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Environmental Design

Eco-friendly ideas for Lung Mei

The Hong Kong Civil Servants General Union urged the government to carry out the development of an artificial beach in Lung Mei, located along Tolo Harbour, as quickly as possible ("Activists decry support for beach at Lung Mei", November 8).

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 2:15am 1 comment

Green buildings on the rise in Persian Gulf states

With massive steel Sidra trees sprouting from the base of the building and a nine-metre high sculpture of a spider in the lobby protecting a sack of grey and white eggs, Qatar National Convention Centre is hard to ignore.

But it’s what most visitors don’t see that may become the building’s lasting legacy in a region far better known for over-the-top excesses than conservation.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:21pm

Hospitality takes centre stage

The four-in-one sustainable architecture, design, building services and electrical engineering trade show is launching a new section this year called Asian Hospitality Design and Technology.

'It caters to the ever-growing tourism and hospitality industries,' says Daniel Cheung, general manager of the fair organiser, Hong Kong Exhibition Services.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Go green

Despite its economic success, Hong Kong is lagging considerably in terms of green architecture and interiors compared with the rest of Asia. Although things are starting to change as individuals, developers and designers fight for the cause, a lot more could be done.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fung Shui wall taken down

A fung shui wall built illegally on private land in a Sai Kung village has been torn down after a landowner for months defied an order to remove it.

But a spokeswoman for the Buildings Department said it would continue to take prosecution action against the landowner because its officers had yet to be told about the removal or asked to inspect the site.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cane and able

Taiwanese designer and founder of the avant garde Dragonfly Design Centre, Jeff Shi is in town to speak at Business of Design Week. Shi is part of a growing group of Chinese contemporary designers who take their cues from traditional bamboo crafts and culture.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tear down illegal Sai Kung wall

Walls are meant to divide and protect - the very reasons that a three-storey-high barrier has been built on land in Sai Kung to separate a village house and a burial ground. For practitioners of fung shui, the metal structure on a concrete base keeps at bay whatever is lurking on the other side, literally and figuratively.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Screening off bad vibes

There can be a variety of things involved in difficult work relations, be it the relationship between boss and employee or between co-workers.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

An auspicious beginning

Caesarean sections may have become the norm for births in Hong Kong, but not in New York- where they're only usually performed when medically necessary. Of course, they remain popular among the select few who consider themselves 'too posh to push', mostly wealthy Manhattan mums who schedule births like dental appointments.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A notion for promotion

You may have noticed that in spite of your best efforts at work and all those extra hours that you clock in at the office, you are still being passed over for a promotion.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am