An architectural masterpiece in the heart of Hong Kong is elevated by James Tu’s awe-inspiring interiors |
Designed to evoke reeds swaying gently in a breeze, Frank Gehry's Opus is an architectural marvel, perched atop Victoria Peak. Inside, smooth curves echo the exterior of the building.
"I wanted to make something incredibly beautiful that people would respect and love for generations," says Frank Gehry of Opus – his first residential building in Asia – in Opus Hong Kong: A Monograph by Marcus Field. Completed in 2012, the striking structure was inspired by the breathtaking scenery surrounding it. "I thought the building, in such a beautiful spot, should have an organic feel to it," continues Gehry. Finely tuned glass-enclosed columns form the poetic exterior, twisting up and around the building like reeds swaying in the breeze. "It gives a delicacy to the facade," the acclaimed architect notes. Comprising 12 expansive units, each apartment boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that command 360-degree views of Victoria Harbour and Mount Cameron, and sets a new benchmark for luxurious residences in the city.
「我想打造出人們能世代敬重和心愛的美麗作品。」Frank Gehry設計其首個亞洲住宅大樓Opus時，在Marcus Field的著作Opus Hong Kong: A Monograph說過。項目於2012年完工，奪目結構源自美不勝收的景致。Gehry續說：「如詩般美的建築當然不能失卻天然美學。」修飾精緻的玻璃柱成就獨特外牆，就好像蘆葦在微風中吹送。這位著名建築師指：「這為外牆注入細膩觸感。」建築附有12個寬敞單位，每個建有落地玻璃，飽覽360度維港和金馬倫山道景色，為城中豪宅奠下新基準。