Green ResidenceHong Kong
The building was originally a government quarters for civil servants. The project involved refurbishing a 200sqm apartment on the third floor. All the existing internal walls were stripped out in exchange for a more open and flexible layout. Old teak flooring was retained and reconditioned, offering a desirable feature in the new design.
To provide more flexibility in the room arrangements, flexible partitions were installed between the children’s rooms and also between the living and study rooms, within the constraints of the existing building structure. The design intended for a flexible layout with sufficient natural lighting and ventilation to all areas of the apartment. In order to reduce the heat transfer through the structure, the external walls of the apartment have therefore been lined with thermal insulated and all the external windows were replaced with double glazing frames and UV protection blinds.
One of the innovative green features included is the ‘vertical gardens’ installed to each side of the balcony to soften the hard wall surfaces and effectively bring nature into the living area.