Hong Kong architect Yvonne Ieong, founder of y.i. & associates, recently retrofitted six houses in a 30-year-old residential complex on Lantau Island. Photo: courtesy of y.i. & associates

Sustainable homes see rising demand in region; Hong Kong a laggard

With rich and aspiring homeowners increasingly favouring environmentally friendly features over ostentation, Singaporean architects are pushing zero-carbon communities - a trend yet to take off in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong architect Yvonne Ieong, founder of y.i. & associates, recently retrofitted six houses in a 30-year-old residential complex on Lantau Island. Photo: courtesy of y.i. & associates
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