Landscape Architecture

Green light for new hires

Growing public aspirations on use of open space, coupled with a rise in government-led regeneration projects, should keep landscape architects occupied for the foreseeable future.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Job requires a verdant touch

For landscape architect Angie Au-yeung, one of the most fulfilling aspects of her work involves being able to blend functional buildings and facilities into aesthetically pleasing structures the public can enjoy.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Landscape architecture is blooming

Professional opportunities in landscape architecture are plentiful in Hong Kong due to increased demand from property developers, and the government's focus on urban regeneration, environmental sustainability and improvements to public space, among other schemes.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

From rubbish tip to Top of the world

A green project on the mainland won an international architectural prize on the first day of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.

The Sanlihe Greenway in Qianan city, Hebei province, designed by a Beijing-based architecture firm, was named World Landscape Project of the Year.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

True to his heart's designs

Alan Liang is undeniably one of a kind. Trained as an engineer and armed with a much-coveted MBA degree, he now works as a project manager for ACLA, a leader in landscape architecture, regional planning and urban design.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Minister floats new committee to oversee open space

Group would vet design of public areas

The Development Bureau has proposed the formation of a committee under the Town Planning Board to supervise the design of public open space and will further study the option in its efforts to improve the quality of privately managed open areas.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Getting a lift with the landscaping

There are some hidden values to property that you'd be forgiven for missing on your latest flat-hunting foray.

Those pretty shrubs planted on the third level podium will add roughly 10 per cent to the value of your dream apartment if you can see them from the flat.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Resume

1976: Finished the A-Levels in the UK

1979: Completed the Higher National Diploma in commercial horticulture at Writtle College in Essex in the UK

1982-85: Worked at plant nurseries and landscape companies in the UK

1985-86: Travelled around the world, visiting botanical gardens and rainforests

1987-1992: Acted as a volunteer

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Big trouble - in little china pots

Elfin, slender and a little gnarled - not unlike the bonsai he is delicately pruning - Fung Chee-ping worries that he is overseeing the dying days of a horticultural heritage.

The 73-year-old fears he will be the last guardian of a remarkable collection of more than 800 historic bonsai at the Ching Chung Taoist temple.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Cooling the heels

TROPICAL ARCHITECTURE isn't just about beauty. Sure, it looks gorgeous with all those Balinese holiday accoutrements, but the design first and foremost serves a purpose: to provide the coolest way of living - literally. In the tropics, houses are designed to take advantage of natural ventilation.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Landscape designers needed to transform China

A leading international landscape architecture and urban design practice requires landscape designers and project managers for its expanding mainland China business.

Projects at Earthasia include major theme parks, urban design for city centres and waterfront, and landscape design for resorts and residential developments, mostly in Asia and the Middle East.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Martha Schwartz

Who is she? Martha Schwartz is a New York-based landscape architect with as much pizzazz as the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy planet designer Slartibartfast.

Does she have formal training? Yes, she is a Harvard design graduate.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

CHOICES FOR URBAN LIVING

The demolition and redevelopment of old neighbourhoods will break up communities and cause social disorder, the public was told yesterday.

People have been asked to think about how urban living spaces can be made more attractive and enjoyable.

16 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

talk back

THE E-MAIL FORUM

Q What do you think of the Central Christmas tree?

The Christmas Wishing Tree is wonderful. The dimensions of the surrounding buildings demand a grand size, and who wants to fell a mature growing tree?

6 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Consultation process

I wish to thank Peter Austin for his letter to these columns on February 22, in which, with reference to our new study, he pointed out the difference between 'landscape' and 'landscaping'.

The title of the study is Study on Landscape Value Mapping of Hong Kong, and it grades natural and man-made landscapes.

9 Mar 2000 - 12:00am