2016 Hong Kong Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

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Silver Winner 

Project Overview

The Industrial Loft is a project that turned a typical Hong Kong industrial space into a flexible open plan that can alternate between an office and a spacious social space.

Project Commissioner

Private Client

Project Creator

Parallel Lab

Project Brief

The spatial concept is highly inspired by the existing beam grid structure and acts as a primary division between different functions and spaces. Organized in three distinct layers, the loft retains the original industrial ambiance with a core volume being the center of focus.

Project Innovation/Need

The visual impact in the contrast of the continuous concrete flooring with the raised timber platform in the middle creates a clear division of space separating the private (meeting room/ office/ bedrooms and kitchen) and the public (dining room, work space).

Although the loft remains to be an open plan, the simple material composition of wood partitions and sliding doors between the rooms and the kitchen segregates what used to be an empty industrial space into a comfortable living or working environment.

This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.  

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