- Type: Prime New Territories Luxury Residence
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 4
- Levels: 2
- Size: 5,100 sq. ft.
- Completed: 2013
This urban contemporary luxury residence is located in the Sha Tin district of Hong Kong, China. The spacious ultra-modern design of the residence breaks the normal boundaries between interior and exterior space and establishes a green and conscious lifestyle, meeting the needs of a growing eco aware demand in society today. Efficiency in Hong Kong is very desirable and important feature in luxury home design. The challenge is to achieve a balance, between a strong and sustainable design, without compromising the outcome.
The highlight of this design is that it incorporates a sustainable green approach to reduce environmental impact. The external walls of the house are rebuilt over what was an existing old fashion style house preserving the original structure. This not only helps save on building reconstruction cost, but it reduces waste to protect the environment. LED light tubes are used throughout the home to create a time motion-like garage, springing off a hip and surreal effect. The inclusion of nature indoors forms an interaction of ecology and living space that is created by planting a small maple tree in the center of house. The open roof above the maple tree provides sun light for the tree and also brings in natural light into the glass partitioned study room.
Throughout the design of the residence, technology was used to assist in green living. Motion sensors are used for the garage gate and lighting. All lightings in the house are automatically turned off when no one is present. Aluminum panels are installed to prevent sun heat from entering the house and hence, reducing the use of air conditioners. Large solar panels are installed on the rooftop to provide a source of natural power to water heaters, lighting and backup batteries.
- Architect: Millimeter Interior Design
- Photography: Michael Liu
- Location: Sha Tin District, Hong Kong