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Unfolding Canvas / OFGA

Unfolding Canvas / OFGA

Living Corner. Image © Effie Yang Window. Image © Effie Yang Cook. Image © Effie Yang Romance. Image © Effie Yang + 14

  • Interiors designers: OFGA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 75.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017
  • Photographs Photographs: Effie Yang
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Floover, Gessi, Victoria & Albert
Romance. Image © Effie Yang
Romance. Image © Effie Yang

Text description provided by the architects. This project is about our attitude towards designing space for living in Hong Kong. Its about redirecting the conversation from storage to lifestyle, from a future resale value to living in the moment; a picturesque moment.

There is a conscious shift away from a design strategy driven by compartmentalization, instead of focusing on achieving a continuity of material & space, without sacrificing privacy and comfort. 

Cook. Image © Effie Yang
Cook. Image © Effie Yang
Plan Analysis
Plan Analysis
Living Corner. Image © Effie Yang
Living Corner. Image © Effie Yang

The question is not whether we choose to adapt an open plan, but how we open the plan. 

Phenomenal Transparency. Image © Effie Yang
Phenomenal Transparency. Image © Effie Yang

Privacy is essential to comfort, but to have absolute privacy for every program on the client’s list would require three times the space. So we approached privacy in terms of adjacency, specifically relative privacy. This allowed us to condense absolute privacy to a minimal footprint, freeing up the rest of the space to interpretation.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The result are spaces that open onto one another, like an unfolding canvas, or in Colin Rowe’s words, “phenomenal transparency”.

Invisible Door. Image © Effie Yang
Invisible Door. Image © Effie Yang

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Cite: "Unfolding Canvas / OFGA" 01 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/887359/unfolding-canvas-ofga/> ISSN 0719-8884
Living in Art. Image © Effie Yang

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