Bright Curves Residence
Inspiration was taken from colour, the play of light off a surface at sunset and the work of light artists in using the immaterial to alter and shape the experience of space.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Design is unique in formal language used to create a continuous space which is playful and contemporary. A space which works for adults and children with unique design elements that alter how the residence is used, creating different moods, atmosphere, and interations.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The design concept is to create a space which is flexible yet continuous. Fun yet serious. A space for play and for entertaining which changes throughout the day. Changes in mood and atmosphere through colour lighting, changes using the decorative screen which open and close, hidden spaces, compartments and surprises that connect the different spaces with form, creases, and soft curves.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was finished in January of 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Custom terrazzo flooring leading from the entry to the kitchen space. Handmade terra cotta tiles for the kitchen, colour changing LED lighting in all rooms. Hidden spaces with heat bent corian to form curved walls for artwork. Fibre optic ceiling in kids bedroom that lights up like star constellation. Decorative screen made of thermo formed acrylic as with childrens toys. Bent glass with display case at front entry.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
178 square meter apartment
Colour, Curve, Mood, Flow, Screen
Corian, plaster, glass, and terrazzo were chosen as materials which could be bent, altered, and changed so a simple space could be sculpted with soft curves in a confined plan. And so the space could have depth and convey the qualities of varying light. The curved pieces hide beams, closets, and display areas but also provide a soft surface for the play of light and surface, amplifying the intensity and feeling of the sunset or coloured light in the space.
We chose to use traditional materials such as terrazzo in novel ways. We made a pattern that begins with very small pieces in the entry and transforms to larger colour blocks in the kitchen. We designed a screen using manufacturing technology for childrens toys so it could be beautiful and durable. We installed a fibre optic ceiling with nearly 1500 unique points corresponding to the nights sky above the bedroom, if the child could see through their ceiling.
TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Design director- Dylan Baker-Rice, Director- Damita Yu, Lead Designer- Sara Campagna, Lead Designer- Kevin Wong and Designer- Hilton Chau
All photos courtesy of Luke Hayes, Cavendish Heights Residence, 2014