Sunday, September 18, 2011

KK100, Shenzhen, China

Tallest building ever realised by a British architect nears completion in Shenzhen
TFP Farrells is preparing for the completion of its stunningly bisymmetrical KK100 tower in the Luohu district of Shenzhen, China’s fastest growing city. The tallest building in the world seen through to realisation by the hand of a British architect, KK100 is a glimmering mixed use development cultivated along the same lines as Farrells’ Kowloon Station Development in Hong Kong.
Reflecting this past urban project’s principles in high density masterplanning, this 441.8m, 100 storey high rise encompasses 210,000 sq m of residential accommodation, 173,000 sq m of Grade A office space, a 35,000 sq m 6-star hotel complete with sky bar, various food and beverage outlets and a sky terrace anchored by a retail podium directly connected to a new metro station.
The softly domed tower will offer its users panoramic views across bustling Shenzhen and on a clear day these will stretch to Hong Kong. It is hoped that the design will spur on the architectural development of the city with design professionals inspired by its striking form.
Intrinsic to this impressive project was that the building reflect the continued commercial prosperity in China, therefore a release from Farrells states: “The tower’s fluid, elegant shape and reflective skin are an allusion to a fountain representing the wealth and prosperity springing from the economic success that is Shenzhen.”
This symbolism can also be tied to the architect’s rise in the local market as the KK100 tower will complete only a matter of weeks prior to Farrells’ 20th anniversary of its Hong Kong practice. The firm has sustained its outreach into the global market over the decades and continues to source ‘landmark’ projects across the world, including the Z15 tower – a recent commission for the practice which will see a 120 storey, 510m+ structure erupt in Beijing.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hilltop Villas~Batu Ferringhi

Immaculate luxury amidst nature's best gifts

Discover a hidden Tropical gem with spectacular panorama of the Straits of Malacca while rejuvenating from fresh mountain air
A jewel of a home, Hilltop Villas is serenely tucked away in the hills of Batu Ferringhi on Penang Island, Malaysia.  Made up of a limited collection of 22 exclusive properties, these homes are a luxurious statement of fine architecture, class and grandeur.
Designed for luxury and idyllic coastal living, Hilltop Villas offers 5 distinctly- designed villas, each with its own character and personality. The villas gather their design elements from the surrounding tropical environment, with architectural features rich in natural stone and marble as well as solid wood, all without sparing modernity or convenience.
Every stay will be a blissful and serene experience for the homeowners; the common area will be managed by dedicated a property management company. This will include 24-hour security, landscaping maintenance, routine and preventive maintenance, and general repairs. Additional services for housekeeping and concierge services are available upon demand.
Other public amenities such as world-class hotels, spas, restaurants, and hospitals are all within easy reach. The Penang International Airport is a 45-minute drive while the Penang Bridge which links the island to Peninsular Malaysia is even closer at a leisurely drive of 35 minutes.
This is truly an island paradise with cool ocean breeze and warm sunshine to year-round indulgence. A limited of 10 prestige residences are available for sales.

  • Land Area: 5,834 sq ft to 10,602 sq ft
  • Home Built-up Area: 4,776 sq ft to 7,453 sq ft
  • Price Range: MYR 2,800,000 to MYR 4,500,000
  • Ownership Structure on Land and Building: Freehold with Individual Title
  • Target Unit Hand-Over Date (Certificate of Fitness for Occupation): March 2010
* Gardens
* Marble Countertop    
* Security System
* Spa/Hot Tub    
* Stone    
* Terrace/Outdoor Space