In case you missed them, here were some of our top stories in the month of July.
August 4th, 2016
#1 RHODA: The Power of Three
A talented trio comes together to create this new restaurant in Sai Ying Pun. Joyce Wang and Yenn Wong speak to Tamsin Bradshaw about the ups and downs of designing the neighbourhood eatery, as well as the personality behind the space. Read more.
#2 A Modern Framework For Street Food
Shanghai-based studio Linehouse drew inspiration from a greenhouse to design the spatial narrative of garden-to-plate eatery BAOBAO. Read more.
#3 Urban Barriers As City Connectors
When appointed by the Shenzhen Metro Group to develop a master plan for the Shenzhen Route 6 Chang Zhen Station, Woods Bagot Hong Kong conceived a plan to unite the massive site to enliven the experience of city transits. Read more.
#4 What Millennials Want in the Workplace
The world’s future leaders and CEOs aren’t interested in the traditional, boxy office cubicle and career path. Here’s a glimpse of what it takes to keep Generation Y engaged and happy at work. Read more.
#5 The Future of Kowloon East
At this year’s Knowledge of Design Week, Michael Li, along with Dr. Simon Kwan, spoke about the government’s vision for the area that was once home to Kai Tak Airport. We get a glimpse of what’s to come. Read more.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
Asia’s latest Instagram bait – Waka Haiku Setsugekka Japanese Restaurant – by Sun Tianwen of Shanghai design studio: Hip-Pop Architectural Decoration Design Co. (HPADDC) points to hospitality further heading toward the sensory and experiential path of its retail sister.
The 60,000-sq-m space unfolds over eight floors and aims to encourage social interaction rather than a place to simply come and work in isolation. But outside of the obvious “collaboration stations” how are we designing spaces that actually make us want to get together?