This big and volume apartment, designed by Davidclovers, are located in Hong Kong seems to puzzle the senses. Called Tregunter, the renovation project in a tower overlooking Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour also involved creating built-in storage and seating, painted white to match the walls. Here is a short description from the architects:
“Nestled amongst a forest of towers on Old Peak Road above Central Hong Kong, the Tregunter tower holds unique layered views of Victoria Harbour. The abundance of bay windows, structural walls and beams that are common to residential towers would appear to constrain the possibilities of the apartment.”
However, by turning constraints into opportunities, David Clovers re-works the volumes of this apartment by using the ceiling and the floor. Subtly elongating, pressing upward, and sloping downward, the ceiling produces variable sensations of compression and expansion – making the apartment seem larger than it is, drawing delicate lines that separate dining from living. Skillfully dodging and maneuvering around air-conditioning units and structural beams, the ceiling integrates artificial light and various materials. The minimal use of wood and plaster shift the elevation of the apartment to the horizontal surfaces.
Artificial lighting and air conditioning is incorporated into the curved ceiling depressions.