James Packer’s Macau investment starts to pay off

James Packer’s Crown Resorts will earn a return on its investment in Macau for the first time, after its joint venture casino operator in the region, Melco Crown, said it would begin to pay a regular dividend. After its fourth quarter results for 2013, in which net income doubled to $US223.2 million, Melco said it […]

HK property: shifting sands

Tighter Fed vs growing China means a choppy market Anyone who bought into Hong Kong’s big property developers five years ago would have suffered sleepless nights at first – then enjoyed a stunning boom. The territory is both pegged to cheap US credit and geared to China’s growth. But if the era of an ultra-easy […]

China Overseas Property Investment up 600 Percent

Overseas property investment by Chinese firms increased by 600 percent over the past three years as investors and developers looked for capital security and portfolio diversification outside China. Chinese firms increased their overseas real estate investment from $900 million in 2010 to $5.6 billion in 2012, according to research from Savills China. The move into […]

China to build artificial island for city that doesn’t exist

See Gallery for more photos Enveloped by a city that has yet to be constructed, Pingtan Art Museum will be the largest private museum in Asia. While economically depressed Europe relies on its long-established cultural attractions and ancient sites to attract tourists, China is building ever more daring developments that, for fans of extravagant architecture, […]

H.K. Weekend Property Sales Fall on Doubled Stamp Duty

Residential property sales in Hong Kong fell after sales tax was doubled on property costing more than HK$2 million ($258,000), according to Midland Holdings Ltd., the city’s biggest publicly traded realtor. Secondary sales for the 15 most popular housing estates fell 15 percent this weekend from the previous weekend, according to Buggle Lau, Midland’s chief analyst. Hong Kong’s government […]

OMA wins competition for second Shenzhen skyscraper

Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has won a competition to design a financial office tower in Shenzhen, China, the firm’s second building in the city after the soon-to-completeShenzhen Stock Exchange. Located in the city’s business district, the 180-metre Essence Financial Building will be cut into two by a large outdoor terrace that will slice horizontally though the facade […]

Chinese Government and JV partner TAK Group involve horse racing juggernaut Coolmore in £2.6 billion equestrian development

Attracting a glittering international crowd of horse racing royalty, breeding aficionados, private equity groups and billionaires, the annual Karaka Millions races and New Zealand Bloodstock 2013 Premier Sale wrapped up yesterday with 323 of the 441 catalogued lots sold for $51,051,500. The highest sale yesterday was to Melbourne trainer Peter Moody, who bid $775,000 for […]

KK100, currently the tallest building in Shenzhen completed in 2011

The 442-metre Kingkey 100 skyscraper designed by architects Farrells, currently the tallest building in Shenzhen and tenth tallest in the world. Top: photograph is by Jonathan Leijonhufvud Completed at the end of 2011, the financial office tower was designed with a curving glass body and pointed tip. The curtain wall facade curls up at the base of the building […]

China-Worlds tallest building will be constructed in 90 days

News: construction is set to begin next month on the world’s tallest building in Changsha, China, which will be completed in just 90 days. Construction firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), a subsidiary of China’s Broad Group, has corrected earlier reports that its 220-storey Sky City tower would take seven months to complete, telling ConstructionWeekOnline that the skyscraper will be finished at the end […]

Sans Souci Palace in Xiamen, China

Situated to the north of the Rocky Cloud Peak at the mid-section of Lianqian Road, Sans Souci Palace is only 500 metres from the CBD centre. The total land area of 109,109 sq m embraces 1,162 apartments in 23 residential buildings that range from 27 to 30 storeys. More than 35% of this is landscaped area. Residents […]

Taiwan Noodle House 2 by Golucci International Design in China

Project: Taiwan Noodle House 2 Location: Beijing.  China Design: Golucci International Design, Lee Hsuhang,  Zhao Shuang, Built area: 250m2 Photography: Sun Xiangyu Source: Contemporist

Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects in China

Project: Wuxi Grand Theatre Location: Wuxi, Jiangsu, China Architecture: PES-Architects Description from the architects: The Wuxi Grand Theatre is located on a man-made peninsula of Wu-Li Lake, south of Wuxi centre city and is the most important new cultural building project of the Tai-Hu New City. The Wuxi Grand Theatre due to its location and its architectural […]

Brilliant Resort & Spa in Chongqing, China

There is a place where you can leave from a vacation feeling energized yet relaxed – Brilliant Resort & Spa Chongqing. Located within the ancient hot spring temples built during the Ming and Qing dynasties, this spectacular oasis of misty, awe-inspiring relaxation captures the essence of spa treatments bedecked with a myriad of inspiring design details. […]

Weihai Pavilion by Make Architects

Architecture: Make Architects Project: A pavilion for a major new residential development. The exhibition space serves as an event space, hosting launches, receptions and meetings. Location: Weihai, China Photography: Shu He Description from Make Architects Weihai Pavilion encloses the exhibition space for a major new residential development in Weihai, a city of 2.5 million people on the northern […]

Mochen Office by Mochen Architects & Engineers

Architecture: Mochen Architects & Engineers Project: Mochen Office Location: Beijing, China Photography: Shu He and Lin Mingshu Project description from Mochen Architects & Engineers Tong Linge Road is located south of Beijing Xicheng District, between Chang’an Street and the Xuanwumen West Street. Our new office sits on the west side of the road. Before transformation it […]