Project Overview

In order for art to infuse living spaces, it was not merely to display art in space but to frame the visuals of artwork in synergy with floor plan, circulation and functional layout, as well as color, texture and the artistic semantics of the collection. The overall space is anchored on stern and simple colors in line with the bold nature of the paint work of the ceramic bringing beholders a sense of aesthetics transcending the ordinary and the mundanity, while uplifting their souls and spirits.



Project Brief

The owner is a gentleman, who places high premium on living quality and cultural taste, with a large collection of artwork, mainly of ceramic work of contemporary Taiwanese artists. The artwork collection was displayed with elegant design as the overall interior was enriched by the collection. At the start of the design process, the owner has readied a catalogue of his collection with which the designers can become familiar while designing suitable disposition of the display. When considering the protection of the collection, the design team adopted museum-grade 300 lx recessed lamps to enhance the view experience as well as embellishing the entire interior.

Project Need

Apart from the love of art collection, the owner has traveled around the world with interest in wine-tasting and gourmet foods. Therefore, the design team has planned the living circulation demarcating the kitchen and dining area from the collection display while providing practical storage. There is also a atlas wall in the study documenting the countries the owner has traveled to, amongst the fabric of beauty and functions, an epitome of how the owner understands the world.

Design Challenge

As the owner wishes to move into the residence by February, 2019, there was little interval left from design to construction, therefore, this presented a challenge for the design team in having comprehensive consideration for the overall planning, as well as having a professional rapport with the construction crew, which has streamlined the construction process, while the design team has also effectively managed the communication with the owner to ensure the satisfaction by the owner.


As the residence of this project is of ample natural lighting, which may contain harmful rays and heat that are damaging for the artwork collection, therefore a special Hunter Douglas curtain with reinforced honeycomb structure to shield 78% of heat while guiding cold air into the interior, in providing effective insulation for all seasons, resulting in 49% reduction in heating energy consumption, as well as smart diffused lighting with adjustable area of control application.

Open to all international projects 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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