In case you missed them… here’s a recap of our top 5 stories for the month of May.
#1 Education First: New Beginnings
Education First (EF) tasked CL3 Architects to give their Hong Kong office a facelift. Aside from physical needs, EF now occupies an entire floor rather than half of it. The world famous Swedish educational institute also wanted the revamped space to reflect the transformation of their Hong Kong office from a mere salesroom to a convivial space that encourages discussion and interaction. Read more.
#2 Le Corbusier – Modern Architect Giant
Le Corbusier – Modern Architect Giant ties together the multi-facets of Le Corbusier’s busy creative life, hardly marked by any distinctive style but a series of changes and revolutionary moves. Divided into five sections, the exhibition takes visitors through the life of the controversial modern architect who split his time between architectural design, urban planning, writing, and painting. Read more.
#3 China’s Tallest Skyscraper
At 632-metres tall (121 occupied floors), the futuristic and minimalistic Shanghai Tower set to complete mid-year is designed by a local team of Gensler architects to symbolise the city’s past, present and future. Read more.
#4 China Pavilion At Expo Milano 2015: A Cultural Experience
The Chinese Pavilion, which opened 1 May 2015, visualises through a key undulating roof feature, derived by “merging the profile of a city skyline on the building’s north, with the profile of a landscape on the south.” This is an artistic expression of the pavilion’s theme, Land of Hope, as design teams, Studio Link-Arc and Tsinghua University believe that hope can be found when city and nature co-exist. Read more.
#5 Looking Into The Future
Established 2013 in Shanghai, Linehouse is a design studio whose work straddles between “the poetic idea and pragmatic solution”. Founder Alex Mok grew up in Hong Kong and Thailand, before studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture where she was mentored by Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou. At Niall McLaughlin Architects, she worked on multiple projects before becoming an associate at Neri & Hu. Mok associates these as vital experiences that shaped her as a designer. Read more.