Musical instruments, antiques, artefacts aquired around the world and, of course, the five rescued pets, make this once industrial space a warm and welcoming home.
For a couple, moving in together provides the opportunity to integrate possessions and create a space that evokes a concert of styles and tastes – ones that are representative of each individual yet create a sense of harmony. The romance of this convergence is perhaps greater still when the newly cohabiting pair are merging their lives in an apartment conceived expressly for them, as was the case for the talented, animal-loving occupants of this 2,600-sq-ft loft located on the south side of Hong Kong Island.
The couple enlisted the help of another creative duo, Elaine Lu and Vincent Lim of multidisciplinary studio Lim + Lu, to help mould the expansive location to fit their lifestyle. Prior to the renovation, the location had been left in a state of disrepair. "The design intention was to maintain some of the natural, raw characteristics and pair these with refined elements to give the once-forsaken space a second life," explain Elaine and Vincent.
The greatest challenge the designers faced in the renewal of this property was in crafting its layout. "It was originally open-plan with no divisions, no kitchen, no bathrooms, and with windows on only one side," recalls Vincent. "We had to strategically plan the layout to allow for the filtration
二人請來跨界別工作室Lim + Lu的Elaine Lu和Vincent Lim幫忙塑造出貼合生活風格的框架。翻新前，空間一片頹垣敗瓦。Elaine和Vincent解釋：「設計主旨就是保持原有的自然特色，並加入精緻元素為這個被棄置的空間帶來新生命。」