Archinect - News 2014-04-20T23:07:08-04:00 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/61675987/hong-kong-s-60-million-dollar-apartment Hong Kong’s $60 Million Dollar Apartment Anna Johnson 2012-11-18T23:38:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:08:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5bjwjemvz4spmgj.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the design industry may not pay as much heed to star architects &ndash; or starchitects &ndash; as it once did, on a consumer level, they clearly still pack a punch. This is exemplified by the sale of an apartment in the Frank Gehry-designed Opus Building in Hong Kong which, according to William Lau of Midland Realty, reached a record-breaking sale price of nearly $60 million due to its &lsquo;unique&rsquo; architectural design.</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/60979879/seven-teams-shortlisted-for-new-art-themed-park-at-west-kowloon-cultural-district Seven Teams Shortlisted for New Art-Themed Park at West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2012-11-08T14:09:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:50:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4ranuyacdv848w0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announced today a shortlist of seven design teams that have been invited to submit technical proposals for the development of Hong Kong's first art-themed park, 14 hectares of landscaped public space for arts and culture at the West Kowloon Cultural District, by the waterfront in Kowloon.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The seven shortlisted design teams (in alphabetical order) are:</p> <ul><li> Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau and VOGT Landscape&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Dennis Lau &amp; Ng Chun Man with Grimshaw, West 8 and ACLA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Olin and Urbanus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Grant Associates / Wilkinson Eyre / WSP&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Gustafson Porter / Michel Desvigne Paysagiste / Foster + Partners&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> Hargreaves Associates with Ennead Architects&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/60504582/ghetto-at-the-center-of-the-world-chungking-mansions-hong-kong Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong Archinect 2012-11-01T13:46:00-04:00 >2012-11-01T18:47:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95a6dea7630716e26b74c376d87716e7.jpg" width="250" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deep in Hong Kong&rsquo;s core, 17 floors of a run-down building full of transients provide a key to understanding globalization from the bottom up. Gordon Mathews&rsquo;s Ghetto at the Center of the World (Univer&shy;sity of Chicago Press, 2011) paints a detailed portrait of life in and around Chungking Mansions, a single property with two common retail/galleria floors with a basement, and three independent towers that rise above them.</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/58137688/giant-architectural-golden-moon-lantern-lights-up-hong-kong-s-mid-autumn-festival Giant Architectural 'Golden Moon' Lantern Lights Up Hong Kong's Mid-Autumn Festival Archinect 2012-09-27T11:39:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T04:24:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/122yvr6usv5wwd46.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Surrounded by a reflecting pool dotted with floating lanterns, the six-story &ldquo;Golden Moon&rdquo; is the creation of Hong Kong-based architects Kristof Crolla and Adam Fingrut, who won a design contest to build the work. Constructed from bamboo and steel, it incorporates golden yellow and flame red fabric as well as 10,000 LED lights that illuminate it from within. The structure took 11 days to complete.</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/56296776/frank-gehry-apartment-in-hong-kong-sells-for-61-million Frank Gehry Apartment in Hong Kong Sells for $61 Million HotSoup 2012-08-30T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T18:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7eesdj6tcwq02hl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry is arguably the world's most famous architect, and while hist projects are notoriously expensive to construct, they may be worth it, at least for residential developers. In Manhattan, the penthouses at New York by Gehry are up for rent for $60,000 per month, and in Hong Kong, an apartment in a newly completed Gehry-designed condo tower overlooking the harbor has just sold for $61 million. Talk about a Pritzker prize.</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/54451158/inter-cities-intra-cities-ghostwriting-the-future-hong-kong-at-the-13th-venice-biennale Inter Cities / Intra Cities: Ghostwriting the Future - Hong Kong at the 13th Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2012-07-30T13:57:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T17:59:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ww/wwu3qbpvmqp81urf.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts Development Council will participate in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia with an exhibition focusing on the vital urban, architectural and cultural regeneration of Kowloon East, Hong Kong SAR. The exhibition is titled &ldquo;Inter Cities / Intra Cities: Ghostwriting the Future&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53826107/xiqu-center-shortlist-announced-for-hong-kong-s-west-kowloon-cultural-district Xiqu Center Shortlist Announced for Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2012-07-19T18:41:00-04:00 >2012-07-20T15:47:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8hizql79jmuvyl6.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A shortlist of five design teams was announced this week by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). The selected teams are now invited to submit proposals for the design of the Xiqu Center, one of the first landmark buildings for the West Kowloon Cultural District, the largest cultural project in Hong Kong to date.</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/50489647/16-square-foot-apartment-is-a-vision-of-tiny-housing-taken-too-far 16-square-foot apartment is a vision of tiny housing taken too far Archinect 2012-06-06T21:06:00-04:00 >2012-06-07T10:20:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap4j4mqar6a1y8c7.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>King&rsquo;s Cube is the creation of MFA student Joe Yiu, who wanted to investigate the Hong Kong idea of an &ldquo;ideal living space.&rdquo; The apartment advertised in her video features art, houseplants, wood flooring, and &ldquo;international-class marble&rdquo; &mdash; at least, the model unit does &mdash; and residents dress in formalwear to show their status, but the space is too small for a kitchen, a bathroom, a dresser, a chair, or a particularly tall or wide human.</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/44781258/gehry-luxury-tower-boasts-hong-kong-s-priciest-view Gehry Luxury Tower Boasts Hong Kong’s Priciest View Archinect 2012-04-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T14:00:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8g12lqg1hw4t4avb.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built for Swire Properties Ltd. (962), the structure cost HK$27,000 ($3,477) per square foot to construct, including land premium. A standard high-rise apartment in the city can cost as little as $HK4,000 per square foot to build, according to Swire Chief Executive Officer Martin Cubbon. &ldquo;Of course, it&rsquo;s going to be enormously expensive by any standards,&rdquo; says Cubbon. &ldquo;In rental values and capital values, it&rsquo;s going to command the highest numbers that Hong Kong has ever seen.&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/44405786/liantang-heung-yuen-wai-boundary-control-point-passenger-terminal-proposal-by-wau-design Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Proposal by WAU Design Alexander Walter 2012-04-09T14:54:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T15:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqdpbcxclmsqug4j.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shenzhen-based firm WAU Design has shared with us their proposal "Twisted Link" that recently won the team a Commendation in the Design Ideas Competition for Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building, a new structure between the New Territories of Hong Kong and Luohu in Shenzhen, China.</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/33232165/unit-fusion-housing-project-by-y-design-office Unit Fusion Housing Project by Y Design Office Alexander Walter 2012-01-03T16:37:09-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgdk6z8s91g5hppn.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>International design and research collaborative Y Design Office has sent us the proposal Unit Fusion, a modular, plug-in high-rise residential typology for Hong Kong. As of yet, the 75-story tower project is still in its conceptual design phase.</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>