Hilltop Mansion

DesignerAtelier E Limited
Entry Description

The client wishes to imbue the sense of nature at their new home where one can be extricated from the daily routines and spend those precious evenings with the family within a sanctuary that is casual and organic. Venturing pass the dark glass aperture that is the front entrance door, the eyes are immediately greeted by a “cliff”; a finely crafted veneer ply shelf with a series of undulating curves. The scale and form of this feature is made more dramatic by its reflection on the full height mirror opposite, through which glimpses of the living room lies beyond. As your ryes approaches the end of the waving form, the living room reveal itself in a “forest” backdrop; a series of vertical ply relieve patterns that varies in profile and perform amazing tricks to the eyes when illuminated under daylight at various time of the day and season. The window sill is extended to form a spacious and stepped platform with green natural wool carpet against a stunning backdrop of the city’s skyline; an ideal place for gathering and a playground for the owner’s daughter. The dining hall opposite was inspired by an outdoor banquet where family and friends could gather around for a fulfilling meal under the sun or moon light through the leaves. The dining hall also leads to the three bedrooms and the wine storage with hidden doors thus making it a fun exercise to discover and reveal these entries. Taking a cue from one of the daughter’s favorite book Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), a large mirror was installed between the front door and the dining hall where the dinner menu could be written (the owner enjoys holding dinner parties) and for quick reminders by all.

About Designer

Enoch Hui received his architectural training at the University of Bath and practiced architecture and interior design in both the UK and Hong Kong. He found Atelier E in the year 2009, where every project is a symphony of sequential and intertwining spaces with unique and refined detailing carefully arranged to produce a journey of discovery. This approach reflect Hui’s motto that life is full of joy, so enjoy it as much as you can, while you can. - and very much the same idea he always wants his client to experience in his design. Enoch is a full member of the Hong Kong Designers Association HKDA and an executive committee of Hong Kong Interior Design Association HKIDA . He was selected as a winner in Perspective’s 40 under 40 Recognition 2013. He has also been a guest critic for design institutes at home and in the UK.