Inspiring projects

  • The Gallery at Sketch

    Celebrated British artist, David Shrigley, has transformed the gallery at Sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. India Mahdavi, who has created a backdrop for David Shrigley’s artwork, conceived a soothing, monochromatic, strikingly comprehensive interior. The classic, almost bourgeois design invites a deliberately playful contrast with the witty, outré art works; all is most certainly not what it seems. While matching sketch’s delight in the avant-garde, this harmonious vibe breaks with the Gallery’s usual eclecticism.

  • Studio 9

    Studio 9 is a 4000 SF private multi disciplinary creative studio with state of art facilities that caters to artisanal design and crafts, music performance and production, avant guard fashion and lifestyle, creative photography and branding, food and beverage experimentation…etc. It is located in an elegantly rehabilitated industrial unit in the up-and-coming creative district of Wong Chuk Hang. Studio 9 was founded and designed by Ahlaiya Yung in 2016 as a project experimenting in ways of combining his passion for artisanal design and crafts with his love for truly authentic cultural and creative activities. There should be no boundaries between all creative disciplines. Studio 9 is an attempt to realise this ideal or at least find the knowledge and elements necessary to bring it to realisation.  

     

  • Villa for an Industrialist

    House for an Industrialist, Shenzhen, 2009. This interior renovation of a 700 m² villa embodies new ideas about craft, geometry, and ornament. Installations on the ceilings, floors, and walls are built up of custom-fabricated repetitive elements: sculptural ceramic tiles, anodized aluminum branches, lacquered hardwood spindles, marble floor tiles, woven rattan panels… hundreds of these elements are arranged in non-repetitive patterns. The visitor's experience unfolds musically as he or she explores the space. One theme that emerges is the dome: from the entry vestibule to the most private spaces, various types of domes are encountered. One goal of the project was to demonstrate the high skill level of Chinese craftspeople.

  • The Second Goetheanum

    Rudolf Steiner’s second Goetheanum, completed in 1928, is situated in the mountainous region of Dornach, Switzerland, Steiner’s first Goetheanum was completed in 1919 and comprised primarily of sculpted wood. but after only a few years, it burned down by arson. Steiner designed the second Goetheanum as an illustration of ‘a new style of architecture. it represents a pioneering use of visible concrete in architecture, particularly in its achievement of sculptural shapes on an architectural scale. 

  • Salon 10

    Salon No.10 is a private member’s salon—a gathering place for the city’s creative professionals, connoisseurs, international entrepreneurs and discerning travelers. set within the clamor of Central Hong Kong. Passing through the massive, hatch-like front door, one feels as if one has entered another space and time. The noise and traffic of Arbuthnot Road, visible through the window, seems distant and unreal, as if one has dropped twenty fathoms under the sea on a timeless subterranean journey to a far away place. 

  • An Apartment by R. Schindler

    In this apartment by Rudolph Schindler, the wood-paneled walls and natural light create a comfortable space that brings us closer to nature. A stool by J.B. Blunk sits in front of the built-in sofa, next to a pair of Frank Lloyd Wright tables.

    A seamless integration with nature is one of Schindler’s values in architecture and can be found in most of his projects across Southern California. 

     

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