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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY DECEMBER 2018

    It takes a Herculean effort and months of hard work to put together an awards show, not to mention two. This past November, Perspective had a number of ‘firsts’ in its 18-year history. With a dedicated team and a good measure of blind faith, we organised the first-ever A&D China Awards in Shenzhen (with less …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2018

    Perspective founded the A&D Trophy Awards in 2004 to promote the best in architecture and design, and to recognise the dedicated teams behind extraordinary projects and designs. Fourteen years on, it has become one of the most significant and respected design awards in the region. This year, we decided to explore new territory with the …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY OCTOBER 2018

    Is conservation the price to pay for urbanisation? In the past few years, we’ve seen Hong Kong lose historic landmarks such as Queen’s Pier, and the Star Ferry piers in Central and Wan Chai. With the city’s rapid urban development, this has led us to ponder whether old and new can ever coexist, which is …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY SEPTEMBER 2018

    What makes a design great or a building a landmark? Look at the Morpheus, Macau’s latest offering in the luxury hospitality sector, featured on the cover of this issue. Its free spirit, expressed through its organic exoskeleton structure, is what sets it apart – another legacy of the late architect Zaha Hadid. There may be …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JULY – August 2018

    In late May, Perspective travelled to the Venice Biennale of Architecture. This year’s curators – two female Irish architects, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – invited architects from around the world to interpret Freespace, the quality, freedom and future of space. Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (featured on this month’s cover), once told Perspective “there’s …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JUNE 2018

    Recently a Hong Kong property tycoon mentioned to me that real estate is a very local business. Professionals in the building industry need to travel to the construction site to personally carry out the projects, even company executives and owners. Quite often, we think of architecture as international: the world’s tallest towers, global practices, overseas …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MAY 2018

    Milan in April is a magic place. Where else can you run into Olivier Rousteing, creative director of French fashion house Balmain, and then Marcel Wanders, the Dutch designer who created the Knotted Chair? Milan Design Week is that sort of event. Known for its fashion influence, the city has established itself as a wider …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY APRIL 2018

    Beijing’s CCTV headquarters has been taunted by locals as the Big Trousers for its singular shape, to the extent that people rarely refer to the building with its real name. Conceived by Dutch firm OMA, the building – love it or hate it – has become one of the most iconic symbols of the Chinese …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MARCH 2018

    Art Affair New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are two of the world’s most important art institutions and, for me, must-sees on any trip to the city. In addition to showing the remarkable works of Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and David Hockney among many others, the …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

    Winning personalities Last year saw some monumental developments. Here in Asia, the topping-out of Shenzhen’s Ping An Finance Centre has altered the city’s skyline and redefined the world map of tall buildings. Further afield, there’s the recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, while the spaceship-like Apple Park imagined by Norman Foster in California lifted off in …

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