution was to create removable shelf inserts in the shape of a rectangle, thereby doubling the shelf space. The original layout can be restored easily if needed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1593895/tried-tested
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Tried + Tested

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:37am by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... Fly on the wall A pull-down Murphy bed in the children's playroom offers a space-saving solution, as well as being quick and easy to access when guests stay over. Designer Keith Chan covered its base with a magnetic whiteboard, giving it another function as a display area for works of art. The Murphy bed (HK$40,000) and shelving unit (HK$17,000) were designed by Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1588586/tried-tested
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Nordic exposure

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Catherine Shaw

    ... "We'd been living in a similar apartment in Cyberport for about five years before we bought this flat last year in the same complex," says Kwan. "The new space is on a high floor so we ... was from Monocle (www.monocle.com). The Pinch bedside table (HK$7,800) came from Lane Crawford. "Y.C. started off with space planning, so the rest of our decisions about textures and materials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1593894/nordic-exposure
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Office space makes room for fun and creativity

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... space makes room for fun and creativity Cosying up by the fire, jamming over drinks and chit-chatting in a cha chaan teng are not the norm during working hours- unless you happen to work in one ... of the past were the first to go, giving way to an open-plan space more conducive to the flow of creative energy. As the designers found places around the perimeter walls for pieces from Lau's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1516281/office-space-makes-room-fun-and-creativity
  8. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    How to renovate your home without blowing the budget

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:41am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... space." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1593983/renovating-without-blowing-budget
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Residence in waiting

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... and I don't like light troughs, like you might get in a Chinese restaurant," says Harwood. The sensation of height and space the lighting affords is enhanced by walls that seemingly end a few ... louvre covers, "also lighten the heavy weight of the entrance frame", says Harwood. Art is given plenty of space throughout the apartment, with a gallery-style hanging system on many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1583768/residence-waiting
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Comfort zone

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... of an open house. We also entertain often so spaces have to double up. For instance, I've designed our ground-floor outdoor terrace to feel like an extension of the living room, using plants and furniture orientation to blur the distinction between inside and outside, which is a Japanese concept." With limited space, it was also important to think creatively about using some areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581398/comfort-zone

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