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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Barker Residence in The Peak, Hong Kong by davidclovers

April 27th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

At eye-level with the top of IFC, the tallest building in Hong Kong, the Barker Residence holds stunning views of Victoria Harbor. The project is the first of a series of projects designed by davidclovers for a developer of residential properties in Hong Kong. The basic approach is to hone in on the most potent areas of the existing layout, and enhance them. At Barker Residence, davidclovers reworks the unit horizontally and vertically using a series of subtly inflected walls and artificially-lit ceilings to bend space around corners and through floors.

Photograph looking down the staircase from the Family Room (right)

  • Architect: davidclovers
  • Name of Project: Barker Residence
  • Location: The Peak, Hong Kong
  • Client: Ample Source Holdings Ltd.
  • Type: 4000 sf townhouse renovation
  • Design: davidclovers
  • Photography: Almond Chu
  • Design Team: David Erdman, Clover Lee, Mui Fuk Man, Jason Dembski, Damien Hannigan, Spencer Mak
  • Software used: Designed using Maya, Rhino and Grasshopper.
    • CNC Milling – Ceilings
    • Formed GFRC using digitally fabricated molds – stairs
    • Formed cabinetry from full scale digital templates and digital CNC profiles.

Photographs of Bar Area, Dining Room and Living Room (right)

The design thoughtfully subdues the palatial scale of the flat while delicately intensifying its hidden potentials. The existing vestibule is broken open to the full panorama of the skyscrapers along the “fragrant harbor”, gently combining the living area and entry. Subtly twisting walls organize various elements such as cabinetry, fireplace, desk and TV. A stair unfurls to interlock the lower and upper levels. It is washed in an effervescent glow from a custom-designed chandelier above. Previously cave-like bathrooms are thrust into spaces capturing views. The kitchen, bar and dining areas are cracked open and lit above by textured glowing ceilings.

Photographs of Bar Area, Dining Room and Living Room (right)

Photographs of Entry and Living Room (above)

Photographs of Entry and Living Room (above)

Photograph looking through staircase to the first floor

Photograph of Master Bedroom and Bath

Photograph looking up through staircase curvature towards Family Room ceiling (top)

Photograph of lit staircase (right)

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Categories: Grasshopper, House, Maya, Residential, Rhino

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