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The Fleming Hotel in Wan Chai, Hong Kong by A Work of Substance

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Article source: A Work of Substance 

A Work of Substance was tasked to redesign and rebrand The Fleming Hotel, originally opened in 2006. A new take on the architecture, interior, products, and identity transformed The Fleming into a 66-room boutique hotel that is a true reflection of Hong Kong. Occupying a building from the 70s’, the hotel stands in Wan Chai close to Victoria Harbour front. The multilayered design concept draws inspiration from the location and history, leveraging Hong Kong’s maritime heritage and 70s’ industrial era to create a cultural, social and efficient character. One landmark that embodies these three elements is the Star Ferry — having connected people across the harbour for over a century, it is a piece of Hong Kong’s collective memory and identity. The Star Ferry, a unique and elegant icon of Hong Kong’s past and present, became the foundation for every design detail, including the custom designed furniture and lighting. Nostalgia is further evoked by colours and scents: Carmine reds and bottle greens — hues seen on the hull of Hong Kong’s ferries, fishing boats, delivery trucks, and temples —and apothecary-inspired toiletries and custom aroma of sandalwood and amber notes, to deliver an authentic sense of place.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo

  • Architects: A Work of Substance
  • Project: The Fleming Hotel
  • Location: 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Photography: Dennis Lo
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Construction Area: approx. 3382 m²
  • Renovation timeline: 1 year
  • Completion date: September 2017

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Bean Buro Office in Wan Chai, Hong Kong by Bean Buro Architects

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Bean Buro Architects

The Bean Buro Architects studio in Hong Kong takes a fresh approach to small work place design in a high density city. While being space efficient, the material palette is homey and relaxed, to contribute to the studio’s friendly approach to the workplace. This in turn allows for staff to be more productive and engage with each other in a collaborative manner.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro Architects
  • Project: Bean Buro Office
  • Location: Unit 2803, 28/F 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhino, Vray, Photoshop, Indesign, Dialux
  • Contractor: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 900sqft

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