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

The Opposite House, Beijing Vol. 3 CD

May 17, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

Following the well-received Oppositehouse Vol 1 and Vol 2, The Opposite House, Beijing will release Oppositehouse Vol 3, a third CD of 10 eclectic tracks by some of China’s most exciting and talented musicians. This third limited edition album, like the first two, has been specially created for guests to enjoy in-house or to take … Read More

Bespoke Turndown Postcards Beijing

May 29, 2010By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

Continuing the practice of collaborations with independent musicians and contemporary Chinese art galleries, The Opposite House provides a platform to showcase the creativity of up-and-coming young artists. This year’s initiative is a commissioned postcard project for turndown gifts by art students of various disciplines at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. “The end result from … Read More

The Opposite House, Beijing Vol. 2 CD

April 16, 2010By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT 1 Comment

Following the well-received Oppositehouse Vol 1, The Opposite House, Beijing will release Oppositehouse Vol 2, a second CD of 10 eclectic tracks by some of China’s most interesting electronic musicians. This second limited edition album, like the first, is specially created for guests to enjoy in-house or to take away as a gift and is … Read More