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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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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MARCH 2016

    THE FINAL FRONTIERS In our interview with Vincent Ng, president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (see page 84), he lists space as one of the biggest challenges facing architects in Hong Kong today. Forced to design within a very tight environment, the inevitable result is more vertical than horizontal buildings — and compounding …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

    Ringing in the new When we launched Perspective in 1999, we set out to reflect the energy and the creativity of Hong Kong, one of the world’s greatest and most exciting cities, as well as the region and the rest of the world. This year, we’re upping our pace with renewed determination to give you …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY DECEMBER 2015

    Season’s Greetings! The last month of the year is always an exciting time, not just because there is so much going on, but also because it holds the promise of a brand new year and all its possibilities. We have great plans which will be set in motion in 2016, so stay tuned for further …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY NOVEMBER 2015

    All the colours of the wind Fighting the tide of today’s trendy neutrals and too-often drab beiges and greiges, we focus on colour this month, with a variety of projects and people celebrating the notion that there are 50 shades of every colour possible, not just grey. From the shimmering tiles of davidclover’s Butterfly House …

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