The 28-storey high facility looks ahead while evoking glory days A GOOD VIEW can make a property. Architects know this and try to incorporate this sine qua non in their projects. Henry Yip, a director of the architectural firm P&T Group, has made the view from the Tower Clubhouse at The Lakeview Regency residential project in Shanghai the focal point. The facility, the smaller of two clubhouses in the development, will be on the top floor of a 28-storey building - with a 360 degree view. The architect talks about the project with much enthusiasm. 'I get excited whenever there is a new project,' Mr Yip said, pointing at a scale model of the Tower Clubhouse. 'Each one is always something different and I like new challenges.' Another highlight in the 600-square-metre clubhouse is the open-air swimming pool on the roof of the building. It will be heated during the winter months. Mr Yip said the design was an extension of the modernised art deco style that has inspired the entire Lakeview Regency project. The clubhouse would be 'cosy and have an exclusive feel' because of its size limitations and location. Art deco was a natural choice for The Lakeview Regency, he said, given that the style was at its peak in the early 20th century, when Shanghai was on the rise as a global trading centre. 'With every project, we analyse the site and the city and talk to our client. We hope the concept is something new. But we want to respect the history and image of the city and incorporate these elements into our projects.'