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Australia vs New Zealand

Spain’s gated estates Private jets

Homes beside the Thames Whale watching in British Columbia

• Supercars • Cruises • Jewellery & Watches • Interiors • Art Exhibitions

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Contact us at: The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com Luxury Brand Director: Nick Edgely Luxury Lifestyle Editor: Josie Goodbody Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man Motoring Editor: Kevin Haggarthy DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Storrs rositsa@ipropertymedia.com ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Christopher Howard, Catriona Scott, Carys Shaves, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2016 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

Welcome! One of my favourite things to do is load our bikes on to the car and head off to London. There’s no better way of seeing all the sights at your own speed, stopping whenever the mood takes you for some well-earned refreshments. What’s more, by taking the Thames Path you can cycle safely and cover a surprisingly vast area in just a day. It also proves perfect for admiring the host of amazing properties along the riverbank. We’ve selected a few of the finest examples currently on the market in our feature starting on page 71. Next I’d like to pose a question. If you were seriously thinking of emigrating, would you choose Australia or New Zealand? I’ve visited both, albeit for much too short a time, and am looking forward to experiencing more of what these fabulous countries have to offer in the future. Pondering this destination dilemma, we consulted a number of property experts in both New Zealand and Australia and, while I won’t divulge my personal preference, I think you’ll find their views are helpful and well balanced. Last but not least, I’d like to draw your attention to our feature on kitchen design – who would have thought you could incorporate a full aquarium underneath your work surface?

Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com

On the cover Standard Edition: This pristine five-bedroom, four-bathroom villa was architecturally designed and renovated to a standard rarely seen; creating what is arguably Auckland beachfront’s finest home – standing proudly next to the white sand and crystal waters of a prime New Zealand beach. For sale by international negotiation Barfoot & Thompson Ltd Pam Riley +6421 949 401 e: p.riley@barfoot.co.nz web: www.barfoot.co.nz/559648 See page 108

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British Airways Edition: Ocean Heights at Stella Maris Village, Long Island, Bahamas has breathtaking ocean views and sets new standards for island living. Stella Maris Village Limited, a British owned, Bahamas registered company, presents this remarkable development of four eco-friendly villas, each consisting of four, two-bedroom apartments. Completing the development are three, three-bedroom houses and a community pool in a spectacular setting. Contact: Rich Keyworth +44 (0)7739 730333 e: rich.keyworth@psgbahamas.com web: www.stellamarisvillage.com See page 85

Emirates Edition: Eden Island provides an exclusive private island lifestyle that appeals to the sophisticated buyer looking for excellent investment value, Eden Island has three product offerings available. Spacious Apartments, deluxe Maisons and top of the range Villas which are the epitome of opulence and sophistication – all with ocean frontage. Prices range from $455,000 - $5,300,000 United Kingdom: Brian Gradner +44 7794 363 471 Seychelles: Christopher Nel +248 252 7575; Sandra Colas +248 252 7715 See page 6

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contents 13 Europe’s finest locations 26 Desire

Ginetta Vedrickas explores the delights of Southern’s Spain’s gated developments

Recycling has never been so desirable with a dock station made out of a supercar’s exhaust manifold and a swivel chair from a Vespa chassis!

31 Finery 36 A timely reminder 39 Luxe 45 Art for art’s sake 50 What’s cooking? 57 Drive 66 Taking flight 68 An ocean odyssey 71 Tales of the riverbank 79 Lee ho! 90 The height of hospitality

Josie Goodbody presents a fine selection of cabochon jewellery

Stunning watches to make keeping on time a pure pleasure

Adorn your home and garden with our stylish and innovative suggestions

Current exhibitions around the world plus a preview of The Art & Antiques Fair in Olympia

Three leading interior designers offer their recipe for success in creating the perfect kitchen

Kevin Haggarthy’s latest news and reviews from the glamorous world of motoring

Why co-owning a private jet could solve all your travel troubles

Cruise in comfort aboard the supremely spacious Seabourn Odyssey

Thames-side properties well worth dropping anchor for

The Caribbean’s sheltered Leeward Islands offer property buyers a warm welcome

Find out more about the winners of the International Hotel Five-star Standard before booking your stay

93 A walk on the wild side 103 The world’s best places to live 119 Desert paradise 145 Asia Pacific Property Awards

Ginetta Vedrickas highlights homes amid nature in British Columbia, Canada

We compare the properties and lifestyles offered by New Zealand and Australia

Lisa Burn finds out why Ras al Khaimah is enjoying a surge in popularity

Discover the winners of the 2016-2017 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Southern Spain Ginetta Vedrickas finds out why Spain’s gated communities hold the key to attracting the rich and famous

Puerto Banus, Marbella Located in one of the most picturesque areas of Southern Spain, this spectacular property is only a five-minute walk away from Puerto Banus, a marina known for its super yachts, high fashion shopping and exotic cars. The six-bedroom home provides spacious accommodation and magnificent views over the Mediterranean Sea. Built in the 70s, it has been completely refurbished with sympathetic detail to classic, opulent features such as the marble driveway and swimming pool tiles which were painted by Picasso. The property also includes large gardens, a roof top terrace, Jacuzzi and outdoor barbecue. £14.15m / €18m / $20.4m Kristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty t: +34 952814040

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ussia’s president Vladimir Putin may be the latest high profile buyer to join the glitterati in Southern Spain as the country’s high-end gated communities attract a wealthy high profile set seeking exclusivity. Mr Putin has reputedly bought a grand home near Marbella which comes complete with stunning northern views of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range. This stretch of coastline has long been a favourite for wealthy buyers with an impressive array of gated communities containing every on-site amenity for a lavish lifestyle. Discreet gated villa communities have always been popular says James Vizetelly of Chestertons Affinity, but he warns that new regulations are making it almost impossible to create new ones, so established developments remain the only option. “Security is always in the top five wish-list for our villa clients,” he explains, along with great views, contemporary design and a practical layout.” Most agents agree that the market around Marbella is booming with developers facing stiff competition for decent plots. The downturn may have put an end to off-plan sales – buying a home International Property & Travel

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before construction - but the practice is firmly back according to Mr Vizetelly. “Most buyers want a villa that simply doesn’t exist yet, so buying a plot and effectively designing your own house is an increasingly popular option,” he says. “Along with security and views, buyers at this end also demand extras such as underfloor heating and car parking and the potential to create further living spaces.” Agents also report that prices are now back at or above peak. “Most owners within gated villa communities are largely unaffected by market downturns, being typically very wealthy individuals,” adds Mr Vizetelly. Aylesford International’s Michael CorryReid sees buyers coming from across Europe - especially Scandinavia. He believes that recent planning hiccups, the scrapping of the 2010 urban plan, a situation which may not be resolved until 2019, is having a positive effect on adjoining municipalities such as Estepona and Benahavis. “Buyers are still expecting bargains, but they are becoming less easy to find,” he explains. “Most bank repossessions of top end properties have been sold.” Spain’s economy is finally getting back on track believes Regan Berger of Kristina Szekely Sotheby’s International Realty who also notices increased demand for high-end homes. “Marbella’s warm climate, excellent communications, gastronomic delights, quality golf courses and beautiful beaches as well as the vibrancy of Spanish culture amalgamate to what makes the destination universally ideal.” 14

El Rosario, Marbella

Built in 2006 and completely renovated in 2014, this six-bedroom, four bathroom villa is south facing with sea views. It has a living room with fireplace, separate sitting area, covered winter terrace, fully equipped kitchen and an upstairs terrace with barbecue. Other features include marble floors, under-floor heating, air conditioning, solar panels, a sauna and alarm system. Outside there is a private swimming pool, splendid garden and two-car garage. £1.46m / €1.85m / $2.1m Luxury Estate +34 951 088 717 e: info@luxuryestate.com

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Property PORTFOLIO

LA ZAGALETA, BENAHAVIS, MALAGA This stunning new contemporary house has many advanced design and technological features. On a plot of 3,375m2, it contains a salon/sitting room, study, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom suite, second master bedroom suite plus two further bedroom suites or gym. There is also a wine cellar and second kitchen as well as a sauna and cinema. Externally there is a firepit, swimming pool with waterfall and heating, Jacuzzi, barbecue and dining area. ÂŁ4.64m / â‚Ź5.9 / $6.69m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7351 2383 e: international@aylesford.com

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La Zagaleta, Benahavis, Malaga

lower level has a games room with bar, cinema, gym, spa, bodega,

This modern, spacious, six-bedroom, six bathroom property plus

bedroom suite, and apartment. Outside there is a garage for four

full apartment is in the most elevated area of the estate, giving

cars and two golf buggies, a mature garden with heated swimming

the most stunning views. It features an open-plan main living area,

pool and barbecue area.

with two further reception rooms, all on the ground floor - together

£8.65m / €11m / $12.47m

with three bedroom suites plus extensive covered terraces. Two

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LEGGETT PRESTIGE

Leggett Prestige make finding your dream home their mission. Established in France for over 20 years, Leggett specialise in the international marketing of French property and have won “Best Estate Agency in France”* for the last three years. Leggett strongly believe that Prestige clients will appreciate the new bespoke, propertyfinding service that was launched in January, to assist you in locating your dream home.

Joanna Mitchell is our Prestige Property specialist, offering a search tailored to your exact requirements. Take advantage of Joanna’s personal property recommendations, so together, you compile a customised list of stunning French properties. A guided viewing itinerary will be organised around your schedule, making your research time-efficient and personal.

Make 2016 the year you finally acquire that longed-for home in France; the picturesque Château in Aquitaine perhaps, or an idyllic Country Estate in Poitou Charentes? Whatever you decide, the Leggett Prestige Property Finding Service takes all the hard work out of finding your new home in France. To benefit from this complimentary service, contact Joanna at prestige@leggett.fr

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DORDOGNE REF: 48557 €2,450,000 An imposing and meticulously refurbished, private country home with well appointed guest house, standing proudly in a 164 acre estate. 10 bedrooms, pool, tennis court and stables.

GIRONDE REF: 61551 €4,410,000 A magnificent 18th century chateau and winery with 94Ha - of which 55Ha are under vine, AOC Côtes de Bordeaux. There is also a cottage, a gite, further houses, a tasting room and boutique.

CABRIS, ALPES MARITIMES REF: 55003 €1,732,500 Beautifully presented 6 bed / 4 bath villa lying to the west of Grasse, 13miles from Cannes. Set in mature, private grounds extending to over 5 acres it has lovely views and an infinity pool.

CHER REF: 60417 €1,291,500 Spectacular château dating from the 15thC - 22 bedrooms, a variety of reception rooms, 18Ha, tree lined driveway and within walking distance of all amenities. Ideal wedding venue or hotel.

CHAMONIX MONT BLANC REF: 59546CS74A02 €1,200,000 Exceptional sale opportunity: luxury, 4 bed / 3 bath freehold ski apartment in the prime residential area of Chamonix. Ground floor, Mont Blanc views, parking, pool and fitness centre.

DORDOGNE REF: 61329 €583,000 Picturesque 19th century Chartreuse property set in 15Ha with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 receptions, workshop, stables and swimming pool. Located 3kms from the town of Riberac.

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and an exclusive Sky Lounge overlooking the Mediterranean. Kempinski Hotel Bahía is both the perfect place to relax as well as from which to explore the region’s cultural highlights. There are three outdoor swimming pools surrounded by subtropical gardens with more than 350 varieties of plants and trees. The hotel’s luxurious spa includes an expansive Finnish sauna, a steam room, heated indoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Here guests can experience authentic treatments with skilled and dedicated therapists, with relaxing and invigorating options to help them enjoy their break fully. Kempinski Hotel Bahía will also help plan the perfect golf trip with personalised packages from its dedicated golf concierge. Five restaurants and two bars, some of which are seasonal, complete the culinary offer which focuses on regional Mediterranean cuisine. What’s more, the hotel’s own organic vegetable garden provides its restaurants with a range of fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits.  www.kempinski.com

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Completed in 2010 and featuring modern architecture with clean, crisp lines by the prominent architect, Joseph Maroun, this property is ideally located on the banks of the largest lake in the community. Its facade has a contemporary feel and, surrounded by a perfectly manicured garden, exudes a distinct air of elegance. The immediate neighbourhood also has an abundance of lush landscaping as well as an 18-hole championship golf course. The villa’s interior is tastefully designed over three floors featuring Italian travertine marble throughout and covers 15,000 square feet in total. It benefits from an excellent use of space and exceptional amounts of natural light in every room. Impeccably finished to the highest design specifications, all the latest amenities have been included. There are six en suite bedrooms, two living rooms, two family rooms, a nursery, dining room, modern kitchen complete with Miele appliances and a high spec wine fridge and a large office (which could alternatively be used as a seventh en suite bedroom). Adding to this impressive array of features are a swimming pool, gym, separate quarters for both the maid and the driver, indoor parking and a central security system with cameras throughout the house. £7.76m / ₏9.44m / $10.76m Crompton Partners +971 55 882 3127 e: barnaby@cromptonpartners.com w: www.cromptonpartners.com International Property & Travel

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Sunshine and Serenity… Southwest Florida, USA

Ever since Ponce de Leon reputedly came ashore and christened this land ‘the fountain of youth’, visitors and settlers alike have basked in the sunny paradise now known as Southwest Florida in the United States

private boats up to 12 metres, an hourly ferry also takes residents to the deeded Placida Beach on Little Gasparilla Island, just 10 minutes away. There, it’s easy to enjoy seven miles of white Gulf of Mexico beaches, a private clubhouse and dune-side pool. Five buildings of 30 small studio apartments dot the path from the bay to the beach and can be rented or purchased by friends and family. There are currently four for sale from £173,000 – £216,000.

“The southwest coast of Florida is much slower-

playing in the wake or manatee slumbering nearby.

associated with our State,” explains Sue Reske,

Pelicans frequently glide over the water as one makes

Realtor with Parsley-Baldwin Realty on the island

the trip back. Back on the mainland, club members

known as Boca Grande. “This area, specifically

take advantage of the bayside pool, spa and sauna

Placida and Boca Grande, is less intensely developed

at the country estate clubhouse where the activity

and instead offers lush, green, natural areas for

begins. Potluck dinners, yoga, card games, tennis

recreation such as bicycling, hiking, golfing and

and cocktail hours give this community its feel as

birding. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico

an owner-oriented enclave for rest and retreat. And

are also generally calmer than those of the Atlantic

owners plus tenants come from around the globe.

and therefore allow for relaxing activities such as

There are currently families from the UK, Canada and

kayaking, family fishing, swimming with youngsters

all over the USA. Condos from two to three bedrooms

or sunbathing without crowds.”

with lofts, cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and water

Placida Even the name of this area emanates from the

views range from £209,000 – £907,000 and come with two-car garages. Although it’s a bit out-of-the way (just over an

Latin word for ‘calm’. Located on the southern tip

hour from the nearest international airport), Placida

of a peninsula which was once used to graze cattle,

is pretty much with-it. There are top golf courses

Placida includes a handful of coastal communities

nearby and restaurants which can be accessed by

which range in lifestyles from condominium to

boat or car. And of course, there’s Boca Grande, the

townhome, single family or even equestrian-estate.

low-key upscale island immediately to the south.

One unique community is Placida Harbour Club.

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Once on the boat, be sure to watch for dolphins

paced that the central or east-coast cities typically

Unit 2303 at Placida Harbour Club (top left) is

This gated, guarded condo complex features a

currently owned by a British couple and listed for

private harbour immediately off the Intracoastal

sale at £390,490 / €491,000 / $560,000.

Waterway, known for some of the best fishing in the

Further information

world. While the deep-water harbour accommodates

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women's and men's clubs, a garden club, shopping, a community centre, health clinic and more. Not surprisingly, guests and residents have included J P Morgan, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and countless celebrities and politicians. Visitors and seasonal residents enjoy beach, bay-front or in-town dining, and a former railway station which has been converted to shops with a restaurant called ‘The Loose Caboose’. The rail-bed right-of-way is now even a well-travelled bicycle path. It's not uncommon to see golf carts utilising it as well, frequently with dogs on one or more seats on the way to the island's dog park. So much to do that there is so little time to book a vacation. Rentals are typically reserved a year in advance, so one must start soon. Those seeking a second or third home with

Boca Grande

safety in mind will take comfort in Boca Grande. The bridge toll, while minimal, keeps outside traffic

Just across the causeway over shimmering

down. There are two private clubs on island: Boca

turquoise waters, the village of Boca Grande stands

Grande Club and The Pass Club. These provide

a tribute to both its genteel and fishing roots. It is

members with opportunities to enjoy multiple

on the National Register of Historic Places, and its

clubhouses, restaurants, bars, workout rooms,

location – Gasparilla Island – has attracted both the

tennis and more. The Gasparilla Inn provides a

elite and the illicit for generations. First inhabited

beach club, golf course and marina. Local marinas

by Calusa Indians in the 800s CE, legend has it that

typically house up to 80-foot boats. Residences

pirates later held the island (and some unfortunate

range from one-bedroom condominiums with

captives) into the early 1800s.

lovely views to six-bedroom estates with grand,

One such pirate, Jose Gaspar, inspired the island's

deepwater vistas, priced respectively from

name and that of the 1913's Gasparilla Inn, where

£209,000 – £6.3 million, and built anytime from

tales of his days are now told during well-attended

the 1940s until today.

tours. Visitors to Boca Grande now enjoy a myriad of activities including Tarpon fishing tournaments,

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lighthouse tours, beach-going, local theatre,

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itting at a desk will never be quite the

The first Limited Edition BV-08 Scooter Chair

same again thanks to the Scooter Chair.

was created from the original parts of the legendary

Bel & Bel already produced decorative

Italian scooter from the 80s. The chassis was

pieces by recycling various materials

completely restored, poly-leather upholstered

but it was in 2007 that the Barcelona-

and coated in high-quality paint. From then on,

based design company decided to create the first

an improvement or extra was added to the design

prototype of its Scooter Chair. A Vespa chassis

every two years, resulting in the current BV-14 series.

recovered directly from the scrap yard arrived in the

The ultra-comfortable, ergonomic, swivel chair

studio and a year later became one of Bel & Bel’s

has a reclining feature, reinforced internal structure,

most famous and recognisable pieces.

soft tread wheels and a base with hydraulic piston to regulate and adjust to the most convenient height. While the Scooter Chair’s traditional character and high-end components make it a fine example of contemporary design, it is also a piece emotionally charged for all lovers of this classic and iconic motor scooter. More than 200 handmade units have been sold around the world offering a variety of optional extras (such as functional indicators, customised colours etc). The series is numbered and each Scooter Chair comes with a Bel & Bel certificate of authenticity. Base price £1,150 / €1,470 / $1,650 + shipping  www.zero-scooter.com

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nzo Ferrari once said that, ‘the sound of a 12-cylinder engine must be listened to as if it were a symphony’; while a great

orchestral conductor, Herbert Von Karajan, replied that ‘the sound of a 12-cylinder Ferrari is like a melody which no conductor would ever manage to reproduce’. Now mechanics and sound come together in ‘iXOOST’ – a dock station where the body of the audio system is in fact a genuine exhaust manifold from an eight, 10 or 12-cylinder supercar. Developed from an idea by Matteo Panini and the pencil of Mirco Pecorari, this is the first audio system for iPhones and iPods made entirely in Modena, Italy. What’s more, just like a supercar, iXOOST

The iPhone or iPod provides the input for symphonies, legendary rock concerts or even can be enjoyed with an exceptional technical

metallic finish, the kind of leather and even

level of sound reproduction, thanks to the

the Allen screws you prefer. There is also a

presence of specially developed loudspeakers

specially created app which turns the iPod or

and an active subwoofer offering an out of the

iPhone into the perfect partner for the iXOOST.

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recordings of the roar of Formula 1 cars. All

can be personalised by choosing the colour,

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finery Jewellery writer Josie Goodbody shares a few of her favourite cabochon pieces

Bold and beautiful

Fawad Gruosi, the Lebanese-Italian founder and creative director of de Grisogono, loves the bold and the beautiful and his pieces of jewellery are just that. Clashing colours and interesting gemstone combinations are his house’s raison d’être and these incredible Melody of Colours chandelier earrings exemplify what he is all about. These cabochon cut turquoise drops are interspersed with emeralds. £72,700 / €91,100 / $104,050  www.degrisogono.com

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Cacophony of colours Eugenie Niarchos’ jewellery collection is often inspired by nature and this Yellow Moonshine bracelet is reminiscent of seashells with its twirled ends. Its 18ct yellow gold is set with a cacophony of colours with tiny elegant cabochons of blue topaz, opal, blue sapphire, rhodolite, blue opal, purple chalcedony, garnet, emerald, amethyst, orange sapphire, blue diamond, ruby and citrine. £9,000 / €11,280 / $12,880  www.venyxworld.com

Cabochons are amongst the most beautiful of stone shapes. Deriving from the Middle French 16th century word caboche meaning ‘head’ (from which our word cabbage also originates), a cabochon gemstone is polished as opposed to faceted. In fact, before the technique of faceting was developed in the late 13th century, all gemstones were produced as cabochons and were often intricately carved with crests or religious insignia. This spring there are some exquisite pieces of jewellery incorporating this millennia old style of gemstone presentation. The Ritz Fine Jewellery House, a boutique in the Ritz Hotel, London, has one of the most superb selections. It includes this incredible ring featuring a midnight blue tanzanite set on two diamond bands and surrounded by

True Hollywood glamour Beverly Hills jeweller to the stars, Martin Katz has a sumptuous store just off the infamous Rodeo Drive, inside it you will find such an enormous array of pieces of the

six diamond briolette drops. £60,000 / €75,150 / $85,820  www.ritzfinejewellery.com

finest Hollywood jewellery that you will never want to leave. This cocktail ring is set with a huge 12.41 oval cabochon Paraiba tourmaline which is then in turn surrounded by round white diamonds and more Paraiba tourmalines. The band is similarly set to produce a creation worthy of any Oscar. £79,000 / €99,000 / $113,050  www.martinkatz.com

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Going green Hancocks, a 170 year-old estate jewellery emporium in the Burlington Arcade, has over its long existence been (a temporary) home to some of the most exquisite creations from most of the important jewellery houses of the world. This amazing cabochon emerald bead brooch with white diamonds by Verdura was created in the 1950s and belonged to Mary de Rothschild, a huge collector and friend of Fulco di Verdura. £550,000 / €689,100 / $787,100  www.hancocks-london.com

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In the pink Vania Leles lets her creativity run free in her High Jewellery collections. Inspired by Mother Nature’s beauty and her global travels, as well as her African and Portuguese heritage, Vania uses high quality diamonds and bold coloured gems in her pieces of jewellery, all of which exude glamour and femininity. Here is a demi parure of Dancing Butterfly necklace and earrings – both with 18ct rose gold set with diamonds and African rubellites. Earrings £24,500 / €30,700 / $35,060; Necklace £19,500 / €24,450 / $27,900  www.vanleles.com

Adorned with amethysts Being one of the few women in Hatton Garden, Kinvara boasts a large clientele who all love her bespoke pieces of jewellery. This gold plated silver bangle has one five carat cabochon amethyst and white VS diamonds at either end. £650 / €815 / $930  www.kinvaralaw.com

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Timely reminders Josie Goodbody selects an impressive array of watches as well as a clock with a difference

MB&F – SHERMAN This amusing clock in rose gold includes a movement created with Swiss clock manufacturer L’Epee. £11,800 / €14,600 / $16,600  www.marcuswatches.com

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imepieces just seem to get more and more exciting – such innovative technicality only keeps us on the ball, as well as on time. Marcus Watches on London’s New Bond Street has one of the most important collections of Haut Horology in the world and here are three of their most recent examples, including MB&F’s amusing robot bedside clock. BWD is the world’s leading luxury watch customisation business and iconic watch brands such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe are given the bespoke Bamford treatment. De Grisogono is more often known for its exciting jewellery (see our Finery feature on page 31) but the company also has a growing section of men’s watches such as the one they have created with Samsung. Last but not least, JaegerLeCoultre has recently launched a new version of its iconic Reverso in celebration of the watch’s 85th anniversary. ¢

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Titanium-coated Rolex datejust watch featuring a discreet image of a ‘Yellow Submarine’ made famous by The Beatles’ song. £13,500 / €16,700 / $19,000 www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com

Encased in black steel with a rotating gold bezel, this watch is set with 56 white diamonds and 43 black diamonds on de Grisogono’s signature galuchat strap. Price to be announced www.degrisogono.com

Stainless steel swivelling case with a blue alligator leather strap and a second time zone on the back featuring a new integrated trigger to set it. £8,600 / €10,640 / $12,100 www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

Distinctive design in titanium with black coated steel bezel. £54,900 / €67,930 / $77,265 www.marcuswatches.com

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GREUBEL FORSEY – DOUBLE BALANCIER A unique edition of just 33 pieces in white gold. £310,000 / €383,575 / $436,280  www.marcuswatches.com

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luxe Josie Goodbody suggests a number of high-end and innovative items to complement your home and garden

Beautifully bespoke

Ensemblier London creates bespoke British furniture, using natural materials and timehonoured upholstery methods to produce investment pieces for every home and lifestyle. The company offers a wide range of headboards and bed designs for clients to customise, epitomising the return of British artisans and traditions to the forefront of modern luxurious design. The traditional company is also launching exquisite sofas this summer. From ÂŁ950 / â‚Ź1,200 / $1,350 ď‚„ www.ensemblierlondon.com

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luxe SCANDINAVIAN INFLUENCE

Anyone for poker? Asprey has been so quintessentially English since its start in Surrey way back in 1781 as a silk printing business by William Asprey. His eponymous emporium soon started stocking and selling everything that a gentleman or lady could possibly need, including stationery, leather goods and glassware – resulting in a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria in 1862. This beautifully crafted cinnamon coloured saddle leather poker set is perfect for any coffee table. It comes with exclusively designed ceramic Asprey poker chips and two packs of Asprey playing cards. £5,800 / €7,250 / $8,255  www.asprey.com

Award-winning designer craftsman, Petter Southall has been making distinctive furniture at his studio outside Bridport in Dorset, UK since 1991. He makes his designs by hand, using an innovative combination of boat-building and fine cabinet-making techniques. Itre Furniture, Petter’s company, takes its name from the Norwegian word meaning ‘in wood’. Petter’s designs have a distinctive Scandinavian confidence and simplicity. He works in unique and beautiful pieces of oak, ash, elm and other Northern European hardwoods, often using wood sourced from the local area. Petter specialises in steam bending thick solid boards into the arches, twists, curves and rings so striking in his designs. Finished with natural oils and tactile textures, his furniture is made to be used, bringing pleasure every day to the home, work place or public space. Commissions include the directors’ dining room

A taste of South Africa Barbecue brand MegaMaster has launched a traditional South African-style ‘braai’ open flame model in a state-of-the-art style for outdoor eating this summer. Robust and self-contained, the MegaMaster comes free-standing or can be built-in to complete any garden or patio space. Its double doors open out to a large worktop space showing a large grill at the centre of the oven.

at the National Gallery and the boardroom at the Barbican Art Gallery. From: £950 / €1,200 / $1,350 (for a chair)  www.pettersouthall.com

Flame-grilled meats and slow-cooked stews are easy to prepare with the wide range of accessories including woks, grids and ‘potjies’ – authentic South African-style cast-iron pots. The MegaMaster also includes a large chimney and extensive log storage space to enhance outdoor space whilst adding an element of the Southern Hemisphere to alfresco dining. From £1,000 / €1,250 / $1,425  www.megamaster.co.za 40

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The LoftCube was designed by Werner Aisslinger and was initially created

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for urban rooftop living. However, it has many other uses such as a swimming pool house, beach house, forest retreat or fishing lodge. It comes in various sizes and configurations from 34m2 to 170m2 and is the ultimate high-end modular structure. Constructed with the finest steel, wood and fibreglass to form its exterior structure, there is the option to change the colour of the fibreglass cladding to any of your choice. The exterior has a futuristic feel as well as being highly functional – it is hurricane proof up to 150 mph winds and earthquake proof. The interior has been designed using the best materials and brands available to maximise comfort, practicality, space and privacy such as underfloor heating, wooden floorboards and slated shade panels to control the sunlight

From £87,250 / €109,000 / $124,175  www.loftcube.net

entering the triple glazed 360 degree view. This ultra-modern retreat can also be placed on a lake, flood plain or stream as a floating home. International Property & Travel

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Resounding success Swiss based company, JMC Lutherie, uses wood from the finest trees for its handcrafted instruments and has now done the same with a state-of-the-art loudspeaker. The Soundboard speaker is made from 350-year-old wood from the Risoud forest in Switzerland, the same spruce wood used in Stradivarius violins, and requires 80W to drive each of its two channels. Unlike regular loudspeakers, JMC's new wall-mountable Soundboard uses the resonance of wood to create sound. When mounted it looks like a wall decoration and is available in four shades: natural, dark brown, black or white. There are limited edition collections by the contemporary artists Béatrice Mazzari and Marc J Pasani, as well as having the option of a personal photograph imprinted on the Soundboard. From £4,570 / €5,700 / $6,500  www.jmclutherie.com

Jewel of a read French publishing house, Maison Assouline, has possibly the most impressive collection of sumptuous coffee table books. Covering almost every topic imaginable with interesting texts and even more fascinating photography and imagery. This hand-bound tome, ‘The Impossible Collection of Jewelry’, is a favourite of mine by jewellery historian, Vivienne Becker, who has meticulously selected the quintessential jewels that represent jewellery design of the last century. From Art Nouveau to the new millennium, her selections range from the Tiffany Studios, Egyptian-inspired Art Deco masterpieces by Cartier and mid-century designs by Verdura for Chanel, exquisite creations by DeBeers, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Graff, to modern designs from a new generation of innovative jewellers. £435 / €550 / $620  www.assouline.com

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for art’s sake We highlight current exhibitions being held in London, Spain, Austria and Philadelphia and also preview The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

International Pop Amplifying a history commonly associated with major American figures like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, this groundbreaking survey explores Pop Art as a global phenomenon that was shaped by artists working in many different countries throughout the world. With paintings, sculptures, assemblages, installations, prints, and films by 80 artists, the exhibition will examine the factors that shaped artistic activity in the social democracies of Europe, the military regimes of Latin America, and Japan in the aftermath of US occupation. It will include sections devoted to vital hubs of Pop activity in Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US. Until May 15th, 2016 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA ď‚„ www.philamuseum.org

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From June 27th – July 3rd  www.olympia-artantiques.com

The Art & Antiques Fair,

Olympia

Returning to London for the 44th year, The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia is a key event in the global art and antiques calendar. It runs over seven days and will play host to a vast array of items from antiquity to the present day. As London’s original art and antiques fair, it offers unrivalled diversity and more choice of high quality vetted art, antiques, furniture, jewellery and collectors’ pieces than any other show in the British capital. No fewer than 160 dealers will showcase over 55,000 items with prices ranging from £100 to £1million and an eclecticism to cater to the seasoned collector, trade professional and those looking to acquire beautiful and unusual items. A tailored events programme will take place throughout the fair, featuring high profile speakers from the world’s leading art, design and heritage organisations.

Painting with Light:

Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age Tate Britain will uncover the dynamic dialogue between British painters and photographers; from the birth of the modern medium to the blossoming of art photography. Spanning 75 years, the exhibition will bring together nearly 200 works – many for the first time – to reveal their mutual influences. The show will discover how painters and photographers redefined notions of beauty and art itself, from the first explorations of movement and illumination by David Octavius Hill (1802-70) and Robert Adamson (1821-48) to artful turn-of-the-century compositions. From May 11th – September 25th, 2016 at Tate Britain, London, UK  www.tate.org.uk

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Balthus - Balthasar

Klossowski de Rola The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien presents the first retrospective in Austria ever dedicated to Count Balthasar Klossowksi de Rola, called Balthus (1908-2001). Influenced by the art of the Quattrocento, Surrealism, Neue Sachlichkeit and in his later works by East Asian art, Balthus cultivated a style of his own, promoting ‘another Modernism’ remote from the development of all avant-garde movements. His mysterious, archaic and uncanny images seem to conjure up, among other things, the fantasies of childhood, while not avoiding a certain cruelty. The exhibition reviews all the major themes in Balthus' work: landscape - from the contrasting polarities of urban landscape and pastoral nature; portrait - from a classical approach to multiple figural compositions; and the female nude, from intimate toilette portrayals to complex interior compositions. Until June 19th, 2016 at Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria ď‚„ www.kunstforumwein.at

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art Hilma af Klint

Painting the Unseen

Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. While her paintings were not seen publicly until 1986, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich. This exhibition focuses primarily on af Klint's body of work, The Paintings for the Temple, which dates from 1906–15. The sequential nature of her work is highlighted by the inclusion in the exhibition of numerous paintings from key series, some never-before exhibited in the UK. Consisting of 193 predominately abstract paintings in various series and subgroups, the artist painted a path towards a harmony between the spiritual and material worlds; good and evil; man and woman; religion and science. Fearing that she would not be understood, af Klint stipulated that her abstract work should be kept out of the public eye for 20 years after her death. While the works were not exhibited for a further 20 years, it subsequently came to be understood alongside the broader context of modernism at the turn of the 20th century. Until May 22nd at the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK  www.serpentinegalleries.org

Andy Warhol

Shadows (1977-78) This monumental artwork of 102 large format, silkscreened panels reflects some of Warhol’s explorations with abstraction through his signature palette of bright and cheerful hues, which characterised a large part of his work. The work formalised earlier explorations with abstraction, seen the previous year in the Oxidation, Rorschach, and Camouflage paintings. The Shadows series was conceived as one painting in multiple parts, the final number of canvases determined by the dimensions of an exhibition space. Seven or eight different screens were used to create Shadows, as evidenced in the slight shifts in scales of dark areas as well as the arbitrary presence of spots of light. The ‘shadows’ alternate between positive and negative as they march along the walls of the gallery. Far from replicas, each shadow corresponds to a form that reveals its space with precision and self-awareness, directing the spectator’s gaze to light, the central subject of the series. By focusing on the shadow to devise light as sparks of colour, Warhol returns to the quintessential problem of art: perception. Until October 2nd, 2016 at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain  www.guggenheim.org

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What’s cooking?

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Often described as the heart of the home, a kitchen has to be warm, inviting, practical and functional. We consult three leading interior design companies to find the best way to achieve all these factors 50

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Kitchen ergonomics

Nicholas Anthony +44 (0)800 0683603 e: info@nicholasanthony.co.uk w: www.nicholasanthony.co.uk

Nicholas Anthony has remained a family business since 1963, developing a renowned reputation in the luxury interiors market. Each Nicholas Anthony project has the benefit of a truly bespoke design service, suiting the needs of any architectural difficulties, as well as a personal, in-house project management service to ensure quality at every stage of the installation. Tony Nicholas, managing director of Nicholas Anthony, comments, “The question of ergonomics in the kitchen is best answered once the designer has evaluated the individual space. It is still relatively common to find a classic 'working triangle' in rooms that offer large, square dimensions whereas rooms with more unusual layouts tend to favour a linear style to increase the amount of open space

whilst maintaining comfortable and safe proximity between appliances. “An ergonomic kitchen can be in the eye of the beholder. Those that enjoy serious cooking will appreciate certain details of a kitchen design more than those who tend to only partake in light cooking and vice versa. However, the protagonist features of a kitchen such as the refrigeration and workspace should always be considered to be interactive; the distance between the two being the main concern. “A good kitchen designer will not view the challenge of immovable features (such as pillars) as a problem, rather they will see these features as an opportunity to develop a truly tailor made design. Structural features can be transformed into a central part of the aesthetic through clever colour schemes and textures and can even provide ergonomic comfort by affixing wall mounted storage or even kitchen roll and foil dispensers.” Tony believes that kitchen design has been greatly affected in the way that there are multiple points of entry into a kitchen space in an open plan design. This means that appliances and fixtures need to appear even less obtrusive. “We have seen a huge demand in open plan living and multi purpose rooms that offer cooking, dining, entertaining and relaxation areas,” he explains. “This has also had an aesthetic effect on kitchen areas with hidden appliances becoming more fashionable to provide an atmosphere of a more general living space rather than a designated cooking room.” International Property & Travel

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here’s something about a kitchen that seems to exude a magnetic appeal to family and friends alike. It could be the smell of freshly brewed coffee, newly baked bread and cakes or a gently simmering casserole. Whatever it is, with the kitchen proving such a vital living area, getting its design and layout right is hugely important. Kolenik is a Dutch company focused on high-end, turnkey residential projects which designs many custom made products and furniture. “This is because we believe every client is unique and deserves a bespoke interior,” explains interior designer Robert Kolenik. “Kitchens are one of our specialisations - they are an important basis in a home where many hours can be spent,” he explains. “It’s important to give a different approach to the kitchen, when looking at it from this perspective. Integrating a gas fireplace makes the kitchen cosy and alive, especially when the kitchen is extended with a bar table, so different quality zones are created (bar chairs in the kitchen, dining room, living room). This makes it possible to have a starter or glass of wine with friends, while cooking. The kitchen becomes more social like this.”

Kolenik’s kitchens are also based on the Eco Chic Awareness label; the cabinets are produced with ecological fibreboard plate material and the fineer (veneer) finish is attached with ecological glue. “They are all at the same standard as other high-end kitchens, but with a better ‘inside’. This enables us to create a new high standard of bespoke kitchens, with a sophisticated luxurious touch and which is sustainable at the same time. “The Ocean Kitchen is the most famous one; getting about 190,000 likes in just one day and features in publications and interviews worldwide. It’s a limited edition of 25 pieces and, being bespoke is available in different dimensions and finishes. The ‘standard’ version comes with a Corian worktop, a black Fantini watertap, Pittcooking gas-hubs and a fully equipped aquarium with hydraulic lift system. It is also connectable with a home automation system.” The aquarium has an automatic feeding system and pump/filtering system and being a low maintenance aquarium, it can be serviced by a local specialist. Robert offers a word of warning though, as the total weight is quite high, due to the amount of water plus the aquarium itself, the strength of the floor should be around 500kg/m².

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Paul Marazzi, design director of Marazzi Design, has fashioned an immediately identifiable style, a fusion of modern and classical influences. His philosophy is to understand artisan’s techniques of the past, and to reinterpret them, using the latest technology and modern day engineering. Creating truly bespoke products, where each component is custom made, individually built and finished by hand, the company offers a vast choice of customised styles, finishes and materials, from 24 carat gold to the finest wood veneers.

Paul believes that a kitchen should have soul and presence, celebrating family life and convivial living. “When dealing directly with a client we listen very carefully to their requirements, establish a wish list and then visualise colours and materials sketching conceptual ideas, a basic layout or two,” he explains. “As a rule, a circular island design is extremely ergonomic, socially inviting from its tactile shape and visually stunning, these than be de developed into concentric circular designs which add more wow and individuality to a design.” While recognising that muted greys and stone colours are trending at the moment, Paul has a reputation for pushing colours and finishes, with a client’s personal preference being the main objective. “I allow them not to be fearful of their personal colour choice,” he says. “But the moment you hear a client query what their friends will think of the colours chosen it’s inevitably going to be more mainstream.” But for those wanting special, innovative and bespoke features to make their kitchen a truly one-off, Marazzi Design knows no bounds. “That’s pretty much our design statement mission,” explains Paul. “We continually develop and push the technical boundaries to create very unique shapes for the furniture, sourcing items for inlays, such as Venetian glass or semi-precious stone, even Swarovski crystal. We then apply specialist finishes to the furniture such as gold leaf, various leathers, book matched wood veneers and specialist Italian lacquers, which are all hand finished. “In my opinion, a true designer continuously challenges him/herself creating concepts and ideas not seen elsewhere, so I try to avoid anything that’s trending. My own designs I feel are iconic and timeless, clients are surprised when they realise how long ago a design was introduced since it’s still viewed as conceptual design.” 

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Drive Kevin Haggarthy reports on all the latest supercar news and reviews

Prime perfomance The new Aston Martin DB11

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with this car’s fine lines. The cockpit is an allnew design too with an eight-inch LCD screen located centre top. Under the metalwork is a heavily revised chassis housing technology designed to be readily adaptable to future developments

his is Aston Martin’s most important

demanding high loads from the engine. It hits

in steering, suspension, and electronics. The

car for a very long time. The brand is

the supercar performance stats easily with 60

wheelbase of the chassis is longer than the DB9

hoping it will lift its fortunes again,

mph coming up in 3.9 secs and a 200 mph

it replaces, allowing the engine to be set further

along with its planned SUV, the DBX. You see

top speed. The DB11 weighs a reasonable 1770

back to maximise the centre of gravity. The

SUVs sell in big numbers but an Aston Martin

kg and at an entry-level price of £154,900 it is

car is slightly wider too, both achieving more

means performance comes first.

competitively priced for an icon supercar.

passenger cabin space as a result. Three driving

Never more so than in the new DB11. Its new

The design language is a totally modern

modes are selectable, GT, Sport and Sport Plus

5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 is Aston’s first turbo-

interpretation of ‘Aston retro’ particularly

with requisite adjustments to steering weight,

charged unit and the most powerful production

to the rear quarter and back, whilst subtle

adaptive damping and throttle speed.

DB model to date. It has 600 bhp to be precise

aerodynamics add function to beauty; such as

The order book is open for the car with first

and 516lb of torque through a much needed

the side strake on the front wings discharging

deliveries expected at the end of the year. Order

new ZF eight-speed transmission. The engine

heat from the front wheel-arch. There’s also an

yours now and it’ll be mid-summer 2017 before

features cylinder deactivation which helps

AeroBlade air intake at the rear preventing the

it arrives. That’s good news for Aston Martin,

keep down fuel consumption when you’re not

need for a rear end spoiler that would interfere

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Maximising the

ceramic brakes up against the same model fitted with manual transmission and the standard BMW M Compound factory supplied brakes, and drove them hard for over 200 miles through some of the finest drivers’ roads North Wales had to offer. We came to a confident conclusion. Both cars were driven with attitude to get the best out of them; there was no question, the DCT equipped

Manual versus auto? Ceramic brakes – yes or no? We put two new BMW M4s back to back

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car was quickest by quite a margin and certainly required less skill to drive it hard. The ceramic brakes really came into their own simply because you could brake much later and grab a quick down change on the way allowing technology to sort out the down change and match the revs in mega

ouble clutch semi-automatic gearboxes are finding their way into most supercars and high performance cars these

quick time. By contrast you’d be working much harder in the manual car, the length of the gap between the

days. The technology of course is very good, able

manual and the DCT car up ahead being ultimately

to achieve gear-changes in only a fraction of a

down to your skill as a driver. In the manual car

second thus creating a considerable performance

ceramics were of much less significance as engine

advantage over a manual version of the same car.

compression aligned to manual downshifting by

The purists amongst us, however, argue that ‘manual

default led to the need for less braking force, and

is best’ because it is more engaging and rewarding

the standard M4 brakes were more than up to the

to the driver, demanding greater skill. It remains an

job required. The driver or technology?

unresolved debate with manufacturers keeping a close eye on its sway. So too are the pros and cons of spending an extra

Conclusion? The DCT is the quicker car and works best with the fitting of ceramic brakes. The manual car, however, is the real driver’s challenge suiting

£6,000 or so (in this case) on equipping your car

those who want to develop their own driving skill

with carbon ceramic brakes (where it is an option).

and go very quickly. We didn’t think ceramic brakes

Carbon ceramics are highly effective and efficient

mattered all that much for the manual transmission

braking systems providing consistent stable friction

car, due to added initial engine compression from

from very high speeds. Whilst great for competitive

manual down changes at speed and the necessary

racing, such as Formula 1, many drivers are asking is

clutch induced gear changing sequence along with it.

the investment really worth it for road use?

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If your overriding priority is to maximise the performance of your M4 only then you should opt for DCT and ceramics, but if you want to hone your

BMW M4 manual with M Compound brakes – £55,635

We decided to find out by putting a BMW test car

own skills and enjoy the amazing capabilities of this

BMW M4 DCT with ceramic brakes – £64,530

fitted with DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) and

fabulous car, the manual has to be your choice.

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NEW BENTLEY BENTAYGA FIRST EDITION DELIVERED TO CUSTOMERS IN STYLE The first new Bentley Bentayga customers received their cars at an exclusive handover event at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe. The event took place in March and marked the official handover of the limited production First Edition models featuring enhanced specification with unique interior and exterior styling details. Customers were also treated to a tour of the Bentayga production factory, also in Crewe, to see how their cars are built. The Bentayga is the brand’s fourth model line, complementing the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Mulsanne. It takes more than 130 hours to produce, whereas an average car takes about 17 hrs to build these days. Kevin Rose, Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, commented, “This is an historic day for Bentley and it is a great testament to all the work which has gone in to producing Bentayga, the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world. “The customers joining us for the event have followed the Bentayga journey since we proposed the idea of a Bentley SUV, and were among the very first in the world to put their names down on the order book for First Edition cars – many before they had even seen the finished model. Today their confidence in Bentley is repaid as they take delivery of a car which has been unanimously praised by the world’s media.” The Bentayga is the proud achievement of a 4,000 strong work-force in Crewe where it is designed, engineered and handcrafted. Customer deliveries in other regions around the world are imminent and, having had a good look around the car in Geneva, we were mightily impressed. Bentley is producing 608 First Edition models, a number representing the metric output of the Bentayga 608PS (600bhp/447kw). It is powered by Bentley’s 6.0 litre W12 engine, achieving a 0-60 mph time of four seconds, and a claimed top speed 187 mph which, according to Bentley, makes it the world’s fastest and most powerful SUV. UK price of the standard Bentayga from circa £160,000

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THE PAGANI HUAYRA BC The Huayra BC features a host of innovative technical advances beneath its restyled body. The car now has hybrid propulsion combining combustion engine and electric motor, while extensive panels lift to reveal much of its exotic ‘underwear’.

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MCLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS (MSO) displayed a full carbon McLaren P1™ to mark the recent completion of production. This is one of the 375 road legal versions produced – the carbon construction is visible and it features a bespoke ‘Lio Blue’ tinted lacquer. Other MSO upgrades include gloss black wheels, an extensive re-trim of the interior and a 24-carat gold exhaust heat shield paying homage to the McLaren F1.

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MANSORY CUSTOMISED FERRARI 488 The 4XX SIRACUSA, based on the Ferrari 488, has been given a complete makeover. Centrepiece of the complete customisation is the spectacular body design but the engine, wheels and interior have also been given a redesign. Its claimed power output is now 790 BHP as a result of all the engine modifications. www.Mansory.com BENTLEY EXP 10 SPEED 6 CONCEPT This car is likely to replace the Continental GT which has been around since 2004. Its stunning design has already won a string of awards for both the interior and exterior.

ASTON MARTIN DB11 The ÂŁ155,000 DB11 is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, capable of accelerating from rest to 100 KPH in 3.9 seconds. Its interior is equally stylish as the exterior and, although the DB9 was often claimed to be the best looking car ever, the DB11 has eclipsed the retired model by a mile.

LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO LP 770-4 A total of just 40 cars will be built (20 coupes and 20 roadsters) and have already been sold with buyers paying â‚Ź1.75 million, plus taxes. The Centenario LP 770-4 achieves 0-100 KPH in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 217mph. It produces 760bhp from the naturally aspirated engine, so is not following Ferrari into turbo boosting just yet. International Property & Travel

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When only driving matters

The new Porsche 911R

weight paring. At £136,901, only 991 examples will be built

where manufacturers are recognising that to many

(991 being the official current model reference).

the pure joy of driving is more important than a

Whilst remaining strictly purist in concept, it retains

Nurburgring topping lap time along with millisecond

Porsche familiar PASM suspension, a switchable

gear-changing capability, computer controlled

throttle blip on downshifts, stability control and ABS

suspension and Formula 1 brakes. Porsche has done

of course. There’s no rear visible rear wing whilst the

the best job of that yet with the latest new 911R.

car is stationary (that detracts away from the purist

Best road-going 911 Introduced at this year’s Geneva motor show the

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rear windows all contribute to the significant

Porsche 911R is the brand’s conclusive answer

coupe shape) but subtle aerodynamic tweaks and a smaller retractable rear wing do the job needed, aided by a rear diffuser. On the road this car promises to be the ultimate

otor-car production these days is largely

to the ultimate driving enthusiast’s road-going

engaging experience. It has yet to be driven by the

technology driven. So much so that

Porsche. It is not a track car like the 911RS, but

core motoring press but expectations are unlikely

many modern cars hardly need a driver.

more the ultimate road car. The 911R, in the

to be disappointed. It is first and foremost an

Most things are done for us; even throttle input and

words of development boss Andreas Preuninger,

ultimate road-driving tool, the Porsche 911 way –

steering are software controlled. The driver as such

is a Porsche that ‘is purely for the driving’. The

that means it will feel and drive differently to any

is deferent to the technological master who will even

essential performance stats are right up there of

Porsche previously produced for road and track.

brake for you in an emergency situation should you

course; 493 bhp of 4.0 litre flat six power achieves

What makes this car special is that it combines the

be distracted. Of course technology will continue

0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 200

best of them all.

to win because some of it has proven added safety

mph. However, it’s how this car achieves it that

value, and the rest of it sells cars.

matters most.

What many seem to have forgotten is that there

And so to the tech spec. In admittedly over

is something known as the keen driver, who buys

simplistic terms, it’s a 911 GT3 body-shell married to

a car not for the ‘gadgets and gizmos’ but for the

the GT3 RS’s four litre flat-six engine and a new six-

sheer fun of driving. Until recently, the plea of the

speed manual gearbox. It’s a substantially lighter

keen ‘back to basics’ campaign driver has been

car than even the GT3 RS by some 50 kg. This is

incrementally ignored. Part of the reason is that for

due in part due to the fitting of a magnesium roof,

every keen driver there are many less for whom not

a carbon bonnet and carbon front wings, and even

much of this matters, and the majority of the latter

rear plastic glass panels. The gearbox is lighter

category equate to volume car sales.

than a dual-clutch system, saving another 20kg.

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Sound insulation has been stripped back a little too; that along with a titanium exhaust and plastic

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FERRARI FOCUS

California T Handling Speciale

TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Engine V8 3,855 cc twin turbo CO2 250g/km Power 552bhp@7500 rpm Torque 557lb @4750 rpm Top speed 196 mph 0-62 mph in 3.6 secs Weight 1729 kg Basic Price ÂŁ160,798

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California T we know but Ferrari has tweaked suspension, engine and gearbox to create significantly better handling and grip. Here’s how it was done: springs are stiffened by 16% at the front and 19% to the rear along with revised damping. The engine has been made ultimately more responsive courtesy of a seven-speed transmission which is a mighty 30% quicker on upshifts and 40% quicker going down the gears. Much else remains

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unchanged; the steering for example is exactly as it is or many the California T (T stands for Turbo) will be their very first taste of Ferrari. Maybe the first ever Ferrari constituting a relatively

mild introduction to the brand, it is a car targeted at those who want a truly usable Ferrari. It is driver friendly, practical, even reasonably economical, yet in performance terms, remains a true Ferrari. It is also the ‘cheapest’ new Ferrari you can buy, proving an additional incentive to those keen to boast that Ferrari badge. The California, initially devoid of turbo but since acquired to achieve emissions, performance and efficiency goals (along with styling revisions to make the car visually more enticing), has proved successful in attracting approximately 50% new conversions to the brand. Consider that a long-term commitment as new converts to Ferrari rarely go elsewhere after sampling ‘the Ferrari experience’.

in the standard ‘T’, the new quicker rack introduced into the California T proving quite good enough as far as Ferrari are concerned. The other big change is a new deeper sounding exhaust system giving the car a more pronounced ‘bassy’ sound yet without any performance advantage. External cosmetic changes are minimal. A ‘grigio ferro’ matt grille, a rear diffuser with black exhaust pipes, and a few giveaway interior badges are about it. And so to the road. Yes, there is no doubt, the Handling Speciale feels immediately more agile, better balanced, and grippier for high speed work. Most impressive is the neutrality and balance of the chassis under hard driving; there is naturally less lean and a much more talkative and balanced relationship between the front and rear end. As a result it gives you the confidence to go into bends significantly quicker making better use of the late braking advantage of the standard carbon ceramic brakes, yet it is predictable and safe. The gear-change is instant now, although a little

Handling edge

abrupt under very hard throttle from third to fourth.

Maybe what the current California T lacks is that slightly

Whilst the steering is quick and responsive, personally

more hard core handling and performance edge that

I found it too light for full on commitment when set in

excites the really keen driver. You see, the user friendly

‘Sport’, promoting an edgier rather than the smooth

understated driving dynamics of the standard California

turn-in feel that would be easier for the driver to

T work fine. However, every once in a while, either on

achieve with a little more steering weight on turn -in.

your own or with an enthusiastic passenger, you may

But make no mistake, those ceramics shed the speed

want to drive the Ferrari simply for the adrenalin rush of

off in an instant.

hard core purist driving. The Ferrari California T Handling Speciale is the

It’s hard to leave this car without falling in love with it. In ‘comfort’ setting the ride is still all-purpose

solution. For a modest premium of £5,568 (which,

high quality, so the slight ride comfort sacrifice is

let’s face it will hardly matter) you will have a pathway

outweighed by the significant performance advantages

to Ferrari excitement that is the total solution to

of the ‘Handling Speciale’. As a result, the California T

the enthusiastic California buyer. It is still the same

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Join the jet-set

I We find out why co-owning a private jet pays dividends in time, convenience and sheer pleasure 66

magine the joy of being able to book a flight at short notice before boarding your co-owned private jet. There would be no long queues at passport control or frustrating delays while you wait to collect your luggage after landing. What’s more, the chances are you will be able to land much closer to your final destination as your private jet will have access to many more airports. From its inception 15 years ago with one aircraft and a handful of co-owners, Jetfly has grown to become a major player in business aviation. The company now has 150 co-owners in eight European countries, 130 employees and 20 Pilatus PC12 jets in its fleet.

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An aircraft is at each co-owner’s disposal whenever he or she may want it (guaranteed 365 days a year anywhere in Europe) for a fraction of the price of an entire aircraft. Jetfly employs a professional team of 70 pilots whose experience and expertise are enhanced by regular and rigorous training. Jonathan Clough, UK sales & marketing director for Jetfly, explains how co-ownership works. “You buy a share in a new Pilatus PC12 relative to your flying needs (from 31 hours up to 250 hours) and we can guarantee availability of an aircraft

anywhere in Europe at short notice and you only pay for the time spent in the aircraft, no positioning costs.” The Pilatus PC12 is an eight-seater, single-engine turbo-prop aircraft which has the ability to access shorter runways than an equivalent jet. “This is due to the aircraft’s performance,” continues Mr Clough, “it can land at 86 knots!” The PC-12 is therefore an exceptionally versatile business aircraft. Fast and pressurised, it offers a level of comfort and benefits from the same equipment that can be found on larger business jets. It is thus able to fly at high altitudes and land at the largest international airports as well as the smallest airfields. This gives the PC12 access to three times more airports in Europe than a traditional business jet and a range of 2,750 kilometres – for example from London to Marrakech. Carrying significant amounts of luggage presents no problem either. “The PC12 has a cargo door which is great for bigger ticket items such as skis and golf bags,” explains Mr Clough, “we can even remove seats and carry bikes. This is a big advantage compared to other business aircraft in this class.”

Looking towards the future, Jetfly will become a launch customer for the first Pilatus PC24, which is due for arrival in late 2017. The twin-engine business jet is currently under development by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. With a top speed of 787 kilometres an hour, its range extends to 3,610 kilometres. ¢  www.jetfly.com

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Despite her great size, Seabourn Odyssey accommodates only 450 guests, giving one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the cruise ship industry

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eabourn Odyssey is more than triple the dimensions of her sister ships, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend, yet her guest capacity is just twice as high. She was named in Venice in June, 2009, following which guests on her maiden voyage were all honoured as the ship’s godparents and a plaque bearing their names was permanently mounted on board. There are 225 ocean-view suites divided into 13 categories, with interior measurements from 295 to over 1,200 square feet. What’s more, an impressive 90 per cent have private verandas, which add from 65 to over 350 square feet of additional private living space. The exceptional Wintergarden Suites have a private, glassed-in solarium complete with a soaking tub and lounging bed. This particular suite also features a veranda that bows outwards, giving wonderful views along the side of the ship. The Signature Suites, located all the way forward on Deck 7, have over 900 square feet of inside space and feature a spectacular wraparound veranda of 353 square feet. In addition to providing larger suites, Seabourn Odyssey’s additional size is utilised to create more open deck space as well as a variety of public rooms and dining venues. Sea air is renowned for giving one a healthy appetite and, as you would expect, the food and restaurants on board are superb. Seabourn is a proud member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious gastronomic societies devoted to the art of fine dining. Therefore, the ship’s award-winning cuisine includes the finest quality ingredients, infused with authentic regional flavours, freshly prepared by skilled chefs and served beautifully. Seabourn Odyssey’s choice of dining venues are almost all open-seating, inviting guests to dine where, when and with whom they wish. Choices range from the sophisticated fine dining ambiance of The Restaurant, a more casual indoor/outdoor venue or in the comfort of your own suite or veranda. Complimentary fine wines are served with lunch and dinner to enhance each culinary experience. The Spa at Seabourn allows guest to relax and fully rejuvenate while enjoying their cruise. A full range of natural spa treatments and therapies range from massages and facials to body treatments and wraps. Guests may also take full advantage of the ship’s sauna, steam room and beauty salon during their voyage. ¢  www.seabourn.com

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The Thames is the longest river in England with three areas of outstanding natural beauty and a whole host of highly desirable properties along its length

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have a chance to obstruct the flow of natural light. Types of properties range from classic warehouse conversions and period homes to brand new developments, which receive heavy interest from international buyers.” According to Savills’ London’s Waterfront 2016 Report, sales by the river in central London are 33% owner-occupier, 33% investors and 34% second home-owners. Within this report, Sophie Chick, associate director of Savills Residential Research, notes that the residential property on offer along the river varies significantly. “In the east, new schemes are interwoven with repurposed and renovated industrial buildings,” she states. “In central London most period properties were built set back from the embankment allowing new development schemes to be built right on the water’s edge on both the north and south banks. This differs from the south-west waterfront where there is a high proportion of period stock, and a high number of properties fronting the river are large houses with gardens stretching to the water’s edge. “All over the world people will pay a premium for living next to water and London is no exception. Analysis of the 27-mile stretch of river between Teddington Lock and the Royal Docks shows an average premium of 13.5% is commanded by secondhand waterfront flats within 100m of the river compared to those that sold in the surrounding area, up to 1km away. River views, private jetties, luxury facilities, penthouses and large outside space all enable properties to command higher but more variable premiums that can be very location specific.” 72

Grove Park, Chiswick, W4 The Wheelhouse is a recently built, five-bedroom, mid-terrace home, forming part of a stunning development of three riverside homes. The four-storey house includes a gigantic kitchen/breakfast room on the lower ground floor measuring circa 700 square feet leading on to its riverside garden with shared pier. On the ground floor there is an open-plan reception room and riverside sitting room. The first floor has a master suite with balcony with direct river views, dressing room and en suite and a further bedroom with en suite shower room, whilst on the top floor there is a bedroom with en suite shower room, Juliet balcony, direct river views, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. £2.75m / €3.53 m / $3.93m

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Riverside One, Battersea, London SW11 A very spacious three-bedroom apartment on the seventh floor of this sought-after building. The property has exceptional river views towards Chelsea embankment taking in Albert Bridge and the city beyond. The development has a 24-hour concierge service and is being sold with two secure, underground parking spaces. £4.5m / €5.77m / $6.43m Marsh & Parsons +44 (0)20 7591 5570

Albion Riverside, Battersea, SW11 This magnificent apartment features a large, wraparound, river front balcony with fabulous views. A combination of four flats, the impressive lateral space of 6,000 square feet includes an imposing entrance hall, vast reception room, six en suite bedrooms, a self-contained guest flat with its own entrance, staff quarters with two bedrooms and a bathroom and an acclimatised wine room. The building’s amenities provide 24-hour security, a concierge service, residents’ gym and swimming pool. £12m / €15.41m / $17.16m H Barnes & Co +44 ()020 7499 3434 International Property & Travel

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The Panoramic, Pimlico, SW1V An exceptional five to eight-bedroom property incorporating the entire 18th floor of The Panoramic, a boutique riverside building. It features wonderful views in all directions taking in many of London’s iconic buildings. Ideal for a large family or for someone who does regular entertaining on a lavish scale, there is an impressive amount of reception space. This size lateral apartment is extremely rare on the north side of the river so close to Chelsea, Knightsbridge and the West End. The building has a 24-hour concierge service as well as a gym. £10m / €12.84m / $14.3m Knight Frank +44 (0)20 3597 7670

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Tower Walk, St Katharine’s Way, E1W Stunning townhouse in a gated development in the heart of one of London’s most exclusive waterfront locations, St Katharine’s Dock. Over three floors, the property has stunning waterside views and has been extensively refurbished by the current owners. Five bedrooms and well-proportioned living areas provide flexible accommodation while large windows fill the home with natural light. It also includes a number of Juliette balconies, a large terrace overlooking the marina and an additional south facing terrace which overlooks the river and Tower Bridge. £5.25m / €6.73 m / $7.5m United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty +44 (0)20 7495 9580

The Triplex at Parliament House, Albert Embankment, SE1 Offering breathtaking 360-degree views across the capital, The Triplex penthouse is both sumptuous and elegant. It occupies the top three floors and features a substantial private terrace with outdoor barbecue and cedar wood hot tub. Access to each floor is via a bespoke helical wooden staircase leading to a fully automated glass roof light that when opened provides access to the secondary roof terrace with uninterrupted views up the River Thames towards The Houses of Parliament and The City and south towards Battersea. All residents have access to Parliament House’s concierge service and private gym. £6m / €7.7m / $8.58m 76

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The Leeward Islands of the West Indies start east of Puerto Rico and stretch southward as far as Dominica, harbouring a wealth of fine properties along their shores

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e explored the virtues of the Windward Islands in our last issue and so now turn our attention to the neighbouring northwestern islands in the lee of the trade winds. St Kitts and Antigua are two of the outermost islands of the Lesser Antilles, a magnificent volcanic arc that has transformed these destinations into modern tropical sanctuaries. There is no shortage of prime property or respected Hollywood actors like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep here, and yet St Kitts and Antigua are still fabulously understated. Leigh Stewart, international editor for Tranio, an online overseas property broker, believes that Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis will likely escape the headlines this year as the USA eases restrictions International Property & Travel

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on Cuba, including tourist travel. “More northern locations may struggle to fill resorts and cover development costs as American travellers start planning for the last Cuban frontier,” she says, “but Antigua and St Kitts are targeting visitors with a different set of expectations. In fact, St Kitts and Antigua have Citizenship by Investment programmes that include property purchases in exchange for residence permit and citizenship. Property on these islands cater to the world’s elite, with infinity pools set over plunging tropical beaches, home cinemas and high-speed Wi-Fi.” The island of Saint Barthélemy (St Barts) may only cover eight square miles but it has more than its fair share of fabulous beaches, superyachts and designer boutiques. Over the last decade, St Barts and St Martin engaged in a process of political evolution. This came to fruition in February 2007 with the adoption of a new status, resulting in the new Overseas Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy that July when its first territorial council was elected. Zarek Honneysett at Sibarth Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, reports, “Following a record year in 2014/2015 for our company, the market in St Barts has remained very active even with the international turbulences recently experienced. St Barts is a small island but a very high-end destination and historically it has remained a very stable and safe investment.” The main buyers are originating from the US and Western Europe and it appears that properties with beautiful views, a swimming pool and privacy are a must. “Last year,” says Mr Honneysett, “the average sale price for a villa was around €4 million. The current activity remains within this price range with a few exceptional properties selling above €10 million.” 80

Lurin, St Barts Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with views of the bay of St Jean, Villa CRX has a prime location in Lurin. Built by the architectural firm of Malin Kirscher, it comprises five large bedrooms, a sleek and contemporary swimming pool, large sunny terraces and a corner lounge area. Perfect for socialising and relaxing, the property also has an independent building that includes a bedroom with a bathroom that is currently being used as an office and gym. £9.5m / €12m / $13.4m Christie’s International Real Estate +590 590 29 88 91

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Christophe Harbour, St Kitts This 2,500-acre resort community will feature a state-of-theart marina, the Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt hotel, Tom Fazio championship golf course, a members-only club, restaurants, shops and boutiques. From Caribbean cottages to beachfront estates, Christophe Harbour also offers a diverse selection of properties. One of the most exclusive examples is 129 Morning Rise Lane. The villa’s 3,948 square feet of living space includes an outdoor living area, floor-to-ceiling windows and double French doors to beckon the outdoors in. It features a wet bar and media centre in the alfresco living space plus a pool terrace with stunning views. £2.63m / €3.4m / $3.7m

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Tamarind Hills, Saint George, Antigua The Tamarind Hills residential resort has two fabulous properties available: the ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Searay’ villas. These sea view properties come with a gorgeous ‘glass wall’ living room opening up over the sea to a patio with a floating edge infinity pool as well as three to four spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a private terrace or balcony. The villas come complete with designer European kitchens and fixtures, high-speed Internet, 24/7 security on site and even a home theatre (Barracudas only). From £634,600 / €804,500 / $900,000

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Christ Church, Nichola Town Parish, St Kitts This single-storey villa and guesthouse are on a private plot of 3,624m2 providing fabulous sea and jungle views from hilltop position. The living room has a floor-toceiling glass door that leads out on to a deck and infinity pool. There are two lounges and three airy en suite bedrooms. These spacious rooms feature high ceilings and designer furniture as well as separate dressing rooms. The property also has several parking spaces and is just a stone’s throw from the nearest golf course. £4.125m / €5.23m / $5.85m Tranio Overseas Property +44 (0)20 3608 1267

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Bahamian bliss

Reside in luxury whilst indulging your lifestyle choices. If flying, diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing, exploring or the desire to kick back and relax in paradise is your idea of heaven, then Ocean Heights is your ideal haven

Set on some of the highest ground in The Bahamas with breathtaking ocean views, Ocean Heights sets new standards for island living. Stella Maris Village Limited, a British owned, Bahamas registered company, presents a remarkable development of four eco-friendly villas, each consisting of four, twobedroom apartments. Completing the development are three, three-bedroom houses and a community pool in a spectacular setting. Situated in the sub-tropical Southern Bahamas, Long Island is just a short 45-minute flight from

‘Emmedue’ construction method, offering maximum protection from the elements. The apartments are competitively priced and

Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, served

finished to a high specification to include solar

by a number of Bahamian airlines, or around two

power, rainwater filtration systems and first class

hours from Miami. Rather conveniently, the small,

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The Garden Suite is a spacious, split level room, consisting of an open bedroom and sitting room. It features farm raised bamboo flooring, a large walk-in rainfall shower and wide jalousie windows providing a natural, cooling breeze. The hidden treasure of the Garden Suite is a private gazebo with an over sized couch and large throw pillows surrounded by lush vegetation. Tamarind Villa is tastefully decorated in a chic plantation style and features highbeamed ceilings, elegant wood flooring and a full entertainment centre. Glass doors open on to two covered porches, a sun deck with chaise longues and a plunge pool, while two air-conditioned bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The Little House combines the old world charm of a 100-year-old building with modern touches. This two-bedroom, two bathroom villa is just a one-minute walk from the main hotel. It is fully serviced and comes equipped with a full kitchen that can be stocked by the hotel upon request. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has two doubles.  www.montpeliernevis.com

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cities such as Vancouver which lies on its southern border. According to Knight Frank’s Prime International Residential Index (PIRI) this exciting city came top out of 100 markets analysed with prime residential property prices in Vancouver rising by 25% in 2015, outpacing other markets by some margin. The report pinpointed several factors for the steep increase such as a lack of supply coupled with foreign demand, spurred on by a weaker Canadian dollar to explain Vancouver’s outstanding performance. Online trading platform easyMarkets has been watching both the Canadian dollar and the British pound under pressure in the face of Brexit and Brent crude falling again below the $40 a barrel mark. Speaking about Chancellor Osborne’s budget announcement and Canada’s Finance Minister, Bull Morneau’s federal budget,

easyMarket’s head of risk management Nikolas Xenofontos explains, “Both met with mixed reaction, not giving any clear direction for either currency. However, the pound has seen significant declines against the Canadian dollar since the start of the year where it traded around the 2.0419 mark, whereas of today, one pound will only get you 1.8797 dollars. That’s almost a massive 8% decrease for the first quarter. Pound volatility until the vote is offering great opportunities for traders but is making it tricky for those investing abroad right now.” Picking the best time to invest may be challenging but there are plenty of other reasons to buy a high-end home in British Columbia. Canadian cities in general regularly top the ‘Quality of Life indices’ with cities such as Victoria and Vancouver scoring highly. The Global Residential Cities Index which tracks the mainstream market - ranks Vancouver 10th of 165 cities around the world and, according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2016, Vancouver has more than its fair share of wealthy buyers. Statistics reveal the city has 25,300 millionaires, 720 multimillionaires and 262 UHNWIs. Between 2005 and 2015 there was an increase of 68% in the UHNWI population and the report predicts that there will be 36% increase in UHNWIs by 2025. International Property & Travel

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Port Moody Anmore Rising is a private estate in the mountains which has been extensively landscaped and fully secured with two gated entries. From its gourmet kitchen to formal dining area with attached wine room, breakfast nook, attached pantry and caterer’s galley kitchen, living room and into the formal sitting room, dramatic and mountainous landscape views feature throughout. Additional amenities include two large outdoor seating areas, a home theatre with wet bar, media library and control room, an indoor pool, spa and fitness room, 12-seat dining room, large covered outdoor kitchen and lounge with wood burning fireplace, seven-car showcase garage, sports court, five-hole golf putting green, recreation area with media, card and billiards room, large master bedroom suite, five additional bedrooms with en suites and a traditional home office. £4.25m / €5.36m / $6.1m

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Snow Valley Place, Whistler Within the famed Whistler resort, this fivebedroom chalet is positioned high above Creekside Village with views across the surrounding mountains and Alpha Lake. Moments away from the Creekside gondola which connects skiers to the rest of the Whistler resort, the property has its own village atmosphere with dining and ski shops. Additional amenities include covered patios with hot tubs and an outdoor fireplace. £2.27m / €2.86m / $3.26m Canada Sotheby’s International Realty t: +1 604 932 3388 94

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Victoria Situated above Mt Newton Valley, this chateau-inspired 2010 masterpiece has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a two-bedroom cottage, barn and over 11 acres. An adjoining three-car garage also has a fully contained suite above. Cast from stone, stucco and wrought iron with copper accents the main house offers entertainment size living space, a main floor master retreat and walk-out to a slate terrace viewpoint. The property’s sunny vantage point provides magnificent vistas towards the ocean in the east and the much-coveted Mt Newton Valley to the south. £1.86m / €2.35m/ $2.68m Sotheby’s International Realty Canada +1 250 661 7232

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Whytecliff, West Vancouver This stunning, newly completed, seven-bedroom home offers ocean access down to Horseshoe Bay. As the neighbouring estate is available to purchase, this presents a very rare opportunity to combine two lots of around 40,000 square feet. The property has an expansive foyer with rare stone floors, custom millwork throughout, a kitchen with a huge semi-circular island and a professional home theatre with a beautiful ocean view. The master bedroom suite features hand set, stone/glass tile-work, a double-sided fireplace and an ocean side freestanding soaker tub. The outdoor area offers entertainment-sized patios with a 55 foot ocean front pool and is tiered for access right down to the water's edge where there is a ring set in the granite on which visiting private yachts can be tethered. ÂŁ12.41m / â‚Ź15.64m / $17.84m Knight Frank +44 (0)20 7861 1108

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here’s something absolutely fascinating about whales and the first time you see one rise majestically from beneath the waves is a very special moment. Travel With Jules is an independent UK based bespoke travel company specialising in wildlife holidays around the world. Director, Julie (Jules) Croucher, says, “Vancouver is in one of the most beautiful settings in the world; surrounded by coastal mountains looking out towards the Georgia Strait, the area is a haven for marine wildlife. Most iconic are the whales who can be seen in the channels and bays along British Columbia’s Pacific Coast. “More than 20 species of whale can be found in these coastal waters in an area known as the ‘whale channel’. Grey whales numbering around 22,000 migrate along the 98

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coast from the Arctic feeding grounds to breed off the coast of Mexico. These whales often move towards Vancouver Island’s west shore where they can be seen from land. Minke whales, Steller’s sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters also live in these waters. In the spring, small pods of orcas are sometimes seen here.” The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is made up of three main areas – Long Beach, Broken Group Islands and West Coast Trail

and covers a 130 km long strip of Vancouver Island’s west coast. “Dramatic rocky headlands tower over sandy beaches hit by the force of the Pacific and it also maintains some of the last remaining old rainforests of the region,” continues Ms Croucher. “Whale watching excursions can be enjoyed daily from March to August from Tofino and Ucluelet. There are large fleets of safety certified vessels in these waters from comfy 65 foot cruisers to exciting 30 foot high speed Zodiacs.”

Steppes Travel is a private company that has been operating in the UK for 25 years. It delivers a highly personal level of service and provides a range of itineraries to suit the way clients prefer to travel. New for 2016, Steppes is offering the chance to step aboard the refurbished tugboat Swell to explore the remote waters of Haida Gwaii. Meaning ‘Island of the People’, Haida Gwaii continues to have a thriving Haida aboriginal culture, making up over one third of the population. The scenery of this island chain on the west coast of British Columbia is truly spectacular. Formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, the archipelago is rich with marine wildlife and vast primary rainforests. The Gwaii Haanas Reserve has been rated the top National Park in North America by National Geographic and this, together with Haida Heritage to the south protects a large number of marine species. These include 20 species of whales, dolphins and porpoise. Whilst it is one of the leading parks in the North America, few are permitted to travel here, so to visit this area is a true privilege. 

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New Zealand vs Australia

There’s no doubt that both are fabulous destinations but which one offers the lifestyle most likely to suit you best?

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Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Grand residences such as this on large land holdings in the heart of Auckland City rarely come on to the market. Next door to Government House, this turn of the century, Georgian style home is on a 3,108m2 plot of flat land. It offers multiple living rooms including a grand ballroom/entertainment room, formal lounge, casual family living and children's playroom above the three-car garage. It also has five bedrooms, a large study, four bathrooms and powder room access off a spacious gallery hallway. An additional self-contained, twobedroom apartment is ideal as a family/guest or au pair wing. £4.8m / €6m / $6.8m Bayleys +64 9 375 6820 e: gary.wallace@bayleys.co.nz

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Milford, New Zealand Built just two years ago to a high specification, this beachfront home on 582m2 of land offers superb coastal views from its picture windows. There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms, cleverly laid out to offer the option of a self-contained (granny or nanny) area downstairs. The master flows to the extremely private front garden where the gentle sound of the sea can be enjoyed all day long. The main open plan living area includes a family room and lounge, while outside is a swimming pool and two-car garage. Over £3.28m / €4.17m / $4.62m Barfoot & Thompson +64 9 307 6300

Birkenhead Point, Auckland Beautiful, secluded heritage property just a stroll away from the harbour ferry, restaurants and shops. The grand and elegant property provides plenty of space for celebrations - on the expansive 1,510m2 lawn, in the ballroom-sized drawing room or around the massive bench in the family area. Recently renovated for modern living, the home remains full of superb original character. There are four big bedrooms plus a third living area or, alternatively, fifth bedroom £1.92 / €2.39 / $2.71

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The head of New Zealand real estate agency Bayleys, Mike Bayley, agrees that the country offers a wide range of options - from penthouse suites within waterfront apartments close to the CBD of its largest cities through to remote lodges located within unspoilt forests, lakes, and alpine regions. “The luxury end of the New Zealand residential property market put in a strong performance in 2015,” he reports, “with the country’s largest city and ‘economic powerhouse’, Auckland, leading the way. “The luxury residential property market has been underpinned by the fact that New Zealand, as a country, and Auckland as a city, now rank amongst the most desirable places in the world to live. In 2015, more than 1,380 residential properties sold for values of $2 million or more. Of these, approximately 92% were located in Auckland, with the city’s waterfront and central city-fringe suburbs such as Herne Bay, Remuera, St Mary’s Bay, and Mission Bay being particularly soughtafter. The city’s North Shore coastal suburbs also command high values.” Outside of Auckland, New Zealand’s lifestyle centres attract the highest proportion of top-end buyers. The Central Otago Lakes region in the centre of the South Island with its alpine scenery and global reputation as an adventure sports holiday location have made its largest centre, Queenstown, a highly soughtafter destination. “Elsewhere in the country purchasers have a wide range of high-end property choices from waterfront property in the country’s sub-tropical north, to being surrounded by vineyards in Hawke’s Bay or Marlborough. Given the economic and geo-political problems which much of the world currently faces, it is highly likely that New Zealand’s considerable appeal as a stable sovereign nation will increase.” International Property & Travel

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Takapuna, New Zealand Château en Bord de Mer offers privacy and a refined lifestyle that is relaxed, yet elegant and timeless. Overlooking the ocean and surrounding coastline, this exquisite 1,730m2 home is on 4,022m2 of private landscaped gardens. It has been crafted by skilled artisans and features traditional materials to ensure that the design has a lasting appeal. The property includes state-of-the-art security, marble bathrooms, imported chandeliers, Swedish solar heating, a swimming pool and cabana and garaging for eight vehicles. ÂŁ16.2m / â‚Ź20.84m / $23.2m Premium Real Estate + +64 9 916 6000 e: JimMays@premium.co.nz 106

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This pristine villa was architecturally designed and renovated to a standard rarely seen; creating what is arguably the beachfront’s finest home – standing proudly next to the white sand and crystal waters of a prime New Zealand beach. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers one of the best layouts for a growing family; each bedroom for the children is within easy reach for the parents, yet cleverly tucked away for privacy when needed. It is also an ideal property for entertaining and socialising with the living areas opening up to a stunning and surprisingly private 948m2 garden offering space and serenity for guests and long afternoons in the sunshine. A loft above the large garage also gives the option to create your own private sewing room, nanny room or even a hidden retreat for family members or visiting guests. If you have ever dreamed of living in your own tranquil haven, surrounded by quality materials, texture and style with stunning waterfront views, then open your eyes as your dream has just come true with this magnificent property. Swim, fish, relax and enjoy this home for a lifetime.

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Australia’s appeal

Sydney is a global city, and the largest capital city in Australia. Home to four of the five wealthiest regions in Australia, it has an internationally recognised luxury residential market. Shayne Harris, Savills Luxury Residential, notes that Sydney’s luxury residential market and off-the-plan market is primarily being driven by international demand and, more specifically, Asian demand. With its close ties to Asia for business, together with personal investment, the wider benefits such as education and migration make Sydney as a place to live and work just as compelling. “Sydney’s recent population figures have also served to highlight the existing shortfalls in its housing supply, where the undersupply gap continues to grow,” says Mr Harris. “According to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, population projections show that NSW will grow by 100,500 people on average each year to 2031. Government statistics predict that Sydney will need to create an additional 623,850 households over the next 25 years, just to keep up with population influx.” Forecasts predict that Sydney is falling well below its annual target, and Mr Harris believes that the limited additional supply will see prices in the foreseeable future being pushed upwards, for both renting and purchasing. With a critical short supply of housing, record immigration levels, lowest interest rates on record and bucket loads of first time buyers, there is a vital need for more housing. Nigel Napoli, Savills director of residential projects, says, “Sydney’s residential market has experienced a critical short supply of homes for many years which has resulted in property developers seeking obsolete commercial buildings to convert into apartments. There has been talk of an oversupply in the Sydney market for some time but, when population growth far exceeds the number of homes being built, it doesn’t stand to reason that there will be an oversupply.” Mr Napoli is confident that when launching a new development, if it is in the 110

Elaine, New South Wales, Australia Acclaimed as Australia's finest property, Elaine estate is situated around three miles from the city centre on 1.7 acres with approximately 143-foot frontage on Seven Shillings Beach. Erected in 1863 in the grand Victorian mansion style, Elaine's ballroom, numerous balconies with stunning Sydney Harbour views, and rolling gardens have played host to a bevy of important guests across four generations of ownership by one of Australia's greatest media families. Currently comprising seven bedrooms, the estate offers the flexibility of a magnificent family compound to potential luxury apartment development. £39.58 / €50.38m / $55.83m – £42.21m / €53.7m / $59.55m Christie’s International Real Estate +61 2 9328 1422

Parkside City Penthouse, Sydney, Australia Overlooking the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, this stunning penthouse is one of the world famous Renzo Piano designed Macquarie apartments. Covering three levels and some 680m2 of indoor, outdoor and terrace living, it has a flexible floorplan with a multitude of both formal and casual living areas with spectacular views. Amenities include 24-hour concierge, a gym, pool, sauna and steam room, while a four-car garage is located in the basement. £4.25m / €5.38m / $6m

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Mandalay House, The Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia This Mediterranean style mansion complete with marina and helipad is on the best ocean front land on the east coast of Mandalay Point. Situated in such a way, it is completely private and secure yet with access by land, sea and air. Mandalay House has a total of 2,649m2 of living space which includes six king sized bedrooms with marble en suites, nine bathrooms including en suites and a palatial master bedroom covering 144m2 with lounge room and separate walk-in dressing room. Other features are formal dining room, media room, large kitchen, maid’s rooms, a wine cellar, cinema and pool room, gym, lift for all floors and a six-car garage. £10.42m / €13.32m / $15m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7351 2383

right location, has the right blend of property types, and quality fixtures and fittings, buyers will queue to get their first choice. Interestingly, in Sydney it appears that the smaller boutique apartments are selling extremely well. “Downsizers and empty nesters are seeking the smaller boutique developments,” adds Ged Rockliff, head of Savills Residential. “They want the convenience of the proximity to the CBD, theatres, restaurants and transport together with village style living. They love the idea of boutique style apartments that provide a sense of living within a community, without having to compromise on style or design.” Kevin Fine at Fine & Country Australia provides further insight, reporting that Sydney’s prestige property market has experienced decent growth over the last few years with the most expensive homes having increased in value by 11% in the last 12 months alone. Melbourne’s prime property prices also rose 8.5%, still well above the global average of 2%. “Asian buyers were a force to be reckoned with in the Sydney prestige market during 2015, snapping up properties in Killara, Point Piper, Mosman and Kangaroo Point,” says Mr Fine. “With the Australian dollar dropping last year this seemed to be a driving factor behind the prestige market performing so well, largely driven by overseas investors. Sydney’s significant investment visa, which, since it was introduced in 2012, has seen 90% of its applicants come from China.” In the last decade, Australia gained 22,200 high net worth individuals, a growth rate of 14%. With Sydney having the world’s fourth fastest-growing rate of incoming wealthy migrants. Tim Lawless, head researcher at RP Data, comments that from January 2009 through to January 2015, Sydney home values have increased by 57%. This research also predicts that Australia's most expensive homes are likely to rise in price by 10-15% this year as wealthy locals and overseas buyers hunt for prestigious addresses in a resilient economy. International Property & Travel

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Clareville Beach, Australia This character filled home offers a relaxed beachside lifestyle with easy access to the water. There is an abundance of accommodation with flexible options; waterfront facilities, an established exotic garden and extensive use of glass that captures the uninterrupted views of the Pittwater foreshore. Set across a 1,120m2 parcel of land, the waterfront swimming pool and Jacuzzi are merely steps away from the boathouse, registered berth, private jetty and slipway. The property includes a separate study plus four oversized bedrooms, four bathrooms including two en suites. Its oversized master retreat on the lower level offers a separate full size lounge area with a large en suite and spa bath. £3.96m / €5.04m / $5.58m Fine & Country Sydney Double Bay t: + 61 1300 960 037

Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Steeped in history, the original hall at the former St John’s Church has been transformed into two exclusive town homes. Town Home One has been recently completed to the highest standard and is set over three levels. The original stained glass windows are the focal point throughout, while original sandstone walls feature around the entire home. Made for entertaining, bi-fold doors open on to sunlit courtyards set over two levels, while the private glass lift allows for easy access. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream and flows to the living and dining zones. Three bedrooms and a study are also included. £2.64m / €3.4m / $3.8m – £2.9m / €3.7m / $4.2m

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- Luxury apartments – from studios through to four bedroom duplex - Underground parking - Intergrated retail - Hair & beauty, pharmacy & Koala supermarket - Continental restaurant - Fitness centre - Rooftop tennis court - Children’s playground & mini golf

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relax The Darling, one of Australia’s first international five-star standard hotels, features a fabulous spa for the ultimate pampering experience

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t the heart of The Star entertainment complex in Sydney, The Darling’s day spa includes an exclusive suite for couples and two Moroccan Hamman chambers. It offers a full range of treatments including skincare, facials, massage wellness, body treatments and many other head to toe spa indulgences. Trained and skilled therapists give each client a thorough skin analysis before advising on the most suitable facial to leave their complexion looking its best. The Darling Spa uses La Prairie, the Swiss beauty brand revered for its range of powerful anti-ageing products. A range of effective treatments is also dedicated to men to de-stress the body, rejuvenate the skin and calm the mind. The spa can also provide in-room treatments on selected massages. Clients are encouraged to get the most out their spa time before or after their treatments by making use of two relaxation rooms. These are the Zen Lounge and the Tea Room, as well as the Moroccan Hammam. They will also have access to a beautiful outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, located on Level 5 of The Darling hotel. Luxurious changing room facilities are provided, fully equipped with lockers, robes, slippers, towels, and hair and body products.  www.thedarling.com.au 114

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Our purpose is based on our belief that behind our commitments is an understanding of possibilities to raise the standards of living. We hold an infinite sense of responsibility and respect for mankind by focusing on our core elements of Design, Quality, Affordability, and Community.

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Ras Al Khaimah is attracting growing numbers of property investors, drawn by the emirate’s amenable climate, spectacular landscape and favourable tax laws, says Lisa Burn

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ne of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah is currently enjoying a surge in popularity with increasing numbers of tourists and investors discovering the charms of this ancient place. Its landscape of desert, mountains and coastline offers a wealth of leisure possibilities, attracting visitors from nearby Dubai at the weekends, and now, importantly, from overseas. Figures from the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority show an increase in hotel occupancy rates of more than 23% in January 2016, compared to January 2015, with the authority’s aim being to attract one million visitors by 2018. In real estate too, the outlook is buoyant. Property prices and rents are lower here than in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which translates to lower living costs and so a better quality of life for residents. Dubai International Airport is just a 45-minute drive away, which also makes the area extremely accessible for overseas buyers looking for a second, or holiday home. According to Barry Ebrahimy, head of commercial at Al Hamra Real Estate Development, “Ras Al Khaimah is a leading investor destination in the Middle East with a global investor base of over 5,000 investors.”

The company’s flagship development, Al Hamra Village, encompasses 1,000 villas and 2,500 apartments, not forgetting 1.5km of beaches, a 200-berth marina, a championship golf course, five hotels and two shopping malls. “Al Hamra has long combined a high standard of life with exceptional quality build and value for money,” says Mr Ebrahimy. “It offers the perfect balance for families seeking a safe and relaxed environment with investors looking for excellent returns, something the rest of the UAE is keen to replicate.” Also popular with investors, Al Marjan Island is a manmade structure made up of Breeze, Treasure, View and Dream islands that extends 4.5km into the sea. A residential, resort and leisure complex the development will result in a total of 12,000 hotel rooms and 10,000 villas and apartments, as well as almost 8km of beaches. With an expected increase in the number of tourists from overseas in coming years, thanks to the recent promotion of the emirate as a holiday destination, and already growing numbers of visitors from the UK, Germany, Russia, India and Finland, potential returns for investors are looking more and more attractive. Add to that the absence of personal income tax, corporate tax and sales tax, and Ras Al Khaimah is shaping up to be a hot prospect for property buyers. Indeed, the Financial Times FDI Intelligence magazine placed it at number eight overall in its top 10 Global Cities of the Future 2014/2015 small and mid-sized cities, out of a total of 130 locations. International Property & Travel

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Al Marjan Island This man-made island extends 4.5 kilometres into the sea and covers an area of 2.7 million square metres. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula, and enclosed by the Yanis and Jais Mountains, Al Marjan Island welcomes residents and visitors from all over the world. A collection of four pristine man-made islands, each one offers complete leisure and entertainment opportunities. With waterfront homes, quality hotels and resorts, marinas, private beaches for residents, leisure, retail and recreational facilities, Al Marjan Island meets all residents’ and visitors’ needs. World-class education and health facilities are also accessible in close proximity to the island. As an investment destination, Al Marjan Island offers endless opportunities for property investors and developers seeking exceptional residential and leisure facilities that provide superb lifestyle choices. Various plots are available for development Al Marjan Island +971 7 2035 000 sales@almarjanisland.com

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Al Hamra Village Six-bedroom villa providing extensive family living space. Its traditional design and contemporary features merge to create a residence that is at one with its landscape yet equipped with features designed for modern living. These include central air conditioning, a fully fitted kitchen and private swimming pool. In addition, the villa has six bathrooms, a study, staff quarters, a garage, balcony and private garden, ensuring views over the sea and the nearby golf course, as well as beach access. ÂŁ1.39m / â‚Ź1.75m / $1.99m Prestige Real Estate +971 4 446 8300

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Bab Al Bahr Residence, Al Marjan Island Three-bedroom penthouse with direct beach access, close to the marina and par 72 championship golf course - so for leisure, all bases are covered. Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom and direct access to either a terrace or balcony offering panoramic sea views. A living and dining area, kitchen and breakfast room, cloakroom and staff quarters complete this property. Part of a gated community with 24-hour security, the apartment also has two dedicated parking spaces and is located within easy access of international schools, hospitals, shops and restaurants. £536,000 / €671,800 / $765,000 Al Hamra Real Estate +971 7 243 27 24

Royal Breeze, Al Marjan Island Sunning duplex penthouse offering 670m2 of living space within a gated community, close to a wealth of facilities, including international schools, shops and restaurants. The apartment has no fewer than five terraces affording panoramic views of the sea and the nearby championship golf course. Inside, the bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms, while three reception rooms – a family room, lounge, living and dining room – provide ample relaxation space. The kitchen also offers a comfortable sitting area. Staff quarters, a cloakroom and private parking complete the offering. £1.4m / €1.8m / $2m Al Hamra Real Estate +971 7 243 27 24

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Developers can reap great benefits from going online

Reaching audiences online continues to generate leads and sales, despite market slowdowns, rising costs and other challenges says PropertyGuru

“When consumers hear about a product today, their first

leads and close sales, while also engaging their target audiences

reaction is ‘Let me search online for it’. Today, you're behind

in compelling ways and growing consumer and brand appeal.

your consumer, not the competition or technology,” says Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Global Strategist at Publicis Groupe. As a company that partners with property developers

PropertyGuru Group, accept accountability for the results

developers who connect online with home seekers see more

they deliver. They have the experience and expertise to offer

sales leads and returns on marketing investments than those

partnerships with developers that include pay-for-performance

who rely purely on conventional media. The Group’s findings,

marketing models. Developers can therefore structure their

validated by external sources such as Google, confirm the

marketing budgets as a variable to sales. as property portals are able to provide limited wastage in

findings indicate an average of 85% of property buyers

advertising exposure. Ultimately, developers can achieve lower

relying on online as their main channel to find properties and

cost per reach as property portals are able to help get each

property-related information.

developer’s brand message to stand out with better visibility

seekers are not merely browsing for property listings. They’re

and appeal while keeping their marketing budgets low. PropertyGuru Group is Asia’s leading property marketing

also exploring financing options, new project reviews,

platform covering portals, publications, events, awards,

comparative pricing per square feet, legal advice, real estate

project marketing solutions and more. Every month, more

agents and much more. Going forward, it is therefore vital for

than 14 million property seekers view over 100,000 million

developers to embrace the power of online. Home seekers are

pages and generate above 500,000 leads for real estate

online, and that is where developers will need to go, if they want

developer and agent advertisers – across Malaysia, Indonesia,

to reach them. For instance, the Group’s online portals are used

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across Southeast Asia, PropertyGuru Group knows that

presence and impact of online on property buyers. Across the

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However, most developers currently spend less than 10% of

This unrivalled reach gives the Group unique insights into the buying behaviours of Asian consumers. It enables the company to deliver customised project marketing campaigns to

their marketing budgets online. Online represents an immense,

developers that deliver measurable results – including real-time

and largely untapped, opportunity for developers to secure

updates on leads generation and marketing ROI on projects.  International Property & Travel

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This 1,250m² stone house is located on the hills of Yalikavak in a secluded, soughtafter enclave of the beautiful Bodrum Peninsula. Its panoramic views over the bay, the Aegean coast of Turkey and the Greek islands make this a truly special property. The vast infinity swimming pool is a focal point of its 10,000m² grounds, flanked by large terraces, a kitchen and bar area. Other features include three large reception rooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, an 80m² master suite, four additional en suite bedrooms, an indoor pool, hammam and sauna. €5.8 million +971 507 082 790 alpsarper1@gmail.com

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Light is a media of guidance. We used lights and lines in a residential interior to imitate exhibition space and created a multi-purpose living place. Home will not just be a place for sleeping, but for all your needs. We make infinite possibilities in limited spaces.

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Galaxy Macau Galaxy Macau™ is the most spectacular entertainment and leisure destination in the world. It offers close to 4,000 rooms, suites and villas across six world class hotels in a single destination: The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel™ and Broadway Hotel. Facilities include the landmark destination Broadway Macau, the world’s longest Skytop Adventure Rapids and largest Skytop Wave Pool, over 120 food and beverage outlets, over 200 luxury and lifestyle retail brands, a 3,000-seat Broadway Theatre, the luxurious UA Galaxy Cinemas and the performance lounge CHINA ROUGE. Galaxy Macau™, Cotai, Macau t: +853 2888 0888 e: groupsales@galaxymacau.com w: www.galaxymacau.com

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.

BAHAMAS AGENT

Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: Sales@HGChristie.com w: www.HGChristie.com

CANADA AGENT

Marina Yusufov Real Estate Team t: Office +1 416 739 7200 t: Direct +1 416 414 9224 e: 3724052@gmail.com, e: myusufov@trebnet.com w: www.admiral.sutton.com

COSTA RICA DEVELOPER

t: +506 6050 3857 e: info@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com

DUBAI DEVELOPER

HGCHRISTIE LTD

Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.

SUTTON GROUP ADMIRAL REALTY INC. BROKERAGE

This equestrian dream home is in King, Ontario. The 101-acre estate offers 22,000 square feet of lavish living areas plus a state-of-the-art 38 stall heated stable, 11 paddocks, hay storage, two barns, a trailer house and racetrack.

SARCO ARCHITECTS

Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.

SHAIKH HOLDINGS

BARBADOS AGENT

Holetown St. James, BB24016, Barbados t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com

CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928 53 50 44 e: info@goldacreestates.com w: www.goldacreestates.com

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy w: www.apl-cyprus.com

FRANCE AGENT

REALTORS REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Specializes in Sales, Long Term Rentals, Valuations and Auctioneering. Our innovative team appreciates the unique challenges that arise when purchasing property in Barbados especially for overseas clients and can provide all the necessary information and support for the overseas purchaser.

GOLDACRE ESTATES

Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return.

LEGGETT IMMOBILIER

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PRESTIGE P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: info@shaikh-holdings.com w: www.shaikh-holdings.com

On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.

La Maison de Chapitre , La Rochebeaucourt Dordogne, 24340, France t: +33 5 53 56 62 54 t: +33 5 57 55 06 06 e: prestige@leggett.fr w: www.leggettprestige.com

Leggett Immobilier has been voted “Best Estate Agency in France” for two years running. We have over 12,000 properties for sale throughout France and our bilingual, in-house contracts team will be by your side throughout the purchase process.

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INDIA DEVELOPER

Bhaswar Paul Sales Head – International Market t: +91 124 410 7050 m: +91 981 883 7873 f: +91 124 410 7064 e: bhaswar.paul@ centralpark.in w: www.centralpark.in

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

SWITZERLAND AGENT

Platinum Immobilien AG t: +41 44 533 12 12 e: Zuerichseethalwil@engelvoelkers.com w: www.engelvoelkers.com/ zuerichseethalwil

UK DEVELOPER

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: t: +44 20 7861 5499 e: Simon.Barry@knightfrank.com or Simon Hedley at Druce: t: +44 20 7935 6535 e: sh@druce.com

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CENTRAL PARK

Central Park has an unrivalled expertise in creating spaces of the highest global standards. It is the fastest growing name in India’s real estate landscape today, with projects across hospitality, leisure, recreation, commercial, and high-end residential developments. This dynamic brand’s constant presuit of excellence, commitment and building values for its customers is responsible for its growth and success over the years.

ANAHITA WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.

PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES

Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.

ENGEL & VÖLKERS LAKE ZURICH THALWIL

Engel & Völkers Lake Zurich Thalwil is one of the leading real estate agencies for the sale of exclusive properties around Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Together with our international network we guarantee our owners and search clients a personalized and professional service.

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.

MALTA AGENT

2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: nbilocca@franksalt.com.mt w: www.franksalt.com.mt

NEW ZEALAND AGENT

34 Shortland Street, Auckland City, PO Box 4078 Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand t: +64 9 307 6300 f: +64 9 307 5549 e: admin@barfoot.co.nz w: www.barfoot.co.nz

SPAIN AGENT

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com

UK AGENT

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

UK DEVELOPER

Selling Agents: Savills t: +44 (0)1202 492518 e: glong@savills.com w: www.savills.co.uk w: www.roxanconstruction.com

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.

BARFOOT & THOMPSON

Barfoot & Thompson is the leading real estate agency in New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse city, Auckland. We have over 90 years experience selling property from our white sandy beaches to the wild west coat and the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

GOULD HEINZ & LANG

Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!

STRUTT & PARKER

Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres.

ROXAN CONSTRUCTION

Spacious, contemporary style 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with direct access to Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens. Located in one of Bournemouth’s premier locations, just minutes from the town centre and adjoining the tranquil Upper Gardens, Central Park is another outstanding building in the award winning portfolio of Southampton based developers Roxan Construction. 2 bed from £190,000, 1 bed from £160,000

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  of excellence in every respect; that is what our judging panel demands from entries deemed worthy of winning a coveted International Property Award. I think you will agree that, as the first region to be judged in the 2016-2017 awards programme, the Asia Pacific has set an extremely high standard for others to emulate.

There have been several outstanding, multi-award winning entries this year including Parc Priva in Thailand by NYE Estate. Inspired by contemporary Japanese architecture, the property’s layout maximises the openness of living spaces and creates a natural flow throughout. One Avighna Park by Avighna India, a prestigious, eco-conscious high-rise development of twin residential towers in Mumbai has won multiple awards as has Principal Garden in Singapore by UOL and Kheng Leong. Its four residential apartment blocks feature a ‘garden-living’ concept where an extensive landscape occupies 80 per cent of the site. As for retail categories, Imago Mall, a world-class shopping destination in Malaysia by Asian Pac Holdings and the vast, 100-store North West Shopping Centre in New Zealand by the Buchan Group have both gained double awards. While the judges initially seek the most impressive and innovative projects, they also examine each entry in depth to evaluate the sustainability and eco-awareness of every property and development. Interior design projects must be truly outstanding in their concept while at the same time proving comfortable and practical for their required use. As for real estate agency categories, outstanding customer service and a full range of property-related services are vital. They must show that they are able to support and advise clients throughout the entire buying, selling and letting processes. The award-winning companies listed in this publication have proved their expertise in each respective field by competing against consistently strong competition from within the Asia Pacific region. Many congratulations to all and continued success in the future.

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Index 07 08 14 18 20 26 28 34 40 42 46 49 50 55 56 59 60 64 66 68 71 74 76 78 80 85 86 88 90 94 96 98 100 104 107 108 109 110 111 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 124 125

Sponsors Judges Aedas Vinhomes Central Park & Landmark 81 Vinhomes Times City – Park Hill Wanda Ridong (Gold Coast) Development Pty Ltd DPWT Design Ltd Panchshil Realty Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd Sansiri PLC IP Global Aurum Land (Private) Limited Edward Co Tan + Architects Henderson Land Development Company Limited Interior Services Atlanta Villa Sdn Bhd A_Collective Architects Syrena Vietnam Investment and Development JSC Interland Properties Sdn Bhd Ivory Properties Group Berhad Robinsons Land Corporation Perkins Eastman Walrus Design Design Intervention ID21 Pte Ltd Better Living Group. MontAzure Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn Bhd Beijing Zhongjun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd UOL Group Limited Avida Land Corp. HBS Realtors Solitaire KCC Development (M) Sdn Bhd. Barfoot & Thompson Ltd Raimon Land Public Company Limited Super Fat Designs Lion Klang Parade Sdn Bhd Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd Forum Projects Private Limited RAZ Interiors Limited Benoy Ltd Sky Creation Asia Holdings Pte Ltd Grande Development Limited L&T Seawoods Ltd BES Engineering Corporation Daiichi Properties Inc. Peddle Thorp Architects Shanghai

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Bareo Co., Ltd. Summarecon Mal Serpong Leigh & Orange Ltd PCA Architecture Hospitality & Leisure Asia Sdn Bhd Arboit Limited Design and Architecture Anson Cheng Interior Design Ltd iki design group MCS Property Keppel Land Limited PTang Studio Limited Exclaim United Corp. Minor International PCL Grand Sungkono Lagoon Project; PT PP Properti Tbk One Bangalore West Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd Alexander Wong Architects Limited ARK Associates Ltd Indonesia Convention Exhibition Hottoh Design Pte Ltd JWCC Architecture Company Limited Aria Property Group aLM Architects JLL Australia Luchetti Krelle Studio Symbiosis Architects Dalman Architecture Ltd The BNK Group Cai-In Interior Design Orando Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Indo Primer Properti Filinvest Alabang, Inc. Ibraco Berhad JOHO Architecture Primocasa Interiors Ltd Chapman Taylor India LLP LBS Bina Group Berhad Little Projects Pty Ltd NCD Group Goldesign Studio Architect Show Co., Ltd Be In Design Solutions Sdn Bhd DatumCorp International Sdn. Bhd. Tunas Land Sdn Bhd Mañosa Properties, Inc. Ideal Property Group Asian Pac Holdings Berhad The Asia Pacific Winners 2016-2017

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JUDGES

The Judging Panel The judging panel for the International Property Awards is composed of experts and experienced members across a wide range of disciplines and property-related specialities. Their time and expertise is donated free of charge. Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for real estate categories Judith Baker Travel writer and Editor

Hugh Lumby Partner and Head of Global Real Estate, Ashurst

Lady Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Peter Bolton King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel

Russell Bragg Bragg & Co

Tony Mcguirk Architect

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

Guy Medd Consultant

John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, New York

Christian Morris Architect

Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture

Laura Nixey PR, Aston Martin

Victoria Chazova Estate Agent

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Matthew Clare Building Consultant

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Edward Park Architect

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Nicholas Cook Director General, The Gin Guild

Hilary Philpott

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Geoff Cresswell Architect

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Johnny Dunford BNP Paribas Real Estate

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture

Jon Eaglesham Director, Barr Gazetas

Nadya Ruvinsky International Projects, Design & Consultancy

Imtiaz Farookhi Strategy Director, Dragongate

Julien Sannier Managing Director, Trade and Contracts Division, Roche Bobois

Fred Finn Guinness World Record Holder for most travelled man

Celia Sawyer Interior Designer & Television Personality

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Paul Scrivener Architect

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel

Nishant Grover Chief Operating Officer - Asia

Ariane Steinbeck Managing Director, RPW Design

Simon Hamilton Customer Experience Manager

Lucy Stokes Director – Residential & Hotel Channel, Ideal Standard International

Richard Hartshorn NHBC

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture

Patrick Story Architect

Amanda Hills PR, Hills Balfour

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer/Advisory Consultant. FRICS

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Andrew J. Taylor Partner, Henley Estates

Del Hossain Managing Director, Adrem Group

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

John Hunter Tenhurst

Sue Timney Interior Designer

Tim Hymans Marketing Director, Crestron Products

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Mary Venables Landscape Professor

Tom Jones Architect, Populous

Jo Vickers Consultant

Mike Jordan Architect

Anthony Walker Director, Trident Building Consultancy

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

Colin Watson Managing Director, BCFA (British Contract Furnishing Association)

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer

Lucy Waud Interior Designer

Brian Lawrence Interior Designer

Eleanor Weaver Interior Designer

James Lawrence-Fenton Head of Land Operations, Securewest International

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

James Lawton Colefax & Fowler

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

Paul Lewis Architect

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

Roy Ling Managing Director, RL Capital Management & RL Academy

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design

Andrew Link Principal, Rise

Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

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Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower

Sina Plaza

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  , Aedas is a world leading global architecture and design practice providing architecture, interior, landscape and urban design services. Already a multi-award winning company, Aedas has been successful with a further nine projects. Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower in Chengdu, China is a 185 metre, 36-storey office building inspired by the motion of a Sichuan waterfall. The structure of its façade features successive, overlapping layers with changing angles that express the pattern and movement of a waterfall. Vertical aluminium fins create shadows and highlights, imitating the movement of reflections on water. The glass façade spreads out at the base of the building to become the signature hangover for the drop-off area. This mimics the action of water splashing the bottom of a waterfall. Achieving balance and harmony between form and function, the architectural form of Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower is not simply a modern office tower, it is also an urban sculpture with passion and character. The building is part of the new Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, a mixed-

use development also designed by Aedas, that will become a hub for residential, business, entertainment and shopping in the area. Sina Plaza is Sina Weibo’s Headquarters in Zhongguancun Software Park, China. Following an invited international competition, Aedas was successful in submitting an architectural design that defined the nature of Sina Weibo’s web-based enterprise. The concept was based on ‘limitless’, an idea that reflects the unlimited boundary offered by the web. In order to offer maximum flexibility in planning and adaptation for future changes, the design was modular based on a 1.5 metre grid. The building is 200 metres long and over 90 metres wide, with six levels of offices arranged around two internal, open ‘courtyards’. These bring natural light and cross ventilation to the offices and create a recreational environment for the staff. Vertical circulations and servicing cores are located at the four corners of the building and connected by a central atrium. The internal circulation route resembles the ‘infinity’ sign, which allows users to commute efficiently from each end of the building.

Highly Commended COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower by Aedas Highly Commended LEISURE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Nanning Huanancheng Exhibition Centre by Aedas 14

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Hengqin Huafa Plaza

Hengqin Huafa Plaza

Nanning Huanancheng Exhibition Centre

Hengqin Huafa Plaza is in the north-east part of Hengqin Island, China. Due to the special political and economic position of Hengqin, the project demanded an iconic impression from its design. It was decided to introduce the image of a lotus flower into the tower’s façade. This is because it is the city flower of Macau and also represents a beautiful vision of the future of Hengqin. The concept of Hengqin Huafa Plaza is embodied throughout the architecture in both form and function. This design serves to incorporate and extend the area’s charming waterfront elements and customs through its modern commercial architecture. The shaping of a fluid, massing form evokes visitors’ imagination of the sea, while the Hengqin Huafa Plaza introduces a new, dynamic open space to the city. Both inside and externally, it embodies various theme elements such as the Lotus Leaf Canopy; LED waterfall; Sea Theme Performance Stage; and the coastal green park which provides direct access to the sea and an outstanding city view of Macau.

Nanning Huanancheng Exhibition Centre on the outskirts of Nanning, China has been leased by Aedas’ client to a tenant selling furniture. Therefore, the design team created three different concepts, all related to furniture. The client chose the architectural option derived from the abstraction of a folding chair. The use of folding baffles create a series of forms starting with straight baffles on the edge of each corner. These gradually fold to form a canopy guiding visitors into the development. Aedas planned the space to be independent from the applied ornamental façade. This enabled the exhibition centre to form a large shell with flexible functions; the ultimate challenge was to create a skin that was simple in geometry and easy to build. What makes the design unique is that three other retail exhibition buildings along the strip have four sides while Nanning Huanancheng Exhibition Centre features an impressive five. The Main Building of Guangdong Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and

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Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Sina Plaza by Aedas Highly Commended MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Hengqin Huafa Plaza by Aedas Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Main Building of Guangdong Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park

139 NTC National Trade Center

Main Building of Guangdong Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park

Technology Industrial Park (GMTCM Park) is an emerging development in the Hengqin area of Zhuhai, China. The client envisages the building as an iconic gateway to the GMTCM Park which will create a multidimensional public space. The design brief is for a 68,000m² office tower standing 60 metres tall. It will serve as the client’s headquarters with rentable offices, an exhibition centre, business incubation centre and service centre. Responding to the client’s request, Aedas has integrated ecological and humane working spaces, green roofs and outdoor terraces into the initial design stage. Since the typical office units will be located from floors six to 13, the podium will house many diverse public spaces. This led to creating a coherent form for the top of the building and fragmented shapes at the bottom. 139 NTC National Trade Center in Taichung, Taiwan has a design concept derived from nature in the form of a bamboo shoot. Playing an important role in Chinese culture, bamboo shoots represent uniqueness and

139 NTC National Trade Center

blooming and have a prosperous meaning for the people. Directly next to the new Taichung Opera House, the shape of 139 NTC and the meaning behind its design aim to create a local landmark for the emerging CBD. Unique in terms of its curvaceous shape compared to surrounding buildings, 139 NTC has been designed for the specific culture of Taichung and its residents. Interaction starts on the ground, providing a public space which is both protecting and cooling on warm days while allowing outdoor enjoyment. Aluminium wall panels on the west facing side of the building reduce energy consumption, while the placement of roof gardens means that the design also employs sustainable building strategies. MOKO, previously called New Century Plaza, is situated at Mongkok East, Hong Kong. Being on an upper level, many people tended to pass through the mall without adding benefit to its higher floors. When transforming MOKO, Aedas took a design strategy which used the least to create the most. The mall was finally

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St. Regis Hotel

MOKO

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Hotel Development in Sai Kung

St. Regis Hotel

St. Regis Hotel

Hotel Development in Sai Kung

completed throughout eight phases over six years while least affecting tenants and income. New elements were injected from nature with the delicate touches of trees, leaves, petals, rivers, clouds and stars to soften the city’s denseness. The approved design has given the outdated shopping mall an entirely new look and feel. Aedas’ strategy to extend the atrium void has not only enhanced the sense of direction but also directed the pedestrian flow to every part of the mall, bring higher commercial value to the development. The St Regis Chengdu is a luxurious, 45,000m² hotel in Sichuan Province, China. Its architecture harmoniously complements Chengdu, the ‘Land of Abundance’. The curved terraces and outdoor swimming pool imitate the natural landscape in Huang Long, a scenic spot known for its colourful pools formed by calcite deposits. Aedas has also integrated the city’s indigenous outdoor lifestyle into the hotel’s design. Extra emphasis is placed on the creation of outdoor spaces and all restaurants and bars are extended outside for al fresco dining.

The hotel’s 279 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites are artfully designed to blend the Art Deco style with traditional elements of Sichuan culture. While also incorporating discreet state-of-the-art technology, the finalised design for St Regis achieves a balance and harmony between form and function. Aedas’ Hotel Development in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, comprises 250 rooms, associated banquet facilities and a chapel. The project brief called for a design that was both iconic yet in harmony with its natural waterfront surroundings. During the course of the design, the orientation of the rooms facing the hillside was revised to provide better views. The chapel was also relocated so that it is more prominent to human traffic from the Sai Kung town centre. The development consists of three blocks to break down the otherwise bulky building mass into a more appropriate scale. The three-storey hotel rooms’ arrangement is also in harmony with the buildings in the neighbourhood and the low-rise context of the Sai Kung district.

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31/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong t: +852 2861 1728 f: +852 2529 6419 e: hongkong@aedas.com w: www.aedas.com

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Vinhomes Central Park

Landmark 81

V Vinhomes Central Park & Landmark 81 208 Nguyen Huu Canh street, ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam t: +84 909 36 6006 t: +84 909 68 3355

,   the Vingroup which is the largest real estate corporation in Vietnam, has won awards for three of its latest projects. Vinhomes Central Park was conceived with the ambition of pioneering a visionary lifestyle and painting a new face for Ho Chi Minh City. The residential complex is located in the city centre and includes a wide range of first-class facilities. These include residences, a hotel, serviced apartments, a commercial plaza, hospital, school, entertainment centre and park. Once this citywithin-a-city model is successfully expanded, the people of Saigon will have all their everyday needs satisfied right inside the development. Landmark 81 is located in the heart of Vinhomes Central Park. Its frontage

faces the beautiful Saigon River and it is conveniently linked with major roads and water transportation. This massive piece of art which aims to provide Ho Chi Minh City with a visionary world-class, super high-rise tower started construction in 2015 and is expected to complete in 2018. The structure’s iconic form evokes an image of a bamboo bundle symbolising strength, unity and prosperity. The stunning 81-floor skyscraper will reach a height of 461 metres, putting it in the top 10 highest towers in the world and featurig nearly 500 luxury river-view apartments. At its base is a ground floor dedicated to a lavish shopping centre, featuring the finest retailers all under one roof.

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Vinhomes Times City – Park Hill

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Vinhomes Times City – Park Hill 458 Minh Khai Street,

Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam t: +84 1800 1036

 H  the second phase of Vinhomes Times City which is situated on the south-eastern gateway of the capital, Hanoi City. It is destined to be one of Vietnam’s most desirable urban communities and covers an area of over 7.4 hectares. Park Hill follows Times City’s master concept which includes a main central road, perpendicular second alleys and several condominium buildings. Nevertheless, over 70% of the project’s area is reserved for landscaping. Believing that landscaping is more than just scenery, the talented team of architects at Park Hill have created a living space in which humans and the environment have a truly interactive relationship. The superiority of Park Hill’s design lies in Vinhomes’ intent to integrate nature into the living spaces. Thus, the entire area will be covered by diversified species of flora featuring a number of specific highlights. These include the

iconic clock tower, panoramic green hill, huge splash park, various water features and modern outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Dispersed in between the buildings are recreational areas, sports facilities and children’s playgrounds amongst intimate gardens and quiet relaxation areas. All the surrounding areas are designed with paved walkways where pedestrians will be protected from harsh sunlight by a wide selection of planted shady trees. A 15-metre high green wall near the barbecue garden and a ‘soft wall’ of linear trees will create a truly green feeling for the development. By incorporating soothing water features and green spaces with modern architecture, Vinhomes Times City – Park Hill will become a distinctly vibrant environment for its occupants to enjoy a world-class modern lifestyle that is second to none in South East Asia.

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The Ultimate Urban Resort Lifestyle in Vietnam WISH LIFE WAS A NEVER-ENDING VACATION? Look no further than Vinhomes Times City – Park Hill. Enjoy a resort lifestyle everyday replete with swimmming pools, lush gardens, and a grassy panoramic hill right ourside your window.

www.vinhomes.vn Vinhomes Times City – Park Hill 458 Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, VIETNAM Hotline: (+84) 18001036

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 D W G together with the Ridong Group have formed a partnership to create “Jewel” – the largest mixed-use development in Australia. The $1 billion plus “Jewel” development at Surfers Paradise is proving one of the most talked-about developments on the Gold Coast for many years. For the first time ever there will be the opportunity to live on Australia’s world famous Gold Coast beachfront enjoying superb five-star Wanda Vista resort luxury. Soaring to an exalted 170 metres high, “Jewel’s” three crystalline towers are designed to appear as if they have simply emerged from the sands below. A geometric, almost miragelike façade that will stand as a beacon for maritime traffic on the Nerang River and out to sea – the “Jewel” development is destined to join the likes of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab or

Iran’s Flower of the East as an illustrious piece of contextual architecture. Joint venture partners Wanda Ridong knew that only the most remarkable and avant-garde structure could befit the rare 1.13 hectare parcel of beachfront land. This is due to its extraordinary 130 metre beach frontage and supreme location, where the energy and bustle of Surfers Paradise met up with the urbane restaurant and dining culture of Broadbeach. The initial design narrative became a collaboration between renowned Florida architect Chad Oppenheim and International award-winning, Gold Coast DBI Design director of design Barry Lee – both captivating raconteurs whose story-telling abilities and creative genes are inextricably linked. To look forward, the pair first looked back – 160 million years to be precise – to when the

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entire region was the heart of the largest shield volcano to ever exist on the face of the earth – Mount Warning. Its volcanic forces created a foundation of solid basalt which now lies around 40 metres below the sand. As volcanic rock cools it forms geometric structures such as the iconic Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Headlands. If the volcanic material cools slowly beautiful delicate crystal structures form. After tracking down three of these unique and beautiful smoky quartz crystals, the design for the “Jewel” development began to take shape – with the practices even scanning the crystals in 3D at one point to ensure the closest resemblance. The two architectural teams kept the adjustments to a minimum, gently manipulating the scale to fit the program, and only modifying the angles slightly to maintain its practicality.

The addition of an extravagant outdoor podium to emulate a lush, tropical oasis, and complemented by soaring, open-air crystal corridors, only intensifies this connection. Lavishly-appointed apartments will be graced with timber or natural stone flooring and kitchens and bathrooms featuring beautiful marble and onyx surfaces. These will be offset with sophisticated tapware, basins and fittings designed exclusively for “Jewel”. Each opulent sky high home enjoys privileged access to private pools, bars and restaurants and exclusive concierge services. Towering over sand and surf, the majestic crystal triptych will enrich Australia’s Gold Coast when completed in 2019, positioning it as a beacon for luxury property development across the world.

Wanda Ridong (Gold Coast) Development Pty Ltd “Jewel”: 36-44 old Burleigh Road, Surfer Paradise, QLD Australia t: +61 1800 799 889 e: info@jewelgc.com w: www.jewelgc.com

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   group of young architects in 1995, DPWT Design has progressively extended out of its base in Hong Kong to manage projects in the People’s Republic of China and Southeast Asia. The company is committed to creating innovative quality space suited to individual client’s needs. This ranges from broad ideas down to every minute detail, covering architecture, interior design, planning and product design. DPWT has presented two award-winning office interior designs. The first is for ABB, one of the most avant-garde, energy saving companies in the world. ABB Chengdu Office is in one of the most prosperous areas of China. Due to the rapid expansion of ABB’s business in China, the company’s traditional workplace model cannot cater for the increased headcount and resultant spatial requirement. Therefore, a new type of office workplace model and design was required.

In the past, each office staff member usually had a fixed working station. However, this kind of workplace model fails to cater for the industry’s development. Hence, a free seating working system with limited fixed seats for admin, HR and finance staff was proposed for nearly all staff. The spatial efficiency under this arrangement can increase significantly by up to 150 – 200%. Under this design layout, some surplus spaces are dedicated to various public areas like breakout areas, project rooms and telephone booths which can be given a unique design character. The brief was to accommodate around 100 workplaces for 150-200 staff with ancillary functions such as a reception, meeting rooms, phone booths, a pantry and storeroom. While the functional requirement of the office is quite simple and straightforward, the building is a long, slightly bent, rectangular shape with its entrance at one end. Such a layout involves

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the use of a long corridor and this presented a challenge to ensure efficient spatial planning. Besides focusing on the flexibility and cost efficiency, the office design needed to develop a tool for strengthening the brand on a broader base by maintaining a high design profile. The corporate brand therefore permeates every aspect of the building’s interiors, not solely the reception, but also the canteen, meeting room and internal office. It not only displays the energetic and dynamic atmosphere of the ABB office, it also serves to highlight the company’s characteristic lively and modern image. As the office reception is the first area to be encountered, it must present a clear picture of the company’s corporate identity. A large image showing ABB’s achievement in the energy saving industry is therefore elected as the backdrop for the reception counter to anchor a visual impact to all visitors.

The whole office working area is divided into two zones – mobile and fixed. Mobile workstations, which form the majority components, are located at the front area while fixed workstations are at the inner zone of the office. This proves to be the most convenient layout solution for staff and also ensures privacy for the admin and finance division. Multiplicities of spatial structures including individual, group and open-scheme office and multi-purpose areas work together in a variety of methods, arranged in a flexible configuration. Colours are used to project a vivid ambience throughout the workspace. Vibrant, warm tonal hues such as red, blue, green and lime enhance the spatial quality and create a high-energy feel. Other than these bright colours, the overall office is composed of a neutral tone of monochrome with a white wall and grey carpet.

DPWT Design Ltd Hong Kong Office

Rm 1201, Tung Sun Commercial Center, 194 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong t: +852 2804 1683 f: + 852 2804 1673 e: hongkong@dp-wt.com w: www.dp-wt.com

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DPWT Design Ltd Beijing Office

Building F, 51, Ganmian Hutong, Dong Cheng District, Beijing 100010 t: +8610 6426 5562 f: +8610 6426 5561

DPWT’s second award-winning project involved the interior design of Teleperformance Nanning Office. It is a prerequisite condition for new offices nowadays to be functional and efficient, delivering high productivity. However, besides these practical considerations, a working environment that promotes wellness should also be a very important issue in the design manifestation process. The balance of practicality and creativity is important in establishing a working model for offices in this epoch. Such a design concept has been created for Teleperformance’s new call centre office. This multinational company offers CRM call centre service to renowned firms all over the world. It has offices across 50 countries and serves more than 1,000 clients. The 4,000m² whole floor call centre is planned to accommodate more than 500 call agents’ workstations. The entire design

is divided into six minor areas – the reception, call agent open production floor, training rooms and related facilities, an interview area with lobby, executive management area and leisure/support area. These complex requirements call for very profound functional planning and spatial organisation. Due to the fact that there are a lot of different functions and various types of users such as call agents, management staff, external trainees and interviewees, an extremely well planned circulation with traffic flow and security control was highly essential. This serves to maintain the surveillance of the whole premises. Besides these practical considerations, the articulated design of leisure areas such as the breakout space and canteen are highlights of this forward thinking office. It is acknowledged that communication is the most important organisational aspect

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for today’s new offices. Although individual work can be executed anywhere, the exchange of information and know-how remain an essential means of finding solutions to complicated problems and learning new knowledge. Collective intelligence and enthusiasm can be promoted by establishing an environment that promotes private space and creates a positive and pleasant atmosphere. With this in mind, the Lab is located at the central core in the agent office. It is a place where staff can meet and chat and it helps to encourage social integration between the call agents. Short, spontaneous discussion can also be carried out at the breakout area which provides a relaxed and inviting environment. The entire office is designed in a modern, yet colourful tone to deliver a relaxed yet highly efficient working environment.

Extensive use of red spray painted glass has been used in the white marble reception area to convey a professional, contemporary image to visitors. In the canteen area, vibrant colours enhance the spatial quality and create a high-energy feel. The pendant lighting provides a relaxing and energetic ambience which can stimulate the working momentum and thus increase productivity. The breakout area has an airy ceiling and is filled with natural daylight through its two window wall. Bar tables are arranged along the window side so that staff can sit and enjoy the view while having a coffee or their lunch. Graphics of tree images are posted on the two other walls to imprint a vision of natural scenery and the countryside. Perforated bubble lighting fixtures of varying sizes are hung from the ceiling to foster a modern and elegant look to this spacious area.

DPWT Design Ltd Shanghai Office

Room 2505, Block A, Shanghai Universal Mansion, 168 Yuyuan Road, Shanghai t: +8621 5187 2825 f: +8621 3327 5366 e: shanghai@dp-wt.com w: www.dp-wt.com

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 , P R has been at the forefront of luxury real estate in India. Today, with many firsts to their credit, the real estate group has built a strong and favourable reputation for innovation, cutting edge technology, and integrity by combining its commitment and work ethic with the simple concept of being attentive and responsive to customers’ needs. The company has successfully delivered over 14.5 million square feet of prime real estate, with 20 million square feet under development across multiasset classes. The company’s award-winning portfolio of projects spans across high-end residential developments, IT parks, built-to-suit office spaces, special economic zones (SEZ), hotels, convention centres and luxury retail malls – notable of these are India’s first Trump branded residences – Trump Towers Pune, and yoopune by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox, EON Free Zone in Kharadi – a 6.5

million square feet IT & IT-eS SEZ spread over 57 acres, the International Convention Centre – South Asia’s largest trade and convention centre, World Trade Center Pune, and an award-winning built-to-suit office campus for Cummins India amongst others. Panchshil Realty has been a pioneer; a game-changer in the world of business and real estate. The urge to put Pune on the international business map has been a driving factor at Panchshil, towards developing intelligent and world-class work spaces that foster global business. These in turn have redefined the manner in which businesses are carried out in India. A case in point is Business Bay – a mixeduse development, spread over 14 acres and strategically located on Airport Road in Pune. A recipient of the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards (2014-15) for Highly Commended Mixed-Use Development India, Business Bay is designed to provide a vibrant work-shop-liveplay environment to its corporate occupants;

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with high-end retail and a luxury hotel, The RitzCarlton within its premises. The modern work spaces created by Panchshil, within Business Bay like that of BMC Software are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also offer a host of benefits that are vital to retaining millennial workers who are looking for companies that offer a rich and immersive experience at work. BMC Software offers employees creative and colourful work spaces that have been designed to foster flexibility, collaboration, and creativity. Daniel Hsia of H* Architects based in Singapore, the principal architect of the team that worked on the BMC Software office designed it to be an agile workplace where employees are free to walk around. The architect along with Panchshil Realty worked through a multitude of iterations on layouts of this project in an effort to strike a balance between personal spaces as well as collaborative spaces within the office environment.

The overall work space has been planned to support a broad diversity of social exchanges. The design provides for a variety of locations where accidental ‘collisions’ between people can occur, and spaces to support various types of individual and group interactions. ‘Collaboration capsules’, which are multipurpose pods’ are interspersed through the office so that employees may come together for impromptu brainstorming sessions. While most meeting rooms today support leader-led presentation where the information can be controlled by one person at a time, these dynamic spaces that seat six to eight people allow for participants to access and share information equally and seamlessly – thus elevating the role of content sharing while making meetings more inclusive and productive. The BMC Software smart office is also fitted with provisions for when individuals need some quiet time. When needed, employees can find secluded

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corners with lounge seating within the general workspaces to work privately on their ideas. Soundproof booths are provided on each work floor for an absolutely silent working environment. The focus in creating ‘The Office of the Future’ was on creating an environment where each individual can do their best and that is done by affording them the freedom to work as they see fit. The agile design approach also fosters a culture of trust within the organisation which further strengthens a positive work attitude and stronger morale. With the paradigms of success in business forever shifting in our highly competitive global world, Panchshil has over the years not just mastered the expertise in customised interior fit-outs for its innumerable IT and corporate clients, but also of facility management and asset management. Finetuned to internationally accepted standards,

Panchshil projects are carefully planned around the fundamentals of time, cost, and superlative quality. It is this very drive of the company that has compelled it to expand its horizons, to include the financial heartbeat of the country – Mumbai. In a bid to collaborate with only the best that the world has to offer, Panchshil along with international PE major Blackstone has taken its global foresight to the city of Mumbai, with the acquisition of the iconic Express Towers at Nariman Point. Built in 1972, Express Towers was planned and constructed with a vision to be the most modern building of its kind in India, and was commissioned by the Late Ramnath Goenka, the founder of the Express Group. For over four decades, Express Towers has been one of the most iconic skyscrapers on the Mumbai skyline, comprising of 25 floors of sea-view and city-facing office spaces. The building is also iconic because this is the only high-rise

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building that was designed by famed American architect Joseph Allen Stein. Stein’s designs and work encapsulate his philosophy – urban needs balanced with natural features. Under the guardianship of the new owners Panchshil and Blackstone, Express Towers is in the midst of being given a state-of-the-art facelift; upgrades to the building utilities as well as the services and amenities that will ensure that the building lives up to the highest quality standards that are synonymous with brand Panchshil. Advanced system-driven technology has enabled the execution of these upgrades on a scale exemplifying modernity combined with ecological consciousness. Express Towers is one of the first commercial buildings in India to undergo a complete makeover from the inside and the outside, without disturbing the original structure, or inconveniencing the 3,000 odd occupants. Making the building relevant

to the business cultures of the 21st century has involved contemporising the façade of the building and enhancing the structure to reduce its environmental impact, thus making it more sustainable. In line with this, Express Towers has also been registered for LEED Certification under the category of ‘Existing Buildings O&M – version 4’, for the Green Building provisions of Light, Climate Control, Water, Glazing, and Recycling. The current transformation of the building has been undertaken in line with the architectural form and aesthetics, without disturbing the original vision of its legendary architect. Far-sighted investments in research, development and training have over time enabled Panchshil to usher in not just the best construction practices, but also the world’s best brands, along the way setting new standards in business and raising the bar with every accolade received.

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Tech Park One, Tower E, Yerwada, Pune, India 411006 t: +91 20 6647 3200 e: corpcomm@panchshil.com w: www.panchshil.com

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clientele. Maintaining the original layout of the office, it was transformed into an elongated marble catwalk of luxury. A mirrored ceiling runs the length of the catwalk, conjuring the perception of additional depth and space. Hermes wallpaper was featured on one side while contemporary walls with handsome wood veneer were installed on the other. A perfect blend of contemporary furniture and classical lighting, antiques and decorations were then used to accessorise the showroom to great effect. Poets Villas is a 3,251 square foot, fourstorey landed property in Upper Thomson, Singapore. Surrounded by lush greenery, it is close to the city state’s tranquil Pierce Reservoir. The verdant setting of this property became the key inspiration so that the clients could enjoy a sanctuary where sophisticated style meets luxury living. Prestige Global Designs was given total control over the design by the clients,

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thus work done to the interior was extensive. Walls were hacked, the layout of the property was reconfigured, ceilings and furnishings were rethought and indirect LED lighting, decorative lights and chandeliers were introduced to resemble a modern, luxury hotel. Major adjustments included constructing a new kitchen in place of the single ground floor bedroom and introducing a striking new LED-lit stainless steel and glass staircase. Grey tones and neutral shades were used throughout the property to create an unmistakable aura of timelessness. Finally, high-end furniture and furnishings were added from prestige brands such as Poltrona Frau, Lalique and Bocci to continue the ultra-luxurious feel throughout every living space. The Dharmawangsa Residences II is a luxurious condominium comprising two towers inside the compound of the fivestar Dharmawangsa Hotel in South Jakarta.

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Accessed by private lift, the apartment has a single-storey layout with three bedrooms, a study, gourmet kitchen, wet kitchen and spacious living and dining areas. Prestige Global Designs was commissioned to transform this 3,500 square foot apartment into a contemporary, classical, yet forwardthinking paradigm of design. Inspired by the beautiful stately homes seen in London, the main design intent was to create a luxurious and lasting comfortable interior in which to live. As the client did not want any walls to be hacked, Prestige Global Designs cleverly created a rare architrave to separate the living and dining areas while increasing the functionality of these areas. Consistent with the contemporary classical theme, satin white was the dominant colour used throughout the apartment on the wall panels, rugs and furnishings with touches of taupe and brown to reflect a refined yet luxurious atmosphere.

Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

228 River Valley Road, Singapore, 238286 t: +65 6836 6678

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   regarded as Thailand’s leading developer of quality houses, townhouses and condominiums. From premium villas to luxury condominiums, the company provides homes with carefully designed spaces, where every detail is thoroughly considered without compromising aesthetics or function. Uniquely situated in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting nations and with over 30 years of property experience, Sansiri continues to set a precedent in quality with innovative products and lifestyle services. The XXXIX in Sukhumvit, Bangkok is a high-end condominium that is outstanding in its modern design, whilst maintaining a sense of timelessness with its classical contemporary appeal. The concept of ‘timeless luxury’ is reflected through a beauty that is perfectly achieved through the harmonious combination of design simplicity and high quality materials.

Great attention was paid to the smallest details throughout to ensure the external and internal spaces were complementary. All this sets the project apart from all its competitors, making it akin to being a new landmark for the city. Narasiri Banga is a detached house in Bang Na, Bangkok. Since the project is situated in a main artery of transport in a commercial district with many shopping centres, its architecture had to reflect the area’s affluence. The property’s ‘American Luxury’ style is outstanding with beautifully structured architectural details, such as a dome style roof, light flowing through rose windows and natural rocks covering the façade area. All of these elements reflect the class of its luxury design and add a more homely atmosphere to the house. The Deck is a residential development ideally located at Patong Beach, one of the

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most famous beaches in Phuket. While Patong is often the ‘gateway destination’ for rising numbers of tourists, it is also a golden location for investment. The Deck’s design was therefore geared towards these types of users with ample light and ventilation and a large cantilevered balcony for outdoor lifestyle in every unit. The axis of the buildings is parallel along the site and points towards the Andaman Sea. A rooftop infinity swimming pool faces the sea giving users fabulous views, while a second pool at ground level is surrounded by landscaping. Town Avenue 60’s custom design, The Motorbike Garage House, is a loft-style, three-storey townhouse in Vibhavadi, Bangkok. Considering the design concept and homeowner’s need for continuous space, the standard layout of this townhouse has been modified. Walls have been removed and each

area is designated a new function to tailor to the homeowner’s needs. Additionally, good lighting and ventilation, for which most townhouses are not known, have become a priority in the design. The two-storey clubhouse of Setthasiri Ratchaphruek-Charan exudes the essence of a traditional riverside Thai residence. The steep gable roof with its supporting brackets has been turned into triangular steel frames that serve as the main supporting structure of the building, spanning from the roof to the walls. Inside, the split-level, 400m² interior creates open-concept spaces – much like a waterside gazebo – that offer a view of the surrounding luxuriant garden, pool and pond. Containing a lounge, gym, office and locker rooms, the clubhouse is an exemplary fusion of modern construction technology and Thai carpentry folk wisdom.

Sansiri PLC

16th Floor, Siripinyo Building, 475 Sri Ayutthaya Road, Rajthevi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand t: +66 2201 3999 e: info@sansiri.com w: www.sansiri.com

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P G  a leader in providing endto-end services in international real estate investment. The firm’s unique business model combines the traditional roles of sales and financing by underwriting developments through their purchase agreements. This in turn provides investors with access to lower entry points that greatly improve capital growth and yield returns. The strength in this model is demonstrated by the $2.2 billion they have transacted across 30 global markets since their establishment in Hong Kong in 2005. Since then, IP Global has developed the research capabilities needed to identify the world’s most highpotential investment markets. Its services have also expanded to take the complexity out of investing in international real estate by providing support at every stage; from sourcing, to purchasing, financing, management and even resale. IP Global has grown its footprint through Asia and across the world, with offices in

London, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Delivering this distinctive business model across multiple markets is both challenging and rewarding, calling for creativity, agility and sound planning. Every IP Global opportunity comes with the assurance of a methodically researched investment case, one that is strong enough to convince the in-house investment team that IP Global should make its own financial commitment. The company’s extensive analysis and due diligence process involves months and years of researching the market. This includes building relationships with the best developers and developing a thorough understanding of the area’s future housing supply and infrastructure investment pipeline, demographic trends and prospects for sustained economic growth. A specialist team of IP Global consultants provides the most direct link to its investors. With a focus on building long-term

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relationships, they offer carefully considered advice and guidance tailored to fit each client’s specific investment goals. By marketing its investment projects via over 45 tier-one distributors, IP Global has access to additional investors in more than 60 countries worldwide. Distributors include financial advisors, private banks and wealth managers, who specialise in advising High Net Worth Investors on their wealth portfolio and understand that property is a primary asset. Partnering with IP Global allows them in turn to access high value investment opportunities. Leveraging greatly increases potential investment returns and a key part of IP Global’s end-to-end proposition is its capacity to connect clients with mortgage finance. Preferred partner Liquid Expat guides investors carefully through the process, providing access to a range of exclusive mortgage products wherever in the world clients are investing. Once a client has decided to make an investment through IP Global, the firm’s Client

Services team will work closely with them. The team will form the connection to the developer, keeping clients up to date with the scheme’s construction and local market trends. They will also help clients through the payment process and monitor progress all the way through to the project’s completion. One of the most difficult and time consuming aspects of owning an international real estate portfolio is ongoing management and tenanting – which IP Global’s preferred partner complete is able to manage on investors’ behalf. While IP Global encourages five to 10 year minimum holding periods, the firm is also there to support clients with their exit strategy once they are satisfied their investment goals have been met. Complete can also assist in maximizing sales revenue through marketing resale opportunities to the firm’s extensive database of property investors and assisting with all legal, tax and financial issues.

IP Global

Suite 601-6, 6th Floor, Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong t: +852 3965 9300 e: info@ipglobal-ltd.com w: www.ipglobal-ltd.com

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The Asana – a luxurious contemporary urban sanctuary Freehold Walking Distance to Botanic Gardens MRT (Circle & Downtown Lines) 48 exclusive apartments in Singapore's most distinguised neighbourhood

217 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Woh Hup Building, Singapore 588185 Telephone: +65 6385 8585 Fax: +65 6272 3322 Email: info@aurumland.com Web: www.aurumland.com/theasana

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 L  a boutique property developer that was incorporated in Singapore in 1982. Focused largely on the residential market, the company is committed to delivering high quality homes with meticulous attention to detail. Aurum Land’s projects are managed by a team of highly competent professionals, bringing together over 50 years of development expertise, design excellence, technical skill and market insight. The Orient, Aurum Land’s award-winning apartment project, seeks to celebrate trademark oriental elements, yet offers a contemporary look in its functionality and form. Located in Pasir Panjang, it has a distinctive and bold façade featuring a geometrical frame inspired by the ornate screens that have adorned Chinese

homes for centuries. The weathered timber look is then used on the off-form concrete surface to achieve the contemporary look for the development. This provides highly textured and expressive finishes that reflect the surrounding natural greenery. Another spatial element is the airwell concept borrowed from the traditional Chinese house. The 52 limited edition residency consists of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Their thoughtfully planned interiors are enhanced by lofty ceilings and copious amounts of natural light. Outside, the building’s frame doubles up as a personal bar counter on the balcony. Each of the blocks also includes a communal landscaped terrace which serves as an attractive gathering corner for residents.

The Orient

251 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore t: +65 6465 8686 w: www.aurumland.com/theorient

Aurum Land (Private) Limited 217 Upper Bukit Timah Road Woh Hup Building Singapore 588185 w: www.aurumland.com

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WANAKASA: Forest in the Mist

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  , Edward Co Tan +Architects (ECT+A) is one of the Philippines’ most awarded architectural firms. Heralded by BCI Asia as being within the Top 10 architectural firms in the Philippines in 2005 and consecutively from 2012 to 2015, the company is committed to design, build and develop structures and communities that move, inspire and stimulate society. Wanakasa (meaning Forest in the Mist, taken from a Balinese legend) is a vacation house heavily inspired by its owners’ fascination of Balinese architecture and interior design. It occupies 12,000m² of rolling terrain leading to a steep ravine and stream which also functions as a rain canal. The property is made up of five pavilions connected by bridges, an atrium and fish ponds. An infinity swimming

pool, shower and pump rooms have been ideally located near the ravine. Preserving the natural environment was a major factor in ECT+A’s conceptualisation of the project as the clients, a couple and their three children, wanted a natural retreat. They also wanted to follow the Balinese philosophy of being ‘in harmony with the laws of the cosmos’. Hierarchy and zoning play an important role in the design of Balinese residential houses. It is used as a security and planning concept for the spaces. The site was divided into two distinct zones: the buffer zone and the main building area. The buffer zone acts as a security filter as well as a spatial divider by separating the main house space from noise, pollution and visual connection from the road. Walls were kept to the minimum to create an indoor-outdoor

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spatiality. This provides the interior with plenty of ventilation, air-flow, natural daylight and views to the surrounding fish ponds. Overall, Wanakasa has triumphed as an example of natural living in the city of Tagaytay. Megawide Construction Corporation (MCC) Headquarters is a 10-storey building located at N. Domingo St Quezon City, Metro Manila, a strategic location easily accessible from the cities of Quezon, San Juan and Pasig. The company’s continuous growth called for a flexible office area where the employees could fulfill MCC’s mission and vision. Positioned on a sloping site of approximately 1,430m², the project has a built up area of around 6,300m². It is aimed at delivering a high quality working environment for a range of small to medium sized businesses which corresponds to approximately 69% of

the space. The brutalism architecture of the building projects a bold image of a businesslike professionalism, order and solidarity. It features a striking concrete surface on the façade and for various interior treatments. This shows the true beauty and stability of concrete and also echoes the company’s determination to provide quality engineering. Metal structural elements conjoin the raw concrete surface providing a strong contrast in material, colour and texture. The MCC Headquarters includes a green deck that serves as insulation and features a low energy and high performance building envelope with an excellent indoor environmental quality. Setting a leading example, the project obtained LEED Gold Certification from the Green Building Council in 2011.

Edward Co Tan + Architects 16 Monte de Piedad St Brgy, Kaunlaran, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. t: +63 02 727 4694 f: +63 02 727 3245 e: archi@ect-architects.com w: www.ect-architects.com

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 L D Company Limited is a leading property group with a focus on Hong Kong and mainland China. Its core businesses comprise property development and property investment. Henderson Land has been listed in Hong Kong since 1981 where it is one of the largest property groups in Hong Kong. Global Trade Square sets a new formula for revitalising a district in transformation. The project believes in future organic development in terms of social functions and building usage. The building is highly flexible, primarily designed for corporate headquarters and office use. The architecture is an iconic reflection of the district’s needs. Combining with lush and refreshing vegetation, the ethos of this is about extending country park greenery, creating a

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relaxing, recharging and inspirational work environment. The project synthesises social, commercial, architectural and technological sophistications into one simple, elegant and yet dynamically iconic landmark which motivated a city district’s transformation. 18 On Lan is a new typology of commercial development that demanded the highest level of functionality and opportunities for future possibilities. Its strategic planning is a demonstration of how space planning, functional programming, project management and spatial innovations were synthesised to give the most effective result in highrise development. The architect made use of the building height, form, architectural features, spatial functions and interior design to regenerate this hidden land plot into a commercial ‘magnet’ of the city.

Henderson Land Development Company Limited 72-76/F Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2908 8888 f: +852 2908 8838 e: webmaster@hld.com w: www.hld.com

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE HONG KONG Global Trade Square by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. & Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co. Ltd. Highly Commended OFFICE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG Global Trade Square by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. & Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co. Ltd.

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  , Interior Services is based in Baku, Azerbaijan and specialises in design, architecture, project and construction management. The company and its experienced team offer a full range of services related to the design and construction of office premises, private housing, civil and cultural buildings. Interior Services’ key work principle is quality and customer satisfaction. The company takes great pride in being able to provide a full range of consultancy services and supports its clients from initial drawings to the construction delivery. Its portfolio of services covers architecture and planning, interior and exterior design of the facilities, landscaping, cost consultancy, sourcing, MEP services, construction and project management. As

a result, Interior Services is able to fully understand the needs of its clients and provide non-standard solutions to unique projects. Over the years, the company has accumulated the necessary experience and knowledge to transfer the vision of its clients into three dimensional space, where they can live and work. While it is easy to create when you have a large space and unlimited resources, it is also possible to create a true masterpiece even with limited space and budget. Interior Services’ design team strives to understand the living and working habits of each of its customers, whether it is an individual or business entity, to create an atmosphere where everyone will feel at their most comfortable. The façade and exterior of the building are supposed to express the purpose of the

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structure and define its value. They carry not only aesthetic function, but also influence the commercial success of the project. A new façade can transform and revitalise an existing building; it gives new life to the surrounding architecture and structures, by presenting a completely different perspective. Interior Services’ façade solutions combine both modernity and cultural values. With the help of materials and architectural ingenuity, the company is able to achieve a unique look for buildings that distinguish them on the cityscape. Media Centre, Interior Service’s awardwinning project in Baku, proved to be one of the company’s most challenging but favourite ventures. It was both difficult in technical terms as well as bearing no resemblance in

style to any other building in the city. The project has been carried out in a distinctly vintage style with loft elements to enhance its overall appearance. The building resembles an end of the 19th century/early 20th century factory. This is due to its aged red bricks which feature on many architectural elements on its façade, metalwork with rivets and wrought iron features. Both the facades and interiors of the building have been designed to follow the same style. The highlight of the project is a glass atrium between the two sections of the building which appears to cut the interior in half. Its transparent glazing allows a clear view from one section to another and is enhanced by a massive metal bridge crossing its width in the form of the base of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Interior Services

117C Mardanov Qardashlari str Ritz Plaza 5 Floor, Baku, Azerbaijan t: +994 12 448 3171 e: interiorservices@mail.ru w: www.interiorservices.az

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  , WCT Land is the property development, management and investment division of Bursa Malaysia listed WCT Holdings with a presence in Greater Klang Valley, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, as well as in the Iskandar region, Johor. Located at Klang Valley and adjacent to the fast expanding Bukit Tinggi Klang, WCT’s award-winning development d’Laman Greenville offers 266 units of semi-detached and bungalow homes in contemporary styles and sizes. Sprawling across 56 acres of prime land, d’Laman Greenville is a low density development which offers residents an exclusive clubhouse, a three-acre scenic pond, a nine-acre lush landscape and a two-kilometre nature walk path. d’Laman Greenville is a name that is inspired by one of Klang’s unique features – its

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heritage of preserved verdant greenery. ‘Laman’ is a Malay word which translates into garden or courtyard in front of the house, Greenville describes the development as an oasis of lush greenery. Thus the development’s name aptly describes its resort style living where nature lives right outside the doorstep. Extra wide landscaped side lanes were introduced between every block to serve as informal gathering spaces and to break the monotony between the rows of houses. The development was also broken down into four parcels, each one offering houses with a different price range. A sense of place and identity is provided through the subtle use of place names, signage, a guardhouse and landscape design elements with more than 35 flora species to recreate the local natural environment.

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Atlanta Villa Sdn Bhd

(A member of WCT Holdings Berhad) No. 63, Lorong Batu Nilam 1A Bandar Bukit Tinggi 41200 Klang Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia t: +603 3324 3255 e: enquiries.wctland@wct.my w: www.wct.com.my/property

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Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA d’Laman Greenville by WCT Land Sdn Bhd Asia Pacific Property Awards

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O A_Collective Architects 26A Dempsey Road Singapore 247692

 S  a cluster housing project sited close to the main community activities and services of suburban Singapore. Despite the bustle of its surroundings, the development creates an enclosed sanctuary. This is defined by a continuous terraced waterscape and lush landscaping that flows through the heart of the development, evocative of the rustic charm and serenity experienced in the open paddy fields of South East Asia. The planning of the development provides all units with unique vistas of the terraced waterscape. This waterscape flows to the doorstep of selected units, and form into private spa pools extending the experience of

the interior spaces. The choice of steel and full height glazing reflect the urban setting of the site, whilst open screens soften the lines of the architecture and regulate the heat and glare. Detailing of the screens was kept to a scale that would preserve the intimacy of an urban retreat. A_Collective Architects in Singapore works with Architology Interiors to craft projects in the fields of hospitality, commercial offices, retail, community and places of worship along with an exclusive range of residential projects. Together it has built up a portfolio of work of across Asia, aligned by a passion to set high standards of design in every project.

t: + 65 6284 1011 e: admin@acollective.com.sg w: www.acollective.com.sg

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  , Syrena Vietnam is an award-winning member of BIM Group, one of Vietnam’s leading property developers. The company boasts an experienced management team and dynamic, young and enthusiastic staff who contribute to the process of cultivating the image of Syrena Vietnam as a professional and credible brand name. Green Bay Village is ideally located at the heart of Halong Marina Township in Ha Long Bay and covers a project area of 10 hectares. This integrated development consists of residential areas, a commercial and entertainment complex, hotels and resorts as well as a number of public amenities and the provincial financial centre. Promoting both modern and green lifestyles, Green Bay Village forms a gated community, presenting the first-ever residential compound in Ha Long Bay that has 24-hour security guards, leisure amenities within walking distance and a low construction density.

There are 144 well-planned townhouses and three high-rise condominium buildings comprising 868 apartments, eight shophouses and eight townhouses with a large garden at their base. The main driveways bisect the project into two exciting neighbourhoods – on the north side are Green Bay Townhouse blocks while to the south are the Green Bay Towers apartment blocks. Besides privileged amenities, including three fourseason swimming pools, a sports centre, community house with gym and spa facilities, a kindergarten and a library, Green Bay Village also designates a large area for green and blue zones. These include landscaped parks, gardens and water bodies with walking trails winding through them. With Green Bay Village, Syrena Vietnam aims to develop a first-class residential development, demonstrating a green, modern and safe community which will become one of the benchmark developments in Ha Long Bay.

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    of Phu Quoc Marina – a new tourism zone with total land area of 155 hectares – InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is a five-star resort on Bai Truong (Long Beach). Covering more than half of the west coast, it is the most popular beach in Phu Quoc and just about the only place in Vietnam where the sun can be seen setting over the ocean. It takes an impressive building to complement these fabulous surroundings. As visually audacious as any other project under Syrena Vietnam’s craftsmanship, InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is no less intricately layered. It manages to exude elegant vibes while reaffirming Syrena Vietnam’s philosophy that simplicity is the ultimate disguise of complexity. On a 9.2 hectare plot, InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach

Resort is a low density resort comprising 340 hotel rooms. It forms part of a wider mixeduse integrated development with 115 highend apartments and five villas, a convention centre and other world-class amenities. From a technical standpoint, Syrena Vietnam’s design maximises ocean views while being spacious enough to provide natural lighting and ventilation. Hotel rooms are located in the arms of the structure with a grass-covered roof to blend in perfectly with the surrounding area. The apartments are located in the tall central tower. From a visual standpoint, the view from above is as breathtaking as it is from the ground. InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Resort and its architecture’s originality is set to strike a strong chord with guests looking for something fresh that will take them somewhere they have never ventured before.

Syrena Vietnam Investment and Development JSC (a subsidiary of BIM Group, one of Vietnam’s leading groups) Head Office: 3rd floor, Syrena Tower,

51 Xuan Dieu Road, Tay Ho District, Hanoi City, Vietnam t: +84 4 3719 7214 f: +84 4 3719 7215 w: www.syrena.vn

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   Malaysian state of Sabah, Interland Properties is the developing arm of the Tanah Permai Group, a leading exponent of civil engineering and construction. The Harrington Suites is the latest residential extravaganza to be offered by this renowned Malaysia development expert. It is also the first ever residential building in Sabah to be rated Gold Standard in accordance with Green Building Index Compliances. This stunning collection of Harrington condominiums will simply take your breath away. Situated on the north-west coast of the island of Borneo, and in one of the most exclusive areas of Kota Kinabalu – the state capital – there are 116 luxury condominiums waiting to be discovered. Within the Harrington Suites, you can indulge in pampering comfort, leisure and service all under one roof.

The Harrington Suites is the first of its kind in Kota Kinabalu, where you can enjoy exclusive attention and service from your very own concierge, while sampling the peace of mind provided by the complex’s multi-tier security systems and surveillance. Five private lift lobbies will conveniently whisk you right into your luxury condominium, be it from the ground lobby or the car park with utter safety and privacy. Harrington Suites’ first class leisure and entertainment facilities allow you to relax by the pool or, alternatively, sweat it out in the glass-lined gym. There are amazing views from the magnificent facilities floor on the sixth level complete with lush pavilions and cafe – and all just five minutes from the centre of Kota Kinabalu. Among the many other high-class facilities within this development are a yoga

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studio, barbecue terrace, laundry, sauna, jacuzzi and children’s playroom. As for the suites themselves, there are five types available: Avebury, Balmoral, Chelsea, Dartmoor and and Edinburgh. Chelsea (2,445 sq ft) and Dartmoor (2,475 sq ft) are the most compact, while Balmoral (3,150 sq ft) Edinburgh (3,455 sq ft) is the largest. At 2,860 sq ft, Avebury holds the middle ground. All five condominiums provide rooms for a maid, if one is required, and each has two balconies. Despite being the smallest, the Chelsea can still boast of having three bedrooms and as many en suite bathrooms while offering a large living and dining area. This type of condominium has a fully detached layout akin to a bungalow unit and would be ideal for a young working family.

As for the ultra spacious Edinburgh, this will allow its resident to enjoy amazing views of both the South China Seas’ coastline and nearby Kinabalu mountain. It has four bedrooms, each of considerable size, along with a large living space in the centre of the property. The mid-ranking Avebury has wet and dry kitchens, as do the Edinburgh and Balmoral condominiums. The Dartmoor is not too dissimilar to the Chelsea and would be perfect for those just starting out in family life. As for Kota Kinabalu, this coastal city of over 600,000 people (800,000+ in Kota Kinabalu metropolitan area) is surrounded by rainforest and is the gateway to Kinabalu National Park. The residents of Harrington will no doubt enjoy the city’s bustling markets before returning to the serenity of their luxurious condominiums.

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    for business 17 years ago, the Ivory Properties Group Berhad has become an established and reputable property developer in northern Malaysia. Based in George Town, the state capital of Penang, Ivory Properties has carved out a niche and reputation by successfully reviving abandoned projects. Its portfolio includes medium to high-end apartments, luxury condominiums and boutiquegated communities, along with retail and commercial premises. Ivory Properties is a public-listed company that prides itself on creating bold innovative designs, fresh lifestyle concepts and quality craftsmanship while offering high-class customer service. One reason why the business continues to grow is down to its flexible approach when responding to market forces.

This has helped it to build a loyal following among property purchasers all over the world. And you will go a long way to discover a development as futuristic in design – inside or out – as the Ivory Tower at Penang’s Times Square. The Tower can be found close to the north-east tip of Penang Island, which sits just off the north-west coast of mainland Malaysia and around 350km north of the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur. The Tower is a three-storey office block that became the headquarters of the Ivory Properties Group when the building opened in February 2014. It caters for around 250 employees and is a vision of the future Malaysian style. The surrounding area is well-served by road links, not to mention restaurants, banks, hair salons and many other retail outlets.

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Underneath the Tower’s three floors of office space are areas for parking, along with a shopping mall that occupies four levels of its own. The building’s unique façade uses prefabricated steel to create a stunning design that is one-third glass, one-third wire, and onethird open. Coloured panels create an ivoryeffect that is particularly dramatic in the evening when it becomes illuminated by LED lighting. However, these panels are more than simply decoration. They are also functional and assist energy conservation reducing both glare from the sun and electricity consumption. Among the Tower’s most original features are its meeting pods that are circular glass panelled units that hang down from the ceiling and can hold around eight to 10 people, as well as chairs and tables. From inside one of these ingenious capsules, you can look down on the entire floor level.

The Tower’s innovative design includes a number of balconies where employees can take a glimpse of the outside world when in desperate need of a short break. And at the top of the building, a landscaped roof garden allows employees to take a lunchtime stroll or grab a bite to eat while enjoying a view of Penang. The Tower represents phase two of Ivory Properties’ Penang Times Square development which the company describes as being a new age urban centre and a public square to match any on the planet. When finished, Penang Times Square will occupy more than one million square feet, with cinemas, hotels and numerous retail outlets being added to the site. Ivory Properties expects the entire five-stage project to be completed by 2020.

Ivory Properties Group Berhad Ivory Tower @ Penang Times Square 81-11-1, Jalan Dato’ Keramat, 10150 George Town, Penang, Malaysia. t: +604 210 8000 f: +604 227 0000/227 7888 e: contact@ivory.com.my w: www.ivory.com.my

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 L C, one of the most respected and recognisable names in the real estate industry, will be celebrating its 36th birthday later this year. Located in Pasig City, Robinsons is a highly respected name in the Philippines where the company has been involved in many types of developments over the years, from shopping malls to hotels, and office properties to social housing projects. It is currently in the process of building The Radiance complex in Manila Bay which features two residential towers – North and South – where the spacious apartments provide the perfect retreat for those keen to escape the pulsating beat of the surrounding metropolis.

The towers sit within a 8,269m² landscaped site that feature an assortment of one, two and three-bedroom apartments of various sizes. The towers consist of 36 floors: most are devoted to residential properties, although a few of the lower levels will comprise retail businesses and space for parking. There is also a sky lounge at the top of the buildings where residents can enjoy an eagle eye’s view of the city and bay. Adjoining the towers, on the sixth floor, are the amenity and garden units highlighted by a 50 metre long swimming pool. Other facilities include a children’s pool, wi-fi reading room, spa, sauna, massage room and games area – plus a whole lot more.

Robinsons Land Corporation 43rd Floor, Robinsons Equitable Tower,

ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines t: +632 633 76 31 locals 132 and 352 e: investor.relations@robinsonsland.com w: www.robinsonsland.com

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Huishan North Bund

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Perkins Eastman 115 5th Avenue,

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 E is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. With almost 1,000 employees in 15 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment and provides award-winning design through its offices in North America, South America, MENA, and Asia. The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, residential, hospitality, senior living, retail, office, corporate interiors, education, science & technology, transit-oriented projects, public sector facilities, and large scale mixed-use developments. Huishan North Bund, a 255,000 m², eightbuilding, mixed-use development, enjoys ‘front row seats’ that capture dramatic views of Shanghai’s iconic Pudong skyline and the bustling Huangpu River. After more than 150 years as sequestered docklands, this riverfront site has become Shanghai’s next great place – reuniting citizens with their waterfront by means of a public plaza, an esplanade, and a

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marina which serves as the project’s centrepiece while creating a one-of-a-kind brand. The development occupies a 7.4 hectare site and is comprised of six office buildings, a shipping exchange, a SOHO tower, and a specialty retail building with below-grade shopping concourse – all framing the new marina and plaza. From design through construction, the development which includes multiple below-grade levels required seven years to complete. The project’s most innovative features are the marina and lock – a first for Shanghai. The focal point of the development, the 12,000m² marina also underpins the project’s District Energy System. As river water flows in and out of the marina and lock, it functions as a heat sink, serving a submerged HVAC central plant and pump room which utilise the cold river water for heat rejection from the buildings. This obviates the need for cooling towers. As the showcase for Huishan North Bund’s comprehensive sustainability program, the marina is also the

f: +1 212 353 7676 e: m.wu@perkinseastman.com w: www.perkinseastman.com Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Huishan North Bund by Perkins Eastman Architects DPC 74

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Wuhan International Education Center

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main attraction, creating a special cachet and brand for the entire development by bringing the spectacle of big yachts to a waterfront setting and offering an exceptional destination for business and leisure. The Wuhan International Education Center is a new campus shared jointly by two international schools, each providing a pre-k through 12 education program to the foreign expat community. The 45 mu site is planned to accommodate the needs of the Wuhan Yangtze International School, offering an American-based curriculum for approximately 600 students, and the L’Ecole Francaise Internationale de Wuhan, offering a French-based curriculum to approximately 300 students. The campus sets up a dialogue between the two independent school entities, encouraging interaction between students and teachers, as well as promoting joint use while providing each school with its own sense of identity and autonomy within the larger whole.

Exterior sports and outdoor activity space are maximised by the discrete programming of shared community and independent school functions. Academics, administration and dining functions for each school are housed separately in distinct learning pavilions, while indoor sports and performing arts are combined into one main shared community building which addresses the street and is the public face of the campus. The pavilions are organised around a central courtyard or piazza and sited for optimal solar and wind orientation. Shared by the entire campus, the piazza is central to the daily activity of the students and school community. The Wuhan government sponsored project showcases sustainable strategies which focus on energy efficiency including: a ground source heat pump system, aluminum sun screens, sunshades, light shelves for daylighting, insulated fritted low e-glazing for thermal control and landscape materials to reduce heat island effect and reduce rain water run-off.

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Huai Hai Plaza, Suite 3803, 1045 Huai Hai Middle Road, Shanghai 200031, China t:+86.21.6252.1040 f: +86.21.6473.6190 e: r.vitale@perkinseastman.com w: www.perkinseastman.com

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Ativo Plaza @ Damansara Avenue

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Walrus Design

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  S and Kuala Lumpur, award-winning Walrus Design is a sought after specialist landscape architecture consultancy, servicing projects in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. With a strong commitment to constantly improve and enhance the aesthetic and natural environment, the Walrus team specialises in park design, hotel and resort, high-end residential, civic and urban landscape as well as landscape planning. Ativo Plaza is the first phase of Damansara Avenue, a new 48-acre suburb on the periphery of Kuala Lumpur being developed by TA Properties Sdn Bhd. Occupying 5.73 acres, a generous 2.67 acres is dedicated to civic and landscape space. Walrus was commissioned by TA Properties to create a vibrant, civic

environment in the form of a well-planted, active and walkable central plaza at the centre of the development. The design was required to complement adjacent food and beverage outlets set in ground floor podium units. The concept of a ‘sculpted’ folded landscape is inspired by primary elements: wind, water, wood, stone, steel, leaf and life. Taking the articulated and fragmented form of the building footprint as a reference, Walrus echoed and abstracted the landscape as a semi-organic, fragmented design pattern. It forms a series of plate-like planes, extending from boundary to boundary through the site, allowing the building to rest within a greater plaza. The entire effect removes traffic dominance and pedestrians are safely cocooned within the plaza by planting and bollards.

Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 6263 7272 e: info@walrus.com.my w: www.asianwalrus.com Highly Commended COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Ativo Plaza @ Damansara Avenue by Walrus Design for TA Properties Sdn Bhd 76

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 A S G sits within Tropicana Aman, an integrated township west of Kuala Lumpur which will become the catalyst for future developments throughout the surrounding areas. Developed by Tropicana Corporation Berhad, the proposed 1,400 acre township will become a premier address and elevate the standard of living in the district of Kuala Langat. As the project’s landscape architects, Walrus Design embraced the serenity and natural theme of this original site, creating a smooth transition into a supportive and functional, environmentally considerate design. The Tropicana Aman Sales Gallery is a model and prototype for the forthcoming, larger scale project and Walrus Design is also designing and implementing the future Tropicana Aman Central Park. The sales

gallery is a temporary building with an anticipated five to eight year lifespan. While delivering a dramatic setting for the sales gallery, the 15-acre site is also intended to recreate all central park landscape elements as they will look on eventual completion of the entire site. This will serve to portray an accurate view of what future buyers/residents can expect to experience. Setting the building behind a lake, allowed it to nestle within a natural setting filled with stunning reflective views. A footpath meanders as it rises and falls, following a barrier free route encircling the lake and connecting all landscape features. Throughout this journey, visitors may experience the bridges, park furniture, pavilions and natural riparian landscape that will feature within the parkland core of the new township.

Tropicana Aman Sales Gallery No 2, Persiaran Aman Perdana 3,

Bandar Tropicana Aman, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia t: +603 1700 81 8868 e: enquiry@tropicanacorp.com.my w: www.tropicanaaman.com.my

Walrus Design

Block A-6-13A, Ativo Plaza, Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 6263 7272 e: info@walrus.com.my w: www.asianwalrus.com

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 I  a multiaward winning, Singapore-based design studio. Its team comprises interior designers, architects, stylists, interior architects and project managers – each bringing their own unique experience and ensuring projects reflect a global perspective. It believes that good design improves quality of life, affects mood and invokes a sense of well-being. The business was the brain-child of British national Nikki Hunt who moved to Asia in 1990 following brief stints in Hong Kong and Jakarta. She eventually settled in Singapore where she founded Design Intervention 12 years ago. Her business partner, Andrea Savage, spent many of her early years in Kenya and Australia, and went on to study interior design in London. She moved to Singapore in 2000, joining Design Intervention 11 years later and became a partner soon after.

The company’s mission is to enhance the lives of its clients by creating homes that are uniquely tailored to their lifestyle, aspirations and personalities. Thanks to a team of 24 experts, Design Intervention is no stranger to changing lives forever. Four such successful projects are The Modern Chinoiserie House, Balmoral Apartment, Mount Faber Apartment and its very own Design Intervention Studio in Tanglin Village. The Modern Chinoiserie House is a twostorey property belonging to a Singaporean couple with four children. Every room in the house has a feel all of its own, with individual attention lavished on each single item within the property, whether it be a bronze leather stool or bistro table. While some rooms such as the kitchen are necessarily clinical, though nonetheless stunning, other areas primarily designed for periods of relaxation are a multicolourful mix of soft furnishings. Design

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Intervention shaped all areas of the fourbedroom house, along with four bathrooms, a master study, a children’s study and a sizeable family lounge. Equally remarkable in quality is Mount Faber Apartment, another Singapore residence. Once again, Design Intervention pushed the boundaries of its own creativity to produce another top quality product. Compared to the interior design at The Modern Chinoiserie House, Mount Faber has certainly a more modern feel and appearance, though no less homely. Mount Faber is also on two levels: Downstairs is glossy, smooth and polished, while the three bedrooms and upstairs study possess a softer and calmer ambience. More than 6,000km from Singapore, and with a three-hour time difference, is the Balmoral Apartment in New South Wales, Australia. On the outskirts of Sydney, and

close to Balmoral Beach, this deluxe residence is another brilliantly designed property where east was commissioned to meet west. The clients, a retired couple who have lived in the area for more than 20 years, purchased this apartment that is large enough to cater for their growing number of grandchildren. The brief was to inject a touch of Asia and, once again, Design Intervention delivered another exotic habitat. Possibly the highlight of the entire experience is the wonderful outdoor terrace high above Sydney’s Middle Harbour which combines soft chairs, sensible tables and cultivated shrubbery. Finally, back in Singapore, is Design Intervention’s own single floor studio that was once a British Army barracks in colonial days. However, it is now a mixture of hi-tech clinical workspaces and areas of soft fabrics and furnishing where some of the more relaxed company meetings can be staged.

Design Intervention 75E Loewen Road, Tanglin Village, Singapore 248845 t: +65 6506 0906 e: info@diid.sg w: www.designintervention.com.sg

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D,   , is a multidiscipline interior design company. While specialising in workplace design, the talented team has the intuition and expertise to cross-transfer functional user experience exigencies into other categorical design applications. These include retail, show home, private residence and hospitality. Having designed and built Bordier et Cie’s award-winning Singapore office in 2011, ID21 has once again formulated a brand new interior design concept for the well-established Swiss private banking firm to mark the significant evolution of its corporate branding. The result is a reformed interior language that combines design, art, technology and cutting-edge leadership. Evrard Bordier, the CEO of Bordier et Cie in Asia, is the fifth generation stalwart of the firm. While history and legacy are very much the DNA of its existence and image, he is never one to rest on the laurels of tradition. Hence, ID21

used modern interior design principles to apply Evrard’s ideology of ‘the new private bank’ as one where transparency is the new norm. The chosen design interpretation was deemed to be the closest to driving the vision and organisational strategies of a new generation private bank. Those of a boutique firm that believes in having transparency connect its global clients with a multi-channel group of mobile employees. There are less than 40 people working in this 12,315 square feet space and this was intentional: space and spatial options free people to reflect and work at their optimum. A harmony of yin and yang exists with calming sand-hued tones and ripple silhouettes in the client areas, while a generous use of illuminating white was reserved for the back office. Synergised design concepts distinctly exudes the well-defined values of Bordier et Cie where transparent partnerships is the foundation of all long-term relationships, bringing a visionary leader’s ideals to life.

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Country Garden

ID21 was commissioned to create an interior design for a retail gallery to sell Country Garden, one of China’s largest residential real estate developers, in the city. Although Singapore’s central business district is synonymous with steely skyscrapers, it is also Country Garden’s choice of location to set up its first retail gallery outside of mainland China. Right from the start, ID21 was determined to convince the client that this double-storey, boulevard-facing unit should espouse the voice of a formidable Asian/ nature-centric brand while not looking contrived within its urban surrounds. From a functional perspective, the key challenge was to develop a retail gallery that is agile enough to house two showflat configurations on the upper floor as well as accommodate public presentations, sales

training and various forms of small to large group events. Country Garden chose a conceptual form that had a harmonised balance of feminine and masculine forms that represented its customer demographics. Based on a study of the company’s market segmentation, this approach would favour a new generation of residential buyers – a collective force – that appreciates the allure of organic silhouettes against sturdy architectural lines. Ultimately, the key highlight of this project was not so much the final product but embracing cross-cultural diversity along a multi-tiered customer journey of discovery, development and co-creation. Hence, the plethora of ‘natural and futuristic’ design elements were specifically curated to create a dynamic user experience of wanderlust, adventure and resolution.

ID21 Pte Ltd

1 Kim Seng Promenade Great World City East Tower Unit 05-01/01A/01B Singapore 237994 t: +65 6272 2345 f: +65 6270 0306 e: enquiries@id21.com.sg w: www.id21.com.sg

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 L G has lived up to its name yet again by providing highend, boutique apartments that raise the lifestyle bar. Situated in the north-west of Melbourne, Australia, the multi-award winning Pasco project has caused a stir in the locality for all the right reasons. While apartment living was foreign to many local residents, proximity to the city and local amenities indicated the project’s hidden potential. The resulting response by Point Architects is a residential development of 139 spacious and highly luxurious apartments. The Pasco spans perfectly across four buildings and three levels (plus underground parking) on 7,500m² of land. What’s more, Better Living Group has dedicated a vast 2,000m² of this

total area to providing beautifully manicured, green open spaces. Assembly Branding was appointed in late 2013 to deliver a brand positioning campaign and media strategy to optimise exposure, generate leads and convert into sales in an untested market. Above all of its many attributes, The Pasco had one compelling point of difference – it was designed for local residents, by a local developer and local builder. This became the central focus of the campaign, bringing genuine care and understanding to the project. The Pasco exceeded all expectations, breaking records and setting the benchmark for sales and marketing in a new and untested market.

Better Living Group. 136 Bell St. Coburg Melbourne VIC. Australia 3058 t: +61 3 9350 2342 f: +61 3 9354 6818 e: info@betterlivinggroup.com.au w: www.betterlivinggroup.com.au

 BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY MARKETING AUSTRALIA The Pasco by Assembly Branding Highly Commended DEVELOPMENT MARKETING AUSTRALIA The Pasco by Better Living Group

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   holiday locations to match that of MontAzure, where both ocean views and stunning mountain scenery combine in one mixed-use resort development. Covering 180 remarkable acres, visitors to MontAzure will be treated to incredible vistas of Thailand’s hilly rainforests on one side and surrounded on the other by the pristine blue water of the Andaman Sea. MontAzure is located within Kamala Beach, centrally situated along the west coast of Phuket – Thailand’s largest island. This major tourist hot spot welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, while the resort community of MontAzure can be found approximately 12 miles south of Phuket International Airport. Phuket is fast becoming a year round holiday destination as sun-seekers from both hemispheres are drawn to the

consistent warm temperatures and renowned Thai hospitality. For those attracted by the lush green vegetation of the rain forests, visitors can combine luxurious and spacious hillside accommodation by going on hiking trails or cycle rides at MontAzure. These mountain escapes are popular with both couples and families alike, with properties available in a range of sizes and which also offer incredible views high above the ocean. However, those requiring a more traditional break by the beach are also well served along the Kamala coastline that is close to Phuket’s famed ‘Millionaire’s Mile’. As for the MontAzure complex, this most unique of locations is divided into a number of phases where properties of differing sizes are available for purchase. Those who wish to invest at the smaller end of the market, there are one

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT THAILAND MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd.  BEST CONDOMINIUM THAILAND Twinpalms Residences MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd. Highly Commended PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT THAILAND The Estates at MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

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and two-bedroom beach front units, ranging between 70m² to 400m². All are surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and resort facilities, with services that include 24-hour on-site hospitality operations by the celebrated local team at Twinpalms Management. Twinpalms Residence, MontAzure is aimed at attracting those who prefer to spend their time on the beach and in the sea. There are 75 of these condominium units available for purchase, 56 of which are one-bedroom properties. The other 19 will have two bedrooms, although buyers can request to turn these into threebedroom units. The smallest one-bedroom residence is 70m², with the Twinpalms Residences available on freehold title, under the secure structure of the Thai Condominium Act. At the other end of the scale, there are 13 spacious villas where the biggest properties

can occupy over 4,000m². Depending on your needs, the number of bedrooms available range from four to 10 and may include a lift, wine cellar, cinema room, membership to beach clubs, roof top lawn and outdoor dining spaces – plus much more. The villas are designed by leading Thai Architect Lek Bunnag, whose credits include many of the premium resorts around Asia. As for the company developing MontAzure, the Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co Ltd is a joint venture comprising of three of the most prestigious property and hotel investment groups in Asia; Arch Capital (Hong Kong) Narai Property (Thailand) and Philean Capital (Singapore). All these factors contribute to MontAzure offering the ultimate in island lifestyle and investment opportunities.

MontAzure

9/280 Moo 7, Phibulsongkhram Road Suan Yai, Nonthaburi Thailand t: + 6676 602 351 e: info@montazure.com w: www.montazure.com

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT THAILAND MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd.  BEST CONDOMINIUM THAILAND Twinpalms Residences MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd. Highly Commended PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT THAILAND The Estates at MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

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   by Integrated Nautical Resort, the St Regis Langkawi is designed to be an iconic, luxury resort landmark. It is located within an idyllic cove on the southern tip of Langkawi Island on Malaysia’s west coast and is part of an integrated nautical development. Various sites will be linked by a boardwalk and shuttle connection to the adjacent marina and Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. The resort encompasses a mix of 89 luxury suites and villa accommodations, including four over-water villas, one presidential suite and four penthouse suites, each featuring signature design elements that help bring the essence of the brand and its rich traditions to life. The master plan builds on the St Regis genre of ‘paradise found and refined’, creating the right blend of luxury, character and mystery. Guests will be able to indulge

in a range of luxurious specialty massage and well-being treatments, crafted to pamper and revitalize the senses at the 887m St Regis Signature Iridium Spa complemented by a salon, gym and swimming pools. Featuring panoramic views of the Straits of Malacca, the St Regis Langkawi has been designed by the world-renowned architect Gensler. As the master planner and lead architect, Gensler has sought to define the entire resort experience as one of discovery – of sanctuary, vistas, wellness, cuisine, fresh water and salt water. It will be a six-star resort with Moorish mansion architecture combined with modern contemporary buildings. The design direction for the resort’s architecture was for it to be luxurious and grand, reflecting the culture and architectural traditions of the area. Every opportunity must be taken to build a property of singular

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beauty and functionality. There must be a spectacular and breathtaking view from every restaurant, room, villa and lobby, framed by thoughtful architectural designs and clever use of elevations. Guests will be given a sense of discovery through the resort’s waterways, swimmable lagoon and tiered infinity pools, incorporating hydrotherapy and different dramatic water experiences and journeys. Upon entering, the initial guest destination will be the Mansion House. As part of Phase 1A, this is the main hotel building, comprised of the entrance lobby, all day dining, private dining, the St Regis bar, function rooms, a gym and 25 hotel keys. Phase 1B includes the St Regis signature Iridium Spa which is centred on the Mansion House, below a grand terrace garden facing the sea. The Lagoon Suite guest rooms fan out from the Mansion House on the east and west sides, providing 60 additional

keys. Each ground level suite has been designed with a private pool and garden area. The interior of the development features the work of the renowned international interior design firm GA Design International for the main buildings and over-water villas. Awardwinning landscape designer, Bill Bensley of Bensley Design Studio has designed the landscaping of the entire site as well as the architecture and interior of Kayuputi, the overwater speciality restaurant and bar with its spectacular view out to sea. Furnished with modern contemporary furniture, furnishings and accessories, interiors throughout the St Regis Langkawi are elegant and highly luxurious. Great attention has been paid to every minutest detail and colour palettes have been carefully selected to complement the nature of the surrounding island landscape.

Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn Bhd Lot 4, Ground Floor,

No 21A, Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250, Kuala Lumpur t: +603 2070 8800 f: +603 2698 0800 e: erma@integratednautical.com w: www.integratednautical.com

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA The St. Regis Langkawi by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn. Bhd.  BEST HOTEL INTERIOR MALAYSIA The St. Regis Langkawi by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn. Bhd.

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P Beijing Zhongjun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Fengxiyuan, Yongding Town, Mentougou District, Beijing, China t: +8610 6980 6599 f: +8610 6980 6599

  M is a stunning, award-winning residential development by Beijing Zhongjun Real Estate Development 23.5 kilometres west of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Surrounded by the Western Hills, which have been a preferred location for royal families for thousands of years, this project is rare both in its low plot ratio and French style palace design. Planned for China’s new nobility, Palais sur Montagne displays the typical architectural features seen in magnificent buildings such as the Palace of Versailles and Schonbrunn Palace. The development offers 77 palatial villas ranging from 960 to 2,600m² as well as high-end amenities and facilities.

These include a private swimming pool, pure mineral spa water piped from 3,600 metres underground to every household, a prestigious club and an exclusive gallery. The meticulous attention to detail both in the architectural and interior design is without equal. Taking villa type B1 as an example, it features expansive windows to allow cooling winds and natural sunlight pass through. There are two sumptuous living rooms, four suites, a five-star servant’s suite and a 300m² terrace with beautiful views. A 205m² swimming pool, 1.15 acres of double-level landscaped courtyards and 20 parking lots completes the lay out and facilities of just one of these remarkable properties.

e: shuyunhanzrg@163.com w: www.china-zrg.com

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P UOL Group Limited

101 Thomson Road, #33-00 United Square Singapore 307591 t: +65 6255 0233 e: enquiries@uol.com.sg w: www.uol.com.sg

Kheng Leong Co (Pte) Ltd 8 Anthony Road, #01-02 Singapore 229957

 G is a 663-unit residential development at Prince Charles Crescent on the fringe of the exclusive Mount Echo, Jervois and Bishopsgate area in Singapore. This exclusive development is jointly developed by UOL Group Limited and Kheng Leong Company. The development features an 80:20 ratio ‘garden-living’ concept where an extensive landscape of lush gardens and grounds occupy 80% of the site. The four 24-storey apartment blocks are positioned in a linear configuration to free up the site to create a large foreground of open greenery. The towers are also elevated to offer better views from the apartments. Capitalising on the adjacent Alexandra Park Connector, the facilities provided cater

for an active lifestyle, including a shared bicycle facility, a substantial gym of over 2,000 square feet and the Principal Sky Club on the 24th storey with its own infinity pool. Other unique facilities include the wine cellar and lounge and mineral pools. The typical one- to three-bedroom apartments range from 484 to 1,195 square feet while its Garden and Principal Collection units, which are three- to five-bedroom apartments with private lifts, range from 1,238 to 2,347 square feet. Buyers can choose from two finishing styles of elegant material selection in high specifications. Given its strong locational and product attributes, Principal Garden offers a rare opportunity for buyers to own a luxury development with strong potential upside.

t: +65 6533 8651 w: www.khengleong.com.sg

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 L C. is a subsidiary of Ayala Land, Inc., the leading, most diversified, and fully integrated property developer in the Philippines known for large-scale, master-planned, mixed-use, and sustainable communities that generate value over the years. Avid was borne in the 1990s, when Ayala Land expanded its scope to cater to the needs of the middleincome Filipinos. Backed by over 25 years of experience in the property industry, Avida has grown to become a leading real estate developer for the midmarket segment in the Philippines, with 75 projects across 39 locations nationwide to date. As the company evolved over time, Avida also

expanded its product offerings by developing new product lines – from land and house, condominiums, and offices to its first mixeduse development, South Park District. South Park District is located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, a complementary addition to this upscale Southern residential and commercial enclave built by Ayala Land in the late 1970’s. Through South Park District, Avida builds on Ayala Land’s legacy in the South of the Metro. The 6.6 hectare development brings together a mix of residential condos, a mall and office buildings anchored by an expansive park and open spaces where people can stroll and enjoy the laid-back vibe of the South. South

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Park District will be a venue for convergence on this side of Muntinlupa that embraces a unique experience, bringing to life its concept of “Part City. Part Nature. Pure South.” Avida Towers Altura, the first residential condominium development within the district, is composed of two towers that provide a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom units. Close by are South Park Mall and South Park Corporate Center, all of which have direct access to the Central Park, making the relaxing green space an extension of the home or workplace. In Bonifacio Global City, one of the fastest growing financial and lifestyle districts developed by Ayala Land, Avida is building The Montane, its 5th residential

The Montane

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condominium offering in the area. An ideal residential location for urban dwellers, The Montane is specifically situated within North Bonifacio where active zones are being developed. Residents are also just a short distance from world-class offices and lifestyle establishments. This high-rise, single-tower structure is on 39 levels, offering one, two, and three-bedroom units, plus special bi-level and loft-type units. Designed as a true urban retreat, units offer plenty of flowing air and natural light, along with unobstructed views of the city scenery. Like other Avida developments, The Montane is able to provide lots of breathing and living space for its residents.

Avida Land Corp.

909, 40th Street North Bonifacio Triangle Bonifacio Global City 1634 Taguig City Metro Manila Philippines t: +632 988 2111 e: brand@avidaland.com w: www.avidaland.com

 BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PHILIPPINES South Park District by Avida Land Corp.  BEST OFFICE INTERIOR PHILIPPINES Avida Headquarters by Avida Land Corp.  BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE PHILIPPINES www.avidaland.com by Avida Land Corp. Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT The Montane by Avida Land Corp.

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 HBS,  masterpieces for the sheer joy of it is the foremost priority and offering an excellence in design and thus a sense of ultra-luxury is a constant endeavour. It’s truly the joy of creation that has inspired HBS Realtors to introduce the ‘Oceanfront Living’ lifestyle experience to Mumbai. A seven-star lifestyle that incorporates the cerulean ocean as an integral element of life and distils luxury to its most elemental ie space, light and the limitless blue ocean. Located at elite residential neighbourhoods of westerly South Mumbai covering locations like Worli, Off Marine Drive, Haji Ali & Hughes Road, Oceanfront Living by HBS Realtors will soon stand testimony to Mumbai’s development story. With a clear vision to lead the pack of sevenstar ultra luxury buildings in South Mumbai and also become a sensitive realty industry leader by building environment-friendly, sustainable

communities through innovation, investment and transformation, HBS Realtors has set high development standards by winning eight awards for three projects this year. HBS Towers is an oasis of peace right in the heart of the city of Mumbai. Designed to meet the expectations of the growing upper elite segment of Mumbai’s population, HBS Towers at 305 metres is set to be one of the iconic and tallest buildings in the city. All apartments spread across 65 residential floors have been positioned to benefit from the breathtaking views of the ocean on the west and the city on the east. At HBS Towers, contemporary art deco styled design blends seamlessly with lush green landscape to create a classic example of timeless form. With not more than two apartments per floor, every apartment enjoys a private entrance lobby and a plethora of engaging luxuries.

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HBS View360 is poised to be Mumbai’s most dynamic ultra luxury residential redevelopment. Set on one of South Mumbai’s choicest sites, this 58 storey, 220 metres tall structure incorporates a jigsaw of different sized apartments within a slender tower that is strategically nestled between the endless greens of a golf course and race course on the North, scenic hilly environ on the South and limitless expanse of the ocean on the west. Architecturally, the design of HBS View360 metaphorically references nautical vocabulary with streamlined features, ‘sail-like’ proportions and shimmering facades. The limited ‘by invitation only’ 30 exclusive ultra-luxurious residential suites offer an exclusive access to a truly unique yacht inspired rooftop Oceanfront Club, Breeze@360, 600 feet above ground. HBS View 360 successfully integrates urban living, bespoke residences and meticulous craftsmanship into the city’s premium dwelling community.

HBS City is a one of its kind, well-planned and integrated urban residential township that caters to the residential requirements of the state-of-the-art Special Economic Zone in the vicinity at Panoli, Gujarat. Spread over 150 acres, HBS City is a living experience like no other. Apart from residential apartments and villas, HBS City boasts of International standards sporting facilities including a cricket ground, retail and commercial spaces, healthcare and education centres. The 10-storey Mediterranean-styled apartment blocks complement each other perfectly and parking areas are tucked discreetly away from the tree-lined streets. The entire development features a modern elevation with a strong architectural character and look. Even the exterior finishes for flowerbeds, footpaths and green areas have been meticulously selected to create quality environments and enjoyable places in which to live.

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505 Ceejay House,

Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018, India t: +91 22 6621 0000 e: info@hbsrealtors.com w: www.hbsrealtors.com

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDIA HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.  BEST APARTMENT INDIA HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.  BEST RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION/REDEVELOPMENT INDIA HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT INDIA HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

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’  is to be recognised globally as the #1 service oriented real estate brand. Established in 1985, Solitaire is a leadership driven enterprise that prides itself in delivering customer satisfaction through transparent transaction and quality construction. Over the last four decades, it has delivered 53+ projects across both residential and commercial verticals. However, the focus in 2016 has been on grade-A commercial spaces. The unmet demand for commercial real estate in Pune sparked the idea of a one of a kind seven acre commercial campus in the heart of Pune’s C.B.D. (Central Business District). To make this a perfect platform for businesses of different sizes, Solitaire conceptualised fully finished and fully serviced, rightly sized office spaces under its commercial real estate brand name – Solitaire Business Hub. But that wasn’t enough. The unanswered question in the commercial real estate space has always been ‘what makes a business thrive?’ And the real estate organisation found an answer in a combination of globally benchmarked infrastructure

and business support services called IBE ie Integrated Business Ecosystem. The growth of office real estate in India has been driven largely by the service sector, especially IT, ITeS, consulting and e-commerce. When Solitaire landed an opportunity in Yerwada – a prime central location in Pune’s commercial business district, developing a large commercial campus made perfect sense from a demand-supply perspective. A location that is stone’s throw away from the airport, golf course, corporate hubs, iconic retail and hospitality brands, Yerwada boasts a thriving neighbourhood. The team at Solitaire extensively studied organic commercial districts and businesses in Pune to arrive at three factors that can help businesses build a global competitive edge with their MNC peers. These factors are client experience, business support infrastructure and talent. Another insight mined by this study was the fact that for small to mid-sized businesses, investing in commercial real estate is best when the area-in-use is optimised. At Solitaire Business Hub, office spaces range between 600-5,000 square feet and

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they come along with on demand access to over 40,000 square feet of business support amenities like meeting rooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, training rooms and AV rooms. These amenities will be operationalised and managed by IBE (Integrated Business Ecosystem) on a pay as you go basis. The team at IBE is focused on maximizing RoI for investors through leasing and for occupiers through services. Solitaire Business Hub welcomes you with a 40 feet tall grand entrance lobby occupying a total of 8,000 square feet at the foot of the tallest structure in the vicinity. Innovative traffic management technology coupled by availability of two levels of basement car parks ensures ample convenience for the occupiers. Client experience is optimised by IBE with services like valet parking; reception and concierge add to this a host of over 20 business support services like 24/7 wi-fi, business concierge and round-the-clock housekeeping thereby maximising return on investment for each occupier. Apart from infrastructure and services, Solitaire Business Hub aims to be a

destination driver for talent. At Solitaire Business Hub basic facilities such as ATMs, cafeterias, food courts and restaurants come along with evolved facilities like a gym, meditation gardens and walking tracks. Businesses get the right platform to match their employment brand. Business growth in urban areas coupled with the surge in funded start-ups in India will continue to push the demand for commercial real estate. However a change in consumer preference is also evident, with the market witnessing an inclination towards smaller and fully serviced workspaces with benefits of a large Grade-A commercial campus. There is also a notable change in the investor groupmid management level millennial generation is viewing commercial real estate as a more attractive investment opportunity. In a campus set up combined with fully finished and fully serviced workspaces, this yield is most likely to be better than the market. All signs point to the fact that a new format like Solitaire Business Hub combined with IBE is ushering in a new standard for businesses operating in an age of rapid urbanisation.

Solitaire

Solitaire World, Level 8, No 36/1/1 Pune, Maharashtra 411045, India t: +91 9595 200 500 e: connect@solitairebusinesshub.in w: www.solitaireworld.in

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CC   a long way since starting out as a small-scale housing property developer in 1983. From humble, local beginnings in Muar, KCC is now one of south Malaysia’s leading companies with ambitions to expand further north. The company has branched out into other areas such as quarrying, with the aim of becoming self-sufficient while continuing to provide value-for-money housing and beautiful homes for thousands of Malaysian residents. KCC’s mantra is to combine cosy, highquality homes for its customers, with enhancing the security and aesthetics of the community environment. And the company has no intention of letting the grass grow under its feet, as it seeks to scale even greater heights in the years to come with the aim of

being recognised as a reputable, reliable and preferred housing developer. One such stunning development is Verge 32 at Melawati, a town in the Ulu Klang district of Gombak, Selangor, and around 16km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Perched on a hilly terrain, offering majestic vistas of Kemensah’s ridgeline, Verge 32 is a tranquil residential masterpiece surrounded by low-density, exclusive residential communities. The complex has 32 homes of varying sizes: There are 12 two-storey properties and 20 threestorey homes. Ten of the two-storey buildings are semi-detached, as are 16 of the three-storey ones. The other six houses – which KCC refer to as bungalows – all have their own private gardens and two have private pools, while Verge 32 is situated close to a number of schools and shopping centres, as well as the local hospital.

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The development’s layout is divided into four key rows, each alternating between two and three-storey homes. This was done to prevent the two-storey premises from being obstructed by the taller buildings. And the philosophy works extremely well, with the undulating terrain allowing every single home a clear view of the wonderful hilly surroundings. The largest of the properties – a threestorey bungalow – covers 6,180 square feet. Inside all of the bungalows, the living and dining areas, along with the dry kitchen, form an open-plan layout, to emphasise a sense of minimalism, lightness and easy movement. All of the semi-detached properties have balconies and a large ground level space for parking cars. Both the two and three-storey homes have four bedrooms and four bathrooms, while all of the properties at Verge 32 enjoy

a modern design and layout that includes powder coated aluminum windows, timber doors, quality ironmongery and a reinforced concrete framework. Stainless steel plays a major role in all of the bathrooms, while a solar heater, CCTV, intercom and panic button are additional features. As for outside the properties’ built-up area, KCC’s design team has worked its magic to create a wonderful residential complex with pockets of tall trees, manicured leafage and grassy lawns. The aim of the development, which is spread over 5.4 acres, was to conserve the existing landform as much as possible and include a rainwater harvesting system. The site is overlooked by the Kemensah forest reserve and stunning mountain scenery, and is gated and guarded by multi-tiered security.

KCC Development (M) Sdn Bhd.

93, Jalan Hashim, 84000 Muar, Johor Malaysia t: +606 953 3399 t: +606 953 8953 f: +606 952 9557 e: customer-care@kccgroup.com.my w: www.kccdev.com.my

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  T is New Zealand’s largest privately owned real estate company, still run by the Barfoot and Thompson families after more than 90 years. The current directors – Garth Barfoot, Peter Thompson and Kiri Barfoot – are the son, grandson and granddaughter of the original owners. Barfoot & Thompson has over 67 branches and 1400+ salespeople who assist their clients to successfully sell, buy, rent, manage and develop property across the region. Barfoot & Thompson has enviable brand awareness – 96% of Auckland know who they are and what they do. The company maintains its number one position by focusing on their customers and its people; as a result they were recognised as the 2015 Asia Pacific “Best Real Estate Agency in New Zealand” for the second year running.

Conveying the essence of Barfoot & Thompson, the company’s marketing translates factual content into something meaningful for the consumer. They believe in transparency of information across their sector commentary, testimonial and brand channels. Factual, modern and appealing; the company focuses on the strengths of family ownership, heritage and being anchored in the local market – positioning them as the leading real estate company in Auckland. Throughout Barfoot & Thompson’s many years of business, their lettings business has been an integral part of the company and now employs over 300 lettings staff and manages over 12,000 properties across Auckland and Northland. While proud of their success, what the company prizes the most is they have built this success with integrity; by earning the trust of many of thousands of New Zealanders.

Barfoot & Thompson Ltd 34 Shortland Street Auckland 1010 t: +64 9 307 6300 t: +64 9 307 5549 (fax) e: reception@barfoot.co.nz w: www.barfoot.co.nz

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Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING NEW ZEALAND The Antipodean by Barfoot & Thompson Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE NEW ZEALAND www.barfoot.co.nz by Barfoot & Thompson Asia Pacific Property Awards

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R Raimon Land Public Company Limited 22nd Floor The Millenia Tower,

62 Langsuan Rd, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand. t: +66 2651 9600 f: +66 2651 9636 e: direct.marketing@raimonland.com

The Lofts Ekkamai

 L  an award-winning company which specialises in the development of premium residential properties and lifestyle concepts. It also provides commercial, hospitality and retail space to match the needs of both the Thai and international market. The Lofts Ekkamai is a 263 unit high-rise residential development in the CBD of Bangkok. It features residences ranging from studios up to three-bedroom penthouses with simplex and duplex layouts. Taking inspiration from Manhattan, Soho or Omotesando in Japan, all units feature outdoor terraces and access to a full range of facilities. Featuring chic industrial styling, the building is 28 storeys high with a swimming pool and gym located on the top

floor to take full advantage of the glorious views across the city. Zire Wongamat is a two tower residential development on Pattaya’s seashore. Directly adjacent to Wongamat Beach, it is a freehold condominium development offering resort living and first-class facilities. Standing 37 and 54 storeys high respectively, Zire’s towers offer a mix of studios, one to three-bedroom and duplex units, many with spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand. Tower A includes a multi-purpose sports area, fully-equipped fitness centre and sauna. The master plan also encompasses existing large trees and walkways providing direct beach access. A large swimming pool, extensive sun decks and separate access to the Silver Lining Japanese Italian restaurant all add to the development’s resort-like appeal.

w: www.zirewongamat.com w: www.theloftsekkamai.com w: www.raimonland.com

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 F D is a multi-disciplinary interior design and decorations consultancy. The Singapore-based company takes pride in synthesizing its clients’ needs in context and in harmony with each surrounding built environment. Overall, Superfat Design’s aim is to produce a design uniquely tailored to suit the lifestyles of each and every client. The company was engaged to design the new Escentials Flagship Store in Singapore. Located in the main shopping district of Orchard Road, the shop sought to further engage a new set of customers for the leading retailer of cult and designer perfumes in Singapore. Super Fat reinterpreted the experience of shopping in a ‘scent garden’, personalising and making it more intimate.

Merchandising displays and corners were reimagined, taking forms inspired by landscapes. The high-end perfumery is luxurious without being intimidating with a design featuring fragrance consultation zones and intimate nooks. As customers enter the store they are greeted by stylish, angular displays, behind which are private seating areas. Mirrored facing on additional landscapeinspired forms extends the texture of the floor and reveals further hidden displays. Niche or cult brands of perfumes are housed in an exclusive ‘perfume library’ where a consultant is on hand to help customers select a scent to suit their personality or mood. A step up into the beauty zone grants a feeling of privacy, while skin consultation takes place in a discreet nook.

Super Fat Designs 5 Purvis Street,

02-01 Singapore 188584 t: +65 681 609 66 e: weare@superfatdesigns.com w: www.superfatdesigns.com

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T Lion Klang Parade Sdn Bhd Box No. 001, Level 3A, Klang Parade, No. 2112, KM2, Jalan Meru 41050 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia t: +603 3343 7889

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DYXY Architecture + Interiors

 - transformation of Klang Parade involved a complete refurbishment to bring its outdated design in line with the high expectations of contemporary shoppers. Nearly every external and internal surface of the mall in Selangor, Malaysia was changed during the extensive refurbishment by DYXY Architecture + Interiors. All floors were modified, circulation systems were improved and all finishes were replaced in the mall’s public areas. The entire top floor was changed from being a school into a new retail space including a cinema, entertainment zone, food court and speciality outlets. This completely changed the leasing dynamics and flow of the project. The theme for the project was Malaysia’s national flower, the hibiscus. Its five petals

and multiple colour range were abstracted into the project and were integral in providing unique characteristics. From patterns on the exterior façade fins to interior ceilings to signage elements and the shape of the newly added skylights, the floral theme conveys a sense of cheer and nature. Two large atriums have also been carved out from within the building to enhance connectivity between retail floors and also engulf the space with natural sunlight. Klang Parade’s final design displays plenty of sensitivity towards the country’s culture and environment and has been well received by prospective tenants and local residents. The mall’s new and invigorating design is providing a higher rental yield and could potentially transform its surrounding area.

Los Angeles, California, USA

t: +1 213 618 6888

e: info@dyxy.com

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The Capital, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club The Members Entrance, Happy Valley Racecourse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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 D  business operations in Hong Kong in 1988 with the goal to provide quality design consultancy services in both interiors and architecture for corporate, institutional and international clients. The company’s two latest awardwinning projects were both for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, one of the most recognised brand names throughout Asia. The first involved the design of a new leisure interior environment for the Club in Beijing, China. The client’s brief called for two existing venues totaling 1,088m² to be redeveloped into one new private dining venue named ‘The Capital’. This exclusive environment for the Club’s members and their guests features a range of different sized rooms to accommodate

80-90 people with a variety of table settings. Displaying creativity, quality and timeless elegance, the rooms provide different dining moods for both lunch and dinner experiences. The second project was to create a modern betting venue and a unique entry experience to the Club’s Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong to attract members, horse owners and their guests. After considerable research to achieve the client’s goal, Inarc Design won the design competition for this new retail interior environment. The existing facility of around 50 years old was substantially renovated to provide a special venue in which members and their guests could enjoy city night-racing. Named ‘The Members Entrance’, its design reflects the mood and excitement of horse-racing in Hong Kong.

Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited 9/F Yu Yuet Lai Building

43-55 Wyndham Street, Central Hong Kong t: +852 2868 2348 f: +852 2868 4482 e: spinolo@inarc.com w: www.inarc.com

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Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd 25 Changi South Street 1, SB Building, Singapore 486059 t: +65 6542 2882 f: +65 6543 1818 e: enquiries@soilbuild.com

    is a leading integrated property group with a long successful track record of constructing, developing and managing an award-winning portfolio of residential and business properties for more than 40 years. Rose Hill Soilbuild Co Ltd, a joint venture between Soilbuild and a strong local partner, Rose Hill Co Ltd, is developing its maiden condominium in Myanmar. Rosehill Residences is a prestigious high-rise development of 176 stunning units located along Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Yangon, Myanmar. The development has obtained the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) approval, one of the first of its kind for an international joint venture for real estate development between two private corporate entities. Soilbuild’s brief was to design a 24-storey luxury city development with bespoke finishes and superb surroundings. An elegant, automated gate is positioned next to the

24-hour guardhouse together with a water feature to create a stylish first impression of the development. Its design was inspired by the physical characteristics of the site with each unit type being individually designed to fit its irregular shape and nuances. Typically there are nine units per floor serviced by two lifts and not one has the same layout. Sophisticated, modernistic and blending with the surroundings, the architectural language is minimalist and essential. Contemporary in its carefully designed simplicity, the large curtain wall glazing dramatises the views from all units and portrays an outstanding façade. The club floor spreads over the 12th and 13th floors with fully equipped recreational facilities including an infinity pool, fitness centre and sky bar. Sky villas feature an impressive size and layout. Covering three levels high, they are inclusive of a roof view and private swimming pool.

w: www.soilbuild.com

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   Forum Projects is made up of engineers, architects, project managers, designers and dreamers – all of whom share a commitment to excellence and perfection in every project they undertake. By going beyond conventional designs, styles and working methods, Forum’s aim is to create something unique each and every time. Atmosphere, an award-winning, condominium project by Forum, could be described as a dream, a vision, an engineering marvel and a paradoxical steel cloud. Situated on the Eastern Bypass area of Kolkata, Atmosphere is the very pinnacle of luxury living in India. Created in collaboration with renowned architects and engineers, the project offers the ultimate in high-end, luxurious living.

Following Forum’s managing director Rahul Saraf’s ideal that everybody should get a penthouse with a great view, regardless of which unit they buy, Atmosphere’s simplex and duplex premium villas resemble personal bungalows in the sky. Their 1,200 – 1,500 square feet cantilevered terraces give the feeling of being suspended in the air with fabulous views of the surrounding marshlands. Atmosphere’s 80 units are spread across two, 37-storey towers connected by the Deya. Meaning cloud, Deya is a remarkable floating sculpture that is four storeys high, 100 metres long and 100 metres above the ground. Supported by modern amenities and leisure facilities, it features the 55,000 square foot exclusive residents’ club.

Forum Projects Private Limited

Forum Gallery, 10/3 Elgin Road, Courtyard 6th Floor, Kolkata 700020, India t: +91 33 4011 7000 m: +91 90070 21555 e: s.nag@forumprojects.in w: www.forumatmosphere.com

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HONG KONG

R RAZ Interiors Limited Unit C1, 15/F, MG Tower,

133 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong t: +852 34605158 f: +852 34605157

AZ I  established in 2013 and provides a comprehensive design service ranging from residential and retail to commercial office projects. The company offers a professional tailor-made interior service for clients. This starts with the preliminary concept, property measurement, 3D modelling design plan, budget estimate, material procurement and project monitoring and continues right through to final furnishing. Casa Marina is an award-winning interior design project by RAZ in Hong Kong. Spread over five levels, this 3,500 square foot home was designed for a family of three who enjoy entertaining. It aims to be minimal and modern without compromising on comfort in any way. The property’s entire layout was changed with its four original bedrooms being made into two bedrooms and the inclusion

of a study area and music room. The staircase between the living and dining areas has also been relocated to make the rooms appear more spacious. Predominantly black, white and charcoal, the colour palette has been kept deliberately neutral. This allows the client the freedom to add splashes of colour as and when, thereby changing the appearance and feel of the home without having to radically decorate. Spotlights and light troughs in the ceiling soften the monochrome look while the entire second floor is dedicated to the client’s son. Perfect for an eight-year old boy, a Legothemed bathroom decorated in bright primary colours features a sink top and mirror made from Lego accessories. A budding musician, his soundproofed bandroom is also brightly coloured to generate an energetic atmosphere.

e: enquiry@raz.hk w: www.raz.hk Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE HONG KONG Casa Marina by RAZ Interiors Limited 116

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   leading international firm of architects, masterplanners, interior and graphic designers founded in the UK in 1947. Nowadays, almost seven decades later, the company has offices in the UK, Middle East, India, China, Australia and Asia, with a global team working in more than 75 countries around the world. As an established design brand, Benoy’s diverse portfolio of work is constantly pushing the boundaries of design. Suzhou Center is one such example; the large-scale integrated development is situated on the banks of Jinji Lake in Suzhou Industrial Park and is set to be one of the city’s future landmarks. The mixed-use development, which will be completed in 2017, was designed

to celebrate the site’s lakeside position and natural landscape. Generous cascading terraces overlook the scenic view and are one of Suzhou Center’s many stunning features. Green decks which will bridge directly to Jinji Lake have also been incorporated, allowing visitors to access the famous waterfront. Forming the heart of the development is the seven-storey podium. Covering 340,000m², it spreads across three interconnected buildings and unites the retail, residential, hotel and entertainment elements. During its construction, Suzhou Center has been acknowledged as a leading example of architectural innovation. The scheme’s retail component is covered by a 36,000m² free-form monocoque roof structure, one of the largest of its kind on the planet.

Benoy Ltd

5/F Lincoln House, Taikoo Place Quarry Bay, Hong Kong t: + 852 2250 7222 f: + 852 2250 7333 e: asiapacific@benoy.com w: www.benoy.com

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S Sky Creation Asia Holdings Pte Ltd 8 Kim Keat Lane,

Singapore 328865 t: +65 6352 8809

 C A is at the forefront of interior design consultancy services and renovations in Singapore. The company’s award-winning project ‘Interieur Café & Musee’ is its venture into the food & beverage business. This uniquely themed café not only boasts good food and a great ambience, it is also a meeting place where designers and design aficionados meet and share ideas, do research and mingle over coffee. Sky Creation’s own internal design team was appointed to carry out the interiors. The aim was to integrate art, design, creative concepts, lifestyle and trendy products all into one space. This concept challenges the typical notions of traditional cafés and invigorates visitors’ interest by capturing

their attention through food for both the body and soul. Not long after its founding, Sky Creation took the lead in creating Southeast Asia’s first personal interior design museum. It focuses primarily on sharing facets of interior designs not commonly see by lay people. Musee provides three facets of exploration through sight, touch and thought, presenting various building materials as showpieces for understanding and research purposes. This creates a conducive environment for interaction, learning and sharing amongst design aficionados as well as lay people who wish to build their dream homes. Here, not only can one stimulate his or her own imagination, it can also prove a place for inspiration.

e: astley@skycreation.com.sg w: www.skycreation.com.sg Highly Commended MIXED-USE INTERIOR MALAYSIA Interieur Cafe & Musee by Sky Creation Asia Holdings Pte Ltd 118

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 K- Grande Development Limited has rightfully earned a reputation for being streets ahead of its competitors when it comes to topof-the-range interior design. The company is located less than 25 miles from mainland China and has collected many an accolade for its work in the office, residential and retail sectors of interior design. For this particular project, Grande Development opted for a largely Haussmannian Style of interior design, believing it perfectly complemented modern life in the metropolis that is Hong Kong. Among the many structural changes carried out, a design professional removed the wall between the storeroom and bedroom one,

which provided space for a much-needed clothing cabinet. The master room was also enlarged considerably by combining it with the third bedroom and by removing, what was considered to be, a wasteful corridor. With space at a premium in this typical Hong Kong apartment, it was decided to use a hidden door in bedroom one which connects both walls in the living and dining rooms. A brick wall in the master bedroom was removed and replaced by a glass petition, allowing the owners to enjoy the sea view from the bathroom. Finally, the designer added a distressed mirror to enhance the Haussmannian look and feel for the young couple who returned to Hong Kong following their wedding in Paris.

Grande Development Limited Room 807, One Midtown, 11 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong t: +852 3114 8683 e: info@grandehome.com.hk w: www.grandehome.com.hk

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INDIA

L L&T Seawoods Ltd Plot No.R-1 Sector 40,

Seawoods Railway Station, Navi Mumbai 400706, India t: +91 22 4156 7050 t: +91 9869174184 / +91 9820522127

T S L. is the real-estate development arm of Larsen & Toubro and is deeply committed to environmental protection and community welfare. The company has won a trio of awards for its project Seawoods Grand Central in Navi Mumbai, one of the largest planned cities in the world. Sprawling over 40 acres, Seawoods Grand Central is India’s first mixed-use, railway Transit Oriented Developments (TODs). Destined to become the epicentre of the city, it also bears the promise of becoming a destination in its own right. The project includes everything from state-of-the-art workspaces, retail havens and an entertainment zone to food & beverage options and signature hospitality services. More importantly, with a

modern railway station at the very heart of this pulsating business hub, getting to Seawoods Grand Central will require no effort at all. The Seawoods Grand Central retail development will be an epitome of architectural brilliance, while the luxurious and office units have been designed to optimise maximum space. Meticulous planning and detailing has been put into all the interior spaces. Externally, the building façade massing and materiality will root the buildings in their contextual surroundings as well as appear timeless with a view to the future. Additionally, a large atrium dome with an area of 2,438m² will be the key design feature that will adorn the development. Seawoods Grand Central has achieved the Gold Level Pre-certification from LEEDS.

e: seawoods@larsentoubro.com w: www.lntrealty.com/seawoods.aspx

 BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT INDIA L&T Seawoods Grand Central by L&T Seawoods Ltd.  BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT INDIA L&T Seawoods Grand Central by L&T Seawoods Ltd. Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDIA L&T Seawoods Grand Central by L&T Seawoods Ltd.

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ES E was established more than six decades ago and has extensive experience with major construction projects. The company’s award-winning residential high-rise project is Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower in Taipei Taiwan. An innovative design idea of a carbon-absorbing green building in a swirling form that combines the meaning of DNA helix structure. Every double helix is represented by two housing units forming a full level; thus from its base to the top, the 20 inhabited levels in the double helix stretch and twist. Every floor is rotated by 4.5 degrees clockwise as the tower moves up to a total of 90 degrees. Each residence area contains 844m²and 167m² of ambient sky garden with the most magnificent 270-degree views. Up to a dozen trees can be planted on every floor, also create a stunning

private forest on ground floor with over 350 arbor trees. The name ‘Tao Zhu Yin Yuan’ is inspired by an ancient Chinese chancellor Fan Li, a successful politician, businessman and philanthropist who is also known as Tao Zhu Gong. BES sets Tao Zhu Gong as a role model, thus commits to take actions on the most difficult challenges in the 21st century: global warming and climate change. Tao Zhu Yin Yuan is eco-designed which presents a pioneer concept of sustainable residential eco-construction. It aims to limit the ecologic footprint of its inhabitants by researching the right symbiosis between both the human being and nature. The architectural concept is therefore to design an energy self-sufficient building whose energy is not only electric but also thermal and sustainable.

BES Engineering Corporation 15F, No 12, Dongxing Road, Songshan District Taipei, Taiwan (ROC) 10570 t: +886 2 8787 2076 e: 225515@bes.com.tw w: www.bes.com.tw

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D Daiichi Properties Inc.

Penthouse, The Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines, 1605 t: +632 636 8888 f: +632 636 1000 e: marketing@dpdiph.com

  has acquired, designed and developed commercial and industrial real estate premises in the Philippines for 26 years. The company’s mission is to deliver world-class projects through its partnerships with many of the world’s leading architectural design firms and engineering consultants. Most of Daiichi’s office and residential projects can be found within prominent business districts, in close proximity to major transport networks and other community amenities-embodying the live, work and play concept. The company seeks to produce innovative designs and technology in order to minimise energy use and reduce waste, both for the benefit of its stakeholders and the communities in which it operates.

One of Daiichi’s current projects is The Finance Centre, a towering 42-floor structure along the main thoroughfare of 26th Street of Bonifacio Global City. Expected to open in 2017, The Finance Centre will possess an enhanced structural design coupled with an iconic design. It will be a Grade-A building, with 56,847m² of leasable space, with around 30 floors set aside for office use. Units range from 121m² to 1,819m². Among the state-of-the-art facilities on offer are 19 high-efficiency elevators and a VRV/VRF air-conditioning system. But not everything about the Centre relates purely to commerce, as the complex will include a 1,700m² plaza that will feature sunken gardens and water features, along with a sky garden above its retail podium.

e: info@dpdiph.com w: www.daiichiproperties.com

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Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel

Qube Hotel, Jingzhou

Greenland Central Square, Xiangyang

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  , Peddle Thorp Architects (PTA) is an international architecture and design firm with a global network of offices. The company has won awards for the following three projects. Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel is a fivestar hotel comprised of 345 rooms over 20 floors and includes commercial, retail and hotel amenities. The owner and operator requested a modern elegant design following the Sheraton visual identity guidelines with a twist on a local point of view. Its main lobby boasts the launch of Sheraton’s new link concept designed exclusively by PTA. The architectural style for the fourstar Qube Hotel in Jingzhou, reflects the exquisiteness and elegance of Chinese classic culture in a modern façade. Its two towers

were inspired by ancient Chinese bronze artifacts. This establishes a strong link with Jingzhou’s history of bronze casting. Following the guidelines for the client owned Qube hotel chain, the brief required a podium with retail functions, around 300 guest rooms and a serviced apartment tower. Greenland Central Square, Xiangyang is a vibrant shopping mall, destined to become the integral centrepiece of an entirely new community. An intriguing design constraint relating to the façade regarding light pollution and commercial building safety became a key design innovation driver for PTA. A unique, cost effective, unitized curtain wall system with glass, aluminium and stone proved an innovative strategy to address this stringent requirement.

Peddle Thorp Architects Shanghai 389 Yongjia Road, Building 3 200031 Shanghai, P.R. China t: +86 21 5465 8901 f: +86 21 5465 5075 e: pta@peddlethorp.com.cn w: www.peddlethorp.com.cn

 BEST HOTEL INTERIOR CHINA Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH) Highly Commended HOTEL ARCHITECTURE CHINA Qube Hotel, Jingzhou by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH)

Highly Commended RETAIL ARCHITECTURE CHINA Greenland Central Square, Xiangyang by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH) Asia Pacific Property Awards

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F Bareo Co., Ltd.

50,52,54 Boromrajchachonnani-4, Boromrajchachonnani Road, Bang Bamru, Bang Plad, Bangkok 10700, Thailand t: +66 (0) 2881 8536 f: +66 (0) 2881 8538

  , Bareo is one of the leading interior design firms in Thailand. Integrated with its own 30,000 square feet production base, Bareo aims to serve customers with the best design and highest built quality within the assigned time. PMK Dialysis Center is an award-winning renovation project by Bareo. Before this renovation, patients under procedure were crowded into the existing room with no privacy and confusing circulations of all types of users. It lacked adequate seating for doctors and nurses alike, and was largely just one giant open space. There was no room to store equipment nor rest rooms for staff Since the PMK Dialysis Center plays an important role in modern healthcare to serve chronic kidney disease patients, Colonel

Ouppatham Supasyndh, M.D., Chief of Nephrology Division, insisted that Bareo must complete the entire renovation of this 6,405 square feet project within just 60 days. New planning and lighting design along with many innovative details were Bareo’s key successes with this project. Headboard modules were brilliantly designed to reduce production and installation time and a foolproof mirroring bed layout was introduced to prevent human errors. In addition to the main room where dialysis is carried out on a daily basis, and which covers 326m², there are now two meeting rooms, a separate room for physicians, and numerous other private spaces for staff. Additional features include check-in and check-out counters, ample storage and security CCTV.

e: bareo@bareo-isyss.com w: www.bareo-isyss.com

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 M S (SMS) is a shopping and commercial district located in Summarecon Serpong’s superblock area, 21 kilometers from Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area, the capital city of Indonesia. SMS consists of three zones, Indoor Mall, Downtown Walk (with alfresco dining concept), culinary center Salsa Food City, and traditional market Pasar Sinpasa. Starting with Pasar Sinpasa and Salsa Food City’s development in 2002, SMS 1 in 2006, and SMS 2 in 2011, SMS today has transformed into Tangerang’s (even Jakarta’s) most visited shopping and retail area. The management managed to produce a new concept by harmoniously integrating shopping malls with traditional market, something that is usually avoided. Apart from becoming symbol of a new lifestyle, SMS has led to the growth of various communities, social, and cultural activities. By unveiling its environmentally friendly layout

and architecture, SMS was created as a platform that is able to transform as much leisure time to become more valuable, serving life full of dimensions. Through Downtown Walk, an alfresco dining area which comes with a wide variety of events and entertainment programs, SMS has turned the quiet suburban area into a sparkling gem, increasing the investment value throughout the region, promoting local economic development, and increases employment opportunities. SMS is innovatively designed as an energyefficient building. Apart from using gas for energy which is much more efficient than the state’s electricity system that uses oil, a conversion mechanism is applied to convert waste heat into new energies that can be used for air conditioning. The building itself uses energy-efficient lighting, and the management implements the use of organic materials for food packaging in every tenants.

Summarecon Mal Serpong Jl. Boulevard Raya Gading Serpong, Sentra Gading Serpong, Tangerang 15810, Indonesia t: +6221 546 0888 f: +6221 547 5500 w: www.malserpong.com

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Studio City

Shanghai Yuexing Universal Commercial Centre

F Leigh & Orange Ltd 19/F East, Warwick House,

TaiKoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong t: +852 2899 9000 f: +852 2806 0343 e: info@leighorange.com

  H K in 1874, Leigh & Orange continues to be a significant force in the markets it has served for nearly a century and a half by providing its clients with a consistent focus on quality. The first of its two current award-winning projects is Studio City in Macau developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Limited. The design brief required a movie-themed, studio-concept resort, comprising large-scale integrated cinematic inspired entertainment, gaming, five-star hotel offerings, high-end retail and F&B outlets as well as innovative, interactive attractions. The design concept was inspired by two asteroids shooting through a Gotham City building. The building façade was developed from Art Deco style, referencing early 20th century buildings in America.

Overall, the theme was based on Hollywood’s film industry with all its grandeur, glamour and glitz. Interiors reflect the imagery of movies as well as streetscapes from LA and New York. Shanghai YueXing Universal Commercial Centre is a 46-storey office tower within YueXing Global Harbor mixed-use development. Benchmarked to provide grade A office space to compete with edgy offices in Shanghai, the architecture was designed with a neoclassical approach. The tower’s composition and proportions were carefully considered and crafted while bringing in simplifications to the detailing. This ensured the functionality and commercialisation aspects required today. Although contemporary in its interpretation, classic Art Deco influences are evident throughout the building’s stunning interior.

w: www.leighorange.com Highly Commended HOTEL ARCHITECTURE MACAU Studio City by Leigh & Orange Ltd. Highly Commended OFFICE INTERIOR CHINA Shanghai Yuexing Universal Commercial Centre by Leigh & Orange Ltd. 128

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  I and Malaysia, PCA practices contemporary, sustainable architecture and urban planning. The award-winning company was appointed to create Pavilion Ponderosa on a plot of just over one acre in Johor Bahru Malaysia. In addition to the highly luxurious pavilion, the external area was to include swimming pool, tennis court with adjacent guardhouse and car porch. The client asked for a modern architectural design, amalgamated with a green surrounding context, well interacting with the recreational elements. The interior includes wellness area, open living-dining plan and a section for hosting guests. Straight, clear lines, wrapped by the neutral tone of travertine walls, create a

balanced atmosphere and an attractive space conducive to relaxation and rest. Interruption of large, sliding double-glazed doors blurs boundaries, minimising the transition between inside and outside. Privacy for the spa with its steam room, massage corner and ‘cascata’ showers is guaranteed by strategic green partitions in more exposed parts. These offer a holistic experience without interrupting the consonance with nature. The infinity, saltwater swimming pool offers a wet side bar, an immersed seating corner and refreshing, floating lounges. The pool featuring natural, local green stone is deeply embedded into the surrounding manicured flat lawn, forming a simple, elongated organic statement with the horizontal linear pavilion’s precise lines.

PCA Architecture No.51, Jln Straits View 4 80200 Johor Bahru Malaysia t: +60 7 222 0900 e: info@paolocucchiarchitects.com w: www.paolocucchiarchitects.com

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H Hospitality & Leisure Asia Sdn Bhd

Lot 10.1 , Level 10, Menara HLA 3 Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia

  L A (HLA) has effectively been in existence since 1988, having started out 28 years ago as Allen & Chow Design Ltd. As it grew in size and reputation, the company changed its name in 1996 to better reflect the nature of its business within the industry. HLA has studios in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. With its headquarters in the Malaysian capital, one particularly stunning example of its work is this five-bedroom apartment in Kuala Lumpur. The Serai development situated in the affluent suburb of Bangsar Hill, overlooking the centre of Kuala Lumpur, has 121 luxurious apartments.

The master suite has a spacious walk in closet and an equally large master bathroom – all five bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Bedroom four has the dimensions to be used as a ‘teenage pad’, ‘granny flat’ or even turned into a ‘home office’. HLA also believes there is the potential to turn bedrooms four and five into a spa or gym. In the master suite you can take a bath while enjoying wonderful views over the city. An open plan formula is employed for the main living spaces with the dining room easily accommodating more than a dozen guests. One of the apartment’s highlights – and there are many of these – is a sizeable terrace that provides stunning views across the capital.

t: +603 2161 0045 e: info@hlakl.com w: www. hlakl.com Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA Serai, Bukit Bandaraya by Hospitality & Leisure Asia Sdn Bhd 130

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   multifaceted company that offers design services over a range of different disciplines. These include architecture and interiors, as well as the booming new trade in multimedia design. The firm is based in Hong Kong and is particularly focused on the Asian market, including the ever-growing businesses within China. One of its current showpiece projects is Cloud DCS in the port city of Guangzhou, in the south of the country. Guangzhou is China’s third largest metropolis close to Hong Kong, while Cloud DCS – located within the Nansha area of the city – will cover 2,000m² while providing much-needed high-tech internet services. The aim of the project is to create a new identity for data centres that are normally viewed as

industrial buildings filled with thousands of cabinets containing server boxes, a power station, cooling plant and broadband centre. Such buildings are usually impersonal, stuffy and hot, with an overriding monotone noise produced by busy servers giving the impression that low flying aircraft are continually circling overhead. However, Cloud DCS will destroy all of these negative images forever, while bringing new life to what is often perceived as clinical number-crunching institutions. Take a walk through Cloud DCS and you will be greeted by a vision of the future, something more in common with the set of a space age Hollywood movie. The entire complex is light, airy, spacious and refreshingly easy on the eye, almost futuristic.

Arboit Limited Design and Architecture

Alberto Puchetti (Architect- Director) Office 1408, Tung Che Commercial Centre, 246 Des Voeux Road West , Shang Wan – Hong Kong t: +852 2546,4188 f: +852 2546 4244 m: +852 98877114 e: info@arboit.com w: www.arboit.com

www.arboit.com.hk

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HONG KONG

A Anson Cheng Interior Design Ltd

Flat E, Floor 9, Block 3, Camel Paint Building, 60 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong t: +852 3521 1278 f: +852 3521 1812

 C I D (AC Design) was founded in 2008 and offers a comprehensive range of high quality services from design to construction, project management and post-construction maintenance for residential, commercial and retail projects. The company’s award-winning interior design project The Vineyard required a highly innovative and unconventional design. One of a series of three-storey, semidetached houses in Hong Kong, it is owned by a couple with a unique taste for their private living space. With this firmly in mind, AC Design has employed a minimalist style, putting great effort into detailing, colours and materials. One of the main design concepts has been

to add layers in the house through the use of colour, texture and lighting. The living room is mainly black and white while the dining room is largely white with just the right amount of black furniture and bright paintings to embellish it. Different staircases have been incorporated into the design to amp up the mood and style of the house. The garden is also a main focus of the design and features rich layers with a modern touch. As an example, a mini waterfall has been built to inject a unique sense of nature with gently flowing water. Both the interior and the exterior feature a natural colour tone to match the contemporary black and white palette, thus the designs of the garden and the living room echo one another.

e: info@ansonchengdesign.com.hk w: www.ansonchengdesign.com.hk

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   was established in 1995 as an architecture and design platform and has been contributing to modern architecture ever since. No matter what the scale and scope, whether urban or rural, the company’s solutions are conceived to be functional, inspiring and timeless. Azerbaijan has a key role in export and import facilities between East and West. As the world economy shifts from West to East in the current global climate, the rising significance of the country is likely to be long standing. Therefore, Azerbaijan Custom Academy is conceived as one of the strategic investments in the development of highly skilled labour and cutting edge know-how. Both will undoubtedly prove crucial in regulating custom activities. The design seeks an architectural manifesto

embodying the ‘knowledge of practice’ and ‘knowledge of learning’ with its two angular longitude blocks. The meeting area in the middle opens to a convention space where the library constitutes a major attraction around which outdoor activities and social spaces meet. The blocks accommodate the educational activities and administrative facilities while representing a permeable spatial configuration allowing continuity between indoor and outdoor areas. Along the block, niches and kiosks are lined up to enliven the social and cultural life. Azerbaijan Custom Academy, extending to 43,000m, sets itself as the conception of continuity in architectural terms. This is also the fundamental element of custom functions where the efficiency of the process is its hallmark.

iki design group Nispetiye cd. Aydın sk.

Büyükhanlı İs¸ Merkezi 4/9, 34330 Levent/Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 278 74 44 f: +90 212 278 74 23 e: iki@ikidg.com w: www.ikidg.com

Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE AZERBAIJAN Azerbaijan Customs Academy by iki design group Asia Pacific Property Awards

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MONGOLIA

M MCS Property

Central Tower, 15th Floor, Great Chinggis Khaan’s Square-2, Sukhbaatar District-8, 14200 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia t: +976-88111100 f: +976-11-321565

CS P  a leading development company based in Mongolia. The firm has presented an award-winning project, ASEM Village, located in the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. It is being created at the request of the Government of Mongolia to accommodate more than 53 heads of state who will visit the city in July 2016 for the bi-annual ASEM Summit. ASEM Village overlooks the entire city, giving a spectacular panoramic view, and has an 18-hole international standard pro-golf course located directly to its north side. Meanwhile, beautiful mountains surround the south side and a ski resort facility is east of the ASEM Village. Therefore, the location of this development is made unique by its beautiful

natural surroundings. Although it is secluded from busy city life, it is only a short drive from downtown. The project is being developed by means of state-of-the-art construction technology and designed with timeless modernist architecture. In line with the client brief, the 53 villas and a 2,400m² clubhouse are designed to have minimal effect on their natural surroundings. The challenge of constructing a development of this size and quality in just a year was daunting, particularly on a site with minimal infrastructure connections. However, thanks to MCS Property’s smart project planning and management and the employment of over 3,000 workers, this goal has been successfully achieved.

e: Munkhtushig.o@mcs.mn w: www.vista.mn Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MONGOLIA Asem Village by MCS Property LLC 136

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  A’ premier property companies, Keppel Land is recognised for its sterling portfolio of awardwinning residential developments and investment-grade commercial properties. Meeting the growing needs of tourists and business travellers, Sedona Hotel Yangon, operated by Keppel Land Hospitality Management, unveiled its new 29-storey Inya Wing last November. It sets a new benchmark for modern hospitality in Yangon presenting customers with contemporary indulgences and unique experiences. Developed by Keppel Land, the new Inya Wing adds 431 spacious and well-appointed

rooms and suites. This brings the total room inventory at Sedona Hotel Yangon to 797 and Sedona’s total number of rooms in Myanmar to over 1,000. Designed by StudioHBA, the interiors were inspired by traditional Burmese art and culture, artfully infused with a modern, Asian aesthetic. Inya Wing offers expansive views of the pool, Inya Lake and the city. It is linked to the existing hotel block via a specially designed connector which comprises a new retail arcade and an elevated podium that houses a terrace featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre and all-day restaurant.

Keppel Land Limited 230 Victoria Street

#15-05 Bugis Junction Towers Singapore 188024 t: +65 6338 8111 f: +65 6337 7168 w: www.keppelland.com

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HONG KONG & CHINA

The Graces Residence

City One Jia Xing

The Graces Residence

P PTang Studio Limited Room 5-6,

4/f, Hopeful Factory Centre, 10-16 Wo Shing Street, Fo Tan, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

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T S  established in Hong Kong in 1997 and carries out a diverse scope of award-winning design projects. The Graces Residence is located at the waterfront of Tolo Harbour in Tai Po, Hong Kong. The 140m three-bedroom apartment is on the top floor of the Providence Bay building. It embraces a stunning,180-degree sea view from the living area to the bedrooms. A staircase ascending from the living room leads to a fabulous 112m private rooftop garden where each corner boasts a different harbour view. PTang Studio’s resultant design is inspired by the smoothness and minimalism of a motor yacht and its cabin. Straight wall edgings were replaced by rounded edges to create more fluid

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spaces while upholstered wall panels feature throughout . In contrast to its sleek, modern furnishings, Venetian plastering, wood-grained marble and bronze elements add a touch of timeless elegance. City One Jia Xing Show House is a fourstorey villa in Jia Xing, China with a 650m living space. It has a 120m garden area and is surrounded by a large, well-maintained community garden which creates a delightful living environment. The spatial design is influenced by the elegance of the Mandarin Oriental Paris in order to suit a fashion designer who wanted to have a modern luxury home that was open to its surroundings. Hence the connection between the property and its natural setting became the design priority.

t: +852 2669 1577 f: +852-2669 3577 e: office@ptangstudio.com w: www.ptangstudio.com

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME HONG KONG The Graces Residence by PTang Studio Ltd. Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME CHINA City One Jia Xing Show House by PTang Studio Ltd.

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  .’ awardwinning interior design project ‘Into the world of art’ is located in Taipei. It is a private art gallery designed for entertaining friends and displaying artworks. The trees near the external sliding door preserve the owner’s right of privacy while on entering, large glass lights in the reception area reflect the extraordinary magnificence and elegance of the space. Foreign branded furniture and the main wall decorated with shell travertine feature a simple texture and natural veins, setting the harmony between refinement and wildness, fashion and nature. Most circulation designs among traditional art galleries have open or vertical sections with rather stiff, fixed reception areas. According to the infinite aesthetic definition, Exclaim has

employed ‘rhythm’ to design the circulation, reversing the regular exhibiting style. Following the floral ceilings and streamlined design of the reception area, your aesthetics exploration journey begins naturally. The floor is decorated in specially imported stone, chosen for the most veins and the highest intensity. After being polished, it shines with uniform brightness, giving the design an imposing spirit and magnificent power. As environmental protection and green power are the world’s most important current issues, the design employs the concept of greenness and the creative form of an arc to symbolise life. The use of fallen leaves, seeds, elk moss and wood creates a spherical installation artwork, while the architectural columns have rock beams to correspond with nature.

Exclaim United Corp.

3F, No343, Sec 5, Nanjing E Road, Songshan District, Taipei City 105, Taiwan, Republic of China t: +886 2 2767 0889 f: +886 2 2766 3699 e: contact@exclaim.asia w: www.exclaim.asia

Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR TAIWAN Into the World of Art by EXCLAIM UNITED CORP. Asia Pacific Property Awards

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THAILAND

T Minor International PCL 16/F Berli Jucker Building,

99 Soi Rubia, Sukhumvit 42 Road, Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand t: +668 5484 8752

 R  A are the first branded residences by the awardwinning luxury hospitality brand Anantara. Assuring owners of impeccability throughout, every element from the setting, architecture and design to the superior comforts and exceptional service is of the highest standard. The development features just 15 impressive residences located on Layan Beach on the north-west coast of Phuket, Thailand. As The Residences are within the Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, residents are provided with a full range of hotel facilities. Properties range from three to nine bedrooms and vary in size from approximately 1,695 to 3,220m. Each residence boasts a 21 metre infinity pool and a 180 degree unobstructed view of the dazzling Andaman Sea.

Inspired by the rainforest locale, The Residences’ design concept draws on cultural and ecological contexts to conjure an inviting atmosphere with a tangible sense of space and belonging. Two-tiered flat roofing with indented corners reveals a modern twist on traditional Thai design and also serves to enhance the views. Architecture also reflects the contours of the landscape with indigenous natural materials. These include Thai travertine, locally-sourced wood, stone and terrazzo flooring blending with nature to create a warm and welcoming aura. Interiors are calm and comfortable, bestowing a distinguished island lifestyle. The exceptional living spaces and incredible coastal vistas are showcased by high ceilings, expansive windows, open stairways, sweeping decks and roof top elegance.

e: residences@minor.com w: www.residences-anantara.com

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 S L (GSL) is an award-winning apartment development by PT PP Properti Tbk, a subsidiary of state-owned company, PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk. Situated at the most elite area of Surabaya, West Surabaya, GSL offers an ideal residence. The topping-off ceremony of the first Venetian Tower took place in April 2016. Venetian is the first apartment project in Indonesia to be certified at GOLD level by the Green Building Council Indonesia. GSL is designed with zero run-off as rainwater is collected in its central lagoon. Besides being recycled for clean water, it can be used for cooling the site. Windows are also positioned to face the north and the south to reduce the

solar radiation. The second apartment tower, Caspian, has its own superiority for installing the first Smart Home technology system in Surabaya. Moreover, Caspian Tower is positioned above a lifestyle mall designed by ARUP Singapore. In the near future, a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) transportation mode will be available in Surabaya, with one of the stations located right in front of the superblock area. GSL is also located only one minute away to the toll gate for the road connecting West Surabaya to Juanda International Airport, the Port of Tanjung Perak and to other cities such as Malang, Sidoarjo, and Gresik. The development is also conveniently close to five golf courses, international hospitals and international schools.

Grand Sungkono Lagoon Project

PT PP Properti Tbk

Jalan Abdul Wahab Siamin Kav. 9-10 Surabaya 60225, East Java, Indonesia t: (+6231) 567 0188 e: cs@grandsungkonolagoon.com w: www.grandsungkonolagoon.com www.gsl-sby.com / www.pp-properti.com

Highly Commended APARTMENT INDONESIA Grand Sungkono Lagoon 2 - Caspian Tower by REDD Architecture & Interior Design Asia Pacific Property Awards

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INDIA

Clubhouse

One Bangalore West

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T One Bangalore West No 1, Dr. Rajkumar Road,

Opposite Sheraton Hotel, Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560010, India t: +91 80 3358 0700

 P M . is one of India’s leading property developers. The company has developed stateof-the-art, retail led mixed-used destinations and standalone residential and commercial developments since the late 1990s across India’s major cities. The brand forayed into the residential property sector in 2012 with Phoenix One Bangalore West. The aesthetics and architecture of its 30-storey high rise towers are designed to satisfy the most discerning customers. A beautifully landscaped greenzone enhances a vast majority of the nearly 17acre property with each apartment facing this lush, open area. This ensures privacy for every home in addition to giving an expansive aerial view of the garden city. An energy efficient and

innovative design maximises the impact of natural light and cross ventilation. The site’s show flat is a reflection of how contemporary luxury, seamless harmony and understated glamour provides a unique look and feel to a home. Design elements like monochromatic tones, simple linear lines and use of textures and mirrors give the apartment an impression of greater space and depth. The overall layout and design focuses on creating personal spaces as well as family areas. The project offers resort-like living in the heart of the city with unmatched facilities including an internal boulevard, a 50,000 square foot state-ofthe-art clubhouse with a temperature controlled indoor pool, multi-level outdoor pools with jacuzzis, a high-tech gymnasium, bowling alley and fine-dining options.

e: enquiry@onebangalorewest.in w: www.onebangalorewest.in Highly Commended DEVELOPMENT MARKETING INDIA One Bangalore West by Palladium Constructions Private Limited 144

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THAILAND

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  , Palmer & Turner is now larger than ever before with a diverse presence across the world and a portfolio of multi-award winning projects, three of which are featured here. Baan Jamjuree II is a new addition to the successful Baan Jamjuree I development along Sukhumvit 39. It consists of a 30 storey serviced apartment/hotel tower with 213 luxury units, all with fabulous views. Its façade consists of vertical white ‘fins’ to create a simple Japanese ‘Zen’ modern style, while the design concept is based on two simple rectangular blocks. Given different heights, they tie together via a suspended facility floor. This juxtaposition creates an interesting piece of architecture to the overall skyline of Bangkok.

Grande Centre Point Thonglor is conveniently located along main Sukhumvit 55 and forms an addition to the adjacent midrise Centre Point Hotel. The 24-storey tower consists of two rectangular forms connected by the central main lift core to create the most efficient 442-room layout. The hotel entrance is a main feature with triple classical arches and a double volume entrance foyer to create a memorable grand arrival experience for guests. The Major Tower is the 18-storey headquarters of the company Major Development Estate. The overall facade concept creates a symbolic letter ‘M’ representing the name of ‘Major’ which is visible from the junction of Sukhumvit 55 road, approximately 100 metres away. As well as offices, the building includes a lobby, shops and over 115 parking spaces.

Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd

231/9 Bangkok Cable Building II, 3rd Floor, Soi Sarasin, Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 t: +66 2651 9180 f: +66 2651 9170 e: ptthai@p-t-group.net w: www.p-t-group.com

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Grande Centre Point Thonglor by Palmer&Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Major Tower by Palmer&Turner (Thailand) Ltd.

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Baan Jamjuree 2 by Palmer&Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Asia Pacific Property Awards

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HONG KONG

Carmen Futura

A Alexander Wong Architects Limited

Suite 1701, 17/F Lucky Building, 39 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2526 3017 e: enquiry@alexanderwong.com.hk

SOGO CLUB

 W is an awardwinning architect based in Hong Kong. He launched his own design firm Alexander Wong Architects in 2001 and specialises in creating theme-based cinemas, super department stores, iconic architecture, futuristic hygiene facilities, and luxury homes for A-List clients in the movie industry. The firm’s focus is innovation. Within the famous mega-mall Langham Place of Mongkok in Hong Kong, Alexander Wong has created a cinema inspired by films of desire made famous by the acclaimed film director Wong Kar-Wai. Named Carmen Futura, with stunning features like Rose Futura Entrance, Cloud Atlas Tunnels, Gravity Restrooms and many more, a futuristic fairytale in blue and gold is born. Alexander

Wong’s powerful concept and innovative design is the first of its kind. A visually unprecedented Cinema City Langham Place has arrived. Sogo is the largest, most popular and successful Japanese-style department store in Hong Kong, consisting of over 18 floors of shopping in Causeway Bay. Alexander Wong was commissioned to redesign a brand new concept for Sogo Club at the top 6 floors of their flagship building. These include Style Plaza, Home Dining & Entertainment, Beauty & Spa and Art Gallery. The most talked about feature is the Interstellar Centerpiece with Katana Display Shelves under a Sogo Monogram Ceiling celebrating its Japanese brand heritage. A truly original concept for Sogo in the 21st Century.

w: www.alexanderwong.com.hk

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR HONG KONG Carmen Futura by Alexander Wong Architects Limited Highly Commended RETAIL INTERIOR HONG KONG SOGO CLUB by Alexander Wong Architects Limited

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HONG KONG

Mount Parker Residences

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Maxim’s Headquarters

Maxim’s Headquarters

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RK A has been impressing clients for the past 14 years, whether through its dazzling architecture or quality of interior design. The company has completed projects in Hong Kong, Macau, plus a number of major Chinese cities. It has a portfolio that ranges from large-scale commercial and residential projects to much smaller commissions such as private villas and cultural premises. Inside or out, ARK has gained a reputation for excellence and over the years has received the thumbs-up from many major corporations. Two particular award-winning projects are Maxim’s Headquarters in Kowloon, and the Mount Parker Residences at Quarry Bay. Maxim’s, a major player in the food and beverage business, sought ARK’s expertise for its new 25-storey HQ on Cheung Shun Street. This iconic building has three basement

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car park floors and covers 18,000m. Besides designing office space, ARK’s plans included green leisure space, a roof garden, signature canteen and gym. The rectangular building block design may look simple, but only came about following months of testing using 3D models and computer simulations. As for Mount Parker, ARK was commissioned to carry out the overall layout, plus interior design of residential units, lobbies, public spaces and clubhouse. So it set about the task with the purpose of redefining luxury. One particular success story at Mount Parker – and there are many – is the clubhouse which does not follow the traditional method of enclosed private rooms. Instead, ARK took an open plan approach by merging several areas together, thus blurring boundaries and increasing a sense of space and community.

ARK Associates Ltd

Room 1303-1304, 13/F, Block A Seaview Estate, 2 Watson Road North Point, Hong Kong t: + 852 2633 6383 f: + 852 2633 0933 e: mail@ark.com.hk w: www.ark.com.hk

Highly Commended COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE HONG KONG Maxim’s Headquarters by ARK Associated Limited Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT HONG KONG Mount Parker Residences by ARK Associated Limited Asia Pacific Property Awards

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INDONESIA

T Indonesia Convention Exhibition

Jl. BSD Grand Boulevard Raya no. 1, BSD City, Tangerang 15339 - Indonesia t: +62 2971 4600 f: +62 2966 1288 e: gabrielle.angriani@ice-indonesia.com

 I C Exhibition (ICE) is designed as the country’s biggest and most spacious convention and exhibition centre. Located at BSD City, South of Jakarta, and spanning over a total area of 220,000m, ICE is the perfect place for hosting national and international scale events. This award-winning venue is developed by Sinar Mas Land and Kompas (Medialand) and operated professionally by Deutsche Messe, one of the world’s leading exhibition and trade fair organisers based in Hanover, Germany. The 10 large-scale halls of 50,000m are equipped with world-class services to accommodate all kind of exhibitions, trade shows, and consumer shows. The venue provides flexible spaces and full array of services, adjustable to every event organiser’s requirements.

The 4,000m Convention Hall is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of ICE, centrally located in the entire building’s composition. The venue is customisable to operate as an independent international standard facility or a fully integrated space attached with exhibition halls via the pre-function areas with interconnecting doors. Finished to an extremely high standard, ICE Convention Hall can accommodate all kind of conferences, meetings, and congresses. ICE also includes 33 meeting rooms, a 12,000m pre-function lobby and 50,000m of outdoor exhibition space. It can therefore host everything from a local corporate board meeting for 10 to an international conference for 10,000, offering broad capacity, flexibility and professional support to create a range of successful events.

w: www.ice-indonesia.com Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE INDONESIA Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) by Sinar Mas Land 148

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 D  an integrated and multi-talented interior design firm that provides personalised and bespoke design solutions. The company’s reputation is built on its resolute commitment to quality, consistent delivery and a vision of long-term success. With a goal to be a leading Singapore brand in interior design, Hottoh Design continues to strive for perfection in cultivating interiors that are unique and engaging. Both Hottoh Design and the client agreed on the theme for the award-winning Asian Cosmopolitan Penthouse at the very outset. The high-rise apartment in the multi-cultural city of Singapore was to be based on Asian heritage with a cosmopolitan twist to identify

with the best of both worlds in typical urban living. The client’s collection of Asian inspired artifacts, decorative accessories and furniture gave Hottoh Design an enjoyable challenge to arrange it to fit in with the Asian theme. Unlike the erstwhile grand and formal styles, vivid colours have been used to inject contemporary vibes and identify living spaces throughout the home. The client specified magenta and mustard as colour choices on the first level which contains the private lobby, sitting room, dining room and den. Grey was proposed by the design team and agreed as the base tone. The design overhaul has transformed a once cold and mainstream architectural interior into a welcoming respite which resonates tropical Asian vibes.

Hottoh Design Pte Ltd 9 Ubi Link,

#04-12 Kawah Building, Singapore 408549 t: 61008864 e: enquiry@hottohdesign.com.sg w: www.hottohdesign.com.sg

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M AC AU

One Guia Hill Chen Residence @ One Central Macau

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Chen Residence

Chen Residence

J JWCC Architecture Company Limited

6G South East Asia Commercial Center, 180 Al Dr Carlos D’Assumpcao, Macau 853 t: +853 2833 0822

One Guia Hill

WCC A achieves awardwinning design excellence for its clients through constant research and innovation in architectural, interior and green building design. The Chen Residence @ One Central Macau is the first of two excellent examples. Located at the hub of Macau City with high end retail and hospitality at its podium, there are tourist attractions and a ferry terminal just minutes away. This made the apartment an ideal holiday home gift for the client’s parents who are based in Hong Kong. JWCC has struck an ideal balance between the luxurious qualities of a high-end hotel and the warmth and comfort of a home. The design of the entrance foyer creates an extension of the hallway to achieve a smooth transition from public to private space, celebrating the

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arrival into a luxurious 1,250 square foot holiday apartment. One Guia Hill in Macau is designed to become a new prestige residential development of 24 luxury units and six penthouses. While located in the UNESCO world heritage precinct of Guia Hill, it is also on the international grand prix track. Therefore, JWCC’s design architectural approach involved the contemporary reinterpretation of green city living in an area of rich heritage. Each apartment has a terrace merging its indoors with the outdoors and increasing variation in the building’s façade. Following extensive market research, JWCC adopted a timeless piece of minimalist design using less ornamentation and signifying luxury through the use of exotic materials.

e: info@jwccarchitecture.com w: www.jwccarchitecture.com Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT MACAU Chen Residence @ One Central Macau by JWCC Architecture Company Limited Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MACAU One Guia Hill by JWCC Architecture Company Limited 150

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   family owned business with a passion for delivering stylish, contemporary residential projects that add value to cosmopolitan cities and create new neighbourhoods in which people love to live. Aria’s development pipeline is valued at $1.1 billion, which includes residential apartment projects in beachside locations, ski resorts, wineries, and primarily inner city urban renewal precincts throughout Brisbane. Botanica’s architectural brilliance is emphasised by its unique faceted precast panels creating a vibrant play of shadow and light as the sun meanders across the building, the largest residential greenwalls in Queensland and the overtly sustainable and visually stunning solar panels that have been used as a cladding element throughout the northern and western facades. The greenwalls of over 300m² form a living, breathing work of art that will make

life more sustainable and are a pleasure to behold. These features all coerce and promote sustainable design elements that have never been seen before in Australian residential design. The building also features a bespoke modern Australian restaurant owned and operated by celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue, and a spectacular rooftop entertainment deck. Innovative, non-standard features enhance the project, providing both residents and the community with vibrant and interesting characteristics, displayed for all. Acting as a catalyst for redevelopment in South Brisbane, Botanica has become definitive proof of highly successful urban renewal within the area. Following extensive research the development has earned its accreditation as one of Australia’s most sustainable residential buildings.

Aria Property Group Level 2, 56 Boundary Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia t: +617 3226 0111 e: info@ariaproperty.com.au w: www.ariaproperty.com.au

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M A L AY S I A

Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi Restoration Works

F aLM Architects

1-04-31, e-Gate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia t: +604 6566 870 f: +604 6566 871

Kedah Buddhist Association

  , aLM Architects is a multi-disciplinary firm specialising in architecture, urban design, town planning, green building and heritage building conservation. The company believes that creativity is the most important tool to provide the most appropriate solutions for every stage of its award-winning projects. The Kedah Buddhist Association building was designed to serve everyone rather than solely Buddhists. Therefore, it was designed using a more public approach by opening up the public floor and using transparent glass at the main prayer hall. aLM has sought to deliver a religious building designed for the future – breaking away from using traditional temple features, emphasising the

modern form while maintaining the essence of Buddhism. Lights beam out from the hall making the building resemble a giant lantern at night, hoping to arouse the curiosity of passers by who may enter and appreciate the building and its meaning. The restoration of Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi, one of the oldest clan houses in Penang, is the first major work undertaken since it was completed in 1873. It included renovating the temple, artistic fencing along the street, an ornate entrance arch and an Interpretation Centre. The building is classified as a Category One heritage building and so architectural and structural integrity was maintained by using traditional materials and employing skilled artisans.

e: alm@alm-architects.com w: www.alm-architects.com

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi Restoration Works by aLM Architects Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Kedah Buddhist Association by aLM Architects

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LL A has an impressive pedigree when it comes to winning awards in the property industry. The Australian-based company has entered the Asia Pacific Property Awards in each of the past six years, and has tasted success on more than one occasion. JLL is an investment management firm offering specialised real estate services to its clients. With over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific and 56 years in Australia specifically, JLL has more than 32,000 employees operating in 92 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio that has grown immensely which now covers more than 372 million square metres.

A part of the Australian commercial property landscape, JLL Australia is connected to a far-reaching global network of specialists that span 80 countries. Representing owners, occupiers and investors across all major asset classes locally, including office, industrial, retail, residential, health and aged care, student accommodation and hotels, JLL Australia has enjoyed remarkable growth over the last decade. JLL’s strong customer service and client focus is a hallmark of the firm. The teams at JLL Australia are passionate advocates for those they represent, providing a range of services including research and valuations that can inform vital property decisions. In 2016, JLL will once again be honoured for being an award-winning property consultancy, with an impressive website to match.

JLL Australia

Level 25, 420 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia t: +61 2 9220 8500 e: au.info@ap.jll.com w: www.jll.com.au

Highly Commended PROPERTY CONSULTANCY AUSTRALIA JLL Highly Commended PROPERTY CONSULTANCY WEBSITE AUSTRALIA www.jll.com.au by JLL Asia Pacific Property Awards

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AUSTRALIA

A Luchetti Krelle 56 Cooper Street

Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia t: +61 2 9699 3425

  S architecture and interior’s firm Luchetti Krelle was established with an objective to provide unique and individual spaces to a diverse portfolio of clients. With an ethos and understanding that a strong designer/client relationship enables collaboration, the end result is a greater outcome from conception to completion. To great effect, one of the best examples is the food court precinct located within Sydney’s iconic MLC Centre. Opened 39 years ago and designed by Australia’s iconic modernist Harry Seidler, it houses some of the city’s most exclusive collections of jewellery and fashion boutiques. The food court, an ever popular meeting place for shoppers and local office workers

was due for a well-deserved make-over and Luchetti Krelle were tasked with improving and updating the quality of new and existing business’ both aesthetically and operationally. The updated layout focused on improving the pedestrian flow to cope with the high volume of visitors and rush hour commuters. Materials were selected for maximum durability and robustness, while the design assisted the daily maintenance of a clean and healthy environment. The innovative use of the undulating timber ceiling transformed the existing low subterranean space into an enjoyable, spacious and light environment that returned the precinct into the iconic hub it once was.

e: studio@luchettikrelle.com w: www.luchettikrelle.com Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR AUSTRALIA MLC Centre Food Court by Luchetti Krelle 156

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INDIA

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   far and wide but may never witness a building as remarkable as the Punjab Kesari Headquarters, one of many masterpieces designed by Studio Symbiosis. Based in the northern Indian city of Delhi, Studio Symbiosis is an architectural practice that prides itself on being at the cutting edge of design. The design philosophy is to create integrated design solutions imbibing amalgamated, efficient, robust and sustainable designs leading to performative architecture. The company’s ever-growing portfolio is something to behold, none more so than the Punjab Kesari Headquarters. Situated in one of Delhi’s leading commercial districts, the Punjab Kesari Headquarters – which is presently under construction – will cover 13,000m² and rise to 23 metres. The building

is a fusion of traditional Indian architecture and contemporary office space sitting in harmony with its surroundings. It is made up of six floors, including a basement set aside for parking, and will be used as headquarters for the client. However, it will also house many office modules, each occupying 500m², which can be rented out by Punjab Kesari. One of the key objectives was to design office space that maximises the use of daylight, and which requires no artificial light during a typical working day, yet still provide a glare-free environment for employees. This is achieved by the porosity of its remarkable intricate façade, with its hexagonal pattern of varying shapes, all of which have been designed to respond to the amount of solar radiation entering the building.

Studio Symbiosis Architects Offices: Leonberg-Stuttgart, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Delhi, India D79, Sector 48, Noida, U.P. 201301 Delhi-NCR, India t: +91 9873930728 e: info@studio-symbiosis.com w: www.studio-symbiosis.com

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NEW ZEALAND

D Dalman Architecture Ltd PO Box 717,

Christchurch 8140, New Zealand t: +64 3 366 5445

 A is a team of architects and interior designers who specialise in the design and refurbishment of hotels. Its resulting portfolio displays a diverse mix of outstanding projects such as Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef, New Zealand. The award-winning design takes the form of four wings that join together to enclose an area of carefully preserved native rainforest. All the guest room balconies look out into the rainforest which is so dense that guests cannot see across to the opposite wing, giving a sense of seclusion and privacy to the rooms. The two-storey wings are linked by external covered walkways. The intention is to allow the bush to regenerate and grow

right up to the walkways and balconies. Clad in stained rough sawn cedar and plywood, the building’s exterior is designed to blend into the bush and fit with the New Zealand West Coast aesthetic. Environmental sustainability has been considered in every step of the development, from the initial site planning to the detailed design and selection of materials, through to the construction process. With the interiors, Dalman Architecture has used New Zealand products wherever possible to make this a hotel that speaks of its location. The theme of ‘filtered light through the tree canopy’ occurs many times, in the dappled pattern carpets, coloured glazing in the bar and the forest screen behind the reception.

e: design@dalman.co.nz w: www.dalman.co.nz

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE NEW ZEALAND Te Waonui Forest Retreat by Dalman Architecture 158

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INDIA

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  M in 2005, the BNK Group has rapidly diversified into the fields of architectural consultancy, interior design and construction. Gunjay Villa in Nashik, Maharastra, India is a double award-winning project for the company. The client had left the architectural design of the property completely to BNK and had very little input into the choice of materials. In terms of layout, since the plot was small and the location of the villa’s rooms were fixed as per ‘vastu’ (a traditional Hindu system of architecture, which literally translates to ‘science of architecture’), there was little that could be changed. As for the overall massing, privacy concerns due to the surrounding buildings were addressed by the use of

sliding louvres, decks as buffer spaces and an attractive courtyard for allowing the flow of natural light and ventilation. The five-bedroom villa’s interiors follow the modern, contemporary language of its architecture with minimal wastage of space. The spaces have been kept clean, straight and up-to-the – minute with inspiration taken from various patterns to create texture, movement, rhythm and relief throughout. Even the soft furnishings have been customised to complement the space and add yet another layer of texture to the interiors. The desired result was a home which reflected the client’s lifestyle exemplifying clean lines with simple, understated luxury.

The BNK Group PNB House, 4th Floor, Sir P.M. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001, India t: +91 22 6610 0313 e: info@thebnkgroup.com w: www.thebnkgroup.com

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE INDIA Gunjay Villa by The BNK Group Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE INDIA Gunjay Villa by The BNK Group

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TA I W A N

C Cai-In Interior Design No.125, Cihui 3rd St.,

Zhongli Dist., Taoyuan City 320, Taiwan t: +886 3427 0878 f: +886 3427 0791

-I I D was the brainchild of Jean Wu who opened her business in 1996 with the purpose of creating stunning customised homes and businesses for the company’s clients. Her philosophy, and that of Cai-In’s design team, is to conjure up stunning interiors that combine aesthetics with functionality. The company has grown considerably over the past couple of decades, and during its incredible journey has transformed many a dull room or empty building into an exotic creation that possess energy and enthusiasm. Cai-In turns each new commission into a mission to invent bold new visions of artistic excellence. This is most certainly evident with Champs Liyuan, a modern construction set on two floors and covering 1,500m2. The Taiwan-

client sought the expertise of Cai-In Interior Design to produce what has turned out to be an award-winning property. Among the requirements were reading and conference rooms, a gym, yoga classroom, spa, community area and landscaped courtyard and gardens. The result was remarkable, with visitors arriving at Champs Liyuan to be greeted by its spacious, sharp and superbly tiled lobby. Everywhere you look on entering the building there is grandeur, with large chandeliers and expensive marble. There is a softer, smoother feel to the community, conference and reading rooms. A stroll into the gym returns the visitor to something much more scientific and contemporary, while in the spa you can relax while taking in views of the garden.

e: decorate@ms24.hinet.net w: www.ciid-design.com Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR TAIWAN Champs.Liyuan by Cai-In Interior Design Co., Ltd. 160

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 H  been building quality premises in Malaysia for over 12 years. Since opening for business, the Kuala Lumpur-based company has focused its attention on developing properties that are functional, comfortable and modern, while offering the highest level of craftsmanship. It also prides itself on constructing homes and business units that are affordable. All of these aims have been met by its Lavile development, which sits a short distance from Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District. Strategically located adjacent to MRT and LRT stations within walking distance, this high-rise construction has a central base out of which three towers emerge. While retail outlets will populate the lower levels, along with major banks and

centres of academia, the 50-floor building will also offer up luxurious serviced apartments. With six distinct floor plans to choose from, the project should be completed by the end of 2020, with apartments occupying levels 11 to 49. A number of these apartments will be retained as temporary residences for those wishing to visit friends, relatives or business contacts at Lavile. Among the many facilities located at podium level are a selection of different size pools, a children’s play area, kindergarten, reading room, putting green, yoga deck, floating gymnasium, barbecue corner and Jacuzzi. The whole platform is suitably landscaped and camouflaged by trees, and rests just above the car parking decks. Just outside the complex are a number of medical centres, shopping malls, sports stadia and universities.

Orando Holdings Sdn. Bhd. No. 6-1, Jalan Medan Putra 4,

Medan Putra Business Centre, Off Jalan Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur t: +603 6275 4933 / +603 6275 8986 f: +603 6277 4966 e: sales@orando.com.my w: www.orando.com.my

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Habitat

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Indo Primer Properti Jalan Gurindam XII

No 18, Bintan Kepulauan Riau Lagoi Bay, 29155 Bintan, Indonesia t: + 65 9337 0719 e: info@habitatbintan.com

 H is surrounded by magnificently conserved nature including a lake, forest and sea – elements which have been carefully incorporated into its design. It has direct access to the beach, lake and forest with its world-class tree-top adventure experience. A short 45-minute ferry ride or sail by private yacht takes guests from Singapore to Bintan, part of the rich archipelago of Riau Island in the South China Sea. Located directly next to the multi-award winning resort, The Sanchaya, Habitat is right in the centre of Lagoi Bay. This new integrated resort covers 1,300 hectares of which close to half of the area is conserved nature and designed landscape. This will attract more travellers from Singapore, especially those looking for a short getaway. Habitat has been carefully planned to integrate with its locality and so the exterior façade uses elements of nature as its architectural concept. By working closely with

consultants reMarq, guests will be given the feeling that they are living at one with nature in the forest. Without compromising on comfort, Habitat’s facilities include a rooftop infinity bar, forest themed rooftop yoga and gym area, a sanctuary spa tent concept overlooking the lake and forest and a lounge with uninterrupted views of the South China Sea. Guest rooms of differing types feature the Indonesian tradition of Batik in their design. Overlooking the sea, some have a private Jacuzzi while villa units include direct pool access. Family suites cater for children while the honeymoon suite is garden themed and has added privacy. Guests are able to enjoy Habitat’s lifestyle elements such as much sought-after retail therapy, lifestyle cafés and dining, golfing at championship courses or other activities at Asia’s biggest sea water crystal clear lagoon. Habitat allows guests to feel pampered and rejuvenated before returning to their normal working routine.

w: www.habitatbintan.com

 BESTMIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE INDONESIA Habitat - Lagoi Bay by PT. Indo Primer Properti

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   years ago, the site on which Filinvest City was built was once an underutilized stockfarm. By 2010, it was an economic hub where high-rise offices mingle effortlessly alongside residential towers and deluxe hotels. This visionary project is a joint venture between Filinvest and the Philippine Government. The award-winning 244-hectare garden city, situated in Muntinlupa City, is approximately 35km south of the capital Manila and only 15km away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Filinvest City has been designed to allow its residents the opportunity to work, rest and play all in one location. In addition to the Central Business District, which is the focal point of the region, the surrounding areas have been

developed so that those living and working here do not have to travel far to achieve a balanced and full life. Aside from being a premiere central business district, it is also a garden city where nature and a healthier lifestyle meet modernity. A pedestrian-oriented development, Filinvest City encourages people to walk under the tree-lined pathways around the city. With all the components that make Filinvest City a place where people enjoy a vibrant and diverse live-work-play environment, an even better Filinvest City is on its way as it continues to transform lives and inspire more and greater possibilities. Filinvest City endeavors to give the best not only to its residents, but to locators and guests as well – as it continues to be at par with global development trends.

Filinvest Alabang, Inc. 7th Floor, Vector One Building,

Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest City Alabang Muntinlupa 1781, Philippines t: +632 846 0278 e: servicedesk@filinvestcity.com w: www.filinvestcity.com

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I Ibraco Berhad

Ibraco House, No. 898 Jalan Wan Alwi Tabuan Jaya, 93350 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia t: +60 82 361 111 f: +60 82 362 233

 B  long been developing quality townships in Malaysia, where the company has built up a broad base of business interests. Among its wide-ranging activities are real estate, property development and construction as well as the marketing of residential, commercial and industrial properties. It has earned the respect of both buyers and investors, with one of its current assignments being The Park Residence at Kuching. Kuching, a bustling city on the banks of the Sarawak River, can be found on the island of Borneo where the elite Park Residence condominium is expected to become an excellent opportunity for investors. Residents will be spoilt for choice when viewing the various condominium units located within two 10-storey and two 6-storey blocks.

All four blocks contain three and fourbedroom apartments, while penthouse units are located on the top three floors of each of the 10-storey buildings. As for the three and four-bedroom units, these are available in eight sizes ranging from 1,328 to 3,504 square feet, with penthouse suites providing even greater luxury. The two 10th floor penthouses come with roof top garden, open-air lounge, a selection of balconies, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a spa pool, not too mention an excellent view. Within the four-block 7.5-acre site there is a swimming pool and playground, clubhouse with gym plus 24-hour security. Tropical landscaping is second to none, with lush green open spaces, water features, a rock garden and barbecue deck all available for residents to enjoy.

e: sales@ibraco.com w: www.ibraco.com.my Highly Commended APARTMENT MALAYSIA The Park by Ibraco Berhad Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA The Park by Ibraco Berhad 166

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OHO   architecture and design lab that has fast developed a reputation for generating eye-catching material. The company has only been in existence for seven years but, in such a short space of time, has led the way with its elaborate designs. JOHO’s award-winning work covers many different subjects, from its Namhae Cheo-ma House, to the Curving House at Yongin, or Casa Geometrica in Seoul. However, one of its proudest designs is Countless Glasses at Gangnam in the capital. The business in question is Davich, the largest optical establishment in the country. Once again, JOHO stretched the boundaries of artistry with its panelled exterior.

Approximately 3,600 pieces of renewable aluminium panels, in the shape of spectacles to characterise the nature of Davich’s business, were used to replace a building that used to be a dull square block of concrete with a handful of windows. What makes the concept so impressive is that the façade has a number of layers. There are outer and inner aluminium panels, as well as a reflecting steel strip, and even the front entrance is designed to depict a giant pair of spectacles. Because light enters via holes in the panels, windows are unnecessary. The renovated property has a basement, where a café and contact lens shop can be found, plus four other floors and a roof top garden.

JOHO Architecture

5th Floor, Kun Young Building 262-9 Yang Gae, Seo Cho, Seoul South Korea t: + 822 6257 9101 e: joho@johoarchitecture.com w: www.johoarchitecture.com

Highly Commended RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SOUTH KOREA Countless Glasses by JOHO Architecture Asia Pacific Property Awards

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HONG KONG

P Primocasa Interiors Ltd 29/F Singga Commercial Centre 148 Connaught Road West Hong Kong t: + 852 252 1118 f: + 852 252 1133

 I may be one of Hong Kong’s newest businesses but it is already an award-winning company. Co-founded by Andy Wong, the managing director, Primocasa specialises in interior design, architecture and planning. His vision is to create a distinctive style that reflects the personality of each client. Among the company’s many projects is the Winfield show flat, located at Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island and close to the main business hub of the former British colony. From the property there are stunning views of the world-famous Happy Valley racecourse, owned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, a venue that attracts many thousands of visitors each year. The show flat measures a spacious 2,500 square feet with six bedrooms,

a study, and a wonderfully crafted open plan living space that includes a dining area. Within this living area, which overlooks the racecourse where sports such as football and rugby are also catered for, Primocasa has been wonderfully creative when it comes to lighting. In addition to central and perimeter lights, there are strategically placed lights on the floor, along with a modern-style chandelier over the dining table. The bedrooms may be modern in style but remain cosy and warm, while the mosaic wall is the highlight of the bathroom. Various shades of brown are most definitely the theme of the property and this includes the covered balcony area that manages to retain Winfield’s homely quality.

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East Kidwai Nagar

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat

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 T  renowned for its award-winning architecture and interior design. Since starting out in 1959 with its first London development, the iconic Police Headquarters at New Scotland Yard, the company has designed more than 2,000 groundbreaking projects in over 90 countries. East Kidwai Nagar is one of the first colonies to be developed post Independence by the Government of India. The Government’s redevelopment of the 35-hectare site follows the ‘self sustainable model’, using contemporary office architecture and vernacular concepts of fenestrations for increased energy efficiency. Chapman Taylor designed the offices as an amalgamation of western and cultural concepts with flexibility for the various Government departments to evolve in the future. Grand Spa Signature is a luxurious, gated, residential skyscraper of approximately

Grand Spa Signature

7,010m². Located to the west of central Gurgaon, the master-plan places a 30-storey signature tower in the centre of a triangular site. Its three emerging curves depict the Golden Triangle of Freedom – virtue, faith and freedom – forming a landmark, non-conventional form. Chapman Taylor has also ensured that each spacious apartment has exceptional views without being overlooked. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat is ideally located on the Ulhas River, just outside Mumbai. Chapman Taylor’s client is an entrepreneur venturing into property development for the first time with this fivestar, 100 key hotel with a banquet hall, two conference halls, a restaurant and sports bar. Its design creates a natural paradise inspired by Thai and Balinese architecture while also celebrating Indian design, culture and spirit.

Chapman Taylor India LLP A1/54 Lower Ground Floor

Safdarjubg Enclave, New Delhi 110029 India t: +91 11 4601 9668 e: skumar@chapmantaylor.in w: www.chapmantaylor.in

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE INDIA Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat by Chapman Taylor India LLP Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE INDIA East Kidwai Nagar by Chapman Taylor India LLP

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BSP21, Bandar Saujana Putra

BSP21 clubhouse

D’ Island Township

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LBS Bina Group Berhad

Plaza Seri Setia, Level 1-4, No. 1, Jln SS9/2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia t: +603 7877 7333 e: cs@lbs.com.my w: www.lbs.com.my

BS B G has carefully nurtured a reputation for delivering properties with unsurpassed quality that inspire and enrich for over 20 years. By insisting on continually improving not only construction technologies but the very latest in architectural trends, LBS lives up to its belief that Malaysians deserve homes of the finest workmanship. D’ Island Residence, an exclusive neighbourhood that offers you 175 acres of island living, surrounded by a 1,000 acre lake. Nestled in the fringe of Puchong, this gated and guarded enclave is pampered by serene waters and lush greenery. Situated in D’ Island development, the Corallia is a collection of luxurious two-storey semi-detached homes. Built and designed with opulent taste in mind, the Corallia come with a lofty 14-feet ceiling and a generous built-up area of 3,968 square feet, providing

D’ Island Residence, Corallia

homebuyer luxurious sense of space. Interesting layout design that comes with a split level approach on the 1st floor and a big glass door at master bedroom balcony allow vast natural lighting. Crowning the various serviced residences in Klang Valley, BSP21 is the latest residential development launched in Bandar Saujana Putra (BSP). It comes with the most extensive range of lifestyle-inspired facilities, making it the most value-for-money development in Klang Valley. Situated on a 21-acre land, BSP21 has dedicated over 8 acres of space to design over 70 recreational facilities and amenities, which includes a whopping 4-level clubhouse measuring 66,000 square feet. BSP21 has set a new benchmark for value and expectations in affordable luxury. All these were planned so that residents could be assured that they get the best value for this property.

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA Corallia by LBS Bina Group Berhad  BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING MALAYSIA BSP 21 by LBS Bina Group Berhad 170

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AUSTRALIA

Tip Top Brunswick East

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   small or minor about Australian property developers Little Projects, a company that has delivered more than 1,700 apartments and townhouses across inner city Melbourne. Little Projects has made it its business to create innovative and high quality premises for both the residential and commercial property sectors. Its stated aim is to purchase inner-city commercial and industrial sites, and then redevelop them into outstanding residential communities. And Little Projects never fails to achieve this objective, as is clearly the case with two of its more recent projects – those of ILK and Tip Top. ILK is strategically located around 3.5 km from Melbourne’s Central Business District and the busy and popular Port Phillip Bay area. This 24-floor development has a total of

ILK South Yarra

388 properties, including 12 three-bedroom penthouse units and more than 200 onebedroom apartments. There are also 165 two-bedroom premises, along with four retail opportunities and office space. About 10km away and just 3.7km north of Melbourne’s Central Business District, is Tip Top that was built on the site of a former bakery in the suburb of Brunswick East, where six residential buildings cover 1.2 hectares. Reaching eight floors at its highest point, Tip Top has 411 units, providing a mixture of interior-designed apartments and townhouses, and was created to attract a wide range of customer, including first-time buyers. Still very much in the heart of Victoria’s capital, the site has retail and office facilities, as well as a childcare centre catering for up to 90 youngsters.

Little Projects Pty Ltd Level 3, 15 Claremont Street South Yarra , Victoria, 3141 Australia t: +61 3 9234 0000 f: +61 3 9234 0009 e: info@littleprojects.com.au w: www.littleprojects.com.au

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA Tip Top Brunswick East by Little Projects Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ILK South Yarra by Little Projects

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MONGOLIA

N NCD Group

Khan-Uul District, 11 Khoroo Ikh Mongol Street bldg-308, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 17032, POX:899 Post office-36 t: +976 7700 2020 f: +976 7700 1919

CD G’ award-winning residential development River Garden is in the prestigious area of Ulaanbaatar. Close to the Bogd Khan Mountain slopes and the beautiful scenery of the River Tuul, it covers 9.5 acres of land. The project housed 380 families and consist of 38 buildings including townhouses, penthouses and six to nine-storey apartment blocks. The developer’s main aim was to establish an exemplary green environment village for the Mongolian construction sector. Ulaanbaatar is among the top 10 cities in the world with the worst air quality, primarily due to households burning coal and wood for cooking and heating. Therefore, NCD is attempting to decrease this air pollution, if only by a small amount.

As the number one green village in Mongolia, River Garden provides residents with all the trades and services they require plus ample car parking with 620 interior and 250 exterior spaces. Nearly 70% of the total area of the village is planted with 15 different species of trees, shrubs and lawns. A handmade fountain, double-level lake, awnings, a soft asphalt playground, tennis, basketball and football courts add to the extensive communal facilities. The village also has its own commercial area named River Street. Already 50% of the street has started to operate with future plans for a coffee shop, bakery, restaurant, supermarket, theatre, bank and all manner of essential retail outlets for the convenience and benefit of River Garden’s residents.

e: info.ncd@ncd.mn w: www.ncd.mn

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MONGOLIA River Garden Residence by NCD Group 174

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 S in Taiwan has incorporated multiple materials and textures as the main feature of its award-winning interior design project ‘Habitat’. A metropolitan style shines through the design combined with traditional Taiwanese elements with a modern twist. The chosen colour palette for the property has adopted an earthy tone with various hues of brown used to great effect for the spacious living areas. Goldesign has specially selected a series of stunning suspended lights which project a warm tone, echoing the

comforting shades of the red brick feature wall. Additionally, a large number of recessed lights, even including some strategically placed on the floor, serve to create a modern lighting scheme that makes the home’s ambience more relaxing. With a sophisticated mixture of Taiwanese local material, wood and marble, Goldesign has fused old and new techniques of living space with distinct Zen influences. The result is a stylish and elegant home with minimalist qualities that exudes warmth and comfort for 21st century family living.

Goldesign Studio

No 257, Sec 2, Sanmin Road, Taoyuan County 330, Taiwan t: +886 3 338 1735 e: goldesign.mo@gmail.com w: www.goldesign.com.tw

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE TAIWAN Habitat by Goldesign Studio Asia Pacific Property Awards

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J A PA N

T Architect Show Co., Ltd Royal Parks Daimyou 302,

1-8-18 Daimyou Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City 810-0041, Japan t: +81 092 762 2100

   company, Architect Show, was commissioned to design a two-storey property to be named Shellhouse in Fukuoka, Japan. The client brief stipulated two main requirements, the first was that the home should prove a place where his family could life in safety and comfort. Secondly, it was to have a novel exterior design with a distinctive presence. As the site to be developed faced a road with constant heavy traffic, Architect Show sought to soundproof the house. It was also decided not to install a window on the façade beside the road to ensure the utmost privacy

and security. A large, sun-drenched terrace was designed on the south side of the house. Connecting the living and dining areas it also provided a place where the client’s children could play safely outside. A large window allows light and air to flow in freely from the terrace to the interior, connecting the family to Japan’s changing seasons. Shellhouse was designed as a wooden structure with low thermal conductivity and decorated using natural paints to promote green building practices. Set back over two metres from the busy road, the property features several newly planted trees and relates well to its surroundings.

f: +81 092 762 2101 e: sato@architect-show.com w: www.architect-show.com

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE JAPAN A2-House shell house by Architect Show Co., Ltd 176

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M A L AY S I A

One Menerung Apartment

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 I D S is a Malaysian interior design company that has been taking care of its customers for much of the past decade. Based in the capital Kuala Lumpur, the firm specialises in residential, show house, commercial and retail including effective design for office environments. Be In’s team is passionate in engaging with clients to reveal the stories that give meaning and value to each design. The company insists that no two projects are the same, as it strives to customise each and every commission. Be In Design Solutions has its own furniture-making company which allows high quality, long lasting, products to be designed and built at reasonable prices. Olive Tree Furniture plays an integral role in the

Sierra II Private Residence

success of the business whose interior design team caters for the personal tastes of all clients – whether existing or new. Two of its most eye-catching assignments are the One Menerung apartment and Sierra II Private residence. This four-bedroom apartment blends cosy comforts with state-of-the-art features, such as a stunning audiovisual room. Meanwhile, Sierra II is a spacious home in Puchong South, where the design team needed to work its magic over 3,800 square feet. The three-level house combines modern clinical features with a touch of softness while, in places, retains an eastern feel. Each room has a character all of its own, with the entire property remaining light and consistent with robust urban life.

Be In Design Solutions Sdn Bhd 5-2, Jalan Rampai Niaga 5, Rampai Business Park, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 4149 6698 f: +603 4143 0698 e: bids.design@gmail.com e: phuayching@gmail.com w: www.bids.com.my

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Sierra II Private Residence by Be In Design Solutions Sdn Bhd Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT MALAYSIA One Menerung Apartment by Be In Design Solutions Sdn Bhd

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M A L AY S I A

D DatumCorp International Sdn. Bhd. Level 24, Menara Worldwide 198 Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia t: +603 2718 1500 f: +603 2166 0001

C I S B is a company whose mission is to create awe-inspiring architecture in the 21st century. Its aim is to become a premier lifestyle business that delivers high quality products and services to enrich the lives of its customers. Within the company are many of Asia’s leading engineering and architectural professionals, all helping to produce innovative design during an era when the need to be environmentally friendly is greater than ever. Datum Jelatek, one of its prime developments, is currently under construction with an expected completion date of 2018. It is an oasis of rest and relaxation, providing world-class amenities just a few kilometres from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Situated just off the prestigious Embassy Row of Jalan Ampang, Datum Jelatek is a mixed

development consisting of four residential towers and an exclusive retail area. The site, which stretches over 5.8 acres, will have 708 residential units, a sizeable retail area covering four floors, and car parking space over eight levels. The residential towers will offer apartments ranging from studios to three bedrooms. The smallest will be 550 square feet, the largest 1,645 square feet, while the target market will be expatriates from around the world as well as wealthy locals. The towers form a ring around a central podium that stands 11 tiers high and offers an abundance of facilities that include infinity pool, Jacuzzi, playground, gym, kindergarten, barbecue area and landscaped greenery. And for those needing to reach downtown Kuala Lumpur, existing Jelatek railway station is just a quick walk away.

e: info@datumcorp.com.my w: www.datumcorp.com.my

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Datum Jelatek by DATUMCORP INTERNATIONAL S/B  BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Datum Jelatek by DATUMCORP INTERNATIONAL S/B 178

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 L  incorporated in 1994 and has since become a wellestablished company in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, engaging in a range of property development and construction activities. The company’s award-winning interior design project involved the show home within the Hermoso Residences development. Named Monte, it is a three-storey semidetached villa located in Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan. Directly by the South China Sea, the entire development spans 50 acres of land with a total of 380 resort-style homes. The Monte show home spans 4,794 square feet to mimic the actual proportions of the standard lot unit. It embraces the interplay of elemental forms of minimalism, with spaces

following a primarily white and grey colour scheme. Bulky furniture has been kept to a minimum to give the rooms a spacious, open and airy feel. All features that seamlessly blend the indoors with the outdoor environment have been introduced into the property. These include wide panel windows and spaces dedicated for interiors to open up into balconies were all incorporated into the layout. Throughout all rooms, there is at least one section of full-length window that gives a naturally lit setting during the daytime. Inspired by the free-flowing nature of the sea and the tranquil atmosphere of being by the beach, Monte’s interiors encourage thoughts of a relaxed, holiday lifestyle.

Tunas Land Sdn Bhd Wisma Tunas Capital

A, 9901, Ground Floor, Jalan Hj. Ahmad, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur t: +609 517 2088 f: +609 517 2126 e: info@tunasmanja.com.my e: ykchin.tc@gmail.com w: www.tunasmanja.com.my w: www.hermosoresidences.com.my

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA Hermoso Residences by Tunas Land Sdn Bhd Asia Pacific Property Awards

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C

Mañosa Properties, Inc. 126 Aguirre Ave., B.F. Homes,

Parañaque City, Philippines 1718 t: +632 842 7499 / +632 807 6916

 L is a luxurious residential development in Quezon City, carved by the creative brains of leading architecture and design company Mañosa & Co. This exquisite enclave, located in the neighbourhood of New Manila, consists of 20 homes – 16 apartments and four villas. Inspired by the traditional indigenous home, each structure fuses time-honoured Filipino elements with contemporary architecture and innovative green design. All Campanilla Lane homes are built using sustainable materials, harnessing both nature and technology to create elegant and environment-friendly living. The project began taking shape in 2012 when the landowners – the Alcuaz family – approached Mañosa Properties, having been impressed by another of their developments nearby.

Mañosa’s uncomplicated rationale is ‘architecture must be true to itself, its land and its people’. The design team came up with over 55 schemes to ensure that all the mature trees within the complex could be retained in order to maintain a lush landscape. Each of the 16 apartments covers 260m² and has three en suite bedrooms and a maid’s room. The villas are four-tier properties that include two master bedrooms and an elevator, with space beneath level two set aside for car parking. The objective was to design four villas that were multi-generational. In other words, they must accommodate three generations in a single property that, in time, would become their future ancestral home. Overall, Campanilla Lane is a mix of luxury apartments and villas that blend beautifully with their green surroundings while offering a pool and a multi-function area.

e: sales@manosa-properties.com w: www.manosa-properties.com Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Campanilla Lane by Mañosa Properties, Inc. 180

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M A L AY S I A

I-Santorini

One Imperial

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  M, Ideal Property Group has completed many successful construction projects over the years. The company’s motto of ‘Creating Legacy’ has allowed it to develop several award-winning property projects such as those featured here. One Imperial, located in Sungai Ara, Penang is a mid-height, freehold residential property. It comprises five blocks of 23-storey towers offering a total of 768 units. The condominium development called for a ‘modern contemporary’ design targeted to those who wish to enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities and blissful lifestyle it offers. Set in a four-acre recreational park, One Imperial features family-centric living within stylish three-bedroom, two bathroom apartments in a resort-like environment. The redevelopment of the site has uplifted

the quality of life for the local community, bringing with it further economic growth for the area. I-Santorini in Tanjung Tokong, Penang features a design inspired from the Greek Santorini islands. The main requirement of the high-rise development was to build affordable, luxury housing with an impressive range of facilities. The total project consists of three blocks of high-rise condominiums with concept shop-lots on the ground and first floor of the residential building. This offers a total of 2,155 units comprising three-bedrooms and twobathrooms, and 68 shop offices. The residents will be pampered with the panoramic views of the Malacca Straits channel and I-Santorini’s surrounding Mediterranean-style gardens with their soothing water features throughout.

Ideal Property Group 71, Ideal @ The One, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas, 11950 Penang, Malaysia t: +604 645 6888 f: +604 645 7888 w: www.idealproperty.cc

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA I-Santorini by Ideal Property Group

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION/REDEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA One Imperial by Ideal Property Group Asia Pacific Property Awards

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M A L AY S I A

Imago Mall

The Loft

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Asian Pac Holdings Berhad Ground Floor, Menara SMI, No 6, Lorong P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 - 2786 3388

  , Asian Pac Holdings Berhad (APHB) is a public listed company, which together with its subsidiary companies, centres on investment holdings, property development and investment, mall and carpark ownership and trading in building materials. Imago is poised to become the epitome of a sophisticated, world-class shopping experience in KK Times Square. APHB’s vision is to create a lifestyle destination of choice that is unrivalled in Kota Kinabalu with exciting international and local brands coupled with quality dining, leisure and entertainment. Therefore, Imago’s design has to be unmatched in terms of class, luxury and aesthetic appeal. In order to create a class-leading integrated development, APHB ensured that it did not adhere to any local vernacular building styles. Taking up the challenge to

raise the bar of design with Imago, elements of local flora and the strong influence of the nearby coast and sea featured strongly in its award-winning concept. The Loft is the residential component of KK Times Square, sited on 15.46 acres. It is comprised of five blocks of nine to 10-storey serviced residences located in the vibrant heart of the commercial district. Containing 631 modern and luxurious serviced apartments within a multi-faceted development, The Loft achieves the perfect compromise between designer chic and everyday usability. Everything about The Loft’s serviced residences exudes quality and refinement from the exterior to the interior. Modern and chic living spaces feature angular shapes, minimalistic design, spacious, uncluttered interiors and a tasteful blend of wood, steel, tile granite and concrete.

e: enquiry@asianpac.com.my w: www.asianpac.com.my

 BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Imago Mall by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad  BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Imago Mall by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad Highly Commended LEISURE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA The Loft by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR MALAYSIA The Loft by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad 182

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WINNERS

Asia Pacific Winners 2016-2017 Australia

Azerbaijan

Architecture Single Residence

Office Interior

 Curva House by LSA Architects

 Media Center Office by Interior Services

Highly Commended

Wategos Residence by Zaher Architects

Developer Website

Public Service Architecture Highly Commended

Azerbaijan Customs Academy by iki design group

 www.bpmcorp.com.au by BPM Development Marketing

Cambodia

 Peel by Milieu

Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

East Village by PAYCE

 Grand Star Platinum Euroville by Swan & Maclaren Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

The Pasco by Better Living Group

Office Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

 JSM Corporate Office & Training Centre by OUT-2 Design

 Balmoral Apartment by Design Intervention Pte Ltd Interior Design Private Residence

China

 Louisa Road by design4space

Commercial High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

14A Mermaid Ave, Maroubra by Lexis Design Pty Ltd

 Greenland Huangpu Center by Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower by Aedas

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

 Soho in Balmain by design4space

Hotel Architecture

Highly Commended

MLC Centre Food Court by Luchetti Krelle

 St. Regis Hotel by Aedas Qube Hotel, Jingzhou by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH)

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

 Jewel by Wanda Ridong (Gold Coast) Development Pty. Ltd

Hotel Interior

Mixed-use Development

 Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH)

Highly Commended

East Village by PAYCE

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Jewel by Wanda Ridong (Gold Coast) Development Pty. Ltd

 The Lake Dragon by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

Mixed-use Interior Highly Commended

East Village by PAYCE

Interior Design Show Home  Hanking Peak Boulevard by LWMA

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

City One Jia Xing Show House by PTang Studio Ltd.

 CBRE

Highly Commended

Haipo Yuhui Residence by HWCD

Highly Commended

Hastings Property

Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

JLL

Highly Commended

Nanning Huanancheng Exhibition Centre by Aedas

Property Consultancy Marketing

Leisure Interior

 The Pasco by Assembly Branding

 The Capital, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Highly Commended

by InArc Design Hong Kong Limited

Company Marketing 2015 by Hastings Property

Property Consultancy Website

Highly Commended

 www.savills.com.au by Savills Australia Highly Commended

www.jll.com.au by JLL

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas: Two70°, Royal Esplanade by 5+design / Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Highly Commended

STOP MOTION CINEMA by One Plus Partnership Limited

Real Estate Agency

Mixed-use Architecture

 1st City

 Vanke Charm City by PH Alpha Design Limited

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

Hengqin Huafa Plaza by Aedas

 La Maison & The Fabulist by Kay & Burton

Highly Commended

Shenzhen Enterprise Cloud 12 by Surbana (Shanghai) Planning & Design Private Limited (A member of Surbana Jurong)

Real Estate Agency Website  www.uniqueestates.com.au by Unique Estates Australia Highly Commended

www.raineandhorne.com.au by Raine & Horne

Mixed-use Development  Greenland Huangpu Center by Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Residential Development  Tip Top Brunswick East by Little Projects

Highly Commended

New World City Square, Guangzhou by P&T Group

Highly Commended

Sundance by Psaros by Psaros

Mixed-use Interior

Highly Commended

The Pasco by Better Living Group

Highly Commended

Cloud DCS by Arboit Limited

Residential High-rise Architecture

Office Architecture

 V by Crown Group by Crown Group

 Main Building of Guangdong Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park by Aedas

Residential High-rise Development  Capitol Grand and LK Tower

Highly Commended

Huishan North Bund by Perkins Eastman Architects DPC Sina Plaza by Aedas

by LK Property Group

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Botanica Residences by Aria Property Group

Office Interior

Highly Commended

ILK South Yarra by Little Projects

 ABB Chengdu Ltd by DPWT Design Ltd

Retail Development

Highly Commended

Shanghai Yuexing Universal Commercial Centre by Leigh & Orange Ltd.

 Capitol Grand by LK Property Group

Highly Commended

Teleperformance Nanning Office by DPWT Design Ltd

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WINNERS China (cont.)

Hong Kong (cont.)

Property Consultancy

Leisure Interior

 JLL

 Carmen Futura by Alexander Wong Architects Limited

Highly Commended

CBRE China

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Savills China

Office Architecture

Public Service Architecture

Phyx, The Private Gym by ACTS Studio

 Global Trade Square by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.; Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co. Ltd.

 Library of Chongqing Real Estate College by PH Alpha Design Limited Highly Commended

Fujian ShiShi School by Surbana (Shanghai) Planning & Design Private

Office Development

Limited (A member of Surbana Jurong)

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Wuhan International Education Center by Perkins Eastman

Global Trade Square by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.; Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co. Ltd.

Public Service Interior

Office Interior

 Tang Foundation by Woods Bagot Architectural Design Consultants

 Peak One Sales Office by Fusion Design Ltd

(Shanghai) Company Limited

Highly Commended

Dentsu Aegis Network by PDM International HK LTD

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Pioneer Place by Woods Bagot

 Savills China

Property Consultancy

Residential Development

 JLL Hong Kong

 Palais sur Montagne (Palaces on the Hill) by Beijing Zhongjun Real

Highly Commended

CBRE Hong Kong

Highly Commended

IP Global

Estate Development Co., Ltd Residential High-rise Architecture

Property Consultancy Marketing

 Shanghai Bay by HWCD

 The Assembly by IP Global

Highly Commended

Luxelakes Crystal Laputa by 5+design / Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY)

Public Service Architecture

Residential High-rise Development

 Kellett School - Kowloon Bay Campus by P&T Group

 Greenland Huangpu Center by Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Oriental Bay by HWCD

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

The Wings II by P&T Group

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

Greenland Central Square, Xiangyang by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH)

 MOKO by Aedas

Highly Commended

Suzhou Center by Benoy Ltd

Retail Interior

Retail Interior

 The Members Entrance, Happy Valley Racecourse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club by InArc Design Hong Kong Limited

 DARRY RING JEWELRY SHOP by One Plus Partnership Limited Highly Commended

JOYYARD by Garde Co., Ltd.

Highly Commended

Nanning Hangyang Admiral City Mall by Woods Bagot

Highly Commended

SCHSA Jockey Club Life Journey Centre by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

Highly Commended

SOGO CLUB by Alexander Wong Architects Limited

Hong Kong Commercial High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

Maxim’s Headquarters by ARK Associated Limited

India Apartment

Commercial High-rise Development

 HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

 18 On Lan by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.

Architecture Multiple Residence

and Kwai Hung Group Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Highly Commended

California Tower by Lan Kwai Fong Properties Limited

Hotel Architecture

 HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. Highly Commended

Kessaku by CallisonRTKL

Highly Commended

Mana Foliage by Mana Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Hotel Development in Sai Kung by Aedas

 Peacock and the Woods by Aijaz Hakim Architect

Highly Commended

THE MOOD Lyndhurst by THEO TEXTURE

Highly Commended

Gunjay Villa by The BNK Group

Hotel Interior

Commercial High-rise Development

 W Hong Kong by GLAMOROUS co.,ltd.

Highly Commended

ONE BKC by Radius Developers (Raghuleela Builders Pvt Ltd)

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Prestige Polygon by Prestige Construction Ventures Private Ltd

 Citypoint by Grande Development Limited

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

Mount Parker Residences by ARK Associates Limited

 Hyatt Place, Goa by Landscape Tectonix Ltd

Highly Commended

Penthouse P45 by Chinc’s Workshop

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Express Towers by Panchshil Realty

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

 The Vineyard by Anson Cheng Interior Design Ltd.

Condominium

Highly Commended

Casa Marina by RAZ Interiors Limited

Highly Commended

Atmosphere by Forum Projects Private Limited

Highly Commended

Dash of Playfulness by Home Revolt Limited

Highly Commended

Prestige White Meadows by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

Interior Design Show Home

Developer Website

 The Graces Residence by PTang Studio Ltd.

 www.prestigeconstructions.com by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

Highly Commended

Aria Golden Diamond Triplex by Fusion Design Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

WINFIELD by Primocasa Interiors Limited

Development Marketing

www.atsgreens.com by ATS Infrastructure Ltd.

Leisure Architecture

 HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

 ZCB Bamboo Pavilion; Client: Construction Industry Council’s ZCB;

Highly Commended

One Bangalore West by Palladium Constructions Private Limited

Designer: Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture

Highly Commended

Prestige Lakeside Habitat by Prestige Habitat Ventures Private Limited Asia Pacific Property Awards

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India (cont.)

Golf Development

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

 Prestige Golfshire by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

 HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Highly Commended

ATS Golf Meadows Township by ATS Infrastructure Ltd.

Highly Commended

One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Hotel Architecture

Retail Development

 Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat by Chapman Taylor India LLP

 L&T Seawoods Grand Central by L&T Seawoods Ltd.

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Forum Fiza Mall by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

 Prestige Kingfisher Towers - Apt by Morph Design Company

Highly Commended

Forum Sujana Mall by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

Highly Commended

Prestige Hillside Gateway - Apt by Morph Design Company

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

Star Power by The Orange Lane

Highly Commended

Cafe Torque by Studio 13 Design Pvt. Ltd.

Interior Design Private Residence  Gunjay Villa by The BNK Group

Indonesia

Interior Design Show Home

Apartment

 One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Amoda Reserve by Arimas Developers Pvt Ltd

Highly Commended

Prestige Summerfields - Show Home by Morph Design Company

Leisure Development Highly Commended

Grand Sungkono Lagoon 2 - Caspian Tower by REDD Architecture & Interior Design

Architecture Single Residence  J House - Modern Tropical House by ESPERTA architecture & interior

Reflection by Olympia Group

Mixed-use Development

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

 HBS City by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Highly Commended

Monaco Bay by PT. Bahtera Perkasa Makmur

Highly Commended

L&T Seawoods Grand Central by L&T Seawoods Ltd.

Condominium

Highly Commended

Prestige Falcon City by Prestige Notting Hills Investment

Highly Commended

New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended

Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

The Bloomington Kemang Village Residence by Lippo Homes

Developer Website Highly Commended

www.sinarmasland.com by Sinar Mas Land

Office Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

 Punjab Kesari Headquarters by Studio Symbiosis

 Dharmawangsa Residences II by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

East Kidwai Nagar by Chapman Taylor India LLP

Interior Design Private Residence

Office Development

 Dharmawangsa Residences II by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

 L&T Seawoods Grand Central by L&T Seawoods Ltd.

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

ONE BKC by Radius Developers (Raghuleela Builders Pvt Ltd)

 Dharmawangsa Residences II by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Solitaire Business Hub by Solitaire

Leisure Architecture

Office Interior

 Go!Wet Water Adventure by Sinar Mas Land

 BMC Software by Panchshil Realty

Mixed-use Architecture

Property Consultancy

 Habitat - Lagoi Bay by PT. Indo Primer Properti

 JLL

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

CBRE India

 Urban City @Metland Transyogi by PT. Metropolitan Land Tbk

Highly Commended

Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt Ltd.

Highly Commended

Kemang Village by Lippo Homes

Highly Commended

Signature Gallery by PT. AKR Surabaya Land Corporindo

Property Consultancy Marketing Highly Commended

Project Marketing by Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt Ltd.

New Hotel Construction & Design Habitat - Lagoi Bay by PT. Indo Primer Properti

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

 Prestige Silver Springs by Prestige South City Holdings

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

Olympia Enchante by Olympia Group

 Duta Indah Iconic Office Park PT Indomegah Cipta Bangun Citra

Highly Commended

Prestige Lakeside Habitat by Prestige Habitat Ventures Private Limited

Property Consultancy

Real Estate Agency

 PT Jones Lang LaSalle

 Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt Ltd.

Public Service Architecture

Residential Development

Highly Commended

 HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Real Estate Agent

Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) by Sinar Mas Land

Highly Commended

Prestige Leela Residences by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

 Fenny Gunawan by ERA

Highly Commended

Prestige Pinewood by Prestige Estates Projects Ltd.

Residential High-rise Architecture Embarcadero Park by PT. Gunung Halimun Elok

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

 HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

Grand Spa Signature by Chapman Taylor India LLP

Highly Commended

Embarcadero Park by PT. Gunung Halimun Elok

Highly Commended

One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Highly Commended

The Bloomington by Lippo Homes

Residential High-rise Development

Retail Development

 One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

 Summarecon Mal Serpong Summarecon Group

Highly Commended

HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Highly Commended

Kalpataru Avana by Kalpataru Limited

Japan

Residential Landscape Architecture

Architecture Single Residence

 One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

 A2-House shell house by Architect Show Co., Ltd

Highly Commended

188

South City Galaxy by Landscape Tectonix Ltd.

Highly Commended

Everlong by bandesign

Asia Pacific Property Awards

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WINNERS Japan (cont.)

Malaysia (cont.)

Leisure Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

 Terrace Building & Hill Top Building

 You City by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

by Key Operation Inc. / Architects

Highly Commended

One Menerung Apartment by Be In Design Solutions Sdn Bhd

Property Consultancy

Interior Design Private Residence

 Jones Lang LaSalle

 Sierra II Private Residence by Be In Design Solutions Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

CBRE Japan

Interior Design Show Home  Corallia by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Kazakhstan

Highly Commended

Hermoso Residences by Tunas Land Sdn Bhd

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

Serai, Bukit Bandaraya by Hospitality & Leisure Asia Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Cafe Central by Kamitov Project

Leisure Development  Lavile by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

Macau Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

The Loft by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad

Company Limited

Highly Commended

Gym & Recreation Centre by DMZ Consultancy - Malaysia

Highly Commended

The Loft by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad

Studio City by Leigh & Orange Ltd.

Mixed-use Architecture  Datum Jelatek by DATUMCORP INTERNATIONAL S/B

Chen Residence @ One Central Macau

Highly Commended

by JWCC Architecture Company Limited

Mixed-use Development

Office Interior Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Leisure Interior

Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Swiss-Garden Resort Residences by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

One Guia Hill by JWCC Architecture

Hotel Architecture Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Wealth Select Centre by AIA International Limited

YOU ONE by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

 Datum Jelatek by DATUMCORP INTERNATIONAL S/B Highly Commended

Harbour City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

R&F Princess Cove by R&F Development Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

Mixed-use Interior

Apartment

Highly Commended

 Windmill Upon Hills @ Genting Highlands

New Hotel Construction & Design

Interieur Cafe & Musee by Sky Creation Asia Holdings Pte Ltd

by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Straits View 18 by Executive Benchmark Sdn Bhd

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

The Park by Ibraco Berhad

 Paragon @ Pan’gaea by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

The St. Regis Langkawi by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn. Bhd.

Ivory Tower by Ivory Properties Group Berhad

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

 The Vista @ Sutera by Swan & Maclaren Pte Ltd

Office Interior

Highly Commended

d’Laman Greenville by WCT Land Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Straits View 18 by Executive Benchmark Sdn Bhd

Architecture Single Residence

 Interior Design & Fit-out Works for Tradewinds Corporation Berhad by SW1 Solutions Sdn Bhd Highly Commended

 Pavilion Ponderosa by PCA Architecture Highly Commended

Verge 32 by KCC Development (M) Sdn Bhd

Interior Design & Fit-out Works for Shanti Kandiah & Partners, SW1 Solutions Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

The Roof Studio and Showroom by The Roof Studio

Commercial High-rise Architecture

Property Single Unit

 Paragon @ Pan’gaea by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

 Verge 32 by KCC Development (M) Sdn Bhd

Commercial High-rise Development

Public Service Architecture

 Paragon @ Pan’gaea by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

 Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi Restoration Works by aLM Architects

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

 Desa ParkCity : Central Park and Primary Streetscape

Residential Development

Kedah Buddhist Association by aLM Architects

by Walrus Design for Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd

 d’Laman Greenville by WCT Land Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Ativo Plaza @ Damansara Avenue by Walrus Design

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Tropicana Aman Sales Gallery by Walrus Design

Highly Commended

for Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Residential High-rise Architecture

for TA Properties Sdn Bhd

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Highly Commended

Main Place Mall by Bina Puri Holdings Berhad

Condominium

Estuari Residences, Puteri Harbour by Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd Senja by BRDB Developments Sdn Bhd

 I-Santorini by Ideal Property Group Highly Commended

Serai by BRDB Developments Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Windmill Upon Hills @ Genting Highlands

 Harrington Suites by Interland Properties Sdn Bhd

by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

Development Marketing

Residential High-rise Development

 BSP 21 by LBS Bina Group Berhad

 Serai by BRDB Developments Sdn Bhd

Golf Development

Highly Commended

Aria Luxury Residence by Hap Seng Land

 The Enclave by Pulai Springs Resort Berhad

Highly Commended

Green Haven Service Apartments by Welton Development Sdn Bhd

Hotel Architecture

Residential Landscape Architecture

 The St. Regis Langkawi by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn. Bhd.

 Astoria Ampang by Land & General Berhad

Hotel Interior

Highly Commended

Senja by BRDB Developments Sdn Bhd

 The St. Regis Langkawi by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn. Bhd.

Highly Commended

The Park by Ibraco Berhad Asia Pacific Property Awards

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WINNERS Malaysia (cont.)

Philippines (cont.)

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

Main Place Residence by Bina Puri Holdings Berhad

 Fame Residences Showroom by SM Development Corporation

Highly Commended

One Imperial by Ideal Property Group

Leisure Architecture

Retail Architecture

 WANAKASA: Forest in the Mist by Edward Co Tan + Architects

 Imago Mall by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad

Lettings Agency

Retail Development

 CBRE Philippines

 Imago Mall by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Atria Shopping Gallery OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Retail Interior Highly Commended

Klang Parade by Lion Klang Parade Sdn. Bhd.

 Filinvest City by Filinvest Alabang, Inc. Office Architecture  Megawide Construction Corp. Headquarters by Edward Co Tan + Architects

Maldives

Office Development

Hotel Interior

 The Finance Centre by Daiichi Properties Inc.

 Cheval Blanc Randheli by Denniston

Office Interior  Avida Headquarters by Avida Land Corp.

Mongolia

Property Consultancy

Architecture Multiple Residence

 CBRE Philippines

Highly Commended

New Yarmag Housing Project by Anagram

Highly Commended

Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc.

Residential Development

Property Consultancy Marketing

 River Garden Residence by NCD Group

 Estancia Capital Commons by CBRE Philippines

Highly Commended

Asem Village by MCS Property LLC

Real Estate Agency  CBRE Philippines

Myanmar

Real Estate Agency Marketing

New Hotel Construction & Design

 KMC MAG Group Marketing 2016 by KMC MAG Group

Highly Commended

Sedona Hotel Yangon (Inya Wing)

Residential Development

by Keppel Land International Limited

Highly Commended

Campanilla Lane by Mañosa Properties, Inc.

Residential High-rise Development

Residential High-rise Development

 Rosehill Residences by Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

 The Radiance Manila Bay by Robinsons Land Corporation Highly Commended

Shore Residences by SM Development Corporation

New Zealand

Highly Commended

The Montane by Avida Land Corp.

Hotel Architecture

Residential Landscape Architecture

 Te Waonui Forest Retreat by Dalman Architecture

 Shell Residences by SM Development Corporation

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Jazz Residences by SM Development Corporation

 Barfoot & Thompson

Highly Commended

Shore Residences by SM Development Corporation

Property Consultancy

Retail Development

 CBRE New Zealand

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

SMDC Light Mall by SM Development Corporation

JLL

Property Consultancy Marketing

Singapore

 Hahei Holiday Resort by CBRE New Zealand

Apartment

Property Consultancy Website

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

www.jll.nz by JLL

The Orient by Aurum Land (Private) Limited

Architecture Multiple Residence

Real Estate Agency

 One Surin by A_Collective Architects

 Barfoot & Thompson

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Bartley Residences by Bartley Development Private Limited / P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

JLL

Seletar Park Residence by SCDA Architects Pte Ltd

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

 Prestige Real Estate International Ltd

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

The Antipodean by Barfoot & Thompson

Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

www.barfoot.co.nz by Barfoot & Thompson

 Villa Mistral by Mercurio Design Lab Srl Highly Commended

Willow House by Guz Architects Pte Ltd

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Retail Architecture

 Holiday Inn Express, Clarke Quay by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

 Northwest Shopping Centre by The Buchan Group

Condominium

Retail Development

 Principal Garden by UOL Group Limited & Kheng Leong Company

 Northwest Shopping Centre by The Buchan Group

Highly Commended

The Meyerise by Hong Leong Holdings Ltd / P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Industrial Development Philippines

 Primz Bizhub by OKH Global Ltd.

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

 South Park District by Avida Land Corp.

 Mount Faber Apartment by Design Intervention Pte Ltd

Developer Website

Highly Commended

Asian Cosmopolitan Penthouse by Hottoh Design Pte Ltd

 www.avidaland.com by Avida Land Corp.

Highly Commended

The Poets Villas by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

190

Asia Pacific Property Awards

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WINNERS Singapore (cont.)

Sri Lanka

Interior Design Private Residence

Architecture Single Residence

 The Modern Chinoiserie House by Design Intervention Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Layered House by KWA Architects

Highly Commended

The Poets Villas by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Condominium

Highly Commended

Timeless Yet Contemporary by Viterbo Interior Design

Highly Commended

 D’Leedon Garden Villa - Exquisite Couture

Achilleion by Blue Mountain Apartments (Pvt) Ltd / P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Interior Design Show Home

Development Marketing

by Cynosure Design Pte Ltd

 Grandsburg by Blue Mountain Apartments (Pvt) Ltd

Highly Commended

Gramercy Park Singapore by AXIS.ID Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Principal Garden by UOL Group Limited & Kheng Leong Company

Interior Design Show Home

Mixed-use Architecture

 Blue Mountain - Luxury Show Apartment by Blue Mountain Apartments (Pvt) Ltd

 South Beach Mixed Use Development by South Beach Consortium Pte Ltd Mixed-use Development

Office Development  Blue Mountain Corporate Offices by Blue Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

 South Beach Mixed Use Development by South Beach Consortium Pte Ltd

Sovrano 39 by Blue Mountain Apartments (Pvt) Ltd

Property Consultancy Marketing

Office Interior

 Lake Corrido - Bolgoda by Blue Mountain Properties (Pvt) Ltd

 Prestige Global Designs Showroom

Residential Development

by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Achilleion by Blue Mountain Apartments (Pvt) Ltd / P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Bordier et Cie by ID21 Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

The Design Intervention Studio

Residential High-rise Development

by Design Intervention Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Achilleion by Blue Mountain Apartments (Pvt) Ltd / P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Property Consultancy  CBRE Singapore Highly Commended

Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultancy Pte Ltd

Taiwan

Highly Commended

SLP International Property Consultants Pte Ltd

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Public Service Interior

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Taipei by Walrus Design for Kai Tai Fung International Company Ltd.

 Fuji Xerox Towers by designphase dba pte ltd Residential Development Highly Commended

Woodhaven by Far East Organization

Interior Design Private Residence  Origami Chatter House by Simple Brilliance Architecture Interior Design Habitat by Goldesign Studio

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

 Echelon by Freshview Developments Pte Ltd

Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

Principal Garden by UOL Group Limited & Kheng Leong Company

 Green places Community Clubhouse by CHAIN 10 URBAN SPACE DESIGN

Residential High-rise Development  Principal Garden by UOL Group Limited & Kheng Leong Company Highly Commended

The Cape by Far East Organization

Leisure Interior Highly Commended

Into the World of Art by EXCLAIM UNITED CORP.

Residential Landscape Architecture

Office Architecture

 Principal Garden by UOL Group Limited & Kheng Leong Company

 139 NTC National Trade Center by Aedas

Highly Commended

Blossom Residences by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

The Rainforest by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

KCI. Group Headquarters Offices by CHAIN 10 URBAN SPACE DESIGN

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

17 BR-House by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

 CBRE Taiwan

Highly Commended

59BTP-House by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Public Service Interior Champs.Liyuan by Cai-In Interior Design Co., Ltd.

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

 Hairhaus by Urban Habitat Design Pte Ltd

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Country Garden by ID21 Pte Ltd

 Tao Zhu Yin Yuan by BES Engineering Corporation

Highly Commended

Escentials at Paragon by Super Fat Designs

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Neo Syncretic Waldorf by JING-MAO Development Corporation

South Korea Mixed-use Architecture

Tajikistan

 Cha Bio Complex by KMD Architects

Hotel Interior

Office Architecture

 Sheraton Hotel by areen hospitality

 Seoul Mapo Post Office by Haenglim Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd Property Consultancy

Thailand

 JLL

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

CBRE Korea

 The Deck by Somdoon Architects Ltd; Development by Sansiri PLC

Public Service Architecture  Ulsan City Library by Haenglim Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd

Architecture Single Residence

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

Narasiri Bangna by Sansiri PLC

Highly Commended

Parc Priva by NYE Estate

Highly Commended

Countless Glasses by JOHO Architecture

Asia Pacific Property Awards

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WINNERS Thailand (cont.)

Thailand (cont.)

Condominium

Real Estate Agency Website

 Twinpalms Residences MontAzure

Highly Commended

www.cbre.co.th by CBRE Thailand

Highly Commended

www.phuket.net/property/

by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd. Highly Commended

Highly Commended

by Phuket.Net Real Estate

Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites by MHG NPark Development Co., Ltd

Residential Development

Zire Wongamat by Raimon Land PLC

 The Residences by Anantara by Minor International PCL

Hotel Architecture  Grande Centre Point Thonglor by Palmer&Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

The Deck Patong Phuket by Sansiri PLC

Highly Commended

The Prominence by Regal Asset Co., Ltd

Residential High-rise Architecture

Baan Plai Haad Condominium by Design: Steven J. Leach JR.

 The Portrait Condominium by stu/D/O

& Associates Limited; Development: Sansiri PLC

Highly Commended

Baan Jamjuree 2 by Palmer&Turner (Thailand) Ltd.

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

Zire Wongamat by SODA (Thailand) Ltd.

 Parc Priva by NYE Estate

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Town Avenue 60’s by Sansiri PLC

Leisure Development

 The Lofts Ekkamai by Raimon Land PLC Highly Commended

 Andara Signature Resort & Villas Highly Commended

The Signature by URBANO by Pruksa Public Company Limited

by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd.

Highly Commended

Baba Beach Club Phuket by Issara Junfa Co., Ltd

Residential Landscape Architecture

The XXXIX by Sansiri PLC

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

AUTUMN by Sanitas Studio

 Havana Social by Soho Hospitality

Highly Commended

Grand Bangkok Boulevard

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

by Landscape Tectonix Ltd

The Service 1921, Anantara Resort Chiang Mai by Soho Hospitality

Retail Development

Wine Connection by TBT-DAF

 CentralPlaza Rayong by Central Pattana Public Company Limited CentralPlaza Westgate by Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

 Cyansiam Company Ltd

Retail Interior

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

Sushi Mori, The Blade Smith Project by Studio PLP Co., Ltd

 INFINITY ONE CONDOMINIUM by CREATE GREAT DESIGN Company Limited

Vietnam

Mixed-use Development

Commercial Landscape Architecture

 MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel

Highly Commended

Management Co., Ltd.  Whizdom 101 by MQDC Magnolia Quality Highly Commended

by Hong Hac Dai Lai Joint Stock Company Condominium

Development Corporation

 Flora Sakura by Nam Long Investment Corporation

Thew Talay Estate by Issara United Co., Ltd

Development Marketing

Office Architecture Highly Commended

Flamingo Dai Lai Resort

Major Tower by Palmer&Turner (Thailand) Ltd.

Highly Commended

Nine South Estates by Vina Nam Phu Co., Ltd

Hotel Architecture

Office Interior

 Alma Resort by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

 Covestro (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.

Highly Commended

by Sense Sign Co.,Ltd Highly Commended

by Syrena Vietnam JSC

Krungsri at EmQuartier by Krungsri and Concept

Leisure Architecture

International Design

 Alma Resort by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

 CBRE Thailand Highly Commended

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

JLL

Lakeview & Hilltop Deluxe Villa by Hong Hac Dai Lai Joint Stock Company

Highly Commended

Pilgrimage Village - Boutique Resort & Spa by ManaH architecture & design

Property Consultancy Website  www.cbre.co.th by CBRE Thailand

Leisure Development

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

 Parc Priva by NYE Estate Highly Commended

Flamingo Dai Lai Resort by Hong Hac Dai Lai Joint Stock Company

The Estates at MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel

Leisure Interior

Management Co., Ltd.

 ALMAZ Entertainment Complex by OUT-2 Design

Public Service Architecture

Mixed-use Development

 Setthasiri Ratchaphruek - Charan by Sansiri PLC

 Vinhomes Central Park by VinGroup

Public Service Interior

Highly Commended

 PMK Dialysis Center by Bareo co., LTD. Highly Commended

Ecopark by Viet Hung Urban Development and Investment JSC - VIHAJICO

Bangkok Patana School

Property Consultancy

by The Beaumont Partners Co., Ltd.

 Savills Vietnam

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

CBRE Vietnam

 CBRE Thailand

Highly Commended

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

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WINNERS Vietnam (cont.) Property Single Unit Highly Commended

Flamingo Dai Lai Resort by Hong Hac Dai Lai Joint Stock Company

Public Service Interior  RMIT International University by OUT-2 Design Real Estate Agency  Savills Vietnam Highly Commended

CBRE Vietnam

Residential Development  The Point by VinaCapital Danang Golf Course Ltd Highly Commended

Green Bay Village by Syrena Vietnam JSC

Highly Commended

Seasons Avenue by CapitaLand Hoang Thanh Investment Co.Ltd

Residential High-rise Development  Landmark 81 by VinGroup Highly Commended

Azura by VinaCapital Commercial Center Limited

Residential Landscape Architecture  Vinhomes Times City - Park Hill by VinGroup

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