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Design & Dine

In Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, food is at the bottom of the pyramid, as a basic requirement for the survival of all creatures. That means us, too. Today, our demands for sustenance have become more sophisticated. Not only do we require delicious fare, we also expect restaurants to offer interiors as innovative as their cuisine. People feed Instagram before feeding themselves, capturing plates, cutlery, furniture and fixtures, before turning to the more immediate need of fuelling themselves.

Cooking has long been a blend of art and science, but now more than ever those disciplines are being applied to where food is served.

In Perspective’s June issue, we take a look at a handful of restaurants and bars around the globe where design tops the menu, from the smallest of details to the grand schemes of big-name architects. The venues include Ashley Sutton’s quirky Iron Fairies in Hong Kong, the newly renovated Grand Café at Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt, Lazy Cats Café in Bali, Brasserie at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, and Chinese restaurant Kitaika in Kiev.

In our cover story, internationally renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma talks about his plans for the new Olympic stadium in Tokyo, his views on how architecture and nature can complement each other, and how Hong Kong can be a model for future cities.

In our Architecture section, you’ll discover that two developments — Quebec’s cultural hub Amphithéâter Cogeco and Amsterdam’s Smiley Zeeburgereiland Apartments — are nothing short of astonishing.

Bon Appétit!

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In Perspective+ 2017, the full results of the A&D Trophy Awards 2016 are featured in a lavish spread, along with leading companies featured in the Company Profiles section. News, features and new projects are also extensively covered, alongside a comprehensive Suppliers Index of architects, interior designers, building services, contractors and material partners.


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Lofty views

The Peak is undoubtedly Hong Kong's most prestigious address. Set in that district's Coombe Road, Carolina Garden offers residents stunning views of a country park, South China Sea and the Outlying Islands. The generous apartment, at 2,448 sq-ft (saleable area), boasts three bedrooms (one en suite), two-and-a-half bathrooms, a separated living and dining room, a family room, a study, a balcony, a maid's room, a utility room and a covered carpark. One of the chief attractions of the property is its proximity to Aberdeen Country Park, which is just to the south of the building. Residents can enjoy wonderful views of the park from the apartment - a real luxury in such a densely populated city. The designer-decorated residence is in excellent condition, and has a fully equipped kitchen. It features white walls and dark hardwood floors creating a warm and restful atmosphere. The sizable balcony faces the country park, providing tranquil and serene views. Available to purchase at HK$140 million, the apartment also enjoys easy access to Central, just 7 to 10 minutes' drive.

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