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  • MAGIC AT THE CINEMA

    Hong Kong interior design firm One Plus Partnership translates the core building blocks of cinematic images into the design of Pixel Box At Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema, the adventure begins way before the movie commences – as a matter of fact, it starts right after you’ve stepped across the threshold. Conceived by Ajax Lau and …

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  • Storage

    At the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism from now until April 23, international practice OMA exhibits ‘Storage’. Storage is a response to compact cities such as Hong Kong, where space is scarce and population is dense. Offering alternative uses for the bunk bed, for example, OMA demonstrates how spaces can serve purposes beyond their designated functions.  …

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  • APPLAUD, EVERYONE

    Hong Kong shows its might at the Taiwan Interior Design Awards 2011 After receiving more than 400 entries across nine categories, the Taiwan Interior Design (TID) Award 2011, recently handed out 79 TID awards to lucky winners. Of just seven Gold awards, Hong Kong designers Joey Ho (Joey Ho Design) and Lam Wai Ming (Design …

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  • Bonsai Equilibrium

    Designed by Strasbourg-based Beatrix Li-Chin Loos, the Bonsai Equilibrium is a soliflore vase completely made of medium and solid wood scraps. Shaped like a small Bonsai, four circular pieces turn freely around a glass tube. All of the elements are hand-assembled with carefully treated finishing touches. Each vase has its own bespoke packaging made of …

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  • Diamonds in the rough

    Beauty isn’t often found where you least expect it, least of all among the warren of narrow streets and back alleys of Hong Kong island, but JaaBar and JaaKitchen are true gems You would never accidentally stumble across JaaBar; if you don’t know where it is, you’ll never know it’s there. Find it, though, and …

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  • A mid-summer night’s dream

    Tucked away in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire, LudlowCastle dates back to the 11th century, with a complex stage cosntructed on its grounds every July for the annual performing arts festival Every year since the founding of the festival in 1960, a small but dedicated team of skilled craftsmen erect a fully-functioning theatre – all …

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  • Filled with good humour

    Amsterdam-based Denieuwegeneratie Architecten makes more space for comedy at the city’s oldest theatre, De Kleine Komedie From the widely-acclaimed Koninklijk Theater Carré, which has offered an array of popular productions since 1863, to the more experimental De Melkweg (Milky Way), which used to be milk factory, theatres in Amsterdam are not short of variety. Perhaps …

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  • Innovation stage

    Defying what’s expected of a traditional performance venue, the Genexis Theatre in Fusionopolis uses technology and innovation for dramatic effect Born from a masterplan by Zaha Hadid, Fusionopolis is a research and development complex that is part of a larger science, education and technology hub called One-North in Singapore. Designed to be a ‘work and …

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  • Treviso desk

    Paired with the classic Butterfly chair available in various colours, Ercol’s Treviso desk is a piece that carries out both style and functionality. Created in collaboration with British designer Matthew Hilton, its clean lines display a sense of contemporary simplicity. Treviso is made of oak and finished in a clear matt lacquer to highlight the natural …

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