This 260 Sqm fourth floor apartment is located within a 1960s residential block along Repulse Bay Road, on the north side of Hong Kong. The location of the residence was distinctive for its elevation and proximity to the sea. Perched on a Cliffside and only half a mile from the coast, the residence opens to unobstructed views of the sea and the mountain.
The brief was unconventional and very personal to the owner, guiding the interior layout to transform an existing 4 bedroom apartment into a one and a half bedroom open plan residence. A main feature of a long circulatory conduit slices through the residence connecting a series of spaces with various sized openings. Thickened walls on both long elevations of the conduit create a distinct character for the apertures, some openings become benches, others are narrow slits as passage ways, all of which act as portals and connective thresholds to adjacent programs.
Pre-fabrication was at the core of this project where all of the joinery work was built off-site in France and Australia, and reassembled on site during construction.