In case you missed them… here’s a recap of our top 10 stories for the month of January.
February 5th, 2015
#1 The Han Show Theatre
Appearing like a giant traditional Chinese lantern from the distance, The Han Show Theatre has been designed by Stufish Entertainment Architects to house a spectacular new water show by theatre director Franco Dragone. Read more.
#2 In Conversation: ESKYIU
Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei of ESKYIU epitomise a rare breed of architects who combine intellectual ambition with a socially-conscious mind. Read more.
#3 Lai Bun Fu: Echoes of Hong Kong’s Past
Hong Kong’s colonial past continues to serve as design inspiration for new restaurants, including the recently opened east-meets-west styled Lai Bun Fu. Read more.
#4 In Conversation: Christopher Law
The Founder and Director of The Oval Partnership loves buildings. In fact, he sees them as living, breathing organisms. Read more.
#5 Zaha Hadid’s First High-Rise Residential Mega Project: d’Leedon
Conceived from a study of existing energy flow lines and connections on its expansive 840,049 square feet site, d’Leedon, Zaha Hadid’s first high-rise residential project (in collaboration with RSP Architects), stands out from its low key surroundings in Tanglin District 10 with a soaring presence and undulating contour lines that shift and change with their ascent into the sky. Read more.
#6 Can ‘Storytelling’ Take You From Being Just A Manager, To A True Leader?
Storytelling, as a leadership capability, can become the strong foundation of company culture. But just how can the power of narrative and storytelling help leaders to spearhead and activate change in their business? DQ Editor Sophia Watson explores the Apple case study, and how Steve Jobs used storytelling to lead his team. Read more.
#7 Junya Ishigami: A New Architectural Wave
Known for an explorative and conceptual approach to architecture, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami presents his global projects and ideas as unimaginable possibilities in a somewhat predictable industry and introduces a new sense of invisible realisations. Read more.
#8 Preview: Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
Hitting its 3rd year in March, Art Basel in Hong Kong is undergoing some major refurbishments. Read more.
#9 Christian Liaigre: Eye On Asia
Long associated with elegance, subtle luxury and fine craftsmanship, Christian Liaigre has recently expanded the brand’s presence in Asia with the opening of a Singapore showroom on Purvis Street. President Christophe Caillaud talks regional strategy. Read more.
#10 The One Excellence Master Plan
The One Excellence master plan by TFP Farrells places renewed focus on the pedestrian realm and the quality of public spaces. Read more.
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