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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。」


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