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Top 10 Most Read Stories In 2018

From projects like a cultural centre stitched together from 16 structures and carefully crafted hotels and homes, to think pieces about the future of the city and what can we learn from Burning Man, here are our Top 10 most-read stories of 2018!

Top 10 Most Read Stories In 2018


December 31st, 2018

We are just a few hours away from 2019! Here we’ve rounded up 10 most-read stories in 2018, and the result is diverse, from projects like cultural centre stitched together fr0m 16 structures and carefully crafted hotels and homes, to think pieces about the future of the city and what can we learn from a festival hosted in the middle of the desert. Click on the titles to read the full feature!  


Herzog & de Meuron Connect Past And Present With Tai Kwun Centre For Heritage & Arts 

Tai Kwun Iwan Baan Plaza

Tai Kwun Iwan Baan Urban overview

Herzog & de Meuron stitch together 16 structures and breathe new life into the iconic Hong Kong Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.



How Can We Futureproof a City? 

An authority on urban regeneration, HASSELL’s Global Head of Urban Design and Urban Futures David Tickle shares his insights on shaping our cities into meaningful, sustainable spaces.



Piero Lissoni’s Italian Perspective At The Middle House

Piero Lissoni designed the darkly glamorous new addition to the Swire Hotels’ House Collective. Here, he talks about bringing an Italian perspective to a China-based hotel.



Groundwork Experiments With Playful Architecture At K11

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The Fairyland Playscape installation was a mountainous playscape for all ages. We speak to Groundwork’s Manfred Yuen about why it’s important for architecture to be toy-like. 



A Silk Road Narrative At Grand Hyatt Xi’An by LTW Designworks

Grand Hyatt Xi’An

Grand Hyatt Xi’An

Singapore-headquartered LTW Designworks used the ancient Silk Road trading route as inspiration for the design of the Grand Hyatt Xi’An in central China.



Filling The Expanse: Quiet Grandeur In A Penthouse By Brewin Design Office

In a penthouse abutting Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, Brewin Design Office ensures that the luxury of light, nature and space is felt at every turn.



Rooftop Restaurant Popinjays At The Murray: A New City Vantage Point



The Foster + Partners-designed venue at The Murray offers panoramic city views from a purpose-built glass pavilion atop the hotel.



PAL Designs ‘Online Living’ For Chinese Millennial Families 

China-based designer PAL has created ultra-modern show flats with bright, clean lines and futuristic curves for UNStudio’s vertical living pods in Wenzhou.



Fluid Form At Newly Opened Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, the terminus station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link has opened to the public.



What Can Design Learn From Burning Man? 

Burning Man Jordan Laboucane

Burning Man AlexMedinaPhoto_01

In which we take a look through the design lens at two of the stellar installations from 2018’s extraordinary burn.




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