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Category Archives: Hong Kong

Solving Hong Kong’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Mei Tung Estate – Photograph by Can Pac Swire via Creative Commons Hong Kong’s shortage of affordable housing is becoming anView full post »

Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang: How Long Will it be the “Undiscovered Gem” of HK’s Creative Community?

Existing & Proposed MTR Stations, map by Wikimedia Wong Chuk Hang, one of the most hip “undiscovered” neighborhoods in Hong Kong, isView full post »

Hong Kong Protests & The Role of the City

View over Victoria Harbor towards Central- the center of the pro-democracy protests Hong Kong is an unlikely setting for massive politicalView full post »

Interview With Ole Bouman, Curator of the 2013 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

The “Value Factory”: Site of the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbansim/Architecture The 2013 Bi-City Biennale ofView full post »

Illuminating Hong Kong’s Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong’s Bank of China building with its original nighttime lighting scheme (left) compared to its current one (right) TheView full post »

MTR Island Line Extension Set to Change Hong Kong’s Western District

Blue Dot = Current Western Extent of MTR Hong Kong Island Line (Sheung Wan)       Red Dot = Terminus of Island Line Western Extension ToView full post »

9/11, China and the Enduring Symbolic Power of the Skyscraper

1 World Trade Center Rising in Lower Manhattan Now that it has been about a month since the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in theView full post »

Land Reclamation and the Future of Hong Kong

Land reclamation is a controversial approach to urban planning wherever water-bound cities are land-strapped for new development. In theView full post »

Foster + Partners Wins Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Master Plan Competition

Although famous as an international trading and banking center, Hong Kong, save for a strong culinary tradition, lacks in the cultureView full post »

Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment District Opens in Chengdu

Lan Kwai Fong, the trendy bar district in Hong Kong, has been the island’s premier nightlife spot for the better part of threeView full post »

Rem Koolhaas’s OMA Relocates Asia Headquarters to Hong Kong

Construction Progress on the OMA-designed Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Photo by Shayani Fernando. After completing what is arguablyView full post »

Architect Ole Scheeren Opens New Office in China

CCTV Building in Beijing. Photo by Fred @ SG German architect Ole Scheeren, a former partner of the Dutch firm OMA and lead designer of theView full post »