Eureka Hong Kong : The design started of by understanding the subtle differentiation betweenoutside and inside, as well as the basic forms of square and circles in traditional Chinese Architecture. This is expressed in the rhythmic expression of the solid pine and transparent glass in the facade, and also the gradual morphing from straight to circular in the timber ceiling.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES :
With close communication with client and also after careful review of the architectural merit with specialist, a more radical approach was adopted for the renovation of an Ancestor Hall. The contradiction to create connections with the exterior landscape and yet retains the sense of privacy for the sacred interior calls for an alternating facade of 120mm diameter treated pine poles and 120mm wide glass. The rhythm is derived from studying the dimensions of the existing building and its elements. The soffits and balustrades are also carefully proportioned, with the panelling lines carrying on to the joints between the granite floor tiles. The soffit timber poles in the interior, gradually transforming from straight line to the circle at the centre when the Buddha sits below on Ground Floor; or rises up to celebrate the pitch roof on First Floor. With time, the pine has slowly become more golden, echoing the existing ceramic roof files.
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