Shaw studios building’s exterior consists of slanted lines, giving it a sense of movement.
To give a sense of consistency, on the layout plan we pursue with this feeling of movement and flow, the reminiscent of the curves of a film roll, which represents the history of client’s film industry.
The office area is constructed with a relaxed gallery feel in mind, to create a feeling of space and tranquility. The curvy walls, not only bring a sense of flow and energy to the space, but the curved alcoves are perfect for exhibiting the client’s artworks.
The original ceiling is low, only 2600mm. Light troughs are used running up the curved walls, strengthening the idea of flow and adding an illusion of height.
Curved lines are echoed throughout, from the oval-shaped seating layout in the reception waiting area to the oval-shaped conference room constructed with a curved glass wall, complementing the surrounding space.
The wavy walls lead us to the library cum lounge room. The giant oval-shaped lighting accentuates the client’s current project models below. It can easily be adjusted to create different moods and atmosphere. Oval light troughs surround the giant lighting to further enhance the feeling of flow and movement.
2020 International Design Award (U.S.) – Honorable Mention in Commercial Category
2020 American Architecture Masterprize (U.S.) – Honorable Mention in Interior Design / Workplaces
A sense of cohesion has been achieved through thoughtful design, resulting in a home which is the ideal place to relax after a long day. Here, the cosy, neutral palette is juxtaposed against darker surfaces, creating a sophisticated yet warm and welcoming space.
In an unconventionally laid-out home in which two bedrooms are accessible directly from the main living room, concealed doors have been deliberately designed to be indiscernible from the rest of the walls and decor. At one end, balcony doors open up to spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, allowing natural light to diffuse directly to the opposite end of the space, where a glass-walled study room has been sited for maximum visual transparency.
The neutral colour scheme of cool creams, soft browns and warm beiges extends into the bedrooms and kitchen. Here, the grain of wooden cabinetry adds texture and visual appeal, blending perfectly with the minimalistic ethos. Meanwhile, the effect of pale-coloured walls and ceiling is to disperse light and create a sense of spaciousness that is especially important in Hong Kong’s housing landscape.
2019 A’Design Award (Italy) – Bronze in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category
2018 American Architecture Masterprize (U.S.) – Honorable Mention in Interior Design / Apartments Interior
A revitalization project to convert an old industrial building to a commercial office building. This is a challenging site with no natural light, numerous beams and a very low ceiling.
Light troughs are evenly distributed throughout the ceiling and extending to the surrounding space to conceal the numerous ceiling and floor beams with a concept of sustainability and continuity.
The location of the reception area is carefully designed to surround the existing square column to make it feel like a whole tailor made unit.
As the ceiling heights are low, we used a number of design features to create an illusion of height. e.g., we lowered the reception counter tops and used wooden stripes to lengthen the look of the walls. Varying the width of the coloured glass wall resonate the theme of lines and functions to hide the service doors. Mirror used at ceiling making the ceiling visually higher.
The origins layout of this Duplex was composed by lots of bedrooms to serve as accommodation for employees of a company, the layout made the duplex feel dingy and dark.
We reconfigured the space into a large open-plan with living & dining room, kitchen with an open-tread steel staircase to penetrate more natural light to the Foyer.
Master bedroom Is located on the upper level where the master bathroom had been relocated next to the big window. A tailor-made basin with glass partition separates the bath tub area to maximize the light into the closet area.
Functional items have vanished: lacquered cabinet doors were painted in wall colors. Giving a feeling of paneled walls but not an apartment with full of cabinets surrounding.
The use of natural cement floor, grey walls, indirect lighting work together to create an oasis of calmness, a tranquil retreat away from the busy city life.
2017 A’Design Award (Italy) – Honorable Mention in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category
Siemens Experience Centre is an extension of the Siemens home appliances showroom.
Beginning at the entrance, an accent wall of yellow glass panels offering a feeling of continuity between the Experience Centre and the Showroom downstairs.
By facing a challenging site with numerous columns, the structure of the Centre is made up by these columns to create the five distinct areas. Visitors embark on a journey across the five distinctive areas of the Experience Centre including Lounge, cooking area, dining area, beverage and training area.
The walnut feature wall at the entrance was Inspired by Siemens seamless built-in electric appliances, the different sizes of the service doors along the entrance wall were hidden by the varying widths of the walnut wood floor boards. This walnut floor boards walls also link up the five distinctive areas, create a warm texture feature wall, making a big contrast of the cement floor
2015 International Design Award (U.S.) – Honorable Mention in Commercial Category