Overlooking Kowloon Park in Tsimshatsui, The Mira Hong Kong is a cutting-edge modern hotel located in a boutique-lined shopping district. The contemporary interior design by Charles Allem of CAD International is crisp and innovative. The curving white fins in the lobby create a grand open space. The rooms are dressed in shades of green, red, sliver or purple. Each suite is unique. The MiraSpa offers luxury health and fitness concept with its mood-enhancing interiors and an indoor infinity pool.
The Linked Hybrid apartment complex in Beijing, China is an innovative residential development designed by Steven Holl Architects. Eight 22-storey buildings are connected by pedestrian skybridges at their upper floors, encouraging residents to walk around the “neighbourhood”. The ground level is a public urban space with a hotel, restaurants, shops, a school, a cinema and an elaborate courtyard garden with a reflecting pool that becomes an ice-skating rink in the winter. This 21st-century residential architecture design offers a groundbreaking model for mixed use urban space that creates an open city within a city.
The Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund in China features elegant and eclectic interior design by Hirsch Bedner Associates. The design is about connecting the hotel to its surrounding environment — one that is anchored by the Huangpu River and its influence on commerce. It is also where the old and the new converge. The contemporary rooms are decorated with antique furniture inspired by historic Shanghai. The traditional details and contemporary elements are perfectly balanced, respecting history without being overwhelmed by it.
Yucca Lounge in Shanghai, China is a cocktail lounge with modern Mexican feel. The interior design is by Shanghai-based design agency Dariel Studio. Inspired by Mexican art with touches of Salvador Dali, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the Yucca Lounge is a surrealist bar room with daring colours and design in trendy Shanghai.
SEWA Restaurant in Hong Kong, China has a cosmopolitan setting that captures the character of its locale. Designed by TsAO & McKOWN Architects, this rooftop restaurant with vistas of the Hong Kong Harbour and the HSBC headquarters in the commercial district has distinct “neighbourhoods” within the establishment. The Harbour Side dinning area offers casual atmosphere; the Bank Side dinning area has warm tones of ivory and ebony; and buttercup yellow serves as counterpoint to Bank Side’s Minimalism.