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One of the great contributions to the richness of Hong Kong’s urban scene were without doubt the caged balconies that lined the elevations not only of the Walled City, but also of many of the city’s other older tenement buildings. Sadly now but a distant memory, since they were classified as illegal structures in the late 1990s and torn down, these practical and otherwise very necessary additions to life in a tiny apartment were a source of constant delight.

One of the great contributions to the richness of Hong Kong’s urban scene were without doubt the caged balconies that lined the elevations not only of the Walled City, but also of many of the city’s other older tenement buildings. Sadly now but a distant memory, since they were classified as illegal structures in the late 1990s and torn down, these practical and otherwise very necessary additions to life in a tiny apartment were a source of constant delight.

The challenge was to insert a new apartment block into the city’s historic fabric, while providing an appropriate setting for the ancient Porte d’Auguste.

The challenge was to insert a new apartment block into the city’s historic fabric, while providing an appropriate setting for the ancient Porte d’Auguste.

The Beyond the Screen project by OBBA (Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture) is located on a corner plot in the Naebalsan-dong neighbourhood of Seoul.

The Beyond the Screen project by OBBA (Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture) is located on a corner plot in the Naebalsan-dong neighbourhood of Seoul.

Multi-tonal brick facade of New York City apartment block references neighbourhood's "gritty" past

Multi-tonal brick facade of New York City apartment block references neighbourhood's "gritty" past

This conversion is on top of the 5th floor of an apartment block in London’s Docklands. The Master bedroom leads out onto a “Roof Terrace” via a velux window and door system. The terrace itself has a modern man made decking system that is non slip and non maintenance. We have installed low voltage L.E.D’s...

This conversion is on top of the 5th floor of an apartment block in London’s Docklands. The Master bedroom leads out onto a “Roof Terrace” via a velux window and door system. The terrace itself has a modern man made decking system that is non slip and non maintenance. We have installed low voltage L.E.D’s...

Beautiful and creative tile ideas for kitchen back splashes, master bathrooms, small bathrooms, patios, tub surrounds, or any room of the house!

11 Stunning Tile Ideas For Your Home (I love these!)

Beautiful and creative tile ideas for kitchen back splashes, master bathrooms, small bathrooms, patios, tub surrounds, or any room of the house!

Drawing Room Sideboard - Emma Burns has created a comfortable, charming retreat in her parents' converted stable block - real homes on HOUSE by House & Garden

Drawing Room Sideboard - Emma Burns' Converted Stable Block

Drawing Room Sideboard - Emma Burns has created a comfortable, charming retreat in her parents' converted stable block - real homes on HOUSE by House & Garden

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Mary, Mungo & Midge. I always thought that it was quite sophisticated that they lived in a high rise flat. *blush*

Mary, Mungo & Midge. I always thought that it was quite sophisticated that they lived in a high rise flat. *blush*

Using colour blocks to explore shadow in the Early Years - from Rachel (",)

Using colour blocks to explore shadow in the Early Years