Traditional houses mix with high-rise buildings in Kyoto, where strict building codes preserve architectural heritage. Photo: Fanny Fung
Traditional houses mix with high-rise buildings in Kyoto, where strict building codes preserve architectural heritage. Photo: Fanny Fung

Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

As Hong Kong seeks input on how to protect its heritage, the Japanese city's strict building codes and preservationist mindset may be a model

Traditional houses mix with high-rise buildings in Kyoto, where strict building codes preserve architectural heritage. Photo: Fanny Fung
Traditional houses mix with high-rise buildings in Kyoto, where strict building codes preserve architectural heritage. Photo: Fanny Fung
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