Cabinets of Curiosities Residential apartment by Lorène Faure & Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Cabinets of Curiosities

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential apartment

INSPIRATION:
The brief was to create a fresh and calm space that feels natural as a seaside apartment for a Belgian-Chinese couple.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bean Buro has gutted the internal walls of the three bedrooms apartment of approximately 2,000sqft to transform a dark corridor layout into a light filled open space. The project is located in Cape Mansions Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The bookcase is a curated display of decorations and concealed storages. Full height mirrors are lined at the windows and wall junctions to extend the panoramic view of the ocean, and maximising natural daylight into the deepest corner of the apartment. Roller blinds can be controlled electronically, and scene lighting control is used to create a range of atmospheres throughout the day to correspond to the changing colours of the horizon.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2015 and finished in December 2015.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
High quality natural European timber washed with a contemporary tone was used to construct all carpentry and flooring. A set of full height timber panels with a delicate pattern of display niches begin from the entrance and extends deep into the rear of the open kitchen, creating a continuous backdrop by linking the foyer lounge, dinning area and kitchen together. The timber panels conceals a system of high density storages, from shoe racks to kitchenware and equipments, as well as a walk in wardrobe for out door sport gears and bicycles.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The full height timber panels are carefully designed with intricate shadow gaps to create a playful pattern. The previous corridor effect has been completely removed by allowing a timber bookcase to fold into the circulation way before transforming into a work study.

TAGS:
Architecture, Interior, Apartment, Residential, Cabinets of Curiosities, Bean Buro, Lorene Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Creative, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The concept was to remove all dead spaces by removing as much partitions as possible by using a series of foldable partitions to create flexible zoning.

CHALLENGE:
A hobbies room can be partitioned as a private guest room with a sofa bed, or remained opened up for most of the time to allow maximum natural daylight filtering through the apartment.

ADDED DATE:
2016-06-28 07:31:12

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Design Director: Lorene Faure, Design Director: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Architectural Assistant: Katherine Leung and Architectural Assistant: Michelle Ho

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Courtesy of Bean Buro
Image #2: Courtesy of Bean Buro
Image #3: Courtesy of Bean Buro
Image #4: Courtesy of Bean Buro
Image #5: Courtesy of Bean Buro

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
© Bean Buro Limited 2016. All rights Reserved.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.beanburo.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Bean Buro

PROFILE:
The studio is an emerging architecture and interiors practice from London and Paris, led by Lorène Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, with a team of international designers to provide architecture, interior, installation, furniture and product design services. The Hong Kong studio was opened in 2013. The diversity of the practice with its collaborators reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to the exchanges of global cultural narratives, incorporating overlapping design disciplines specializing in the social, economical and political production of urban spaces. We believe architecture is an emotional, spatial experience produced by both the user and the author. Our design methodologies stem from the observation, speculation and analysis of contextual narratives. These narratives, or ‘stories’, generate dynamic exchanges of historical, environmental, cultural and social factors, resulting in highly inventive interventions while preserving plenty of intellectual wit. COLLABean, as an integrated part of Bean Buro, is a trans-disciplinary platform for collaborations between practice, research and academia. COLLABean can provide design research services for business organisations, and wherever appropriate, to involve specialists’ input from a network of highly reputable designers, academicians and researchers in the design field. The practice has since produced a string of successful interior architecture projects for luxury residential clients as well as workplace designs for reputable companies such as Cheil, Leo Burnett, Warner Music, and has been awarded Silver Winner in the Asia Pacific Interior Design Award 2015, Runner Up in Architizer A+ Awards 2015, Gold, Silver & Bronze Winner in the A’ Design Awards, and Finalist Winner of the 13th Modern Decoration International Media Award. The studio has a rigorous methodology of exploring spatial narratives through conceptual drawings and models that explore the humanistic aspects of design, and has been featured on Archdaily, Elle Decor and Wallpaper* Magazine.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Cabinets of Curiosities Residential Apartment by Lorène Faure & Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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Cabinets of Curiosities Residential Apartment by Lorène Faure & Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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