Office Lobby / 4N design architects

19:00 - 5 February, 2016
© James G. of Hollywood Studio
© James G. of Hollywood Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tai Po Road (Tai Wai) & Shing Wan Rd, Tai Wai, Hong Kong
  • Designers

    Sinner Sin and Danny Ng
  • Area

    8000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    James G. of Hollywood Studio

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Foxglove / NC Design & Architecture

17:00 - 13 January, 2016
© Dennis Lo Designs
© Dennis Lo Designs

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Hongkong Art Storage / Penda

19:00 - 12 January, 2016
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Courtesy of Penda

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Installation: Salt - Microcosm of Life[Style]

16:46 - 10 January, 2016

The art installation, Salt - Microcosm of Life[Style] is currently exhibiting at 2015 Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong Edition). Stanley Pun and Rina Ko are recent graduates from London and Hong Kong and the work is a reflection of what ability do we have to influence the way we want to live - by changing our perspectives - and in turn, how it could shape our future city.

The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are...

14:00 - 6 January, 2016
New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO
New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO

When comparing 44 major cities, Arcadis' 2016 International Construction Costs Index has found New York to be the world's most expensive city to build in. London came in as a close second, reporting cost of building prices (on average) 20 percent higher than Paris. In contrast, Taipei was labeled as the "cheapest" city for construction. According to the study, "strong currencies and significant resource constraints" were a result in higher prices. Read on for the complete lists of most expensive, and least expensive, cities for construction. 

Côte&Ciel / Linehouse

20:00 - 4 January, 2016
© Hoshing Mok
© Hoshing Mok

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Glowing Trees / spatial practice

17:00 - 31 December, 2015
Courtesy of spatial practice
Courtesy of spatial practice
  • Architects

  • Location

    IFC Oval Atrium
  • Design Team

    Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Jason Loo, Ryo Otsuka
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of spatial practice

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Diamond Hill Columbarium / Architectural Services Department

20:00 - 29 December, 2015

Henning Larsen Architects Designs French International School in Hong Kong

06:00 - 2 December, 2015
© Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has revealed the designs for its new project, The French International School, in Hong Kong. The 18,000 square meter school in the Tseng Kwan O district will be the fifth to arise in Hong Kong, and will house 1,050 students from kindergarten through middle school.

Not only will the project be a school, but it is also intended to become a center for French culture in Hong Kong. Thus, the campus will be open on evenings and weekends for public events like sports competitions, exhibitions, French May, and French cinematheque.

Porterhouse by Laris / Kokaistudios

22:00 - 24 November, 2015
© Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    7/F, California Tower, Central
  • Architect in Charge

    Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis
  • Design Team

    QU Fengyu,Nolwenn Burban,GU Ruixue,HUANG Bingbing
  • Design Director

    SHAO Shuwen
  • Lighting

    Kokaistudios
  • Client

    Eclipse Hospitality Group
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Edmon Leong

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TUVE / Design Systems

15:00 - 12 November, 2015
© Matteo Carcelli
© Matteo Carcelli

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Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

15:00 - 10 November, 2015
© Abdul Yeung
© Abdul Yeung
  • Architects

    HKU Department of Architecture
  • Location

    Tuen Mun Park, Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Design Team

    Abdul Yeung, Cheng Xiao Thomas, Guo Jia Jeff, Mao Yiqing Tim, Tiffany Leung of HKU Department of Architecture
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Abdul Yeung, Cheng Xiao Thomas, Guo Jia Jeff, Mao Yiqing Tim

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Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

New Website Visualizes Human Activity in Cities Across the World

16:15 - 7 October, 2015
Screenshot of ManyCities, showing clusters of New York areas with similar timeline patterns. Image © ManyCities
Screenshot of ManyCities, showing clusters of New York areas with similar timeline patterns. Image © ManyCities

The SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT has developed a new tool with Ericsson to better understand human behavior. "ManyCities" is a new website that "explores the spatio-temporal patterns of mobile phone activity in cities across the world," including London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Taking complex data and organizing it in a intuitive way, the application allows users to quickly visualize patterns of human movement within the urban context down to the neighborhood scale. You can imagine how useful a tool like this can be for urban planners or even daily commuters, especially once real time analytics come into play. Take a look at ManyCities yourself, here

2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced

07:00 - 6 October, 2015
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The winners of the seventh annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces—have been announced in London. Out of over 860 entries from the United Kingdom and 70 other countries, 36 designs were awarded, with two grand prize winners.

The winners of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are:

Campus Hong Kong / LYCS Architecture

19:00 - 25 September, 2015
Courtesy of Baybridge Hotel
Courtesy of Baybridge Hotel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Design Team

    RUAN Hao, HE Yulou, JIN Cheng, LIU Qi, WU Miao, XU Weizhuo
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Baybridge Hotel

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7 Buildings That Show Norman Foster's Architecture Has Always Been Ahead of the Curve

09:31 - 22 September, 2015
Aerial View of Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young
Aerial View of Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young

If Norman Foster were a household item, he would surely be a Swiss Army Knife. Foster, who turned 80 this year, is unrelenting in producing architectural solutions to problems that other architects can only theorize - just last Wednesday, for example, his firm released their design for a previously-unheard-of building typology, a droneport in Rwanda.

It is surprising then to find the man or his eponymous firm Foster + Partners absent from a list like Fast Company’s “The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture,” organized into superlatives: MMA Architects, “for thinking outside the big box,” Heatherwick Studio, “for reimagining green space,” or C.F. Møller Architects, “for rethinking high-rise living.” This is not to say that Foster or his firm should be substituted for any of these deserved accolades, but rather that for five decades Foster and his firm have ceaselessly worked to enhance and expand on the human experience with architectural solutions that are both inventive and practical - a fact that is perhaps lost as a result of his position within the architectural establishment.

With that in mind, we thought it was worth highlighting the many occasions over the decades where Foster + Partners has shown themselves to be among the world's most innovative practices. Read on for more.

Ground Level View of Lunar Habitation. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners Interior Concourse of Chek Lap Kok Airport. Image Courtesy of Flickr CC user Jorge Láscar Hearst Tower. Image © Chuck Choi Aerial View of Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters. Image © Wikimedia CC user Mato zilincik +14

Art Loft Chai Wan / Mass Operations

19:00 - 8 September, 2015
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© Jonathan Maloney

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