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The Malaysian state of Pahang has always been a very popular escape with its tropical green jungles, famous hill stations and glorious coastline.  In particular, there is one historical town whose museums have recently undergone a steady revamp and restoration. This is none other than the royal town of Pekan, with its historic buildings and landscape steeped in royal history so relevant to Malaysia. On first glance, Pekan is not a town that most people are familiar with.  It lies off the beaten track, as visitors from Kuala Lumpur normally take the East Coast expressway, passing through Kuantan before travelling  up north to visit the tropical islands that beckon many a visitor from wide and far...

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Monday, 27 March, 2017
Batik&Bubbles

 Folk Architects transform the historic Collingwood shop for Melbourne Design Week exhibition spaceFolk Architects are working in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, Piccolina Gelateria and Hub Furniture to transform the historic Watchmaker shop in Smith Street, Collingwood, into a major exhibition space as part of Melbourne Design Week which opens today. We have the first images of the finished result. The satellite venue will host 7 significant exhibitions: The Found Object, curated by Jaci Foti-Lowe, Hub Furniture; Ovoid, by Nick Horan; Untitled, by Coco and Maximilian commissioned by Piccolina Gelateria;‘26 Original Fakes’, by Friends and Associates; ‘Undervalued’, by Nick Rennie; ‘Apparatus 4’ by 227768C; and The Watchmaker, site specific installation space by Folk Architects...

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Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Editor

While in town for the World Design Capital Taipei, Style by Asia met with Johnny Chiu of JC Architecture, which was started in 2010, and is one of the Taiwanese capitals most innovative architectural firms, to talk about the past and the future of Taiwanese architecture. All images courtesy of JCA.--------------------- Welcoming us into the architect firms offices in Taipei, Johnny starts by explaining that there has been a massive change in Taiwan over the past 10 years. During the 1980-90's boom, everything worked, all projects that were started were finished, and the work produced was of the expected kind...

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Wednesday, 08 February, 2017
Editor

Karangahape Road, or more commonly referred to as K Road is one of the most well known streets in Auckland. Formerly a red light district, and considered a both seedy and quite dangerous place, it is today full of cool art galleries and little shops and eateries. Isn't that always the case? Red light districts are the places to be!The area is also teeming with great street art (check out a previous article on that here), but much of the old architecture still stands. Did you know that you can go on a guided tour of the areas heritage buildings and history?   Edward Bennett, K Road Historian, will take you on a fascinating guided walk through the superb heritage district which is Karangahape Road regaling walkers with not only facts but amusing anecdotes about Karangahape Road...

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Monday, 06 February, 2017
Auckland Explorer

Yes you heard me. I know... It's HUGE. As last year was drawing to an end, I reflected on Style by Asia, where we are today, and where we should be heading over the next few years. In the three years since the platform was first founded, we have grown so much. And so fast. We have done great collaborations with brands, companies, artists and galleries and helped businesses with events, media outreach, and collaboration introductions. We have participated in numerous panel debates (and led a few too), discussing the current and future state of the creative scenes in Asia, and we have been media partner for many big art fairs and worked closely with design events in both Shanghai and Taiwan...

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Friday, 03 February, 2017
Editor

A visit to the Bay of Islands normally involves the sea with perhaps a bit of sailing and dolphin watching. But there is so much more! Of course the area houses the site of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the treaty of New Zealand was signed by Māori Chiefs and British soldiers, which is well worth a visit. But there is one more spot, in the cute seaside town of Russell that really should be on everyone's agenda. It is the Pompallier Mission and Printery.-------------------- Situated on the waterfront, in a gorgeous setting in the Bay of Islands, this French-style printery and tannery combines important Māori and Paheka (a Māori language term for non-Maori or for New Zealanders who are "of European descent") history, glorious gardens, as well as hands-on fun...

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Monday, 09 January, 2017
Auckland Explorer

This video features world's most unusual interchanges from any metrics—such as design, driving experience, project costs, historic values and many more..This video was published on Sep 17, 2015 here

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Wednesday, 04 January, 2017
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As we look back at 2016, we look back on a year of some damn fine content!So fine in fact, that we have decided to gather some of them here and present them to you, in one post.Easy Peasy Japaneasy and You're Welcome! In no particular order (but we group them by category to make it easy for you):  FASHION EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE AT INDIAN FASHION WEEKSix talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show in India. The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections...

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Thursday, 29 December, 2016
Editor

Singapore may have just celebrated its fiftieth year of merdeka (independence) in 2015, but most of its architectural history really dates back to 1819, the year Sir Stamford Raffles founded the thriving British port at the mouth of Singapore River. Most of these heritage buildings have since been converted to museums, where the history of Singapore is showcased not only in exhibits, but also in architecture. Old Ford FactoryFord Motor Company’s first automobile assembly plant in South East Asia was completed in 1941, with a distinctively Art Deco finish visible in its bevelled doorways and the flagpole rising from the building...

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Friday, 23 December, 2016
MATTER Prints

This 25 minute documentary takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. It offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment these future architects will create. Would be happy to hear your takes on it in the comments below :)See more here

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Friday, 23 December, 2016
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Dame Zaha Hadid, one of the world's leading architects, died at the age of 65 earlier this year. She was born in Iraq, but called the UK home for 40 years. She designed some of the world's most innovative buildings, including the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games. This is a BBC documentary about her and her work. Published on Jan 2, 2014 here

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Saturday, 17 December, 2016
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In 1967, Jim Thompson, the man who brought silk to the west, went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. He disappeared without a trace, and thus began the Jim Thompson legend... Jim Thompson is the man who is generally credited with bringing Thai Silk to the West. We recently published an article about Jim Thompson and his life recently, read it here Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home of Thompson, a house that was the 'talk of the town' and the 'city's most celebrated social center'...

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Friday, 16 December, 2016
Editor

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning (over 50 of them) bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. "We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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Friday, 09 December, 2016
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Squeezing a Japanese fusion restaurant into a narrow footprint saw designer Andy Malcomess draw upon the fable of Momotaro — or Peach Boy, as he is fondly referred to in his native Japan — to inspire his design. -----------------------This story is published in collaboration with Perspective, and the story first appeared in their print magazine.  Subtle details reference the Momotaro fable, such as tables shaped like stylised peach blossoms, fish scale patterns and tatamistyle floor tiles Located on Wellington Street, hugging the boundary of Hong Kong’s Central business district, Momotaro was designed by Hong Kong-based Andy Malcomess Interior Architects (AMIA), using his storytelling approach and drawing upon a famous Japanese fairy tale about a small boy who descended to Earth in a giant peach...

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Friday, 09 December, 2016
Editor

"Architecture is not about math or zoning — it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. With the help of social media, feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. The result? Architecture that will do more for us than ever before.This video was published on Mar 10, 2015 here

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Saturday, 26 November, 2016
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This is a sponsored article Recently our Managing Director took a trip to Sydney, Australia to check out some of the city's great museums and events, and she was lucky enough to get to stay at the uber stylish QT Sydney - a Design Hotel well worthy the name. Read more about QT Sydney in the "Made By Originals" article, in a series published in collaboration with Design Hotels here---------------- Situated in the restored Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s CBD, QT Sydney’s artful revamp of two historic spaces has brought a unique, hip designer hotel to the city’s CBD...

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Thursday, 20 October, 2016
Editor

In 2012, one series of photos shed direct light on the housing problems in Hong Kong. They were taken from a bird’s eye view and showed sub-divided units, which drew local and international attention. This year, Society for Community Organization (SoCO) are working with photographer Benny Lam again to jointly organize a “Living Under Constraint” photo exhibition. Over 50 new photos are included, in a sequence of six series, all showing life in the 100sq ft “flats”. These series include: Glittering Hong KongGlossy photos stand in stark contrast to dark lives in cage homes and coffin cubicles, uncovering the reality hidden underneath Hong Kong’s glamourous and prosperous appearance...

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Friday, 14 October, 2016
Robyn Or

You might have heard of Feng Shui, but do you know about Vastu Shastra?The Sanskrit word vāstu, means "the site or foundation of a house, site, ground, building or dwelling-place, habitation, homestead, house". The underlying root is vas which means "to dwell, live, stay, reside". The term shastra may loosely be translated as "doctrine, teaching". Vastu Shastra (literally meaning science of dwelling) are ancient Sanskrit manuals of architectureSo how does it work? We take a look. ---------------- Vastu Shastra (vāstu śāstra) is a traditional Hindu system of architecture, which literally translates to "science of architecture...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2016
DIY Corner

This is so cool. We have all heard of shipping containers getting repurposed into homes of various sizes. But this is the first time I have heard of a shipping container that is actually made to be shipped! That's right, the container can be loaded onto a ship and taken with you anywhere in the world! How is that for a mobile home?!?!!------------------- A 20ft Shipping Container can be a challenging space to work with when constructing a home. Thankfully, with years of experience building super-yachts and racing boats, shipwright Evans is no stranger to working in small spaces and when it came to building his own home he has done a truly spectacular job of, quite literally, thinking inside the box...

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Tuesday, 23 August, 2016
DIY Corner

Wah Fu Estate is a public housing estate located in the southern district of Hong Kong Island. The whole housing estate with a total number of 18 blocks was completed in 1978. There are car parks, supermarkets, school and public library with the aim to develop a self-contained community - a new town. This architecture project was lead by Taiwan-born designer Donald P H Liao with his own design - "the Twin Tower Block"- each comprised two juxtaposed towers of a hollow, internally galleried plan, which were constructed at the later blocks built in the 70s...

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Friday, 19 August, 2016
Robyn Or

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has justcelebrated the completion of M+ Pavilion, the first permanent venue for exhibitions and arts events in the West Kowloon Cultural District, marking a milestone in the development of the art hub in Hong Kong.The M+ Pavilion is the first permanent facility to open in the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) since the Development Plan was approved in January 2013.  Although this facility is modest in scale, its completion marks a significant milestone in the development of this major cultural undertaking in Hong Kong...

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Wednesday, 03 August, 2016
Editor

Watch this incredible video by Brandon Li - capturing all the many different aspects of Hong Kong city and culture. -----Brandon Li is a filmmaker and global nomad.According to his Vimeo page, he sold his stuff a few years ago and started traveling the world. His life goal is to film as much beauty as he can.Check out more of Brandon's work here (some of his best videos): vimeo.com/album/2610587 Note: Brandon is looking for music! If you're a composer whose sound matches his style, get in contact!See more about Brandon on his Vimeo page  

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Friday, 22 July, 2016
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This is a sponsored article. All images courtesy of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts The Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort is a beachfront all-pool villa and suite resort, situated on the secluded Hanuman Bay in Koh Samui. Just 10 minutes from the airport, it is still a world away with all the conveniences of close-by shopping and dining. It is highly recommended for anyone needing a break away from it all.------------------- A family-owned hotel group from Hawaii, in the Asia-Pacific they pride themselves on beachfront premium properties only, and with the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, have added to their portfolio a boutique all-pool suite and villa property...

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Thursday, 07 July, 2016
Editor

An architectural pavilion titled 'Green Ladder' by Vo Trong Nghia, one of the world’s ‘edgiest architects’ according to New York Post, will be on public display at SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) from 7 July to 10 December.Style by Asia talks to Vo just before the opening about bamboo, his slightly unusual practice and his vision for the future.All images courtesy of  Vo Trong Nghia and SCAF. --------------------SCAF’s Fugitive Structures, now in its fourth and final year, was the first series in Australia to explore the potential of temporary pavilions as tools for experimentation and for investigating new architectural concepts...

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Wednesday, 06 July, 2016
Editor

The Rotorua Bath House, which today houses Rotorua Museum, was once a famous spa which offered therapeutic treatments to visitors from all over the world. At its height the spa gave 60,000 to 80,000 baths annually and about 30,000 special treatments. We look at the architecture of this, one of New Zealand’s most iconic heritage buildings.------------------------ Thermal baths have been used in Europe for centuries for the treatment of a wide variety of illnesses. Spas became fashionable during the 18th and early 19th centuries as relaxing meeting places for royalty and leading society figures, as well as places to ‘take the cure’...

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Monday, 27 June, 2016
Auckland Explorer

This is a sponsored article. All images courtesy of Okura We recently stayed at The Okura Prestige Bangkok, a five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand’s capital city. It is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary hotel - we give your the insights to its design.-----------------------Being part of the Leading Hotels of the World group means something. Just like its group sister the PuLi in Shanghai (read our write up of it here), The Okura Prestige Bangkok is a hotel that manages to combine the highest level of comfort and convenience...

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Thursday, 23 June, 2016
Editor

We think vertical gardens are pretty cool, and we love the concept of mixing architecture with plants. Not only does it add to the aesthetics of a city, it also helps purify the air, something we could use more of in most cities, especially in Asia. So here are our picks for top 5 vertical gardens in Asia; pretty, useful and just awesome. Build your own vertical garden with our tips and inspiration at the bottom!  ONE CENTRAL PARKSydneySydney’s One Central Park is one of the most awarded green developments n the world...

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Monday, 20 June, 2016
DIY Corner

This article is in collaboration with sustainability consultants Faithful+Gould. The article was first published on their website. You can read the original  here. Rapid urbanisation and limited urban land supply have encouraged super-tall buildings to spring up across China. Faithful+Gould’s regional manager, Chris Li here discusses the sustainability challenges that affect the design of super-tall buildings.-------------------The architectural expression of super-tall buildings can be influenced by the unique surrounding micro-climate...

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Monday, 13 June, 2016
Editor

This article is published in collaboration with Design Hotels. The story was first published in Design Hotels™ Made By Originals. Read the original article hereLifelong entrepreneur and Ovolo Hotels founder and CEO Girish Jhunjhnuwala talks booby traps, how to make a difference in what you do, and finding one’s mojo.--------------------  This outlook has certainly taken him a long way. Born and raised in Hong Kong—a “very entrepreneurial” city—Jhunjhnuwala started off selling t-shirts while studying Business Administration in Los Angeles, before moving back to Hong Kong and learning the ropes at that watch company...

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Friday, 10 June, 2016
Editor

 What I’ve gathered from many friends who are avid travellers, mainly about hotels in Hong Kong, is the fact that hotel rooms are generally small. Sometimes, (or most times) the hotels fall into the no-more-next-time blacklist.My recent trip back to Hong Kong proved to be a positive one albeit the stigma of hotel rooms being a nightmare with little meandering space and very narrow bathrooms.You know it’s a great hotel stay when you’re sleeping so well and feeling comfortable; that you don't even want to leave the hotel until late evening...

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Thursday, 09 June, 2016
Gabriel Martin

Check out this inspirational video of Bangkok - full of great design and architectureWe will start feeding great content from the Big Mango into this blog soon so keep your eyes peeled.It will guaranteed make you want to start planning your next trip soon!

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Thursday, 09 June, 2016
Bangkok Buzz

This is a story about how the small town of Napier in Hawke's Bay New Zealand rebuilt a town in ruins into the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world – right in the middle of the Great Depression.-------------------  It was 10 o’clock in the morning of February 3rd, 1931 in the town of Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The air was dull, warm and heavy, some say foreboding of the disaster that was about to happen. The town, promoted as the Nice of the Pacific, with its Mediterranean climate and tree-lined promenade, styled in the image of a 19th century English seaside resort was about to get a make over...

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Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Auckland Explorer

If you only have 3 minutes in your day for something awesome: Watch this!You simply must watch this Time Lapse photography of Shanghai Tower! Photographer Joe Nafis spent well over four years documenting the tower, which is now the tallest structure in China, and the second tallest in the world.An astonishing addition to the Shanghai's Pudong skyline, but 1,000 plus hours of work in just 3 minutes of video!    By Veronica Darling for Style by Asia

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Thursday, 05 May, 2016
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Lauded British architectural firm Farrells is marking 25 years in Hong Kong with exhibitions at the Peak Tower and The Fringe Club.StylebyAsia caught up with Stefan Krummeck, director of the Hong Kong office, on projects old and new, sustainability and the firm's continued role in shaping how people will live and interact in the city.  For KK100, you had to rehome an entire community. How do you foster a sense of community in that sort of situation?KK100 was an entirely new approach to developing a community...

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Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
Katie Scott

A wander among the sketches and building models currently being housed in the Fringe Club in Central Hong Kong is to see the thinking behind some of the city's most famous landmarks. Urban Dialogue, and its sister exhibition in the Peak Tower, are an ode to the work of Farrells, a British architectural practice that is marking 25 years in Hong Kong. The firm worked alongside fellow architectural heavyweight Arup on the design of the Peak Tower, which was its first project in Asia when it opened to the public in 1997...

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Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
Katie Scott

Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage town. ----------------------- Vigan is the most intact example in Asia of a planned Spanish colonial town, established in the 16th century...

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Wednesday, 27 April, 2016
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Style by Asia interviews Jean Francois Milou, founder and lead architect of studioMilou in Paris and Singapore, responsible for the architecture of the new National Gallery Singapore. -------------------- The new National Gallery Singapore is impressive. Not only for its collections of South East Asian art, but for the building that houses the collections. Or buildings actually, as the new museum actually is "made" by joining the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings. The Gallery - with a surface of over 64,000 square metres and a project cost of 530 million SGD - is the largest visual arts institution in Southeast Asia, hosting the most important collections of modern art from the region and Singapore...

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Thursday, 21 April, 2016
Editor

Curious about Hong Kong's past? Watch this great documentary, filled with old architecture, about the city's story up until the handover in 1997.

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Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
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This is the story of how sustainability consultants Faithful+Gould helped Duke Kunshan University go green.  Officially opened in mid-2014, Duke Kunshan University is a state-of-the-art campus located in Kunshan, China. It is the first Chinese university campus to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) campus programme, with all five campus buildings certified according to LEED standards by the US Green Building Council. Pretty cool we think!The LEED gold certificate was recently awarded to its Academic Building and Conference Centre, while the Student Residence, Faculty Residence and Service Building received LEED silver certification...

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Friday, 15 April, 2016
Editor

Missing yesteryear? We give you a video that shows old street photographs from The Fragrant Harbour in the 1950's and 60's. 

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Thursday, 14 April, 2016
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 The ZCB Bamboo Pavilion is a public event space built for the Construction Industry Council’s Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) in the summer of 2015 in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. It is a four-storey-high long-span bending-active bamboo gridshell structure with a footprint of approximately 350m² and a seating capacity of 200 people. It is built from 475 large bamboo poles that are bent onsite to shape the structure and that are hand-tied together with metal wire using techniques based on Cantonese bamboo scaffolding craftsmanship...

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Wednesday, 30 March, 2016
Editor

His carved portraits have appeared on walls of buildings from Brazil to London; one of his works even graced the International Space Station as it travelled above the Earth at 28 800 km/h. Now Portuguese artist, Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, has created his first ever solo exhibition for Hong Kong.Debris, a collaboration with Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), is a multi-site experience, utilising two Hong Kong icons - a tram and Central Pier Four. Running until 4th April, the exhibition "encourages visitors to explore the city and reflect on the nature of the urban environment through the lens of the artist"...

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Sunday, 27 March, 2016
Katie Scott

Soaring a staggering 600m into the sky, the Ping An Finance Center will not only be the tallest building in Shenzhen but the tallest office building in the world.Set for completion this year, this behemoth of stone and glass has been designed by American architectural firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). It has risen from the ground at a rate of one storey every four days. When completed, it will house more than 100 floors of office space and five floors of retail shops. StylebyAsia spoke to David I...

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Friday, 11 March, 2016
Katie Scott

We love the idea behind the shipping container house. This house is located in China and has a base of 3 used shipping containers. Simple, quick to build and really minimalistic as well. Something to aspire to for all, and take inspiration from for any eco-friendly solutions and modern house designs-seeking architect or home builder. It is not even that difficult to find used containers, as there are tons of them in any shipyard. You can even buy what is referred to as "one way" shipping containers that are exactly that, used only one time, to ship goods to your destination, where you then pick it up...

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Tuesday, 08 March, 2016
Editor

Asia’s most creative and talented design connoisseurs gather in Singapore for a week of sharing with a game-plan to connect, inspire and aspire young-bloods, writes Gabriel MartinMaison & Objet Asia kicks off again for the third edition this year with a curated focus on inspiring and connecting the design communities in the Asia-Pacific.Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit 2016 A key focus of this year’s Summit is on the design projects and expertise of the region, with all of its speakers either originating from or being based in the Asia-Pacific...

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Tuesday, 01 March, 2016
Gabriel Martin

The Old Oak is a boutique hotel located in the historic village of Mangonui in the Far North of New Zealand, an area also known as Northland. Style by Asia visited at the height of summer a few weeks ago and spent a few days exploring the hotel and the sights around it. We definitely recommend a visit.--------------------- The Old Oak is a really pretty little piece of property, just across the town road from the waters edge. Old charm at its best, old here being a very relative term for anyone coming from Europe that is, its enveloping verandah and the beautiful woodworks are the first things you notice upon arrival...

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Thursday, 25 February, 2016
Editor

We just LOVE great architecture! And when it is an existing piece, repurposed, we clap even harder!Phase 1 of Nelson Street Cycleway in Auckland, New Zealand was officially opened to the public by the Transport Minister, Hon Simon Bridges on December 3rd, 2015 and is forever changing the way Aucklanders move about the city.So what is this marvel of architecture and why are we reporting on a cycleway you might ask? It is because of the part of it named "Te Ara I Whiti" in Maori or "the light path" in English...

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Tuesday, 16 February, 2016
Editor

Twenty-five flights of stairs in PMQ in Central Hong Kong have now been turned into works of art. For the heritage and retail site's first ever artists' residency program, Hong Kong on Steps, seven artists were chosen to create works to adorn staircases around the building. Speaking to StylebyAsia, PMQ's executive director Victor Tsang explained that those selected were given free rein to create. He explains: "The brief was a very simple one. Artists create artworks inspired by the diversity and vibrancy of Hong Kong's landscape and culture...

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Thursday, 04 February, 2016
Katie Scott

The area of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong has been proposed as the site for a design of building that would bring lower rise smart living and increased community interaction to the area.  The Urban Shelf Project is being showcased at the Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture in a domed theatre sited in Kowloon Park.The design is the result of a collaboration between researchers at the international university, ETH Zurich, and Schindler, a Swiss manufacturer of elevators and escalators. It replaces the traditional slender tower structures that dominate Hong Kong with lower rise structures that intersperse living and working spaces with green, community areas...

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Thursday, 28 January, 2016
Katie Scott

Featured Image: Urban Jungle by L.E.A.D. Image courtesy Michael LawPedestrianisation, land reclamation, 'blandification' and the constant struggle between the natural and the built environments are among the themes tackled at Visions 2050: Lifestyle and the City, which runs until the end of February.The event is Hong Kong’s entry into the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, for which creatives in both the SAR and neighbouring city, Shenzhen, have been asked to ponder the questions of how our lifestyles will shape the city, and vice-versa...

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Tuesday, 05 January, 2016
Katie Scott

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