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  • UP ON A PEDESTAL

    Artist Qu Guangci pursues greatness with ‘Little Fatty’ and ‘A Great Man’ There’s an old Chinese saying which goes ‘man struggles upwards; water flows downwards’. So while water has shaped the landscape by forming gullies and gorges, mankind has raised his eyes upwards to scale mountains both literal and metaphorical. Throughout the whole of human …

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  • A HONG KONG PERSPECTIVE

    On his 90th visit to Hong Kong, Thomas Heatherwick talks with Perspective about his affections for the city Thomas Heatherwick is no stranger to Hong Kong. During his frequent stays, the London-based designer splits his time between his local office, Pacific Place (the site of his current project) and, usually, attending seminars. For him, Hong …

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  • A CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY

    Construction is well underway for the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung and due to conclude later this year — we can’t wait, so we’re taking a sneak peek now In Kaohsiung, the Wei-Wu-Ying Metropolitan Park is built on the site of a former military complex. It is apt, perhaps, that what was once …

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  • THEATRE IN THE ROUND

    The world’s biggest spherical 5D movie theatre structure is being built from recycled DVDs and CDs, using groundbreaking recycling technology devised by Taiwan’s Miniwiz It’s still two years away from completion, but excitement is already running high over the iGreen, designed by Taipei-based Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development using unique upcycling techniques involving thousands of recycled …

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  • IN SEARCH OF CHINA’S DESIGN AESTHETIC

    The founders of Bundshop, which showcases China’s leading design visionaries and creatives, have now launched the Council on Chinese Design China is facing a conundrum in terms of its image: on the one hand, it tends to be widely dismissed as a country which only copies designs and produces images or fakes. On the other …

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