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PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY APRIL 2017

Climes, they are a changing

An agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, The Paris Agreement, went into effect on 4 November 2016 in a bid to deal with greenhouse gas emission mitigation, adaptation and finance, and remains open for signature until 21 April 2017.

So far, it has been signed by 194 countries, including China, which has decided that the agreement applies to both Hong Kong and Macau as well.

We take sustainability very seriously here at Perspective, and we believe that architects and designers play a pivotal role in helping to change infrastructure and development strategies for future generations.

There is no longer an argument for excessive prices making eco-friendly concepts impossible, as advances in technology, materials and social awareness all mean that ‘green’ features can be incorporated in to buildings, spaces and products, and that’s why this month’s focus is on all things ‘green’!

In Hong Kong, we spoke with a number of people working on urban farming projects in the region (page 66), and found out more about Gustafson Porter +

Bowman’s ambitious greening project in Tai Koo (page 62). New Zealand-based designer David Trubridge told us about his ultra-eco-sensitive lighting and furniture (page 58), and we discovered more about the Taj Ganj urban redevelopment project by Archohm Consult in India (page 72)

We learn the ins and outs of the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool by Farrells ahead of its opening of both indoor and outdoor facilities later this month (page 20), and also discuss the changing face of product design with Luca Alessi on (page 80)

+ The call for entries for this year’s A&D Trophy Awards opens with an ‘early bird’ offer running for the month of April — find out more at www.adt-awards.com


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PERSPECTIVE+ 2017

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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THE KEY VOLUME 148 – APRIL 2016

Spaciousness with grace and serenity

Pokfulam has long been sought after by homebuyers looking for the ported combination of accessibility, serenity and beautiful scenery. Set on Bisney Road, Bisney Cove offers all this and more.

Spanning 2,154 s.f. (saleable area), the apartment has three bedrooms including one ensuite, two bathrooms, spaciously separated living and dining areas, a maids room with washroom and shower, a utility room and a covered car park.

The highlight of this apartment is definitely it charming balcony with ample space for outdoor furniture and plants. It is the perfect spot to enjoy tranquility and great views for a break or a meal on your own or with guests. Not to mention the option of barbecue gatherings.

In keeping with older apartments designed with the inhabitants in mind, this residence boasts a practical layout with an efficiency ratio of 86 per cent. Additionally, the owner is a designer who created a simple and well decorated interior with good upkeep.

Available to purchase at HK$43.8 million, the home also benefits from a fully fitted and equipped kitchen with a fantastic kitchen island, offering great versatility for preparing food and dining.

Minibuses to Central and buses to various districts are easily available nearby, providing fast links to the heart of the dty. The building is also close to Cyberport, Queen Mary Hospital and University of Hong Kong.

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