News roundup: Accessibility for the differently-abled community, plus more headlines

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For PropertyGuru’s news roundup, accessible homes are more important than ever, especially for those in the differently-abled community. In other stories, seven practical monsoon season decor ideas to transform your home, and a retrospective of I.M. Pei at Hong Kong’s M+ museum.

Is your property accessible for the differently-abled?

Access to shelter is a fundamental human right. All individuals, including those with disabilities, or differently-abled people, want and should be able to have a house to call home. As such, accessible homes are more important than ever. However, not every property is designed with the needs and lifestyle choices of disabled individuals in mind.

To understand why this has to change, PropertyGuru Malaysia demonstrates how we must first grasp what having a disability is like, and how it impacts the day-to-day living of those in the differently-abled community.

7 monsoon season decor ideas for your home

The arrival of the monsoon season brings a unique charm and a refreshing change in the weather, inspiring many to mirror this transformation within their own homes. It’s a perfect time to embrace the cool, wet days by adapting your home decor to enhance comfort and add a touch of the season’s joy. This period, characterised by heavy rainfall and vibrant green landscapes, calls for decor that not only handles the humidity and dampness but also injects a sense of warmth and brightness into the space. Decorating your home for the monsoon doesn’t have to be daunting. Simple changes can make a significant impact, creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere that complements the dynamic, often grey skies outside. explores seven practical monsoon season decor ideas that will transform your home.

I.M. Pei reshaped Hong Kong’s skyline, and now his life and legacy are on display at M+ museum

More than 30 years after I.M. Pei reshaped Hong Kong’s skyline with a jagged tower of steel and glass, the Chinese-American architect is once again the talk of the town as a museum celebrates his life and legacy.

From the controversial Louvre Pyramid in Paris to the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, Pei created world landmarks that blended modernity with history, often using stark structures and sharp lines.

His work earned the 1983 Pritzker Prize, considered architecture’s Nobel. Of his nearly 50 designs in the United States and abroad, more than half won major awards.

Pei, who died in 2019 at age 102, is the focus of a retrospective at Hong Kong’s M+ museum that opens 29th June after seven years of preparation.

HKFP reports the exhibit features over 400 objects, from original drawings and photographs to architectural models and Pei’s trademark round glasses.

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