design et al are delighted to announce that Alexander Wong Architects have been shortlisted for Living Space – Global Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019
Inspired by nature, this futuristic Show Home called “THE FUTURA” aims to create a totally new way for future living in Hong Kong. The city is part of the most dynamic economic zone in China, the new Greater Bay Area that aspires towards experiencing the newest and latest of everything.
Living and Dining are not experienced like any ordinary home. With references to Energy Pods, the two L-shaped sofas for Living and Dining are interchangeable. Here the Half Moon TV Wall in front of a giant mirror surface automatically slides open for a sneak preview into new ideas of future living. Echoing the Half Moon TV Wall is a sliding Solar Screen set against the balcony inspired by Verner Panton’s famous Spiral Verpan Chandeliers, here reinterpreted as a unique sunlight filtering device.
Opposite the Living Area is a colourful corner for music and imagination, equipped with Devialet’s Phantom Wireless Speaker and Nanoleaf Lighting under a silver mirror sky. A white curtain forest leads one into the bedroom suites filled with more surprises for Tomorrow’s Living.
THE FUTURA show home is designed at Mount Regalia in Kau To Shan above Shatin’s Race Course. It has 17 futuristic features never seen in any traditional show home before. A design attempting to break new grounds and boundaries in the world of spatial design within the context of Hong Kong’s uniquely competitive as well as one of the world’s most expensive real estate market.
Five highlights of the Futura are The Energy Pod Sofa with Lighting, Half Moon TV Wall, Solar Screen inspired by Verpan Chandelier, Living and Dining as Interchangeable and the Giant Sliding Glass Door in Gradient White at Entrance.
The Futura acts as an experiment to try out new ideas and tests new grounds, going beyond the normal boundaries of Global Living and what it means to be living in the 21st Century. Numerous specialists were involved as most of the furniture and features including lighting, door handles, sliding panels, kitchen cabinets and air vent grilles for air-conditioning outlets were all custom made by furniture makers, lighting specialists, metal workers, door manufacturers, cabinet makers and many others.