THR350 / Aedas

  • 03 Sep 2013
  • Houses Residential Selected Works
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Architects: Aedas
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Area: 1832.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Aedas

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From the architect. Located at a hillside on the Hong Kong Island, this nine-storey private residence is set within an urban yet relatively low density area. Aedas designed a sculptural staircase that resembles three stacking ice cubes for the building, creating a sense of drama for the art-loving residents.

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The owner of the residence is a vivid collector of modern art and has a strong interest in the sculpture of Henry Moore. Aedas expressed the collision between the formal aspects of family and the freedom of art form on the façade and staircase – the former is regimentally controlled in uniform lines and 1.5-meter modules; whereas the latter punctuates this defined order and divides the frontage neatly in three portions. This stark contrast becomes the focal point that is uniquely distinctive in the immediate environment.

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The design also provides flexibility for the owner to convert the building into apartments in the future, ensuring extended life and potential for adaptive reuse.

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THR350 was recently named Five-star Best Architecture Single Residence in Hong Kong at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013, and is shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards under the Completed Building – House category.

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Cite: "THR350 / Aedas" 03 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=423205>
  • Jeff Brussel

    Plans please!
    i wouldn’t have guess this was a house, but nevertheless, it’s interesting.

    • http://my-forex.yolasite.com Croco Dile

      Those twisted forms ?

  • Bassel

    A house/private museum with the formality and extroverted staircase fit for a signature office building. Must be a peculiar client. Exterior is a big win.

  • Iris

    The map is pointing to a place in New Territory, not Hong Kong Island. Either the map or the description is wrong. I’m wondering the possibility of getting this luxurious single residence built in Hong Kong Island when first seeing the image…

  • John Elphinstone

    This is at the top of Blue Pool Road in Happy Valley, I always thought it was an interesting office block.