July 29th, 2021

Hong Kong and Far East Builder magazine online

This excellent online archive of the architecture magazine Hong Kong and Far East Builder (1941–1964) has a ton of interesting articles and images. For instance, there are articles featuring the works of Vladimir Dronnikoff, whose career has been possible to unravel with the help of the San Francisco Museum of Russian Culture, the contributors of Gwulo.com and the architect's family.

During his seven years in Hong Kong, between 1947 and 1954, V. N. Dronnikoff worked for the Minutti and Partners. He designed more than a dozen of buildings, some of which featured in the Hong Kong and Far East Builder, such as this residence at 456 Barker Road. The detailed plans and elevation drawings of this building together with the magazine clippings are kept at the Museum of Russian Culture.

Building Russian Shanghai