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Project • By LWK + PARTNERSApartments

The Pavilia Bay

THE PAVILIA BAY is a luxury residential project that sails under iridescent sunlight upon the Rambler Channel. The project site sits on the waterfront, and the brilliant sunset over the waters struck the heart of the designer – basked in sunlight, the concept for THE PAVILIA BAY was thus conceived. In the dense city of Hong Kong, this magnificent open view must be highlighted – the project can be read as a yacht embarking its journey towards the waters. The themes of ‘sunshine’ and ‘yachting’ was carried all the way from macro building form, elevation, interiors, down to micro details such as door handle and signage designs. The nautical design language and visualisation of sunlight is articulated through and highlighted by t... More

Project • By Seth Powers PhotographyOffices

18 King Wah Road

Amid the heavy rains of a typhoon in Hong Kong last July, we were very lucky to have had a few moments of clean sky for the photoshoot of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ project, 18 King Wah Road. Located in North Point, the eastern district of Hong Kong Island, 18 King Wah Road is a new 23-​story office building in Hong Kong and second commission for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. 18 King Wah Road commands a striking view of Victoria Harbor and Kowloon Bay, and to the west, PCPA’s iconic International Financial Centre marks the skyline.In contrast to the density of its urban neighbors, the design of PCPA’s building is airy and buoyant. The triple-​height Y-​shaped columns that support the base of the tower deliver an exciting visual on... More

Project • By Barcode ArchitectsApartments


CasaNova, a 110-meter high tower in the Maritime District in Rotterdam, is the first triangular shaped tower in the Rotterdam skyline. The tower is currently being constructed on the Wijnhaven 65 plot. CasaNova takes the sightlines and daylight of surrounding towers into consideration and is a distinctive yet fitting addition to this urban area. By engaging with the surrounding street on all its sides, it contributes to the liveliness in the Maritime District. The triangular volume is a fitting addition to this highly urban area. With a slender motion towards the plinth volume, the tower becomes a delicately balanced icon. By combining a gentle form with a dynamic transition to the plinth we created an elegant sculpture in the skyline. The... More

Project • By Reynaers AluminiumOffices


The new Crystal office building, beside the busy Vinohradská boulevard, was constructed and completed in the summer of 2015. The structure of the building with a total of 12,827 square meters, comprises of offices available for rent and five retail units on the ground floor, including a café and a brasserie. Warehouses, technical facilities, and 121 parking spaces are concealed underground. Marek Hruby The Crystal building's height exceeds the height of surrounding structures, creating a high-rise counterpart to the nearby Casablanca office tower that subtly and sensitively fits in with the existing urban environment. Its significant height and shape means that this building has a unique and unexpected look, from every a... More

Project • By NSDA ArchitectsApartments


MetroPlace is a 342 unit, 46-storey development in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighbourhood. The residential tower component sits on top of a 4-storey commercial podium on Beresford, a 5-storey stacked townhouse podium component on Telford, and a series of 2-storey townhouses along the site’s southern property line. The project incorporates up to sixteen thousand square feet of city-owned community amenity space, granted in exchange for an additional amenity density bonus.MetroPlace is the first high density development to take advantage of the new “supplemental community benefit density bonuses” for Burnaby’s town centres. The project aims to integrate the adjacent Maywood neighbourhood into the town centre. It includes pedestrian and cyclist-fri... More

Project • By NSDA ArchitectsApartments

Miramar Village

Miramar Village is a mixed-use redevelopment of White Rock’s Hillcrest Mall and adjoining properties. Located in the heart of the community at the crossroads of Johnston Road, Russell Avenue and Thrift Avenue, the project is the centre piece and focal point of the new town centre being created. This mixed-use project includes several key components: a central public plaza, three and four storey podiums along the streetscape with retail and offices on the lower levels and residential units on the upper levels, a civic centre, and four residential high-rise towers that range in height between 17 and 22 storeys with over 400 residential units. The massing configuration of the four high-rise buildings and the lower podium block is careful... More

Project • By DP ArchitectsShopping Centres

Orchard Central

At 11 storeys, Orchard Central is Singapore’s first high-rise shopping centre. Unlike the other projects featured in this chapter, Orchard Central is a new build. As such, it incorporates many of the characteristics developed in past Orchard Road projects while pushing their concepts to new extents. In the ongoing evolution of tropical mall architecture, Orchard Central’s new modes of site integration make great strides in the extroversion of retail space. The design of Orchard Central wraps and injects private commercial space with the public space of Orchard Road, activating all 11 storeys of the mall with street connectivity. The façade hosts an exploratory circulation system that places the visitor in unique relationships with the s... More