"Vice Versa Houses"
Designer(s): Company Name: Atelier Global Limited, Hong KongDesigners: Frankie Lui, Anita Lo, Hong Kong
Category: , Professional
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Vice Versa House re-introduces the spirit of “looking after one another” of an indigenous village in a contemporary context.
Extend the existing organic fabric was considered a strategy during site planning to create a sense of privacy while also allowing for public interactions of various degrees. The architectural layout integrates the external village fabric within the interior through the idea of an “internal village street”.
The brother house’s circulation is designed as street form to create a dialogue across three family generations. Transitioning from G/F living room,1/F bedrooms, 2/F master bedrooms to roof gardens establishes visual connections around four orientations that weaves different families together and reinforces the “look after one another” spirit.
Therefore the movements of daily life become multi-dimensional interactions with other family members and the surrounding public spaces; the collective open space also fosters unity.
The houses exhibit the influence of the local village spirit from the inside to outside,and vice versa.
About the Designer/Company
Atelier Global is a young and aspiring practice that has strong belief in the power of design and creativity.
We regard architectural design as quintessential to living environments that constantly encounters new and emerging needs. Hence we are not bounded by a conventional modernism approach with a singularity concern on differentiation of space and function. Rather, we always search for possibilities that may not be easily foreseen, and create projects with new insights by establishing various seemingly unrelated cross links to different project types, scales and spaces.
Our systematic yet trans-boundary approach on design has been successfully applied to comprehensive project types including culture, education, hospitality, living communities, retail and working spaces. All of our projects are executed with critical attention to details and our completed projects have received renowned recognition from the professional industry.
Atelier Global has received numerous design awards from Hong Kong and Cross-strait professional institutions and is actively involved in academic and cultural research including design Biennales and university teaching.