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Design watch | China
Shanghai-based Sharon Leece has written China Style, China Modern
and China Living to showcase China’s design sce ne, plus is editor-at-large
for AD (Architectural Digest) China magazine .
The Chinese art world drew a collective gasp when Swiss collector
Uli Sigg announced he was donating the majority of his Chinese
contemporar y art collection – worth a staggering US$163 million –
to upcoming Hong Kong visual arts museum M+. The Sigg Collection
is widely regarded as the largest, most comprehensive and most important
collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world and M+, due to open
in 2017, will enjoy 1463 gifted artworks including those by Ai Weiwei, Zeng
Fanzhi, Yue Minjun and Wang Keping. A must for art lovers everywhere.
The fi rst residen tial project in A sia by legen dary architect Fran k Gehry
(inset) has la un ched in H on g Kon g. His spiralling 12-storey Opus, located on
Stubbs Road, makes the most of its distinc tive Peak side locatio n with cu r ved
wraparo un d windows an d pan ora mic views of the city and harbo ur below.
Gehry’s twisting towe rs rise out of quarr y block s set again st the lush natu ral
vegetatio n of the hillside; inside a re just 12 ultra- luxe open- plan apartments
design ed by Yabu Pushelberg – each fl owing arou n d a cen tral core. The
price to live here? Expected to be a jaw- dropping HK$450 millio n (AU$57
millio n) each. opushongkong.com.
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