Tuesday, January 29, 2008

of Dempsey Hill

dempsey hill
Dempsey Hill

On a site that used to be the former British army barracks, Dempsey presents a certain aura of tranquility that is a perfect hideout from the bustling city centre. As much as I praise its effort at rejuvenating the area, I felt that it had a target group of users in mind in carrying out the plans, that the social hierarchy comes into place, which is quite saddening to me. Conservation projects are still going on and I can't wait to see what it looks like at the end of it, but with that luxury tag associated with the refurbished product, I might not be able to peep into it unless I fork out a week's expenditure on a cuppa tea.
I wonder whether they'll do anything to this hut-like shelter here.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Of Old Police Headquarters

Reflection, originally uploaded by jonolist.

in Hong Kong. Its a really interesting building with all the old intergation rooms and kitchens. Before its get redeveloped by Herzog and de Mueron for the Hong Kong jockey club, it's now being used as the main exhibition space for the Hong Kong Shenzhen Architectural Biennale.

Entrance into the Biennale, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Made of the stuff often used in hong kong construction sites.

Fantastic use of Bamboo!

more pictures soon!