Located on the southern mountain slope of Hong Kong Island, this single-family residence enjoys an unimpeded view of the South China Sea. This horizon line fundamentally influences the design: from site planning to architectural form, down to positioning and detailing of the windows.
Rotated 25 degrees to west and raised on a podium, this 3-storey home is organised as a series of stacked boxes with floor to ceiling glazing to maximize the view. Its form cascades down towards the sea, creating a series of different terraces strongly connected to their interiors.
Underneath the infinity pool and its deck, the podium contains a number of recreational and entertainment spaces for the house. Designed as series of subterranean amenities, it provides a stark contrast to the light-filled, lofty residence above.
Physical model taken a part to show basement levels and site
Initial concept sketch
View of harbour from site