This staircase curls between two floors of an apartment designed by Hong Kong studio Davidclovers.
Called Barker Residence, the home commands a view over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.
Twisting and sloping walls join together storage, entertainment systems and a fireplace, with the floor and lower part of the walls finished in wood.
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BARKER RESIDENCE (2010) by davidclovers
At eye-level with the top of IFC, the tallest building in Hong Kong, the Barker Residence holds stunning views of Victoria Harbor.
The project is the first of a series of projects designed by davidclovers for a developer of residential properties in Hong Kong.
The basic approach is to hone in on the most potent areas of the existing layout, and enhance them.
At Barker Residence, davidclovers reworks the unit horizontally and vertically using a series of subtly inflected walls and artificially-lit ceilings to bend space around corners and through floors.
The design thoughtfully subdues the palatial scale of the flat while delicately intensifying its hidden potentials.
The existing vestibule is broken open to the full panorama of the skyscrapers along the “fragrant harbor”, gently combining the living area and entry. Subtly twisting walls organize various elements such as cabinetry, fireplace, desk and TV.
A stair unfurls to interlock the lower and upper levels. It is washed in an effervescent glow from a custom-designed chandelier above. Previously cave-like bathrooms are thrust into spaces capturing views.
The kitchen, bar and dining areas are cracked open and lit above by textured glowing ceilings.
Design Team: David Erdman, Clover Lee, Mui Fuk Man, Jason Dembski, Damien Hannigan, Katrina Lee, Spencer Mak
CLIENT: Ample Source Holdings Ltd.
LOCATION: The Peak, Hong Kong
TYPE: 4000 sf townhouse renovation