Present from Past
The building, in which this studio flat is located, is a six-storey early 1980s tenement house in Sham Shui Po. To strengthen its character, the original framework of the unit is taken as guides for the new spatial configuration of the studio flat. The dark aluminium fixture is arranged to project a visual partitioning that reinforces the orthogonal quality of the framework, and the built-in fluorescent lamp lights up the framework to further reveal this quality. Collectively, they define the different spaces in the unit. A new layer of fixtures, including a folded timber plane, a rattan plane and a stone counter, provides the required functional surfaces and hides all the required storage. With the hinged and sliding partitions, the whole space in its framework could be visible in its entirety.