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f22 foto space / LAAB Architects + Carlow Architecture & Design

22:00 - 22 June, 2018
f22 foto space / LAAB Architects + Carlow Architecture & Design, © LAAB Architects
© LAAB Architects

© LAAB Architects © LAAB Architects © LAAB Architects © DCinematic + 25

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

06:00 - 19 June, 2018
Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises? © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sajeewashaluka'>Wikimedia user Sajeewashaluka </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/people/88503995@N02'>Flickr user Younguk Kim</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 27

DESIGN TRUST CALL FOR SEED AND FEATURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS

08:00 - 14 June, 2018
DESIGN TRUST CALL FOR SEED AND FEATURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS

Design Trust provides project grants to individual designers, curators, collectives and non-profit organisations for projects and activities focusing on the context and content relevant to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta region. These include but are not limited to: talks, exhibitions, residencies, overseas research projects and creative installations. Design Trust currently offers applications every 20th of January, April, July and October.

Arc Village Studio / Sim-Plex Design Studio

02:00 - 2 June, 2018

© Patrick Lam © Patrick Lam © Patrick Lam © Patrick Lam + 46

Galleon / Studio Adjective

19:00 - 17 May, 2018
Galleon / Studio Adjective, Cashier. Image © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu
Cashier. Image © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu

© Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu © Studio Adjective Ltd. & Dick Liu + 39

The Murray Hotel / Foster + Partners

21:00 - 16 May, 2018
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Foster + Partners Team list

    Norman Foster, Luke Fox, Armstrong Yakubu, Colin Ward, Andy Lister, Stefano Cesario, 
Tim Dyer,
Lawrence Wong, Won Suk Cho, Benjamin Stevenson, Carl Bonas,
Amy Butler, Charlotte Gallen, Catt Godon, Manuela Guidarini, Tanja Heath,
Abbie Labrum,
Harry Twigg,
Bong Yeung
  • Area

    33750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Mean Noodles / OpenUU

19:00 - 16 May, 2018
© Nirut Benjabanpot
© Nirut Benjabanpot

© Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot + 22

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    148 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Lead Designers

    Caroline Chou, Kevin Lim
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Grosvenor / Bean Buro

20:00 - 11 May, 2018
Grosvenor / Bean Buro, Courtesy of Bean Buro
Courtesy of Bean Buro

Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro + 27

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Design Directors

    Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior Architectural Designers

    Elspeth Lee
  • Architectural Designers & Assistants

    Michelle Ho, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Area

    460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Walk DVRC International Design Competition (Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong)

17:30 - 2 May, 2018
Walk DVRC International Design Competition (Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong)

The Walk DVRC International Design Competition is a way to imagine a more walkable, pedestrian environment on a 1.4 km stretch of Des Voeux Road Central in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central Business District. It is an idea-based contest to re-envision and re-engage the street as quality public space – a placemaking effort in a vehicle-choked urban street. The Competition is an international one where any interested party is eligible to participate. From all compliant Expression of Interest statements, a renowned Jury will invite five Finalists to participate in the Design Competition.

Take a Deep Dive into Hong Kong's Unique, Chaotic Urban History Through this Documentary Series

12:00 - 29 April, 2018
Take a Deep Dive into Hong Kong's Unique, Chaotic Urban History Through this Documentary Series, © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hong_Kong_Island_Skyline_2009.jpg'>Wikimedia user WiNG</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
© Wikimedia user WiNG licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Hong Kong is a unique city. With its unlikely history as a British Colony, its position as a global hub city, and its spectacular geography, the dense, lively streets of Hong Kong feature a variety of urban phenomena that can't be found anywhere else in the world. In this series of video essays, New Office Works probes the urban character of Hong Kong with stunning depth, uncovering histories and explanations that bring new intrigue to an urban fabric that is, both literally and figuratively, already heavily layered.

The title of the series, Middle Man, references Hong Kong's status as a city that mediates between east and west, calling back to the "compradors" that helped the city to grow in the 19th century by translating for traders—middlemen in the most literal sense. Rooted in this history, the urban environment is not one built on grand schemes or overarching ideals, says New Office Works: "The combination of a growing population and limited land has cultivated an instant-fix mentality. There is neither time nor space for architectural ideologies, only pure pragmatism."

The Second Skin / LUKSTUDIO

19:00 - 5 April, 2018
© Grischa Rueschendorf
© Grischa Rueschendorf

© Grischa Rueschendorf © Grischa Rueschendorf © Grischa Rueschendorf © Grischa Rueschendorf + 17

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    18 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
  • Design Director

    Christina Luk
  • Design Team

    Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Jinhong Cai, Sarah Wang, Yiren Ding, and Mamo He
  • Area

    73.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

WKCDA Announces Winners of the Inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition

06:00 - 28 March, 2018
WKCDA Announces Winners of the Inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition, Courtesy of New Office Works
Courtesy of New Office Works

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has announced the winning design for the inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition. The competition asked local architects and designers emerging in their careers to design a "temporary pavilion that promotes sustainability and addresses economic and natural resources." The winning design, titled Growing Up, by New Office Works is a timber pavilion that sits on the waterfront in Nursery Park at West Kowloon. Paul Tse Yi-pong and Evelyn Ting Huei-chung from New Office Works will serve as Design Advisors with the project set to open in fall 2018.

Courtesy of New Office Works Courtesy of New Office Works Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Courtesy of New Office Works + 10

Whitesands / PDP London Architects

20:00 - 15 March, 2018
Facade Detail. Image © Eiichi Kano
Facade Detail. Image © Eiichi Kano

Clubhouse. Image © Eiichi Kano Swimming Pool. Image © Eiichi Kano First Floor Interior. Image © Eiichi Kano Front Elevation. Image © Eiichi Kano + 16

The Rock Is Starring in a New Action Movie Called “Skyscraper,” and it Looks Crazy

12:00 - 7 February, 2018

Fans of absurd architecture, over-the-top action, and wrestling-stars-turned-beloved-actors are in for a treat this summer thanks to the recently-announced film Skyscraper. The movie’s central character is “The Pearl,” an imagined 1,067-meter-tall skyscraper in Hong Kong—although apparently some guy named “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson” also plays a pretty big role with his character Will Sawyer, a former FBI Hostage Rescue operative who lost a leg in the line of duty and now reviews building security for a living.

The plot, as revealed in the trailer and a single-paragraph synopsis on the official website, sees Will Sawyer criticizing the security of the “vertical city” billed as the tallest, most advanced, and safest building in the world. His concerns are immediately shown to be well-founded, as a group of (what are presumably) terrorists set fire to the 96th floor of the building, trapping Sawyer’s family and somehow framing Sawyer for the whole thing. As a result, Sawyer must save his family while running from the law, with the trailer showing a climactic leap from an adjacent crane (we can only assume that Dwayne Johnson doesn’t fit into a ventilation duct). The film has come in for some good-natured ribbing already, with internet jokesters questioning how a 260-pound amputee makes a 15-meter jump off the end of a crane. But of course, closer inspection reveals that these concerns are just the start of the entertaining wackiness of this movie.

NOC Coffee Co. / Studio Adjective

20:00 - 6 February, 2018
© Dick Liu
© Dick Liu

© Dick Liu © Dick Liu © Dick Liu © Dick Liu + 16

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    321 Des Voeux Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Designer in Charge

    Wilson Lee
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Unfolding Canvas / OFGA

20:00 - 1 February, 2018
Unfolding Canvas / OFGA, Living in Art. Image © Effie Yang
Living in Art. Image © Effie Yang

Living Corner. Image © Effie Yang Window. Image © Effie Yang Cook. Image © Effie Yang Romance. Image © Effie Yang + 14

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Lead Designer

    Winston Yeo
  • Interior Decoration

    Effie Yang
  • Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House in Hong Kong / Millimeter Interior Design

22:00 - 29 January, 2018
Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design
Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design

Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design + 15

RSHP and Aedas Unveil Boundary Crossing Building for World's Longest Motorway Bridge in China

14:00 - 15 January, 2018
RSHP and Aedas Unveil Boundary Crossing Building for World's Longest Motorway Bridge in China, Courtesy of HKBC Construction
Courtesy of HKBC Construction

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Aedas have unveiled the design of a new boundary crossing that will serve as an important transportation exchange point within the Pearl River Delta, linking Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. Already under construction, the project is expected to be completed in 2019. 

Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Courtesy of HKBC Construction Courtesy of HKBC Construction + 10