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  • The art of juxtaposition

    Jewellery brand Plukka is known for its edgy yet luxurious designs. For its first pop-up store, CEO and founder Joanne Ooi has chosen to work with Johnston Marklee (based in Los Angeles) and davidclovers (Hong Kong). We speak to David C. Erdman from davidclovers to find out more about how Plukka’s first brick-and-mortar presence flips stereotypes …

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  • A VISIONARY VERTICAL VILLAGE

    Conceived by celebrated German architect Ole Scheeren, The Interlace sets out from the start to be one of Singapore’s most ambitious residential projects in recent history Located in the heart of Singapore’s Southern Ridges, The Interlace may impress at first sight as if it was created by some mysterious higher power who dropped rectangular building …

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  • ROLLERCOASTERING THROUGH TRADITION

    Interval Architects changes the template for the Chinese public school square with a modern, edgy and utilitarian pavilion called Rollercoaster Public schools in China are usually conservative with regards to the way they use outdoor space. The norm is for most large courtyards or outdoor areas in Chinese public schools to be anchored by monuments …

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  • A PINCH OF INGENUITY

    Part of a three-part project in China, a new library designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin from The University of Hong Kong responds to its earthquake-prone location with a respectful interpretation of a village’s needs and setting In September 2012, an earthquake struck Yunnan province in China. One of the many affected villages was …

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  • BLOOMING MARVELLOUS

    Awkward Blooms, the botanical brand founded by Hong Kong designer Seven Tsang, recently collaborated with Café Yawn to decorate its new space with unique green creations Located at Haven Street in Causeway Bay, keeping the over-crowded city centre at a safe distance, Café Yawn is an oasis for city dwellers — and now comes with …

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  • Showcase dining

    With a dozen narratives spun out of the re-imagined history of a bank building, Mott 32 offers diners an unprecedentedly theatrical dining experience   Located in the basement of the Standard Chartered Bank in Central, Hong Kong, Mott 32 personifies the lives of Chinese immigrants — from its modern Cantonese cuisine to its exquisite yet …

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  • Twists & turns

    Co-founded by Keisuke Toyoda and Jia-Shuan Tsai in Tokyo in 2007, and going on to establish an office in Taipei in 2009, Noiz is renowned for its unique and innovative approach to design by actively utilising computational methods in masterful ways.   The firm’s works, ranging from architecture, interior, art installation and more, are exhibited …

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  • Bright Young Marvels

     The close-knit team at Xava Interiors keeps a careful eye on both the budget and details to create space-saving living environments across the city   Remember the amount of care you took in scrapbooking your most treasured memories? This is the kind of heartfelt, heart-warming attention which Xava Interiors pays in the creation of its …

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