Kengo Kuma on His Top 5 Designs

August 5, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

The soft-spoken architect behind a string of stunning projects – including The Opposite House, Beijing and bamboo house at the commune by the Great Wall in Beijing – shares his favourite 5 buildings. 1. “Villa Mairea” , private residence (architect: Alvar Aalto, location: Finland) 2. “Falling Water”, private residence (architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, location: USA) 3. … Read More

Bar With a View: Go EAST

August 5, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialEAT No Comments

We commissioned HK Poly U students for this video project and this is their interpretation of the vibe of the city. In addition to bespoke cocktails, the bar also has a solid menu of gastro-pub food if you’re feeling peckish. Have a look at our Sunset Gallery and please feel free to add yours to … Read More

Have a Dip in Beijing

August 5, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialUncategorized No Comments

In the sweltering Beijing summer, finding a swimming pool for a relaxing dip can be tricky. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma‘s answer to that is a 22 metre stainless steel pool that plays with the reflection and refraction of natural light from the glass roof and thousands of optical fibre lights @ The Opposite House Nicely … Read More