Archinect - News 2014-10-22T19:56:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110647923/big-businesses-and-baby-steps-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-22-and-29-2014 Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T12:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6zjj16d78davkxy.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a>: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey,&nbsp;the National Capital Planning Commission&nbsp;has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the Memorial.</li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a>: A series of infographics on the representation of women in architectural practice and education, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 1:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again</a>: Not for more art space (Gehry tried that before) but for offices.</li><li><a title="Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>: From the press release: "the school's former dean, Professor Stanley T. Allen, will serve as acting dean until a permanent successor is appointed and that Professor Allen will chair the search for the new dean."</li><li><a title="Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a>: The 10,000 population island will use renewable e...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110428907/joyce-wang-studio-s-mott32-in-hong-kong-wins-world-interior-of-the-year-2014 Joyce Wang Studio’s MOTT32 in Hong Kong wins World Interior of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-03T19:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T19:31:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qrgcaz1npcxc33o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Joyce Wang Studio's MOTT32, an underground bank vault-turned-restaurant in Hong Kong, scooped up the World Interior of the Year 2014 award today at the Marina Bay Sands. The "super jury" of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors competition nominated 60 interior design projects worldwide, which were then narrowed down to nine category winners. When deciding upon the World Interior of the Year out of the category winners, the jury unanimously decided on MOTT32.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j2i5stpxyx7pfzoo.jpg"></p><p>The 10-person team of Joyce Wang Studio explored Hong Kong culture's past and present in transforming the former storage facility, which housed expensive family heirlooms for wealthy Chinese immigrants, into the MOTT32 restaurant. The dining space has remnants of forgotten heirlooms, Chinese propaganda, and industrial accents that double as furniture and light fittings.</p><p>Learn more about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/joyce_wang_studios_mott32_in_hong_kong_wins_world_interior_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110281108/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014-reveals-first-five-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 reveals first five category winners</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407196/second-set-of-winners-announced-for-inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Second set of winners announced for INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109792318/hong-kong-tops-bloomberg-s-list-of-most-crowded-cities-by-2025 Hong Kong tops Bloomberg's list of "Most Crowded Cities" by 2025 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-25T14:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:58:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs2huqyyqtr3vfjm.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/most-crowded-in-2025-global-cities-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bloomberg </em>published their predictions for the top forty most densely populated cities</a> by 2025, with current #1 Hong Kong keeping the top spot, at nearly twice the projected density of #2, Salvador, Brazil. Hong Kong's population growth is predicted to grow by 32.8%, while Salvador's is nearly triple that rate at a 97.3% increase. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107479955/mexico-city-s-new-and-vivacious-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexico City</a> is #3, at 45.3% increase. The "crowded" metric is population per square mile, assuming that borders don't change (by land erosion or reclamation) by 2025.</p><p>Of the Top 40, the two cities with the highest estimated population growth (within the span of the generation leading up to 2025) are both in Saudi Arabia: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95877/zaha-hadid-s-petroleum-research-center-ironically-aims-for-leed-platinum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riyadh</a> (166.6% increase) and&nbsp;Jiddah (137.4% increase), trailed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4597/brasilia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brasilia</a>, Brazil at 118.6%. The only other city with a projected growth of more than 100% is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/86820/atlanta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlanta</a>, Georgia, at 114.7% population growth to become the 40th most crowded city by 2025.</p><p>The cities with the lowest projected population growth are: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11458/seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul-Incheon</a>, South Korea at 1.4...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109564767/china-s-pearl-river-delta-tying-11-cities-into-a-megaregion China's Pearl River Delta: Tying 11 Cities into a Megaregion Alexander Walter 2014-09-22T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T12:52:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f72fefa7434bfe273756d1a5d9a1a545.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, on China&rsquo;s southern coast, the integration of the Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) is turning fiction into fact (sans the harsh lawman), with 11 cities linking to create an urban area of 21,100 square miles (55,000 sq km) and a population of up to 80 million. The nine cities of the PRD, plus the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macau, are becoming increasingly linked by a series of bridges, tunnels, roads, and high-speed rail networks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107424511/hong-kong-from-the-perspective-of-crazy-fearless-russian-kids Hong Kong, from the perspective of crazy, fearless Russian kids Archinect 2014-08-25T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b84dc5113f57595ddcdeb52848a60b63.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Safety regulations are weird. All the exits are viewed with cameras; each door is equipped with an alarm (or even two), which notifies the police and building security in case of an alert. However, usually you don&rsquo;t need any permission to get to the business center, and all the doors are open during working hours Monday to Friday, all the alarms are switched off. So, if you are interested in city views from the height without having any problems with the police, just buy a ticket to Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106492273/the-life-and-death-of-an-impossible-city The Life and Death of an Impossible City Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mnebptn48w3yxh1.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Darkness Revisited is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely ungoverned, densely populated enclave within Hong Kong.[...] It was like nothing else in Hong Kong: a mass of interconnected 12- and 14-story buildings forming a single huge structure, its facade glowing from the light of hundreds of apartments and shops. Clearly there was no administrative oversight. It was too dense, too ad-hoc, too unrestrained. All this was clear before even entering the place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060791749/city-of-darkness-revisited" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> helped photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot fund and complete the new edition of their book, <a href="http://cityofdarkness.co.uk/category/the_book/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>City of Darkness Revisited</em></a>, about life in Hong Kong's legendary <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/440610/kowloon-walled-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kowloon Walled City</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104789294/asia-s-richest-man-is-building-hong-kong-apartments-barely-bigger-than-a-prison-cell Asia’s richest man is building Hong Kong apartments barely bigger than a prison cell Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T14:34:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2aa49054f58711b93a1ccebfaee39139.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Li&rsquo;s development company Cheung Kong will start selling &ldquo;micro-apartments&rdquo; for between HK$1.94 and HK$2 million ($250,000 to $260,000) a unit on July 26. The 196 mini flats, part of a larger development (pdf) of 1,071 units, are among the cheapest in Hong Kong and less than 200 square feet, or around 18 square meters. The smallest of the apartments come with usable area of just 177 sq. ft, including a 97 sq. ft living room, a 13 sq. ft kitchen and a 31 sq. ft bathroom.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104245331/china-town-meet-the-architecture-giant-with-asian-designs-on-london China town: meet the architecture giant with Asian designs on London Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T13:24:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T23:44:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dc5859e1d5f029e81e5c71a43de515d3.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our Chinese clients have their sights set on London, and they know what they want,&rdquo; says Keith Griffiths, the Welsh-born chairman of Aedas, who presides over the 1,400-strong practice from its Hong Kong headquarters. &ldquo;They are used to high rise, high density, truly mixed-use developments &ndash; having everything on one site, so you can live, work and play without ever leaving the building. We think that's the way London needs to densify.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104172202/vertical-horizon-2nd-edition-romain-jacquet-lagreze-s-cityscapes-of-hong-kong Vertical Horizon 2nd Edition: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's cityscapes of Hong Kong Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:45:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcf872126b9ckgzz.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze decided to release a second edition of his book 'Vertical Horizon', featuring 56 photos from the first book and 22 new vertigo-inducing images</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101706294/aedas-wins-top-honors-for-revitalisation-project-at-the-latest-hkia-annual-awards-in-hong-kong Aedas wins top honors for Revitalisation Project at the latest HKIA Annual Awards in Hong Kong Justine Testado 2014-06-12T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-12T14:22:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z6wt8e2xm540va8w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards, Aedas was no doubt victorious once again with two preservation/renewal projects: "Art Community": Revitalisation Project in Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Center 66 in Wuxi, China. As the highest architectural awards program in Hong Kong, the HKIA Awards recognizes outstanding architecture designed by HKIA members.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6259264/aedas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aedas</a> once again won the highest honor, Medal of the Year, in addition to the Special Architectural Award in Heritage + Adaptive Reuse for the Revitalisation Project.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project, which preserved and revived an early 20th-century shophouse building into a public space for arts and culture:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5qhhlfg97ge7nqs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43vepjjf4k5oiheg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7zrud75prg3uv9q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/caql556hsnzafm7h.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lcfx5r6kpbv8ivl.jpg"></p><p>More info and photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aedas_wins_top_honors_for_revitalisation_project_at_the_latest_hkia_annual_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98855881/wsj-s-beautifully-crafted-story-of-the-kowloon-walled-city WSJ's beautifully crafted story of the Kowloon Walled City Paul Petrunia 2014-04-28T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnqmbevh394kxcja.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was the densest place on the planet before it was torn down 20 years ago. In this Wall Street Journal interactive, you can take a trip through the city, explore its history and hear from the people who lived there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The WSJ has developed an <a href="http://projects.wsj.com/kwc/#chapter=intro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">impressive rich-media piece</a> on the Kowloon Walled City using photography, video, audio, text and interactive features to tell the stories of the history, environment and inhabitants.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98036137/china-censors-sci-fi-film-about-hong-kong-s-political-and-social-anxieties China censors sci-fi film about Hong Kong's political and social anxieties Justine Testado 2014-04-14T16:56:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T17:03:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdvc6ivj0vjth6ul.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The video reveals Hong Kongers&rsquo; anxieties over political and social issues, such as their increasingly crowded and materialist city and the growing numbers of mainlanders since the city's transfer from the United Kingdom to China in 1997. It sends the opposite message of a very common view among mainlanders, that without China's economic support, Hong Kong would have been dead long ago.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Hong Kong Will Be Destroyed After 33 Years" is a nearly seven-and-a-half minute video by local film studio G.V.A Creative. Set in present-day Hong Kong, the city has become the target of an approaching meteor expected to hit in 2047 -- the year when the Special Administrative Region of China ceases to have separate laws from mainland China. As nearly two-thirds of the population abandons the city, the city is reborn despite its doom.</p><p>You can watch the entire film below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97022647/get-lectured-university-of-hong-kong-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Hong Kong, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-01T13:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:32:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmwyibr7sjpvj0i9.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from The University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures take place at 6:30 pm at Room KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, HKU. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><em>April 2</em><br><strong>Gurjit Singh</strong> / Principal, MATHAROO<br>"Succulent Thighs and Other Stories"<br>at Room 101, KK Leung Building, HKU</p><p><em>April 4</em><br><strong>Dong Yu Gan</strong> / Professor, Peking University<br>"Tectonic of Chinese Garden"</p><p><em>April 11</em><br><strong>Terunobu Fujimori</strong> / Professor, Kogakuin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93090291/floating-art-platform-winner-of-the-west-kowloon-arts-pavilion-competition “Floating Art Platform” - winner of the West Kowloon Arts Pavilion competition Justine Testado 2014-02-07T20:36:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v5sncd8nxo1etkso.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's a better look into the first-place entry of the West Kowloon Arts Pavilion Design Competition by VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung. Their proposal 'Floating Art Platform' will be realized into the new Arts Pavilion as part of the growing development of Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8wvxcipxo1x955x.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/do9tjecf72cuou6i.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1aalofnew4cshesw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88w146v08duaxu34.jpg"><br><br>You can find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/floating_art_platform_-_winner_of_the_west_kowloon_arts_pavilion_competitio/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92786647/winners-of-the-west-kowloon-cultural-district-arts-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the West Kowloon Cultural District Arts Pavilion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92787451/xml-s-arts-pavilion-proposal-for-the-west-kowloon-cultural-district XML’s Arts Pavilion proposal for the West Kowloon Cultural District Justine Testado 2014-02-04T00:01:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:21:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fnrzroq5rvnrfswq.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In light of the recent conclusion of the Arts Pavilion Design Competition for Hong Kong's developing West Kowloon Cultural District, Dutch design practice XML shared their competition entry "A&sup2;" with us. Although they were met with stiff competition and didn't place, their proposal is still worth knowing about.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Catch a glimpse of how XML would've designed the pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gs/gso4zm9q7eam1h2c.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqges0dwsx9mgd0e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pi6ccm2knvytik3j.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cuhgb4uckobbgqiw.jpg"><br><br>Find more project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/xmls_arts_pavilion_proposal_for_the_west_kowloon_cultural_district/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92786647/winners-of-the-west-kowloon-cultural-district-arts-pavilion Winners of the West Kowloon Cultural District Arts Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-02-03T20:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5skm5fzrypz4ziq.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development plans for Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) continue to grow with the recently concluded Arts Pavilion Design Competition, wherein the new waterfront pavilion will become the main exhibition space for the to-be-built M+ Museum. The new Arts Pavilion is set to be built by 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The jury chose three prize winners out of 100 submissions:</p><p><strong>1st Prize: VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqosi5bxob8ldcwc.jpg"></p><p><strong>2nd Prize: ROGERSPARTNERS and Arthur C. S. Kwok Architects &amp; Associates </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pj/pjwy5p0p72h3iwjy.jpg"><br><br><strong>3rd Prize: Hestia &amp; Vish Limited</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgjm3fe6r0snsasi.jpg"><br><br><strong>Six honorable mentions were also selected:</strong> Matheson Whiteley and Andrew Lee King Fun &amp; Associates Architects Ltd; ESKYIU and LEAD; O Studio Architects Limited with ARCA Limited; J&auml;gnef&auml;lt Milton with Leigh &amp; Orange Ltd; David Kohn Architects with TFP Farrells; and Nina Lesser, Michel Chung, Man Hok Wai, Nic Banks, Glory Wang.</p><p>Find additional details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_west_kowloon_cultural_district_arts_pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92456446/interview-aric-chen-on-m-museum-s-first-architecture-exhibition Interview: Aric Chen on M+ Museum's First Architecture Exhibition Alexander Walter 2014-01-30T13:50:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:17:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/2424dd23170c7589cf18cc517e7e7cc5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Can a museum collect architecture? The answer, say the curators of Hong Kong&rsquo;s museum of visual culture, is yes. Though it won&rsquo;t open its doors until 2017, M+ has already staged a number of exhibitions across the city, from 2012&rsquo;s multi-site &ldquo;Yau Ma Tei&rdquo; to last year&rsquo;s &ldquo;Inflation!,&rdquo; a collection of inflatable sculptures displayed on the grounds of its future home, the West Kowloon Cultural District.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76048999/herzog-de-meuron-tfp-farrells-win-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron / TFP Farrells Win M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91850728/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-to-design-new-island-school-in-hong-kong schmidt hammer lassen architects to design new Island School in Hong Kong Justine Testado 2014-01-22T17:44:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T08:16:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8dgi0nraap9xf7k.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designing the new Island School in Hong Kong is the latest competition win for schmidt hammer lassen architects. Project client English Schools Foundation selected the Danish firm and Hong Kong-based Thomas Chow Architects as the winning team to build a new 28,000-sq.meter learning facility for the school's estimated 1,200 students.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1n/1npnqlkp2p37cewa.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wv73k43wvm74t29.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find more details on the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/schmidt_hammer_lassen_architects_to_design_new_island_school_in_hong_kong/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91321104/analyzing-the-tensions-of-transnational-negotiations-through-kinetic-cartography Analyzing the tensions of transnational negotiations through kinetic cartography Justine Testado 2014-01-17T20:23:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:03:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9mnq8j4wfwjklmt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Negotiated edges &ndash; one world, different systems</em> is a kinetic cartography "world machine" currently featured at the <a href="http://uabb.hk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013-14 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture</a> in Hong Kong. Created by multidisciplinary design team Chiu Ning, Yuet Chan, Lau Wai Kin, and Andrew Ng, the piece is relevant to the Biennale's overall discussion of boundaries in various architectural and urban contexts ranging from an individual to a global perspective.<br><br> If you're based in Hong Kong, you can check out <em>Negotiated edges</em> at the Biennale until Feb. 23, 2014. You can also watch the video below to see it in action.<br><br> Here's more info on the project:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2in5yng47gbkn5fo.jpg" title=""><br><br> "'Negotiated edges &ndash; one world, different systems' owes its inception to an architectural thesis on boundaries as strategic exploitation of resources through transnational linkages against the backdrop of globalization. The team further developed the concept by looking beyond restrictive binaries to the multiplicity of sites and context.</p> <p> Negotiated edges, be...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82854703/have-nots-squeezed-and-stacked-in-hong-kong Have Nots Squeezed and Stacked in Hong Kong anthony dong 2013-09-28T13:39:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/li1y05eyn1d5mhyn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While tiny housing of this kind has existed in Hong Kong for many years, it has expanded as soaring property prices have pushed more and more low-income earners out of the market for regular housing in recent years. Rent on these spaces has risen nearly 20 percent in the last four years, and now gobbles up about a third of the residents&rsquo; incomes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82053475/kowloon-city-as-perverse-amusement-park-in-japan Kowloon City as (perverse?) Amusement Park in Japan Quilian Riano 2013-09-17T12:19:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:39:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/004a9694cb5295f5c12298bcfb23a9d4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a 5 minute walk from Kawasaki Station (&#24029;&#23822;&#39365;) it was easy to spot the amusement complex from its faux rusted exterior sticking out like a sore thumb between standard Japanese tower blocks. Note that it&rsquo;s over 18&prime;s only!</p></em><br /><br /><p> After a 5 minute walk from Kawasaki Station (&#24029;&#23822;&#39365;) it was easy to spot the amusement complex from its faux rusted exterior sticking out like a sore thumb between standard Japanese tower blocks. Note that it&rsquo;s over 18&prime;s only!&nbsp;Entering through the sliding doors you find yourself in a red anti-chamber which looks like something out of Half-Life.&nbsp;Proceeding through the hissing door you&rsquo;re immediately immersed in a dark and dingy alleyway constructed with the look and feel of the original Kowloon Walled City &ndash; grimy, devoid of sunlight and complete with a soundtrack to match.&nbsp;Even the city&rsquo;s reputation as a den of iniquity for prostitution, gambling, and drugs has been recreated!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78210082/revealed-plans-for-north-korea-s-new-200m-international-airport Revealed: Plans for North Korea’s new $200m international airport Alexander Walter 2013-07-29T12:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T22:42:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnmwz7h0wdsdpgra.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural plans for a $200m airport on North Korea&rsquo;s east coast have been made available to NK News by PLT, a Hong Kong-based architectural firm bidding to design what North Korea hopes will serve as a major transportation hub for the Kumgang Tourism Zone (KTZ).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76048999/herzog-de-meuron-tfp-farrells-win-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district Herzog & de Meuron / TFP Farrells Win M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2013-06-28T18:37:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:44:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6llm8p6xcxbl2kfy.jpg" width="514" height="658" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team Herzog &amp; de Meuron + TFP Farrells is the winner of the international competition to design M+, Hong Kong's future museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The winning team will work closely with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority over the next four years to design and deliver the ambitious project which is scheduled for completion in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Six teams were shortlisted in December last year and invited to submit conceptual designs for the building, including the international design heavy hitters Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Shigeru Ban Architects + Thomas Chow Architects, </em><em>Sn&oslash;hetta</em><em>, and Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Architects + Benoy Limited.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63137333/shortlist-announced-for-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist Announced for M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71489890/kowloon-walled-city-life-in-the-city-of-darkness Kowloon Walled City: Life in the City of Darkness Archinect 2013-04-18T15:57:00-04:00 >2014-03-15T14:03:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9ptqdcbv4qbptn6n.jpg" width="514" height="838" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kowloon Walled City, located not far from the former Kai Tak Airport, was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain. This month marks the 20th anniversary of its demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69063772/gehry-designed-maggie-s-centre-in-hong-kong-opens-doors Gehry-designed Maggie's Centre in Hong Kong opens doors Archinect 2013-03-08T13:34:00-05:00 >2013-03-11T18:33:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0bd9cabe6dc2edf91e11a672a9991d0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The scheme is the charity&rsquo;s first purpose-built international centre and is Gehry&rsquo;s second building for the organisation, having also designed Maggie&rsquo;s Dundee in Scotland. The surrounding gardens were drawn up by landscape architect Lily Jencks - the daughter of the organisation&rsquo;s founders Maggie Keswick Jencks and Charles Jencks. Maggie&rsquo;s Hong Kong has been &lsquo;offering free support for anyone living with cancer including friends, family and carers&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68530456/in-cramped-hong-kong-a-home-under-the-bridge In cramped Hong Kong, a home under the bridge Archinect 2013-02-28T16:12:00-05:00 >2013-02-28T16:36:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8baf5522e564f26425c219d1848f4dc3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is in empty spaces like [under Hong Kong's overpasses] that a group is campaigning for the government to build youth hostels, arts performance venues, offices for small- to mid-sized businesses and, most intriguingly, temporary housing. The group sees this unused land as an opportunity to alleviate Hong Kong&rsquo;s problem of young people not being able to afford to rent in the world&rsquo;s most expensive property market.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68329754/cramped-hong-kong-apartments-from-above Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above Alexander Walter 2013-02-25T16:53:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:12:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef6b8b6a7690d84b24eeb4d3d3c296d1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chinese Society for Community Organization produced the vertigo inducing series of photographs as part of a campaign to raise awareness for this type of living. It reminds us a lot of Skott Chandler&rsquo;s House Watch series and Michael H. Rohde&rsquo;s From Below, both giving us a unique perspective of the rooms we live in. The series also harkens back to the extremely cramped (and now demolished) Kowloon Walled City of Hong Kong&rsquo;s past. In some ways, things haven&rsquo;t changed.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50489647/16-square-foot-apartment-is-a-vision-of-tiny-housing-taken-too-far" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">16-square-foot apartment is a vision of tiny housing taken too far</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63137333/shortlist-announced-for-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district Shortlist Announced for M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2012-12-10T14:22:00-05:00 >2013-06-28T18:39:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4dyx2mr9g41v9aox.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier today the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority announced the winners of the competition for the Xiqu Centre. Also unveiled today was the shortlist of six design teams that have been invited to submit proposals for the architectural design of M+, Hong Kong&rsquo;s future museum for 20th and 21st century visual culture within the District.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The six shortlisted teams are:</p> <ul><li> Herzog &amp; de Meuron + TFP Farrells</li> <li> Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA</li> <li> Renzo Piano Building Workshop</li> <li> Shigeru Ban Architects + Thomas Chow Architects</li> <li> Sn&oslash;hetta</li> <li> Toyo Ito &amp; Associates, Architects + Benoy Limited</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76048999/herzog-de-meuron-tfp-farrells-win-m-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron / TFP Farrells Win M+ at West Kowloon Cultural District</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63136631/bing-thom-ronald-lu-chosen-to-design-xiqu-centre-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district Bing Thom & Ronald Lu Chosen to Design Xiqu Centre at West Kowloon Cultural District Archinect 2012-12-10T14:16:00-05:00 >2012-12-12T02:21:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4m5xd88vmnyt0zw.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The two Hong Kong-born architects, Bing Thom in Vancouver and Ronald Lu of Hong Kong, were announced today as the collaborating lead architects on the architectural design of the Xiqu (Chinese opera) Centre, one of the landmark cultural venues for the West Kowloon Cultural District, scheduled for commissioning in 2016</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62154395/cities-without-ground Cities Without Ground Adam Frampton 2012-11-26T11:37:00-05:00 >2012-12-01T18:59:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czu71x6db0olmyfi.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook is a new book that maps 32 networks of interconnected above- and below-ground pedestrian walkways in Hong Kong. Written by a team of architects (Jonathan D Solomon, Clara Wong, and Adam Frampton) and recently published by ORO Editions, the book consists of a series of intricate drawings that display the variety and extent of Hong Kong's public space.</p>