Architecture

Change your paint colour, increase your home selling price!

Have you ever taken colour into consideration when you sell your house? If not, then you should. According to Zillow, a real estate and rental marketplace, colour definitely plays an important role in changing people’s perception towards a house, and therefore affecting the selling price. Here comes the conclusion of the company after examining over 32,000 photos from sold homes to illustrate how …

Doris Liu - July 25, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (VI) — 92-year-old Chinese Tenement Stays Sturdy After Truck Crash

Yau Tsim Mong District is the smallest district in Hong Kong. Formerly the two districts – Yau Tsim District and Mong Kok District were combined in 1994 as today’s Yau Tsim Mong District. Hong Kong government developed the south of Public Square Street in Yau Ma Tei since 1876. Station Street (today’s Shanghai Street) and Temple Street were then open …

Doris So - June 21, 2017

Useful Tips for Decorating Your Home-working Room

No matter you are a working class or a student, I believe you enjoy working at home remotely because it really has its own perks, like saving traveling time, feeling utterly comfortable since you are in your pajamas and don’t have to care about how you sit or how you look, and having flexible working hours! But if you’ve tried before, you would …

Kiwiana Wong - May 2, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (V) — Sham Shui Po Downgraded Historic Building

Sham Shui Po is a perfect place for buying electronic parts, cheap products and antiques. In addition to shopping, Sham Shui Po is a place with a high density of old buildings. So, we’ve brought you five valuable historic buildings in Sham Shui Po. 117-125 Nam Cheong Street 117-125 Nam Cheong Street is the largest group of tenement houses in …

Doris So - March 28, 2017

[Hi! Houses] Hong Kong Old Houses X Contemporary Art

Some of the old houses in Hong Kong are conserved in the form of museums that preserve and present the original or period furniture and artifacts inside. People start getting unfamiliar and unconnected to the things that belong to the previous centuries along with the rapid development. The Art Promotion Office presents a project called “Hi! Houses” that aims to make …

Doris So - March 24, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (IV) – The Not-being-graded Tenement House in Central

120 Wellington Street, Central It is estimated that the tenement at 120 Wellington Street has a long history of 137 years, which becomes the very last existing tenement among the first generation tenements in Hong Kong. Before the tenement being emptied, it was occupied by Wing Wo grocery store, which had been operated for 80 years. As 120 Wellington Street …

Doris So - March 9, 2017

The “Disappearing” Buildings in Hong Kong (III) — The Last Corner Tenement Building in Wan Chai

Wan Chai was known as “Ha Wan” in the past. Owning to the reconstruction, it leads to a rapid dropping number of the historical buildings in Wan Chai in the recent years, such as Lee Tung Street, also known as Wedding Card Street as it was a centre for publishing wedding cards. In fact, Wan Chai is still there remains …

Doris So - February 28, 2017