Soho, Hong Kong
On a corner in Hong Kong’s busy Soho district, the gallery is located on the 2/F of a small building overlooking the city’s famous outdoor escalators, moving people and goods up the steep hills.
Our aim was to create a system that is flexible to accommodate the changing types of exhibitions, and to maximize the gallery’s visibility from the street in order to create an impactful environment inside and outside.
The two-tier rail system is built with raw steel, the tiers overlapping each other, the upper one curvilinear, the lower linear and repetitive. All components hung from the rails are movable and changeable.
Finalist -World Interiors of the Year 2017, World Architecture Festival, Berlin
One of three unique Nike pinnacle shops worldwide (HK, Tokyo, NY). Dark concrete "tunnel" entry ramps up to bright "stadium" interior. Low platform provides space for art installations and product display. Various display cabinets swivel, roll out, or fold up on pulley system. Rough existing columns and exposed wires contrast with finely-finished wood cabinetry and custom hardware
Selected to be published in "Building Types Studies" Architectural Record magazine (US edition)
BUILDING CONVERSION & REUSE - from Residential to Commercial
An existing single-room occupancy residential building was completely refurbished for use of a bank and other tenants. Structural reinforcement was performed. A new perforated aluminium panel facade was designed and installed 500mm in front of existing walls, creating a presence and capping the corner of a dense urban street.
b/g BASIC GEAR SHOPS
New concept for b/g Basic Gear menswear shops display clothing in a glowing backlit shell of clear polycarbonate panels. Custom fixtures, lighting, graphics, wall and ceiling panels are all integrated in one modular system based on cast stainless steel components (with SS brackets by Nicholas Grimshaw adapted to the new system). A new branding program and advertising campaign with fashion photo shoot in Los Angeles at the Lautner House site was also performed.
New concept for a shop selling women's leather fashion. The design was inspired by glamorous film noir interiors, with glossy black surfaces and deep shadows. One wall features displays set in an open grid with tall, swinging 3-way mirrors. On the opposite side, a sensually curved wall is hugged by a continuous hang rod that is supported on a web of nautical wire cables.
Selected by Progressive Architecture magazine (US) to be featured in annual Interior design issue.