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2 Aug, 2017
Towers within a Tower
Design: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office, Architects

Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has been awarded 1st Prize for their project Towers within a Tower for the 2017 Hong Kong Pixel Homes Competition.

The project responds to current housing shortages in Hong Kong caused by inflationary markets and economic disparity. The design uses architecture’s agency to innovate a new form of domesticity.

Towers within a Tower Hong Kong Building Design
image courtesy of architects office

The “Towers within a Tower” proposal for Pixel Housing aims to bring Hong Kong’s urban verticality into the apartment unit itself. Apartment spaces, typically inhabited as horizontal slices, are stacked one atop the other vertically. Each apartment unit therefore becomes its own tower. When the units aggregate next to one another, they produce shared outdoor spaces: a kind of mini local neighborhood at each level.

Three basic unit types have been created: Studios of 32 sqm, Single Bedrooms of 37sqm, and Family Units of 42sqm. Each of these unit towers is unique in proportion, organization and color. Great variation occurs through these unit adjacencies.

Each tower unit is composed of prefabricated concrete elements, which, once assembled into boxes, can be easily mounted onto each other with cast-in steel-plate embeds. The concrete frame is clad with colorful ceramic tiles echoing the common construction material of residential towers in Hong Kong. The modularity of the system and minimal material weight allow for economic fabrication and flexible transport. This system can be aggregated across scales, from a four-story rural housing unit to a tower in the city each time adapting to different ratios of studios, single bedrooms, and family apartments.

MOKO, Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Design: Aedas, architects
MOKO in Hong Kong shopping centre by Aedas
image from architect
MOKO Hong Kong Building – 16 + 14 Oct 2016

Il Milione Hong Kong – 19 Mar 2013
Architects: Design LSM
Il Milione Design
photograph courtesy of architects

Elegant interior by English architects: “Il Milione was a challenging project, not least because of its location, relative to where the design was being developed. The building had limited natural light and a low, fixed ceiling height. This was overcome by the inventive use of indirect lighting and reflective ceiling features, which accentuate the space”.

Hong Kong Buildings Photos by Andrew McRae – 19 Mar 2013
International Finance Centre Hong Kong

The Hang Hau centre, Hong Kong – 11 Feb 2012
Design: Architectural Services Department
The Hang Hau Centre Hong Kong
photo courtesy Wrightstyle

HK $500 million (£40.7 million) mixed-use development – residential and sports centre – in the Tseung Kwan O district of the city. Wrightstyle was specified for the Hang Hau project by the Architectural Services Department (ASD) of the Hong Kong government. The contractor was China State Construction International Holdings Limited, the largest construction contractor in Hong Kong. Tseung Kwan O is one of nine new towns in Hong Kong, with a planned population of some 450,000 people, much of it built on reclaimed land. This building is a key community element for the new town.

i-Square Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui – building added 3 Feb 2012
Architects: Rocco Design Limited / Benoy
i-Square Hong Kong
photo courtesy Marcel Lam

Major shopping and entertainment complex developed by Associated International Hotels Limited – the new home to renowned international brands and offers an unprecedented shopping experience thanks to its unique design and retail concept, superb location, and innovative use of high technology and multimedia art. Situated in one of Asia’s top-five retail spots the development injects new energy and vitality into the Nathan Road and Peking Road area.

CPS Project Central Police Station, Hong Kong – 7 Dec 2011
Herzog & de Meuron ; Purcell Miller Tritton ; Rocco Design Architects Limited
CPS Hong Kong
photos © Andrew McRae

Conserving the historic buildings at CPS is a priority so that the site could eventually be made publicly accessible and in the process, becomes an attractive gathering place for the community. Establishing a centre for heritage, arts and leisure at this prime Central location complements the overall development of arts and culture in the city and adds an attraction with distinct Hong Kong character.

OMA completes new office space for McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong – 3 Jun 2011
McKinsey & Company Hong Kong
photograph © OMA
Led by Gianotten and project architect Alejandra Blanco Ackerman, the design of McKinsey’s new office deviates from traditional corporate office design and emphasizes openness. Inspired by the black bands of the universal barcode, different functional spaces of the new office are organized in a set of horizontal bands. Each band respectively accommodates rooms that offer flexible spaces that different staff members can share depending on their needs. The use of double glazed glass walls enhances the openness of the office, encouraging interaction among the staff and echoing the spirit of teamwork that is central to how McKinsey works internally, as well as with clients.

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong. 28 Sep 2010
Edouard Malingue Gallery
photograph courtesy OMA

West Kowloon Cultural District
2010-
Design: OMA
West Kowloon Cultural District
image courtesy OMA

West Kowloon Cultural District

West Kowloon City Park
2010-
Foster + Partners
West Kowloon Complex
image : Foster + Partners
West Kowloon City Park

Chu Hai Colllege Campus, Hong Kong – Architecture Competition
2010-
OMA
Chu Hai Colllege
image from architect

Chu Hai Colllege Campus

HSBC Headquarters Addition
2007
One Space
320 sqm enclosure within its street-level plaza. Hong Kong building complete

Residential development, Silverstrand, Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung
2006-
Aedas

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology – Research Complex
2007-
Woods Bagot with DLN Architects
incl. hotel, research centre

Human Genome Research Institute

Llewelyn Davies Yeang, with T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (Kuala Lumpur) and Andrew Lee King Fun Associates (Hong Kong): Hong Kong research building

The Hong Kong Community College (Hung Hom Bay Campus), Kowloon
2007
Architects: AD+RG
Hong Kong Community College
image from architect

Hong Kong Community College

Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – PolyU
2007-
Zaha Hadid Architects
Hong Kong University Building
image from architect

Hong Kong University Building

Creative Media Centre – City University of Hong Kong
2006
Studio Daniel Libeskind

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