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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MARCH 2017

    The art of the matter Once upon a time, art and artworks were afterthoughts when it came to architecture and interior design. Today, art is rightfully acknowledged as playing an integral role in the process — form and function are closely intertwined, and aesthetics are every bit as important as the structural design of a …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017

    Rousing the Year of the Rooster The Year of the Monkey is drawing to a close and, for many around the world, it can’t happen soon enough. Most would agree that, broadly speaking, 2016 was a year of upheaval and chaos, from the death of seminal music artist David Bowie 12 months ago, through Brexit, …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY DECEMBER 2016

    Our cup runneth over We’ve plenty to keep you occupied this month, starting with a stunning makeover at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (page 36), and art galore at J Plus by YOO, an innovative hotel in Causeway Bay which has turned itself over to Chinese artist Fansack for his Rupa exhibition (page 32). Our …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2016

    It takes all sorts In this issue of Perspective, we shine the spotlight on curves and angles in architecture and design. We’ve got both covered, as does the Casal Belaguer Cultural Centre in Spain, by Flores & Prat (page 54). A studied renovation of an ancient building, the architects preserved the old curves while bringing …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY OCTOBER 2016

    Asia & beyond One of our taglines here at Perspective is ‘Asia & beyond’, to denote our area of coverage, and this month’s issue is a perfect example of this ethos: we’ve got a special focus on Taiwan, partly in honour of 2016 being World Design Capital Taipei year, and partly because the nation is …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY SEPTEMBER 2016

    A flight of fancy If you haven’t been lucky enough to take a holiday yet this year, we’ll whet your appetite with some of the most striking new travel and leisure developments in Asia and beyond — like the jaw-dropping Keemala resort in Phuket (page 80), hôtel vagabond in Singapore (page 53), the Henry Hotel …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JULY / AUGUST 2016

    So much to celebrate 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of our ground-breaking 40 Under 40 young talent recognition programme, which we celebrated in late May with a party and presentation event (see pages 54-80) attended by honourees past and present, and a whole host of VIP guests. Many of our young talents have gone on …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JUNE 2016

    The rise of the skyscraper — pardon the pun — has happened relatively recently, and with what looks like blinding speed. Take Shenzhen, for example. As our story on KPF’s Ping An Finance Centre (PAFC) on page 48 notes, the city’s vertical growth began in earnest just three decades ago: back in 1979, the tallest …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MAY 2016

    Farewell to one of architecture’s greatest innovators The world of architecture and design lost another one of its greats in late March, when the shock news of Dame Zaha Hadid’s death broke. Love her or loathe her, there was no denying she was one of the industry’s most colourful, controversial and — as her friends …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY APRIL 2016

    Two steps forward, one step back This month, as we take a look at green design and architecture — from buildings and interiors to street furniture, products and even wall paint — we are heartened to see that being green is increasingly becoming part of the industry’s DNA. At Make, for example, sustainability has driven …

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