Shanghai: Normandie Apartment

Wu Kang Mansion, formerly known as the Normandie Apartment in Shanghai, was built in 1924 by the I.S.S (International Savings Society) for western employees living in the foreign concessions during colonial times. The 8-storey French Renaissance architecture was designed by the renowned Hungarian-Slovak architect László Hudec, who has also designed many other landmarks in Shanghai […]

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Barcelona: Casa Milà

Ending the last piece of Gaudi’s series with Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera. It was not a love-at-first-sight, I felt a little suppressed standing in the middle of the dark courtyard on a cloudy Autumn day, with the tour guide explaining that this is Gaudi’s last and also the most iconic design of […]

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Barcelona: Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of his most poetic and artistic designs for a building, with a combination of Color, Form, and Lights, it is known as the house of nature, and every curve is magical – as Dali once said, “Gaudi has built a house representing the stormy sea and all sorts of water.” As […]

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Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia

Regardless how many times you walked out of that metro station, turned around, raised your head – you’ll still be holding your breath, time and time again. La Sagrada Familia is inspired by the natural forms of trees and branches, always growing upwards. The geometric construction has always lived in its own harmony over the […]

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Le Grand Bleu.

Came back to the hustle and bustle of the city, what has been kept running through top of my mind, is Maslow’s study on the Hierarchy of Human Needs. If Internet is the most fundamental element of Human Motivation in the modern society of today, it was definitely not at the bottom of our pyramid […]

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A Retreat beyond a Treat.

I never believed in any sort of retreats. I was being judgemental – as they all seemed so overrated and commercial. But I always believed, every encounter in life is not a coincidence. Whether “good” or “bad”, in any sense, they are meant to happen, and subsequently triggers the next encounter – and when I […]

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