Design

The Exploding Hong Kong Building That Launched Zaha Hadid’s Career

Before she actually completed any buildings, Zaha Hadid was busy making them explode. When the Iraqi-born architect was first getting started in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she worked obsessively on concepts that tore apart architectural conventions. Instead of anodyne renderings, she painted her buildings as abstractions – sometimes in a state of disassembly or collapse. That […]...

New Life for a Modern Landmark: The Murray Building

Everything new becomes old – and everything old becomes new again. When the Murray Building was completed in 1969, it was part of the modernist revolution that had swept away the aesthetic excesses of the past. It was bold and rational, a fresh-faced counterpoint to the fusty Victorian structures that littered the slopes of the Peak. […]...

The Twins Who Are Rethinking Hong Kong’s Approach to Food

Josh and Caleb Ng don’t have interests – they have projects. A few years ago, at a friend’s dinner party, the twin brothers were captivated by a beer made with Amarillo hops, a rich, malty brew with hints of peach and orange. They began buying craft beer, which led them to one Danish brand they found […]...

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