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    Transforming a busy metro station while city life continues uninterrupted

    Imagine being asked to connect two new underground rail lines to one of Hong Kong’s busiest MTR stations without disrupting existing services or the surrounding area. Sounds impossible? Not for global design and engineering company Arup which achieved all this and more at the expanded Admiralty station on Hong Kong island.

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    Exploring the world that lies in-between

    Hong Kong is often described in terms of its contrasts – old and new, East and West, urban density and nature. But it’s what lies between that is the inspiration for a roving exhibition curated by some of the city’s brightest young architects and designers, now on display in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Inspiring young minds through design

    Motivating young kids to engage in the classroom is no easy task, as any teacher knows. However, local design studio Bean Buro has created a unique learning space that is piquing the curiosity of young students through a clever use of colours, materials and design features.

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    Elegance and drama abound in this striking dual-concept restaurant and bar

    Kevin Yiu is rapidly developing a reputation for creating dramatic signature restaurants and bars within the unlikely environs of Hong Kong’s sprawling shopping malls. Room III and Kappou Mu is his latest creation – combining a modern Japanese bar with a traditional kappou counter – in Tsim Sha Tsui’s glitzy new H-Zentre.

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    Hangzhou’s legendary waterways inspire stunning new riverfront project

    Hangzhou’s dreamy waterways, from the enchanting West Lake to the impressive Grand Canal stretching all the way to Beijing, have long delighted poets and travellers alike. Now they have inspired a stunning new riverfront development in the heart of the city, with circular design features styled in the fashion of rippling water.

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    A Kuala Lumpur landmark sheds its outer shell to reconnect with the city

    It takes creative courage to redesign a well-established city landmark but that’s exactly what Kokaistudios has done with Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Starhill Gallery, home to a sprawling retail mall and the JW Marriott hotel. Much of the building’s distinctive angular shell casing has been stripped away to build a stronger connection with the urban streetscape and residents alike.

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    Welcome to a residential project showroom like no other!

    Sales galleries for new residential projects in Hong Kong typically focus on luxurious show flats. However, the 2,800 sq. m. immersive space created by One Plus Partnership in Hong Kong’s ICC tower to promote the sale of apartments in Sun Hung Kai’s Novo Land development, may well change the way developers think about showrooms in the future.

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    Beachfront bathhouse among the winners in HKIUD awards

    A striking beachfront bathhouse in Hong Kong’s New Territories and an inspired rejuvenation of a streetscape in Guangzhou are among the big winners in the latest awards program by the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. And now details of the all the award-winning projects are on display at Central Market until March 12.

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