Parkvale Treeloft-DB

Constructed back in the early 1980s, the robust two-bedroom property remained untouched. Situated at eye level with the treetops outside, the original property’s compact rooms and small windows didn’t do justice to the dual-aspect garden and mountain views. This presented an opportunity to transform and re-configure the existing characterless space into an open, flexible, vibrant modern living experience that connected to the lush landscape features of Lantau Island.

Removing all excess partitions and upgrading the windows with high-performance insulated glass give space to innovative spatial possibilities for authentic, eco-friendly art tech lifestyle and health-wellbeing living, as well as easy experiential proximity to lush green outdoor space.

We see many modern apartments designed with layers of luxurious materials and opulent decorative details but are soulless and disconnected from users. I wanted to create a home that not only reflects our identity but also narrates our story, with authenticity, timelessness and a sense of belonging that grows like branches by living with it and deepening our roots with it every day.

Aligning the length of the apartment, from one end to the other, a ceiling-embedded track accommodating a large movable puzzled cut panel invites and transforms the connection of spaces and light to creatively stage different functional zones that gently float amongst the trees. It features asymmetric cut-outs at the ends that slot neatly, like a Tetris piece, over the kitchen zone with interlocking features. This theme of the ever-connecting, ever-fluid puzzle carries over into the dressing room (originally the second bedroom), where all the wardrobe doors echo the sliding panel’s design. Intentionally maintaining low cabinetry with low-fitted appliances throughout, incorporating large mirrors as a backsplash at one end of the main space and keeping furniture and accessories to a minimum, we achieved an open and transparent experience throughout. The space feels much more significant than its small area would suggest. The main open space is staged with a central island featuring an integrated countertop hob with an inverted upside-down extractor fan, enabling the spatial experience to create an uncluttered and minimalistic look and feel and giving anyone sitting at the island an illuminated and connected experience, particularly in the evenings.

Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Design & Construction
Total Area:
60 sqm