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    A year of accolades for Steve Leung

    What an amazing year this has been for one of Hong Kong’s foremost architects, Steve Leung! The founder of the Steve Leung Design (SLD) Group, and former A&D Awards judge, has picked up two significant personal awards and overseen the publication of a stunning collection of his lifetime work and achievements. Plenty of reasons to celebrate in his sixty-fifth year!

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    Walking the sustainable talk

    Young Malaysian architect Shyuan Kuee is understandably proud of 1 Lasam, the first Green Building Index (GBI)-certified property in the state of Perak. Notable for its striking “floating boxes” design, the five-storey office block is just one of many projects that reflect her passion for responsible and sustainable architecture.

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    A touch of Hollywood glamour on the peak

    When you first lay eyes on Splendour on the Peak, four Art Deco-style mansions with breath-taking views of Victoria Harbour, you half expect to see a Hollywood A-lister emerge to greet you. As it happens, it’s not such a fanciful notion. One of the four, named Carlyle, was home to Nicole Kidman during a recent shoot in Hong Kong.

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    Interior Design Week brings the power

    Hong Kong Interior Design Week burst back onto the scene, with a power-packed program of exhibitions, forums, Open House sessions, student workshops and Awards. We spoke with Hong Kong Interior Design Association chairman Horace Pan about how HKIDW is helping Hongkongers develop a stronger affinity with design.

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    Anything but conventional

    When asked if launching a new architecture practice in Hong Kong in the middle of the pandemic was either courageous or just plain crazy, ARTA Architects’ co-founder Arnold Wong admits it was probably a bit of both. But 18 months after starting the company, Arnold and co-founder Tat Lai Wong, have no regrets. The studio has already picked up 30 projects, including several iconic city installations, and most recently a prime harbourfront project in the Kai Tak redevelopment precinct.

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    Judging can be thirsty work

    Some of our high-profile judges in this year’s A&D Awards recently gathered in Hong Kong’s uber-stylish Crit Room for a relaxed night of networking over canapes and a glass of wine, courtesy of our generous sponsor Barrie Ho Sydney, founded by fellow judge, Barrie Ho.

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    Discover the recipe for your dream kitchen!

    After spending more cooking time at home and focusing on healthy living, it’s not surprising that Hong Kongers are keener than ever to create their own gourmet kitchens. But designing a dream kitchen in Hong Kong is not without its challenges! Discover how experts, like Mia Cucina, are helping guide interior designers and homeowners through the process.

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    A haven not far from the madding crowds

    Creating a haven of calm amidst the commotion of a busy shopping mall in a city of nine million residents might seem like an impossible challenge. But it’s one that local studio, the Panorama Design Group, not only took on but nailed brilliantly.

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    Connecting with “all that is alive” in the Garden City

    If biophilia is the “passionate love of life and all that is alive”, then biophilic design could be described as the harmonious embrace between our built space and all that is alive – something that’s perfectly illustrated in this exciting new residential project in Singapore.

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