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Architectural Design

Search for creative mindset

With a core team of 32 staff, the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is behind leading international events - most notably the annual Business of Design Week - that have put Hong Kong design on the world map.

Saturday, 21 May, 2011, 12:00am

Mapping out Hong Kong's skyline

Rocco Yim Sen-kee has already put Hong Kong architecture on the map and, if things continue to go his way this year, he may have another opportunity to subtly redraw the city's famous skyline.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Trends in high spaces

There's nothing like a new year to spark a bout of crystal-ball gazing. Who doesn't love forecasting what we'll be wearing, eating, or bringing home to feather our nest in the next 12 months?

Here are the 2011 predictions from several leading lights in interior design:

Greenhouse living

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Innovative thinkers are in demand

Demand is growing for top-notch interior designers who are capable of turning living space into an unforgettable experience. Innovation is the key in a fast-growing profession.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Talent used for public good

Sampson Chan Ching-sum is a talented multimedia artist who excels in graphic design and video production. He sees art as something which helps him relax and wants to apply his talent to various aspects of life.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Rough it up

Roughness and luxury may seem incompatible to most of us but designers around the world are showing how they can be partners. Instead of smoothing everything down to a precise finish, they are displaying partially sanded surfaces, bare wood and chipped paint. Design that looks slightly underworked is peeping out from behind rows of sharp-cut chrome.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Hands-on approach

'DESIGN SHOULD always be tangible. I've never grasped the concept of Web design or any of these non-tactile forms of design. Early in my career, I focused mainly on interior design, but I've since shifted my work to product, packaging and print design. They all result in finished products that can be held and touched. I need that kind of reality in my work.

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

A visual world

Requirements: A graphic designer's job is all about producing work that is appreciated by others. Therefore, you have to be humble and listen to what others have to say about your work. You should not be afraid of criticism. Graphic design has a tremendous range, and designers have to be hard-working and persistent.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

How to put the kids in their space

Children are often the losers in the design stakes, but growing numbers of designers are realising they require the same level of form, function and style as adults.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Lighting up people's lives

Requirements: Like all design careers, lighting design requires a creative mind - you need to want to be different. It is important look for inspiration from lighting wherever you go, so you need to be observant. Learning to negotiate with others is also essential, since light design involves compromises with clients and other team members.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am