Hong Kong Apartment Living

It is no secret that space is extremely tight in Hong Kong. Tiny, box-sized apartments are the norm and high-density living has naturally resulted in the necessity to be innovative with the use of both public and private space. I have friends who have been very clever in manipulating interior design effects to enlarge the perception of a small space, but not one has gone to lengths as spectacular as those of architect Gary Chang. Creating what he refers to as the “Domestic Transformer”, Chang has managed to squeeze 24 individual rooms into a small apartment, measuring 330 square feet, by means of sliding panels and walls.

I can’t fathom what it would actually be like to live in a moving space such as this, but I am in awe of the concept. The orange-tinted windows that bathe the apartment in warm light are incredible and I love the built-in hammock for his screening room. It will be interesting to see whether this is an architectural concept that will prove popular throughout Hong Kong and Asia as a whole.

Thanks to my best buddy and KN reader Sanna for forwarding this on to me!


July 15, 2010