PUSHING ARCHITECTURAL BOUNDARIES 10 DESIGN ARTICULATING TIMELESSNESS IN ARCHITECTURE | SEVENTH HEAVEN | NEW WATERFRONT VISION SET IN HONG KONG SKYLINE KETTAL PARADISE FOUND | SCHIAVELLO NEAT SEAT | MOOOI DANCE OF LIGHT | ZIRCONIO ETHNIC MAGIC
OCT | 2016 - JAN | 2017
SINGAPORE | HONG KONG | MALAYSIA | INDONESIA | THAILAND
A YEAR OF NOTEWORTHY DESIGN Graphic designer and author Clement Mok said it best when he described design as a means of ordering chaos. For the Canadian-born Mok, it all boils down to one simple line of thought: Design means being good, not just looking good.
t’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since the first edition of H+R hit newsstands. How time flies. During this eventful period, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with impressive industry brands and professionals whose works adhere to Mok’s insightful adage. I’d especially like to doff my editorial hat to Hong Kong-based studio 10 DESIGN for participating in this landmark issue and offering insight into how they intend to make the world a better place, one future-forward project at a time. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank our loyal readers and supporters. The favourable response to H+R has been encouraging, so much so that we intend on expanding our distribution to Vietnam - an emerging Southeast Asian powerhouse with vibrant architecture and design prospects - come next February. True to our practice of giving the magazine’s contents a lift from time to time, I’m delighted to introduce Atelier, a titillating new section focused on outstanding artworks from around the region and beyond. Within our architectural showcase, this edition also features 3D renderings as a means of shedding more light on technical aspects. Enjoy this issue and feel free to keep us posted with your comments and thoughts. We’d love to know how we’re faring! In line with our search for stellar talent, we’re also urging firms - big and small - to get in touch. Let’s see if we’re a fit… Kenneth Khu firstname.lastname@example.org
SYDNEY designed by Jean-Marie Massaud POLIFORM
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OFFICE CONCEPT V9N3 OCTOBER EDITION 2016
CHALLENGER BALANCES COLLABORATION AND PRIVACY AT 5 MARTIN PLACE
NATURAL STANCE DESIGNED WITH COMFORT AND WELLBEING IN MIND, FERN STRIKES OUT ON ITS OWN AS AN ERGONOMICALLY CRAFTED OFFICE CHAIR WITH A CUSHY, STAY-AT-HOME APPEAL. HITTING THE SWEET SPOT A. & H. MEYER HITS THE RIGHT NOTE WITH THE SUBTLE, SIMPLE-TO-USE NETBOX SPOT, WHICH ALONG WITH PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF DESIGN SIMPLICITY, HAS SPACE EFFICIENCY BUILT INTO ITS DNA. FIND OUT MORE AT ... ... WWW.OFFICECONCEPT.ASIA/DIGITAL-EDITION/
FROZEN Designed by Maxim Velcovsky LASVIT
LOVE SOFA HIGH BACK Designed by Marcel Wanders MOOOI
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CANDY Designed by Campana Brothers LASVIT
PERCH LIGHT BRANCH Designed by Umut Yamac MOOOI
team & partner
editorial MANAGING EDITOR Kenneth Khu DEPUTY EDITOR Pang Yin Ying EDITOR Christine Lee design ART DIRECTOR Eric Phoon SENIOR DESIGNER Sandy Liew contributors WRITERS Adele Chong, Dorothy Lung, Jessica Lee DESIGN ARCHITECT 10 DESIGN
credits PHOTOS: Except otherwise noted, all photos and drawings are owned by 10 DESIGN. acknowledgement COVER: Greatwall Complex Wuhan, China.
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mélange | product
Created by Antonio Citterio as a paean to stylish, open-air living, the Gio outdoor collection’s swoonworthy pieces will make you want to live out the rest of your existence amid the elements. Encompassing a decadent range of sofas, end units, chaises, sunbeds and more, Gio is defined by its exemplary use of teak as well as an antique grey finish that belies its durable, weather-resistant and waterproof qualities.
Sofas and cozying up tend to go hand in hand. Premium furniture brand Rolf Benz takes this to a new level with TENO, a sofa range that prioritises snuggling, resting and lazing about. Boasting upholstered deep seats and chic leg arches, the well-defined structure of this incredibly plush piece is brought to the fore with a smooth leather covering that perfectly showcases the design’s flawless, flora and fauna-inspired seam work.
One of the world’s most exciting metropolises, Sydney turns up the heat with respect to design, architecture and culture. An elegant tribute to the Australian city, this sofa and coffee table collection from Poliform underscores its namesake’s vibrant feel by exuding equal parts sophistication and whimsy. Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, Sydney’s combination of geometrical contours and high-quality materials will surely hit the right note with connoisseurs of unconventional furnishings.
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MADE FOR LOVE
If you’ve ever come across a Marcel Wanders design, you’ll know that quirk and tongue-in-cheek humour are part and parcel of the Dutch designer’s work. Celebrating intimate sit-downs for two, the shapely design of this high-back, two-seater sofa stays true to Wanders’ signature aesthetic. Featuring rounded edges and a raised backrest, this comfy number comes with several upholstery options, including a tailor-made textile that emulates the feel of a fluffy, white teddy bear.
Gracing the premises of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen in 1958, the Arne Jacobsen’s Drop chair is a beloved Danish design classic. On par with the legendary Swan and Egg chairs, Drop was recently re-launched by furniture experts Fritz Hansen to great success. Flaunting a deep back and exuberant curves, this petite yet exceptional chair packs a big punch. Now available in Shadow Grey and Burgundy Red.
A standout pick from Flexform’s new 2016 collection, Adagio pays tribute to modern architecture and everyday comfort by reimagining the rigid structure of the conventional sofa. Defined by deconstructed shapes, Adagio’s angled framework takes a cue from the work of its designer, American architect Daniel Libeskind. In spite of contrasting forms, the unusual design embodies a visual harmony that renders the piece far more than the sum of its parts.
mélange | product
ICE ICE BABY
HIDE AND SEEK
Once considered a no man’s land for design, the kitchen has undergone a series of stylistic evolutions in past years, becoming a refined space in its own right. Designed by Carlo Colombo for Poliform, Trail was envisioned as a celebration of these developments. Brandishing clean lines and a pared back colour scheme, sophisticated materials and special integrated door handles make this collection a dream come true for design-loving gourmands.
Doubling as artwork, the Frozen collection by Lasvit puts the spotlight on nature and the glorious phenomena that define it. Inspired by the transformation of water into ice, designer Maxim Velcovsky revisited the transition using liquid glass as a medium. Poured over a metal form, the substance takes on a sensuous, organic shape when hardened, resulting in a spectacularly original design that pays homage to its poetic process.
With Rolf Benz designs, there’s generally more than meets the eye. That certainly is the case with the 8440 coffee table designed by Cuno Frommherz. While this oval-shaped wonder’s minimalist structure may initially appear straightforward, the swivel function of its lime-green tabletop dictates otherwise, disclosing a hidden storage. Featuring two separate compartments, the secretive slots are spacious enough for all your odds and ends when tidying up in a jiff.
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New York-based Roll and Hill has long championed handcrafted American designs with an edge. Debuted in 2010, the enchanting Agnes range from the lighting company’s curated collection continues to be a favourite pick. Exuding shades of the past and present, the elegantly wrought modular anodized aluminum structure of this nine-candle candelabra features articulated joints that allow for interchangeability. Available in a selection of finishes, including polished nickel and brushed brass.
Old school arts and crafts have enjoyed a small renaissance in recent years, giving rise to swanky furniture pieces with a pretty, handmade feel. Envisioned by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, Crono is exemplary of this trend. A refreshed take on the classic 1940s armchair, an original weave of cowhide cords give this rustic yet chic number added character. Coupled with puffy down pillows, Crono is leisurely poise personified.
Sofas can offer too much of a good thing. Bent on dispelling the lethargy brought on by installing oneself in too cushy a lounger, Marcel Wanders has dreamt up Power Nap for those in need of a quick snooze and nothing more. Comprising two butter biscuit-shaped components that feature rounded edges for comfort, this dapper piece – toeing the line between a sofa bed and regular sofa – is perfect for just that.
mélange | product
RELAXED AND REFINED
Glamour pusses with a penchant for order will surely rejoice when they set eyes on this lavishly appointed storage. A highlight from B&B Italia’s celebrated Maxalto collection, Eracle by Antonio Citterio doesn’t compromise on materials or looks. Composed of various high-quality wood types, high-end accompaniments such as a melamine leather-lined interior, a concealed interior lamp and glazed hinged doors with nickel and bronze accents set this sophisticated number apart.
Dubbed ‘a seating collection with a thousand faces’, the Guscialto light series by Antonio Citterio for Flexform is a multifaceted product range made for bespoke lifestyles. With a wide variety of formats on offer, along with numerous fabric and leather covering options, this eye-catching collection is at once chic and versatile. The leather-covered, cashmere-upholstered chassis is a must-have, as is the accompanying headrest that emanates that added bit of luxe.
For those who love the look and taste of candy, we can’t think of a better way to satiate your visual sweet tooth than with this collection of confectionary-inspired tableware. Collaborating with Lasvit, the Campana Brothers’ brightly hued series takes an aesthetic note from colourful candies sold in bustling Brazilian markets. Realised in glass - a material with sentimental connotations for the designers - each piece tempts the palate with its own mouth-watering allure.
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BIRDS OF PARADISE
Zen meets quirk in the case of this expressive fixture from Moooi. Designed by Umuc Yamac for the renowned Dutch studio, the Perch Light Branch was conceived as a poetic tribute to nature’s many understated wonders. Made of folded paper and brass, exquisitely crafted birds perch serenely on a metal branch. Bathed in sunlight, the angular creatures emit a warm glow – a subtle effect honouring life’s simple joys.
Evocative of the media obsessed milieu we live in, Prato boldly throws back to the age of analog communications with this fun two-toned pattern inspired by television static. While it wasn’t so long ago that visual ‘noise’ signaled annoying gaps in an episode of one’s favourite show, this pure fleece wool rug fortunately gives rise to happier associations. Tune in with this piece, with four exciting colour patterns to choose from.
As we spend almost a quarter of our lives in bed, a high-quality snooze goes a long way. Designer Emmanuel Gallina clearly had this in mind when he created Kelly for Italian brand Poliform. Every part of this stunningly simple bedframe appears to curve subtly inwards, elevating the snug factor. A cozy, neutrally hued base covering, an enveloping headboard and a matching oval-shaped bedside table all add to the effect.
mĂŠlange | lighting sculpture
AN EVEN SHINE As far as paradoxes go, we are fairly certain that the Ludwig chandelier is one of the best-looking ones around. Toeing the line between past and future, this dazzling design by Maurizio Galante for Lasvit turns the conventional neoclassical light fixture on its head by incorporating sleek, streamlined forms. The presence of industrial glass tubes also reinforces Ludwigâ€™s utterly contemporary feel, imbuing spaces with romance and timeless elegance.
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mélange | window fashion
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THE PERFECT COVER A LONG-TIME FAVOURITE OF MODERN HOMEOWNERS EVERYWHERE, WINDOW COVERINGS MANUFACTURER HUNTER DOUGLAS CONTINUES ITS SUCCESSFUL, DECADES-LONG RUN WITH YET ANOTHER ELEGANTLY FASHIONED BESTSELLER.
THIS PICTURE: Eliminating the distracting moiré effect, the shading’s specially patented weave offers up clear external views while ensuring privacy.
nnovative, high quality window coverings have been Hunter Douglas’s forte since the brand introduced the first lightweight aluminum blind back in 1946. Today’s go-to source for thoughtful home solutions, the groundbreaking company is showing no signs of lagging. A key selling point is undoubtedly the multipurpose nature of the brand’s offerings; while satiating their desires for a stylishly tricked out home, a signature product from Hunter Douglas never fails to address the concerns of its consumers, whether it’s privacy, safety or light control. Silhouette® window shadings, a highlight from the brand’s diverse new collection, delivers with respect to the latter. Featuring the specially developed Signature S-Vane™, these inventive shadings have the capacity to transform a room simply by diffusing sunlight into a warm glow. The enhancement of daylight also conserves energy by reducing the need for electric lighting. Privacy can be attained in a pinch – to shield yourself from prying eyes, just tilt the vanes a touch. The product’s UV protection qualities are a welcome bonus, safeguarding inhabitants from harmful rays. For those attached to their surrounding views, adequate privacy doesn’t have to come at a cost; thanks to a patented weave that does away with the distracting moiré or watered down effect plaguing certain fabric textures, Silhouette gives way to an uninterrupted view of the outdoors while blocking interiors from plain sight. Designed to facilitate the act of raising, opening and lowering window shadings, the award-winning LiteRise™ cordless lifting system is the perfect complement, adding to the product’s extensive list of coveted features.
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TOP LEFT: Enhancing the presence of daylight, Silhouette also keeps harmful UV rays at bay.
BOTTOM LEFT & RIGHT: Sheers and vanes combine to softly filter light and provide ambience.
THIS PICTURE: Free of cords and tapes, the shadingâ€™s pared down design gives way to interior elegance and unobstructed outdoor views.
mÃ©lange | outdoor fabric collection
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WHEN IT COMES TO OUTDOOR FURNITURE PIECES THAT DON’T LOOK LIKE GENERIC GARDEN PARTY PROPS, THE BRANDS THAT GET IT RIGHT ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. KETTAL IS A BRAND THAT REIGNS SUPREME IN THIS DOMAIN. THE BITTA COLLECTION, SHOWN HERE, IS REPRESENTATIVE OF ITS DAPPER OFFERINGS.
THIS PICTURE: Brightly hued accents add a fresh pop of colour to Bitta’s pared down palette.
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TOP & BOTTOM LEFT: Exuding a nautical sensibility, a generously proportioned Bitta seat resembles a cozy nest. Fitted with comfortable cushions, the adjustable lounger is the ultimate sunbatherâ€™s respite.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Lunch outdoors in style with this elegant table for four.
ne would be hard-pressed to find anything less than striking within Kettal’s ultra-modern product range. Since 1966, the Spanish brand has made it a point to champion design and innovation. Its efforts didn’t go unnoticed, leading to an ever-growing fan base in addition to working relationships with some of the most prolific names in the business. Kettal counts, amongst its key collaborators, industry heavy-hitters such as Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerlius, Patricia Urquiola and Rodolfo Dordoni. The distinctness of their individual aesthetics not withstanding, the works of these highly regarded designers are bound by certain principles – functionality, timelessness, context and originality - that gel well with Kettal’s own outlook as a brand. Echoing Kettal’s ethos, Rodolfo Dordoni’s Bitta collection positively exudes utility and everyday finesse. Comprising a sofa, a two-seater, tables, chairs, loungers and more, Bitta is defined by a signature woven framework. The collection’s Italian moniker refers directly to Dordoni’s nautical source of inspiration: the braided ropes used to fasten boats to bollards along the pier. Having debuted in 2011, the collection’s timely feel is well preserved owing to a carefully curated palette of beiges, browns and greys that allow it to blend right into any setting. Of note are the materials carefully chosen by Dordoni. A combination of braided polyester, teak and stone tabletops, these elements come together to intensify Bitta’s airy, Mediterranean quality. The result? A chic paradise for design-minded Crusoes.
TOP RIGHT: This sumptuous outdoor sitting room is the best place to while away the hours, on your own or with a group of your closest friends.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Nothing epitomises contemporary luxury quite like a white outdoor dining set.
mÃ©lange | elegant ottomans
NEAT SEAT 32
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DESIGNED WITH LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTS IN MIND, THE KARO RANGE BY SCHIAVELLO IS A PLAYFUL UPDATE ON ONE OF THE MOST OVERLOOKED YET ENDEARING FURNITURE ESSENTIALS OF ALL TIME: THE OTTOMAN.
THIS PICTURE: Ideal for work or play, Schiavelloâ€™s multifunctional new furniture collection was designed to unify spaces and bring people together.
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THIS PICTURE: Available in an array of shapes and sizes, Karoâ€™s organic configurations introduce the possibility of multiple scenarios.
“THE EARLY OTTOMAN CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE TURKISH OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND WAS DESIGNED AS A LOW WOODEN PLATFORM CONSISTING OF CUSHIONS. REFLECTING ITS TURKISH ROOTS, THE EARLY OTTOMAN DESIGNS SHARED SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS TO BALES OF COTTON THAT CARPET WEAVERS USED FOR PUTTING THEIR FEET UP.” - IVAN WOODS
espite its exotic origins, the ottoman is often relegated to the living room backdrop, playing second fiddle to comparatively less spectacular furniture pieces. A closer second glance, however, yields an entirely different narrative, one that uncharacteristically finds the oft-forgotten piece in a starring role. Boasting heap of character, this robustly upholstered seat doesn’t just turn heads for its structural good looks. Marooned somewhere between a overtly padded armchair and an oversized coffee table, most furniture aficionados will agree that the ottoman – a sophisticated design in its own right – has long deserved credit for its adaptable capabilities, in spite of its perceived failure to belong in any given furniture category. It’s hard not to imagine Australian designer Ivan Woods having similar thoughts while narrowing down his final designs for Karo, a stunning new ottoman range for longtime collaborator Schiavello. Renowned for sensibly constructed products that prioritise function and exemplary design, the international furniture-maker is once again doing what it knows best by putting the focus on multipurpose pieces that promote a diverse range of scenarios in both the home and office. Taking a visual cue from modern architecture, Karo was conceived as the ultimate do-it-all. Incorporating tapered sides that allow for a comfortable sit-down, this lightweight piece comes available in different shapes and sizes. Upholstery options are seemingly infinite thanks to a variety of attractive finishes and textures that allow for playful mixing and matching. For in-between or stagnant areas in your home or workplace that could do with a bit of a lift, Karo might just be the quick fix you never knew you needed.
TOP RIGHT: Lightweight and user-friendly, Karo’s components can be transported from one space to the next with little effort.
BOTTOM RIGHT: For added personality, users can choose to upholster Karo pieces in lively covering fabrics and finishes.
mélange | 10 DESIGN
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BRIDGING PRESENT AND FUTURE THE EMBODIMENT OF A RADICALLY NEW DESIGN, A KEY SIGNATURE GATEWAY BRIDGE FOR THE SHIZIMEN BUSINESS DISTRICT IN ZHUHAI, CHINA.
THIS PICTURE: The Infinity Loop is the largest of the five proposed new bridges providing access to the new Zhuhai Shizimen central business district across the Shizimen canal.
“WITH A 300M WATERWAY TO CROSS, IT WAS CRITICAL THAT WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CREATIVE ENGINEERING TEAM - BURO HAPPOLD TO DESIGN AN ELEGANT AND SCULPTURAL BRIDGE WHICH IS ALSO STRUCTURALLY RATIONAL AND EFFICIENT.” - GORDON AFFLECK, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
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THIS PICTURE: By splicing two simple parabolic arches together in a simple ribbon, the bridge can be split into two simpler spans.
ringing creative minds together isn’t always smooth sailing, but when 10 DESIGN recently took on its first design-engineering collaboration with BuroHappold to come up with a simple and elegant structural solution for a key signature gateway bridge for the new Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai, China, the team’s proposal won the international Zhuhai Shizimen Bridge Competition. It was also 10 DESIGN’s first foray into major bridge design. Spanning 300 metre, the bridge will create a gateway to the new Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai in South China, connecting the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta, which was recently named by the World Bank as the biggest urban area in the world in terms of population and geographical size. Featuring ribbon-like structural members that wrap around six lanes of traffic in a continuous sculptural loop, the feature bridge, fittingly named as The Infinity Loop, was envisaged as a simple but striking structure that would be a visual focal point both within the Shizimen District itself and along the Pearl River Delta coastline. Beginning from the lower level, the loop cradles the road deck, then soars upwards to form two looping parabolic arches which support the road deck over two separate distinct spans via suspension cables, giving the bridge its distinctive asymmetrical shape. Beneath the main concrete traffic deck, the pedestrian and cycling lanes cantilever over the water. Visible from the opposite mainland shoreline to the west, the continuity of the loop structure appears as a dramatic free standing infinity loop, and when reflected off the water below the bridge, creates an auspicious double eight figure, a symbol of prosperity in Chinese culture.
TOP LEFT: The plan of the Infinity Loop Bridge.
TOP RIGHT: The pedestrian and cycle paths are located at a lower level, affording a more open view for vehicular traffic while simultaneously forming a visual and sound barrier between pedestrian and cycling routes and road traffic.
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TOP: The design concept of the Infinity Loop Bridge.
BOTTOM LEFT & RIGHT: The bridge takes its name from the continuity of the loop structure, which appears as a dramatic free-standing infinity loop.
TOP: Section of the main bridge deck and viewing platform.
BOTTOM: The arch section of the Infinity Loop Bridge.
THE INFINITY LOOP DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN PROJECT NAME: Shizimen Bridge Competition â€“ The Infinity Loop PROJECT LOCATION: Zhuhai, China CLIENT: Zhuhai Shizimen CBD Development Holding Co Ltd LENGTH: 300m DESIGN COMPLETION DATE: 2014 STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Buro Happold AWARDS: 2012 International Design Competition | Winner. 2012 WAN Transport Awards 2012 | Highly Commended.
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TOP: An elegant and sculptural structure, the Infinity Loop Bridge is also an embodiment of rational efficiency.
BOTTOM: The constraints and opportunities presented by the site had to be addressed with a suitable structural concept, form and materials as well as creating a landmark for the new urban development.
THIS PICTURE: In addition to three lanes of traffic in each direction, the bridge also caters for pedestrian and cycle paths on either side.
showcase | 10 DESIGN
ARTICULATING TIMELESSNESS IN ARCHITECTURE SEEING THROUGH DREAMS AND POSSIBILITIES, CREATING LASTING IMPRESSIONS
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DESIGN is a leading international partnership of Architects, Urbanists, Landscape Designers, and CGI Specialists. The studio works at all scales and sectors including corporate, cultural, hospitality, retail, education, and residential. 10 DESIGN has offices in Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Shanghai, and Dubai. The studio has built its business on Asia and the Middle Eastern markets, with work including projects in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Myanmar, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Turkey. 10 DESIGN’s major built projects include the 400,000 sqm Bay Valley Science and Technology Park in Shanghai, which was inaugurated in 2014 and The Greatwall Complex in Wuhan, which is currently pre-certified for LEED Platinum and has been fully leased out since 2015. In the coming year, several more of the studio’s commissions will be completed in Asia. A selection of which includes KL Gateway – an integrated mixed use development in Kuala Lumpur; Shizimen Super High Rise – a 320m tower accommodating St Regis Hotel and offices in Zhuhai, and Zhongxun Times – a retail mall in Chongqing. Significant on-going projects in the same region include China Resources’ Hengqin MixC World – a
destination retail development in Zhuhai, a hospitality development in Myanmar, Zhuhai Huafa Plaza – a financial hub, Phase 2 Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and International Commerce Centre in Jinwan. We are also currently working with the Hong Kong Jockey Club. In the Middle East, 10 DESIGN has recently won a Cityscape Award for the Al Barari Ashjar Residential Development in Dubai. The studio is also leading the design for Al Barari Seventh Heaven, Creek Horizon Residential Towers in Dubai, Bluewaters Residential Development in Dubai, Dubai Hills Golf Villas, Dubai Golf City, Marsa Al Seef, Saadiyat Cultural District Residential Development in Abu Dhabi, Huawei Headquarters at Dubai Internet City, and a number of large scale mixed use commissions totalling some 250+ ha of development in the region.
showcase | 10 design
CLOISTERED IN A PREMIER ESTATE ENCLAVE AMID TRANQUIL LIVING, THIS MODERN SANCTUARY NOT ONLY SCORES HIGH IN SPLENDOR AND SUBSTANCE BUT SITS IN HARMONY WITH ITS LUSH SURROUNDINGS.
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SEVENTH HEAVEN AT AL BARARI
THIS PICTURE: The Seventh Heaven scales new heights of luxury, where nature, design and sustainability converge.
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THIS PICTURE: The master plan is conceived as a community district punctuated by waterways, and incorporates residential developments, a boutique hotel, a retail village, gardens, and community facilities.
DESIGN leads the design for a high-end residential development in Dubai, UAE Seventh Heaven. The sprawling, 150-hectare (370-acre), project and site embraces the vision of client Al Barari to create a unique community within an exclusive haven that pays homage to an intimacy with nature. Split into a duo of staggered blocks, Seventh Heaven is interspersed with a generous series of terraces and outriggers. In addition to breaking down the building and creating a more dynamic form, this design concept imbues the building with a unique appearance as well as maximises the number of units with views of the dynamic Dubai skyline with the added bonus of providing the apartments with privacy and protection from the sun and wind. As a testimony to the developerâ€™s vision of a masterplan that epitomises a holistic lifestyle, north of the development at the lower ground level is the F&B and retail promenade, which is extended to the waterâ€™s edge by rich foliage and free flowing spaces for families to come together. These hotspots of activities are situated within the lush and colourful garden landscape, forming an intimate environment that is defined by the unique patterns formed from a showcase of selected plantings. This outdoor experience is also enriched through variations in waterâ€™s edge treatments, where pockets of dining areas are situated both above and submerged in water.
TOP: The unique vision behind this development penetrates every aspect of the design, from the vast naturally-lit living spaces, to the incorporation of landscaping throughout.
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TOP LEFT: The Seventh Heaven units feature high ceilings and shallow floor plates allowing rich cross ventilation and daylight, further enhanced through a customised system of balconies and shading structures.
BOTTOM LEFT & RIGHT: The residences are positioned along an east-west axis, maximising southern exposure and northern views, while minimising east and west solar angles.
Then there is also the 1/F amenity deck, where the raised infinity leisure pool is an ideal place to relax with an unobtrusive view of the Dubai skyline. The colourful planting and grey tone paving is interwoven to create a picturesque landscape ambience. Tree and shrub planters along the pool and deck areas provide scent and shades. The lushness and exhilarating composition of colours, forms, and texture in the Seventh Heaven landscape is designed to complement the airiness and brightness of the architecture, creating a unique resort experience unseen in the region. The Seventh Heaven residences are being designed and developed to create an ecofriendly and sustainable community ensuring preservation and longevity of natural resources. The project responds to the distinct climate of Dubai, and strives to elongate the comfortable conditions of the year through incorporation of the best environmental strategies. The residences are positioned along an eastwest axis, maximising southern exposure and northern views, while minimising east and west solar angles. Placement on site will ensure exposure to cooling night time breezes and landscaping will help mitigate the impact of sandstorms. Adding to the landmark projectâ€™s sustainability feature is its all-encompassing greenery, where the development of landscaping vegetation and water bodies enhances the level of outdoor comfort. In addition, the recycling of water for landscaping alleviates the typical stress on aquifers, and integrated building systems ensure increased efficiency in the operation of the building. This integrated approach of the entire design and construction team will lead to the delivery of a holistic sustainable project.
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BOTTOM: Split into two staggered blocks, and linked by a common amenity deck and retail accommodation, the design of the floor plan maximises the number of units with a north easterly aspect toward the dynamic Dubai skyline.
“SEVENTH HEAVEN IS DESIGNED TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY, ENSURING PRESERVATION AND LONGEVITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES. THE DESIGN RESPONDS TO THE DISTINCT CLIMATE OF DUBAI AND STRIVES TO ELONGATE THE COMFORTABLE CONDITIONS OF THE YEAR.” - GORDON AFFLECK, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
TOP: A stepped section allows visitors to enter through the first floor of the building on the south reception with an elevated view over the gardens and F&B facilities to the north.
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SEVENTH HEAVEN AT AL BARARI DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN LOCATION: Dubai, UAE CLIENT: Al Barari SERVICES: Master planning, Architecture, Landscape, Sustainability SITE AREA: 36,700 sqm GFA: 100,000 sqm SPACE TYPES: High-end residential, Retail, F&B, Amenity STATUS: Anticipated Construction Completion June 2017
LEFT: Seventh Heaven harmoniously blends design and nature.
TOP RIGHT: As part of Al Barariâ€™s phase 2, Seventh Heaven is a high-end residential development in Dubai forming a 50 hectare master plan also conceived by 10 DESIGN.
showcase | 10 DESIGN
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ASHJAR AT AL BARARI
SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS AND INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS BLOOM IN A CHALLENGING CLIMATE. THIS PICTURE: A different living experience with out-of-the-box design concepts and elements of “tree living” - connecting its residents with nature amidst the luxuries and conveniences of modern living.
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THIS PICTURE: Building entrances are surrounded by colourful meadow glades, providing exciting and vibrant transition from indoor spaces to outdoor gardens.
he award winning Ashjar at Al Barari in Dubai brings forth the concept of “tree living” into urban living. The design inspirations came from a vision to create apartments with three different characters: ‘at the forest floor’, ‘within the tree canopy’ and ‘above the forest canopy’. Landscaping takes up over 80% of the site, allowing these apartments to merge seamlessly into their surroundings. Located 10 minutes from Burj Khalifa, the development comprises 300 high-end 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments set within 21 individual low rise buildings. With nature in focus, these small clusters of low rise buildings offer families, couples, and individuals, intimate sanctuaries. The proposed three primary block typologies within Ashjar create a rich and diverse community. In the extrovert typology, terraces and shading pergolas are woven to create rich and vibrant façade self-shading external terraces and living areas. In the introvert typology, the usage of operable screens enables external terrace and living areas to be opened or closed for a more quiet and secluded internal/external sanctuary. The terraced typology, on the other hand, offers an exclusive experience for larger units with entry via a naturally daylight core. As with previous phases of Al Barari, each typology presents a connection to nature with the same quality of space and daylight as well as a high level of finishes. An impeccability in sharing life’s little pleasures.
TOP: Type A - Extrovert, set in lush gardens.
“AL BARARI DEVELOPMENT OFFERS A DIFFERENT LIVING EXPERIENCE AND ASHJAR EXEMPLIFIES THIS. WITHIN THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF SALES IN APRIL 2014, 70% OF THE DEVELOPMENT WAS SOLD OUT. SUCH COMMERCIAL SUCCESS TOGETHER WITH THE WINNING OF THE CITYSCAPE AWARD HAS FURTHER RAISED THE BAR FOR VISIONARY LIVING ENVIRONMENTS.” - CHRIS JONES, PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
10 DESIGN has arranged the ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ apartments around a central core where the living and dining areas are located with wider dual aspect views at the corners. Terraces are designed large to combine with fully retractable glass façade to shield the boundaries between inside and out. This design concept offers an undisrupted view of Dubai skyline at upper levels. Lower level apartments enjoy larger gardens and landscapes. Rooftops maximised with the addition of larger terraces and duplex units create opulent private gardens in the sky. Apartments in the larger terraced typologies are arranged with living spaces opening up to corner views. Unobstructed views are a luxury to behold as the private bedroom suites and terraces, living rooms and kitchen/dining areas are wrapped around the core, offering magnificent 360 degree panoramic scenes of the surroundings. Smaller boutique garden apartments located at the ground level interact with landscape, water and planting. On the upper levels are larger units with the exclusive penthouse units boasting multiple garden terraces. Entrance to all blocks is via a sequence of landscaped pools and gardens. In addition, there is also direct access from a secured subterranean parking level and lobby. The subterranean parking is private to the individual community with guest parking and drop-off contained above grade. As ground floor units are raised up from the general ground level, residents are assured of privacy and separation from garden units and semi-public areas. This arrangement also enables natural daylight and ventilation into the parking areas. A wide variety of shrubs and mature trees stretch
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BOTTOM: An aerial view of Ashjar at Al Barari showcases environmental richness through introspective settings - an epitome of high-end living.
over this 100,000 sqm development to create a green, serene and tranquil living environment which is unique to Dubai. A host of amenities and facilities are planned such as leisure paths, outdoor seating, recreation pools, lazy rivers, active lawn and adventure play areas. The amenity spaces occupy the base of the forest layers and the dense green and tree canopy provide adequate shading and natural breeze to encourage outdoor activities. Each residential cluster is defined and connected by dense natural grove and meandering stream. Families, couples and individuals can take pleasure in these small gardens and intimate retreats. Continuing through the ‘grove’ and water edge landscape will connect one with the existing Al Barari gym, the Seventh Heaven development and the proposed new ‘heart of Al Barari’s district. Expanding on the principles in Seventh Heaven, Ashjar will embrace the element of vibrant natural environments where nature inspires a design concept for sustainable living. This will cover the entire Al Barari development and the 21 multi-family residential blocks. The 10 DESIGN teams aims to extend Dubai’s comfortable period which is experienced during December through February into spring and fall, where the extreme temperatures felt throughout the year will be lowered. Dubai’s harsh terrain is mitigated with ground water on site which allows for denser vegetation and prolific flora and fauna. Facing south, each unit features strategic glazing for optimal views and high thermal massing for 40% of the face to improve efficiency. Various shading strategies are deployed to enable the rich natural daylight surrounded by the landscape of Al Barari to be enjoyed and relished.
ASHJAR AT AL BARARI DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN LOCATION: Dubai, UAE CLIENT: Al Barari Firm Management SERVICES: Master planning, Architecture, Landscape, Sustainability, CGI SITE AREA: 107,812 sqm GFA: 80,907 sqm VILLA TYPE A: 39,059 sqm VILLA TYPE B: 17,009 sqm VILLA TYPE C: 24,535 sqm SPACE TYPES: Residential STATUS: Anticipated Construction Completion Dec 2017 AWARDS: 2014 Cityscape Awards - Residential Future Project | Winner
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TOP: Project site during construction
THIS PICTURE: Individual residential blocks are designed to reduce the most intense solar exposure throughout the day.
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REDEFINING URBAN LANDSCAPE
KL GATEWAY - THE LATEST ADDITION TO KLâ€™S SKYLINE IS SETTING NEW STANDARDS FOR EXCELLENCE.
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
THIS PICTURE: A sight to behold - KL Gateway is poised to add much vibrancy to the cityâ€™s property development landscape.
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THIS PICTURE: A commanding landmark, KL Gateway strikes a prominent chord in the property scene.
L Gateway is a mixed use development located in Kuala Lumpur’s prominent Kampung Kerinchi. It is divided into three major sections – corporate, retail and residence. Designed by 10 DESIGN and developed by Suez Domain, this massive development comprises two office towers, five residential towers, a five-level shopping mall and a series of exterior gardens and plazas. The objective is to create a unified neighbourhood rather than a series of individual buildings. It has been designed with extensive public spaces and gardens; whilst the residential areas are designed around a central courtyard, with access to the retail area, club houses, and private gardens. A large floating glass rings sweeps out from the upper level of the mall, forming an iconic element that defines the inner central courtyard. It forms a focal point and gathering spot for the whole project. At night, the crystalline ring illuminates the courtyard with a series of LED screens and coloured glass panels, rendering an air of serenity and tranquility to the ambiance.
“KL GATEWAY DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE ORGANIC AND NATURAL FOREST SETTINGS OF THE MALAYSIAN LANDSCAPE. THE HEART OF THE PROJECT IS AN OUTDOOR COURTYARD SURROUNDED BY A SERIES OF GARDEN SPACES, DESIGNED TO BE A PUBLIC ROOM ATTRACTING PEOPLE FROM THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBOURHOOD AND CITY.” - TED GIVENS, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
TOP: This integrated mixed use development is poised to be one of the most exciting destinations in Kuala Lumpur.
Office towers facing the main highway are designed with façade of primarily glass and a series of fluid undulating vertical metal fins which can emulate water. The garden levels of each tower will have a conference centre and outdoor café. The upper floor of each tower will boast a sky garden, offering sweeping and panoramic views of central Kuala Lumpur. The design concept of the residential twin towers follows the organic nature and settings of the adjacent office towers. The design is aimed at highlighting the gardens as well as the green elements and qualities of the overall development.
KL GATEWAY DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN NAME: KL Gateway LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia CLIENT: Suez Domain SITE: 29,056 sqm GFA: 288,792 sqm HEIGHT: 160-200m SPACE TYPE: Office, Residential, Retail SERVICE: Architecture, Master Planning, Sustainability, CGI STATUS: Anticipated construction completion by 2017
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BOTTOM: KL Gateway project site during construction.
THIS PICTURE & TOP LEFT: A green haven optimising the latest in sustainable development, KL Gateway is the latest architecture masterpiece in Kuala Lumpur.
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ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY IN WUHAN
A NEW BREED OF ARCHITECTURE SETS BENCHMARK FOR SPACES WITH PUBLIC AND TENANTS IN MIND.
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THIS PICTURE: Strategic location, high green performance, and efficient floor plates of Greatwall Complex attract Fortune 500 tenants.
esigned by 10 DESIGN, the Greatwall Office Complex in Wuhan is LEED Platinum PreCertified for Building Design & Construction: Core & Shell. Throughout the project’s construction, 10 DESIGN worked closely with Greatwall, the local government and a team of experts including CBRE, CITIC Local Design Institute and other consultants to create this sustainable development in the Central China Financial District. The Greatwall Complex is a twin tower complex. Tower 1, standing at 242.9m high is one of the top ten tallest towers in Wuhan. It houses Greatwall’s headquarters. Tower 2 is trademarked by FedEx which occupies the top floors. Both buildings, linked at the lower four floors of a podium, provide a combined 120,000sqm of premium office space. 10 DESIGN’s scheme defines a new civic space in front of the building, connected through a series of processional ramp to a new roof top garden on the podium. The processional ramp allowed all levels of retail to open up at a new raised ground level, thereby maximising leasable value for the client. The ramp also presents a unique pedestrian experience in Wuhan, benefitting from dining opportunities and public art, looking back across the city from a raised elevation.
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BOTTOM: Aerial view of the site.
“GREATWALL AND 10 DESIGN HAVE RAISED THE BAR IN THE DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF AN EXEMPLARY DEVELOPMENT IN WUHAN, WHICH PROVIDES A COMPELLING WORK PLACE, A VIBRANT PUBLIC REALM, AS WELL AS A HIGHPERFORMING AND COST-EFFECTIVE BUILDING.” - NICK CORDINGLEY, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
TOP: 10 DESIGN worked closely with the client and local government to create this sustainable commercial development.
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For 10 DESIGN, the greatest challenge was to successfully secure the government’s approval for a challenging requirement - to enhance the relationship of the tower podium with the surrounding city context by providing an activated frontage to the streetscape, engaging with the existing urban realms, and creating new public spaces. The solution is to adopt the principle of extending the pedestrian streetscape to provide for F&B terraces, amphitheatre space and accessible open space for public enjoyment. One distinguished element of the Complex is its façade. It is installed with a three-layer hollow laminated LOW-E glass curtain wall to improve the building’s solar and thermal performance by 95%. At the same time, the fritted glass provides for passive solar shading as well as allowing natural light into the building. The glass façade also provides transparency at the podium to show the commercial functions. Both towers have highly efficient floor plates to cater to tenants’ needs for functional and flexible fit out designs. Taking into consideration the maximisation of space usage, large column-free floor plates with a centrally located lift and services core are created. The dynamic and sculpted form of the podium designed in harmony with the two tower structures rising above, are simple elegant additions to the evolving skyline of Wuhan.
LEFT: Tower 1, at 242.9m, is one of the ten tallest towers in Wuhan and houses the Greatwall’s headquarters while Tower 2 is trademarked for FedEx which occupies the top floors.
RIGHT: Comprising two office towers and a podium, the Greatwall Complex is LEED Platinum Pre-Certified for Building Design & Construction: Core & Shell.
GREATWALL COMPLEX DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN NAME: Greatwall Complex LOCATION: 9 Zhongbei Road, Wuhan, China CLIENT: Great Wall Construction Industry SITE AREA: 21,902 sqm GFA: Total 120,000 sqm HEIGHT: Tower 1 - 242.9m | Tower 2 - 142.9m FLOORS: Tower 1 - 46/F | Tower 2 - 27/F SPACE TYPE: Office, Retail SERVICE: Architecture, Landscape, CGI STATUS: Built 2015 SUSTAINABILITY: LEED BD+C: Core & Shell Platinum Pre-Certified AWARDS: 2016 Cityscape Awards - Commercial Built Project | Finalist
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TOP LEFT & RIGHT: An iconic landmark on Wuhanâ€™s skyline, the Greatwall Complex redefines retail and commercial design.
BOTTOM: The faĂ§ades of the complex are installed with a three-layer hollow laminated LOW-E glass curtain wall to improve the buildingâ€™s solar and thermal performance. Additionally, it also allows natural light into the podium to highlight the commercial activities.
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A NEW ERA OF DESTINATION RETAIL LATEST PROJECT BY 10 DESIGN ADVANCES SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN CHINA.
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THIS PICTURE: Hengqin Grand MixC is a large scale mixed use development with destination retail as a major anchor to create a dynamic new city centre.
HENGQIN GRAND MIXC
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DESIGN added another accomplishment to its belt of achievements when it is selected to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) Hengqin Grand MixC in Zhuhai, China. The project involves the cooperation between CR Land, Macao’s New Fenghong Real Estate Development and China Resources Trust with an investment totaling 50 billion yuan. A premium development covering a total GFA of over two million sqm, has broken ground in September 2016. Upon completion, this project will create approximately 50,000 jobs in Zhuhai and generate nearly 1 billion yuan in yearly tax revenues. Sitting on a site of 665,000 sqm, Hengqin Grand MixC is a large scale mixed use development with destination retail as the main anchor to create a dynamic new city centre.
THIS PICTURE: The “Experience Central Square” is the heart of the development.
TOP RIGHT: When completed, Hengqin Grand MixC will accomodate a total GFA of 2,330,000 sqm comprising retail, office, hotel, national pavilion, duty-free retail and expo centre.
“TO REALISE CR LAND’S VISION, THE DESIGN TEAM CREATED AN ‘EXPERIENCE CENTRAL SQUARE’, WHICH MARKS THE NEXUS OF THE RIVER AND MOUNTAIN GEOMETRIES THAT SURROUND THE SITE. THIS LARGE CENTRAL HUB BECOMES THE ACTIVE HEART OF THE MASTERPLAN UNIFYING 4 NEIGHBOURHOODS AND PROVIDING A VIBRANT RETAIL AND CULTURAL DESTINATION.” - TED GIVENS, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
The “Experience Central Square” offers a range of cultural programmes such as an art and performing centre and outdoor multi-purpose venue. Such arrangements will present a dynamic attraction to visitors to spend time at the venue. In addition to the “Experience Central Square”, the city centre’s attraction comes from the diverse mix of amenities planned including the Central Green Belt – MixC Avenue, Waterfront Promenade, National Pavillions, Expo and Convention Centre. Sustainable design drives the design and concept of the master design. This influence is clearly evident in the concept of maximising energy requirements through simple passive solar principles. Additionally, the objective is to reduce the reflectance and light pollution through maximising the solid areas of the tower façades. With close proximity to the river, treating storm water run-off through bio swales is critical to achieve and deliver an eco-responsible design.
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THIS PICTURE: The `Experience Central Squareâ€™ offers a series of cultural programs such as an art and performing centre and outdoor multi-purpose venue.
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HENGQIN GRAND MIXC DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN LOCATION: Zhuhai, China CLIENT: China Resources Land PROJECT DATA: • Site Area 665,000 sqm • Total GFA 2,330,000 sqm • Retail 270,000 sqm • Office 1,652,200 sqm • Hotel 187,800 sqm • National Pavilion 100,000 sqm • Duty-Free Retail 100,000 sqm • Expo Centre 20,000 sqm STATUS: Construction commenced in September 2016
THIS PICTURE: Hengqin Grand MixC situated along the beautiful coastal city of Zhuhai.
BOTTOM RIGHT: An overall view of the development.
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A BUSINESS HUB DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE
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THIS PICTURE: 10 DESIGN worked closely with the client during the design and delivery process to ensure a seamless construction programme and a high quality finished development.
BAY VALLEY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK
A SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK THAT BRINGS TOGETHER THE BEST IN DESIGN AND BUSINESS PRACTICES.
he Bay Valley Science & Technology Park is a 400,000 sqm office development in New Jiangwan, Shanghai. Comprising low and mid-rise corporate headquarter office buildings designed for city and regional enterprises, it contains 22 office buildings ranging from 40m to 80m in height and a full basement. science & technology park development is arranged around a series of large courtyards and a central community garden. 10 DESIGNâ€™s concept and structure delivered a great environment for people to work in and provide flexibility for tenantâ€™s future expansion needs. The low-rise corporate headquarter buildings with shared atriums are situated along the eastern side with good views and orientation off the central green park. Adjacent to the western side of the central green space are 13-storey high towers, located around large drop-off plazas and courtyards.
TOP: The site contains three main building types with a large central amenity building and two sunken plazas surrounded by dining facilities.
Two 18-storey towers stand at the northern and southern ends of the central green space. This arrangement also marks the pedestrian gateways into the site. The high-rise office buildings are flexibly designed to allow for single large tenants or multiple tenants on each floor. All buildings have access to the central green space which runs along the entire site. This landscaped garden is designed to be the community heart of the development. Along this axis one can find public amenities such as retail, dining and exhibition/meeting facilities. A large public amenity building containing meeting rooms, exhibition, and conference facilities hovers over a one-storey podium in the middle of the development. These facilities are available to be used by occupants of the business park or by the public. The main multi-purpose space is wrapped in glass with a metal screen to allow views into the central green space and create a unique lighting effect at night. The Bay Valley development was built in one phase. Careful consideration went into achieving a high quality design within a very tight budget. Consistency was achieved through a rational modular system that runs horizontally and vertically throughout. Within each of the three main building types is a systematic series of wall types and faรงades. Besides creating variety, they also maximise efficiency and reduce costs. The system of applied wall types hastened the construction period. Being the master planner and design architect, 10 DESIGN coordinated with local design institutes (Tongji and CCDI) to complete the construction documentation and engineering. During construction, the development was subdivided into three sections with three separate faรงade contractors appointed. In ensuring consistency and compliance throughout, 10 DESIGN worked closely with all three contractors to coordinate the faรงade development and construction. Every week, each contractor as well as the client were presented with a system of the faรงade detail reviews. Adherence to intent content, uniformity and compatibility was achieved through regular site visits and on-site meetings. The entire project took over three and a half years to complete, within schedule and budget.
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THIS PICTURE: The development is designed to be highly flexible. cost effective and of high quality.
“THE ENTIRE PROCESS FROM THE START OF DESIGN TO FULL COMPLETION OF THE DEVELOPMENT WAS JUST OVER THREE AND A HALF YEARS.” - BARRY SHAPIRO, PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
MIDDLE: Courtyards are created for the well-being of workers and public enjoyment.
BOTTOM: All buildings have access to the central green space, which runs along the entire site, from north to south.
BAY VALLEY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN CLIENT: Shanghai Chengtou Holding SITE AREA: 160,000 sqm GFA: 400,000 sqm FUNCTION: Corporate Headquarters, Convention & Exhibition Facilities, Retail, F&B STATUS: Built in 2014 PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Kerun Ip
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TOP: An overall masterplan of the site.
BOTTOM: Model of the site demonstrating the typologies of the buildings.
THIS PICTURE: Atrium interconnecting between buildings.
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URBAN RIBBON ON THE WATERFRONT
DESIGNED WITH COMMERCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AT ITS CORE, THE ZHUHAI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE IS POISED TO BE A SHOWSTOPPER FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION INDUSTRY.
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ZHUHAI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE PHASE 2
THIS PICTURE: Strategically located at the Pearl Estuary, the energetically-designed second phase of Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China (Zhuhai CEC) is a convergence of three key ingredients: location, flexibility, and diversity.
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TOP: Aerial view of Zhuhai CEC
BOTTOM LEFT: Iconic Main Entrance to the Phase 1 Convention Hall.
THIS PICTURE: 320m super high rise accommodating St Regis Hotel and Grade A spaces.
ZHUHAI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE PHASE 2 LOCATION: Zhuhai, China CLIENT: Huafa Group PROJECT DATA: Phase 2 Total GFA 273,000 sqm • Convention & Exhibition 39,800sqm • Office 118,500sqm • Retail and F&B 10,500sqm • Parking 1,810 carpark spaces PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Kerun Ip and Huafa Group
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TOP: The design competition model of Zhuhai CEC Phase 2.
ordon Affleck was responsible for the original concept of Phase 1 Zhuhai Convention and Exhibition Centre (Zhuhai CEC) and led the design team from inception at competition stage through to detail design, as International Design Principal at RMJM. Subsequently, 10 DESIGN has further won the design for Phase 2 of the Zhuhai CEC. The overall development comprises 640,000sqm of accommodation. Phase 1, inaugurated in October 2014, incorporates 362,000sqm of convention, theatre, music hall, exhibition, and banquet facilities. These public and civic functions are supported with retail, F&B, serviced apartments, and a 548 key Sheraton Hotel. In addition, the 320m high tower accommodates grade A office spaces together with a 250 key St Regis Hotel, which is scheduled to open on April 2018. Phase 2 will provide an additional new convention space, supported by office and retail components totalling 273,000sqm. It is anticipated that construction for this phase will commence in Q4 2016.
“10 DESIGN’S WIN OF PHASE 2 ALLOWS SEAMLESS CONTINUITY OF THE KEY CONCEPTS FROM PHASE 1, SUCH AS USING PUBLIC FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE URBAN RIBBON TO LINK THE CITY WITH THE WATERFRONT BY FRAMING AND ACTIVATING A GRAND PUBLIC PLAZA WHILE SCREENING THE MORE PRIVATE FUNCTIONS OF THE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION. THE NEW CONVENTION COMPONENT ALSO EXTENDS THE PUBLIC SPACE AROUND THE URBAN RIBBON USING A SERIES OF ELEVATED TERRACES THAT FORM A NUMBER OF LAYERED COURTYARDS AND INFORMAL GARDENS, SERVING BOTH PUBLIC AND CONVENTION FACILITIES. GRAND LANDSCAPED STAIRCASES LINK THE TERRACES TO AN ELEVATED PLAZA WITH VIEWS TO THE WATERFRONT WHILE CREATING COVERED CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BOTH THE DIFFERING PHASES OF THE FACILITY AND BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE WATERFRONT.” - GORDON AFFLECK, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
BOTTOM: The ‘Urban Ribbon’
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REDEFINING HONG KONG’S WATERFRONT
NEW WATERFRONT VISION SET IN HONG KONG SKYLINE
THE PROPOSED “REDEFINING HONG KONG’S WATERFRONT” ESTABLISHES A MORE ECOLOGICAL WAY OF LIVING THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY, INNOVATION, AND CREATIVITY.
THIS PICTURE: ”Redefining Hong Kong’s waterfront” transforms Victoria Harbour into a lively waterfront destination for public enjoyment.
“THIS IS TRULY A RESPONSIBLE URBAN DESIGN THAT ADDRESSES THE EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO BRING BACK A VIBRANT CENTRAL HARBOURFRONT TO THE RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS OF HONG KONG” - TED GIVENS, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
eclamation traditionally means to return land to an improved state. Throughout its history, Hong Kong has practiced its own version of reclamation to increase the supply of “usable” land for urban growth. These activities expanded flat terrain to create one of the densest and tallest cities on the planet. While such development has aided in Hong Kong’s economic and architectural prosperity, it has separated the built environment from the natural one. As 25 years of reclamation activities near completion in Central, a looming question remains regarding the future of Victoria Harbour.
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THIS PICTURE: 10 DESIGNâ€™s vision for an ecological masterplan of Hong Kong.
NATURAL SPACE GREEN CARPET ROTATING EVENTS
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THIS PICTURE: A new ecological masterplan of Hong Kong.
DESIGN’s vision for Central Harbourfront presents the opportunity to create an iconic waterfront that combines the needs of a vibrant city and flourishing tourism industry while addressing the diverse challenges of the 21st century. The waterfront should invite residents and tourists alike with a variety of destinations, pathways, and opportunities to relax, play, work, shop, learn, and grow. Ecological drivers can shape this vision to redefine the city’s relationship with its natural heritage and urban connections. Interactive resilience will protect against the implication of future climate change through a new form of architecture that is dynamic: flexible in function against the threat of typhoons and flash floods. Development of a Vertical Farm Centre will explore a new urban typology and unique modes of ecology within a mixed-use complex: retail, commercial space, and hospitality. At the same time agricultural production will provide for the health and wellbeing of the city. This positive loop cycle provides for the city as a whole as district energy and water systems turn waste to power and purify water for the needs of neighbouring buildings. Central Harbourfront can serve as an icon for environmentalism to Hong Kong’s residents, its visitors, and the world on how to establish a more ecological way of living.
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THIS PICTURE: Water and food production in an urban setting adds a new signature to a sustainable development.
The Wan Chai end of Central Harbour evolves directly from ecological services and strives to demonstrate that environmental features can also create economic benefit and social inclusion in a market driven city. 10 DESIGNâ€™s Vertical Farm Centre (VFC) will explore a new urban typology and unique modes of ecology within a mixed-use complex: retail, commercial space, and hospitality. The proposal centres around a 420m tower that provides agricultural services and an interactive museum at its base, commercial space enclosed by a hydroponic greenhouse, and a luxury hotel with aeroponic atrium and observation deck. Agricultural production will provide benefits such as an educational tourist attraction, profitable crops, and encourage better health and wellbeing for the city. This positive loop cycle provides for the city as a whole as district energy and water systems turn waste to power and purify water for the needs of neighbouring buildings.
TOP : Integrating ecology in sustainable development â€“ Central Harbourfront can serve as an icon for environmentalism to Hong Kongâ€™s residents, its visitors and the world on how to establish a more ecological way of living.
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INTERACTIVE RESILENCY PROTECT AGAINST THE IMPLICATIONS OF FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE
MULTIPLE TIERS OF NATURE
Interactive resilience will protect against the implications of future climate change through a new form of architecture that is dynamic: flexible in function against the threat of typhoons and flash floods. With increased intensity of storms in the region, the waterfront will need to recover quickly to enable continuous activity. 10 DESIGNâ€™s proposed Cultural Centre explores this form by creating a semi-porous complex; three buildings under a single roof that allows natural breezes to flow through. A series of retention ponds store and purify rainwater during storm events while providing sculpture gardens and amphitheatres during regular use. By responding to both the natural forces and the flow of the city, architecture can holistically integrate active resilience and infrastructure that captures the publicâ€™s interest. Beyond the building, the landscaping across the site increases green space to absorb rainwater, low-impact design features to mitigate run-off from major roads, and riparian buffers to soften the harsh boardwalk seawalls.
Form sculpted by tides and the flow of the city.
Collecting pools filter stormwater as it returns to harbour.
LEFT & RIGHT: The proposed planning and design concept delivers interactive resilience to protect against the implications of future climate change through a biomimetic design process that is dynamic and flexible in mitigating the onslaughts of extreme weather.
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ARCHITECTURE ACROSS BOUNDARIES
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THIS PICTURE: The building entrance is located on the southeast corner providing visibility and identity.
HUAWEI UAE HEADQUARTERS
TAKING CORPORATE IDENTITY AND BRANDING TO NEW HEIGHTS, HUAWE UAE HEADQUARTERS BLENDS DISTINCTIVE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS IN THE CORE OF DUBAIâ€™S ICT ZONE.
BOTTOM: Dubai Internet City offers the perfect backdrop to the Huawei UAE Headquarters, a visual identity to the surrounding areas.
uawei recently announced its partnership with MENA’s largest ICT hub, the Dubai Internet City (DIC), to establish its national headquarters in the UAE. Opened in 2000, DIC a member of TECOM Group and one of the biggest technology hubs in the Middle East. This announcement will witness a long term investment to DIC and a strategic drive to be a part of the leading technology business and community hub catering to high-tech corporations and dynamic start-ups. According to Nick Cordingley, Design Partner at 10 DESIGN, a ‘stepping garden’ concept was introduced by bringing the landscape up from the arrival level to the office environment, forming large private and semi-private terraces at the roof of the headquarters. The development of this headquarters project will provide a modern landmark Grade A office space set within DIC. The design outlook is contemporary and distinguishable from surrounding and other commercial buildings. Particular emphasis is placed on a healthy work culture and productivity, all embraced within an iconic, sustainable and inspiring architecture. The project is located in Al Sufouh 2 district in DIC, with close proximity to Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. Bounded by Al Falak Street, the Dubai Internet City Metro Station is approximately 800m from the site to the southeast. It is also easily accessible to Jumeirah and downtown Dubai via the northeast.
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TOP LEFT: The ‘stepping gardens’ concept with large private and semi-private terraces at the roof framing views to the waterfront.
“ONE OF THE KEY DRIVERS FOR THE PROJECT IS ITS INTEGRATION INTO THE EXISTING URBAN FABRIC WITH ITS DISTINCTIVE LOW RISE NEIGHBOURHOOD. AT THE HEART OF THE SCHEME, THE DESIGN TEAM INTRODUCED A ‘STEPPING GARDENS’ CONCEPT BY BRINGING THE LANDSCAPE UP FROM THE ARRIVAL LEVEL TO THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT, FORMING LARGE PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE TERRACES AT THE ROOF OF THE HEADQUARTERS.” - NICK CORDINGLEY, DESIGN PARTNER AT 10 DESIGN
TOP: Large Landscaped plaza at the entrance establishing a formal drop off experiences for tenants and visitors.
Situated within a relatively low rise neighbourhood, Huawei UAE Headquarters is bounded by a mix of G+3 buildings belonging to the University of Wollonggong to the north, G+5/G+6 office buildings to the west and south, and G+2/G+3 office buildings to the east. Some of which are currently occupied by other Fortune 500 companies and multinationals. One of the key drivers for Huawei UAE Headquarters is its integration into existing urban fabric. The building massing is carefully sculpted to relate to the height of the adjacent office building. This distinction allows views to the waterfront and university buildings. Setting back from Al Farak Street, the headquarters offers a large landscaped plaza in front of the building creating a formal drop-off experience and vibrant F&B terrace. At the heart of 10 DESIGN’s concept is the use of stepping or elevated gardens to bring the landscape up from the public drop-off and arrival level up to the office environment. Large private and semi-private terraces and gardens are formed, framing views to the waterfront at the roof and back to the Marina from the south. The entrance of the building is located on the southeast corner, an ideal location offering both visibility and identity. Drop-offs to the south and east filter into the building stepping and ramping up to the lobby via a series of landscaped terraces. The main lobby is set back from the building façade, thus creating a covered and shaded space that can be easily accessed from the office lobby, retail and F&B facilities.
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TOP: The façade design is formed with a series of pre-cast concrete fins that respond to the solar condition, with the terraces covered with shading pergola to prevent solar glare.
BOTTOM: An optimal level of natural daylight.
The design of the faรงade reponds to solar conditions. This is achieved through the use of pre-cast fins wrapping the building. To the south and east, they self-shade the predominantly glazed faรงade with secondary fritting to the glass. To the north and west faรงade, the fins are flushed with the glass, providing a more solid appearance and increased privacy. Similarly, the secondary fritting to the glass reduces solar glare and overlooking. Tenants can also access and enjoy the large roof terraces. Covered by a shading pergola, these terraces offer a shaded and secluded space from the biting heat. At the same time, double height elevated private gardens are also sculpted into the building.
HUAWEI UAE HEADQUARTERS, DUBAI DESIGN ARCHITECT: 10 DESIGN LOCATION: Dubai, UAE CLIENT: TECOM SITE AREA: 2,791 sqm GFA: 8,195 sqm HEIGHT: 30m FLOORS: G+6 SPACE TYPE: Grade A Office, Retail and F&B SERVICE: Architecture, Sustainability, CGI STATUS: Anticipated completion by 2018 AWARDS: 2016 Cityscape Awards - Commercial Future Project | Finalist
TOP: Architectural massing study.
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CoppÃ©lia designed by Arihiro Miyake, Moooi
> COPPÃ‰LIA BY MOOOI > TWOINONE BY MIELE > IDEA BY ZIRCONIO > BIOPHILIA BY INTERFACE
goods | moooi.com
DANCE OF LIGHT HAVE A YEN FOR BRIGHT LIGHTS AND FANCY FOOTWORK? YOU NEEDN’T EVEN BOTHER STEPPING OUT. BRIMMING WITH OLD-WORLD ROMANCE AND MODERN-DAY PANACHE, THIS DANCE-INSPIRED NEW CHANDELIER BY MOOOI LETS YOU BRING IT ALL HOME.
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LEFT: The Coppélia chandelier merges aesthetic symmetry and technology.
cclaimed for brow-raising designs that challenge the status quo, Dutch design house Moooi has never been one to err on the side of conservative. The studio’s gloriously playful sensibility most recently manifested itself in the form of Coppélia, an eye-catching light piece dreamt up by talented Japanese designer Arihiro Miyake. Mimicking a ballerina’s sinuous movements, the lamp’s multifaceted structure stuns upon first glance. Conceived as an intricately wrought cage bedecked with dozens of slender LED lights, the three-tiered, crossed wire lamp represents Miyake’s own unique interpretation of a classic chandelier. Unveiled at a Moooi event in Mila last year, Coppélia’s audible nod to innovation and tradition comes through in its technical properties as well as its fetching exterior. Housed in tapered polycarbonate tubes, the lamp’s 54 LED lights emulate the look of long wax candles to give off an antiquated feel. The high-tech components are meticulously embedded within the aesthetic structure; comprising negative and positive wires, the metal frame serves as a conductor for a low voltage current that powers the lights, ingeniously eschewing the need for additional wires. An atmospheric enhancement in large and small spaces alike, Miyake’s suspended wonder easily sets the mood with the flick of a switch.
TOP: The lamp’s tapered centre is deliberately in tuned with the shape of its lights.
goods | miele
GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND ELEGANCE THE TWOINONE FROM MIELE COOKS USING INDUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND KEEPS THE AIR CLEAN / CON@CTIVITY 2.0 AUTOMATICALLY REGULATES EXTRACTOR OUTPUT.
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BOTTOM LEFT: Nothing impairs the view of the whole: The TwoInOne integrated hob unit and downdraught extractor – here the flush-fitted version.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Cooking with variable induction rings and an integrated extractor – the 80 cm wide TwoInOne from Miele.
pace-saving combi units for the kitchen, but without entertaining any compromises in terms of convenience or performance: This is what Miele offers more than any other manufacturer. Now the Gütersloh company is augmenting its line-up of multi-talented products with the addition of an induction hob with an integrated extractor. The elegant and high-performance newcomer opens up whole new approaches to design in modern kitchens. On the 80 cm wide hob unit, the centred extractor is framed by two variable PowerFlex zones. The extractor is only recognisable by its grille; technical components allowing recirculation or vented extraction are discretely hidden in a kitchen cabinet below. ‘This makes the TwoInOne above all attractive for openplan kitchens where technology very much plays a behind-the-scenes role’, says Ina Laukötter, Director Product Management Hobs and Hoods. The TwoInOne extracts vapours and odours reliably and precisely where they originate. There is no need for consumers to change their habits as pots and frying pans with a variety of diameters can be used.
TOP: Steam and vapours are extracted downwards towards the centre of the product on the TwoInOne induction hob with an integrated extractor.
In this respect, PowerFlex technology proves to be exceptionally versatile, allowing two individual rings to join up automatically when large pots or pans are placed on the surface (permanent pan-size sensing). In TwinBooster mode, a maximum output of 7.3 kW is available, for instance for bringing a large volume of water to the boil in next to no time. The foodwarming and Stop & Go functions ensure additional convenience. The touch controls for the rings take the shape of runs of numbers with yellow indicators (SmartSelect controls). A similar set of controls is also located below the vent grille for operating the extractor. ‘In practice, users will tend to rely on the extractor’s automatic controls’, explains Laukötter, ‘as it goes without saying that the TwoInOne features Con@ctivity 2.0’. This automatic function, which Miele has had on offer since as early as 2008, adjusts the power output of the extractor to what is actually cooking. At the end of cooking and after a brief fan run-on period, the extractor automatically switches itself off again. Currently, more than 60% of all Miele cooker hoods are fitted with Con@ctivity 2.0. This results
in more than 2200 combinations of hob units and hoods. For top-class grease separation, Miele deploys a 10-ply stainless-steel grease filter, in this case housed in an exclusive filter box. This can be removed easily and placed in a dishwasher for cleaning. Miele’s CleanCover is located behind the grease filters and constitutes a smooth lining which is both easy to clean and protects against exposure to live componentry. This fine detail is also only available from Miele. And, there’s no need to cry over spilled milk as spillovers are contained by a tray below the extractor grille. The Eco Motor used in the downdraught extractor is both powerful and quiet. As a DC motor, operation is particularly energy-efficient and operates in the booster setting with an air throughput of 600 m³/h. Technical components are housed in the base unit and take up relatively little space, allowing the installation of drawers in the same cupboard, albeit with a reduced depth.
goods | zirconio
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THIS PICTURE: A tribal takeover is staged in a comfortable eatery: these highly decorative IDEA tiles on an entire strip wall transform the interior from mundane to magnificent and imbue the space with a far-flung flair.
IDEA IS A RANGE OF ETHNICALLY-INSPIRED WALL TILES PERFECT FOR INJECTING CHARACTER AND CLASSY CHIC INTO AN INTERIOR AREA.
irconio is paying tribute to the world of ethnic patterns and motifs with the IDEA series, its premium collection of 4 hand-drawn wall tile designs. Inspired by ethnic weavings found in kilims, which are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs from the Balkans to Pakistan, the tile designs display small-scale geometric patterns in repeating motifs, along with contrasting lines and tones expressed in black and white. Meant to be mixed and matched, this medley of striking tribal-esque tiles are very versatile as they all complement one another and can be tiled seamlessly to create a mosaic of textures and patterns. Whether used as a whole wall covering or just as an accent wall, in unremittingly black-and-white bathrooms or sedate, neutral-toned living rooms, the finished product is sure to beckon coquettishly in an interior space, demanding on taking centre stage, while at the same time holding everything together.
TOP RIGHT: One strategic wall dressed up in IDEA tiles is just enough to add visual interest and break the monotony of a neutral-toned space.
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THIS PICTURE: Used to create a decorative focal point, and for embellishing an entire wall, the medley of tribal-esque designs up the wow factor in a bathroom.
And given the black-and-white palette and contemporary interpretation of tribal patterns, not to mention the growing appreciation for ethnic motifs, the tiles will not fail to achieve a mesmerising effect in any modern decorating scheme. Even better, you donâ€™t have to travel to get a taste of these exotic tiles. Visit the Niro Granite showroom to experience the exclusivity of Zirconio. Zirconio, under the umbrella of the Niro Ceramic Group, has been producing high-quality tiles for the past 50 years at its home base in Vila-Real, Spain.
TOP: The black-and-white IDEA tiles, with their geometric, ethic feel, introduce a striking, unique design element in a streamlined, contemporary kitchen.
BOTTOM: IDEA collection ZID02 IDEA ETHNIC BLACK 25x66.6
goods | interface
WELCOMING BIOPHILIA CLEARLY, OUR CONNECTION WITH NATURE HAS A PERVASIVE INFLUENCE, AND DESIGN CAN BE USED TO EFFECTIVELY BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE NATURAL WORLD AND EVEN THE MOST URBAN ENVIRONMENTS.
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THIS PICTURE: Good Natured Collection
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THIS PICTURE: The Equal MeasureTM Collection mixed with organic patterns of the Human NatureTM Collection
ver since E.O. Wilson introduced the notion of biophilia in his 1984 book of the same name, there has been mounting evidence that humans are innately drawn to the natural world. It has been proven that views of nature enhance healing and that natural light promotes better learning. Clearly, our connection with nature has a pervasive influence, and design can be used to very effectively bridge the gap between the natural world and even the most urban environments. This phenomenon has been explored and documented in the workplace, in classrooms and in health facilities, where it shows a direct relationship to increased productivity, creativity and wellbeing. This has sparked great interest in how biophilic design might enhance the guest experience in hospitality. When asked about what impact the global trend towards biophilia is having on the hospitality industry, Lorraine Francis, regional director of hospitality interiors for Gensler in the US, takes a long pause. “I feel passionate about that and I have an idea about the design science of things, but I think it’s been hard to articulate within the hospitality market.” She cites studies that have been done for the healthcare sector that examine how certain healing and wellness initiatives make financial sense by resulting in less paid time off (PTO), for example. But when it comes to hospitality, there is currently very little quantified evidence to support biophilia. Which is why Francis is embarking on a research project in collaboration with global carpet tile manufacturer — Interface, sustainability consulting and strategic planning firm — Terrapin Bright Green, and several industry peers to come up with the metrics to make that possible. The goal of this project boils down to figuring out how to measure comfort, which translates into longer stays and increases repeat business. “You know when you walk into a space and you feel good, and when you walk into a space and you feel like it’s too tall or too wide or there’s some mechanical thing
“I FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT AND I HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT THE DESIGN SCIENCE OF THINGS, BUT I THINK IT’S BEEN HARD TO ARTICULATE WITHIN THE HOSPITALITY MARKET.” - LORRAINE FRANCIS, GENSLER
TOP: Good Natured Collection
“YOU KNOW WHEN YOU WALK INTO A SPACE AND YOU FEEL GOOD, AND WHEN YOU WALK INTO A SPACE AND YOU FEEL LIKE IT’S TOO TALL OR TOO WIDE OR THERE’S SOME MECHANICAL THING OVERHEAD THAT MAKES YOU FEEL CREEPY.” \\\ LORRAINE FRANCIS, GENSLER
overhead that makes you feel creepy,” she explains. “It’s really hard to express that feeling, but that’s exactly what we need to interpret for the hospitality industry, because this kind of very fundamental reaction is what affects loyalty and, ultimately, dollars.” The study expects to illuminate a new, nature-inspired path in hospitality design — one that leads to a more efficient, more sustainable and much more comfortable world. A GOOD NATURED ORGANISATION In the business of modular carpet, one of the world’s pioneers of sustainable business models, Interface, is a strong advocate of biophilic design. This is seen in their initiatives on the subject such as humanspaces. com, a website dedicated to the study and discussion of biophilic concepts, as well as their catalogue of nature-inspired designs. Interface’s global product collections over the last five years, incorporate materials, patterns and methods that evoke the natural order. They span the variety of nature’s textures and colours, working together in a single carpet system. Moss-to-stone inspired transitional patterns could be applied to a hotel corridor, while guestrooms are given a comforting atmosphere with subtle warm tones reminiscent of a meadow-filled countryside, just like in the natural world. This over-arching design concept has diffused through their carpet lines and has evolved into an identity for the brand, standing hand-in-hand with their strong sustainability philosophies. A significant portion of Interface Hospitality’s expansive selection of patterns includes organic patterns and their latest collection, Good NaturedTM is no exception. Taking inspiration from the majestic trees of the forests, the Good Natured Collection emulates the natural flow of spreading roots to climbing bark, reaching up through branches into a leaf covered canopy. Its five patterns — all 25cm x 1m Skinny Planks — offer an organic, natural retreat to any space. Allow your eyes to get lost in its intricacy; while your feet soak up the grooves of its beautiful imperfections, it’s only natural.
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BOTTOM: Moss/Stone transition patterns from the Urban RetreatTM Collection
THIS PICTURE: Natural stone textures and colours from the Near & FarTM Collection
atelier | ode to art
A GLIMPSE INTO THE QUINTESSENCE WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT YOU A SELECTION OF CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ARTISTS, WHOSE ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN BRINGING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO A VARIETY OF PUBLIC SPACES, MERGING THEMSELVES INTO EACH LOCATION AND ENHANCING IT WITH NOT ONLY THEIR GREAT QUALITY AND PROFOUND CONCEPTS, BUT AS WELL WITH THEIR DELICATELY AND SKILFULLY CARRIED OUT REPRESENTATION OF AN IDEALISTICALLY SOPHISTICATED AND CONSCIOUSLY ACTIVE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
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RIGHT: Bahk Seon Ghi, Korea, Korean Traditional House.
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THIS PICTURE: Bahk Seon Ghi, Korea, Suspended Charcoal installation.
hile with their artworks they courageously take steps forward to fill the gap between a highly enriched cultural tradition and a brightly designated future, they introduce a type of realism that remains deeply dedicated to the essence of livelihood, expanding its roots and branches in every aspect of perfection. Presented installation pieces have been developed and created according to the characteristics of their specifically designated locations, in a way that they convey a feeling of an identity to each observer. An identity which embodies the core substance of all crucial existing elements, creating a territory that is dynamic and cheerful with a story to reveal. The selected artists express the perfection of a world that is developing in multidisciplinary sideways and expands to different horizons in splendidly accomplished techniques, while representing the presence of one notion, one essence that has been inspiring the human beings for centuries and centuries: “Pure Nature”. In their naturalistic representation, we can feel the immortalized sense of timeless space that continues to flourish within itself and nurture from itself. An unlimited source of energy that only by a glimpse of it everyone can be connected to a shapeless sense of freedom that loves without exceeding. Their idealism and resolute pursuit of technical perfection along with their determination as seen in many of their dramatic sculptures have delivered them great recognition in the contemporary art field of Asia. Bahk Seon Ghi brings us his signature charcoal sculptures which seem to be disintegrating right before the viewer’s eyes, yet each one of his works have a tenuous hold on life. Bahk explores the relationship between man and nature in his works as he re-interprets mundane objects and presents them to us in a context disassociated from their real environment. Another note-worthy artist is Park Seung Mo, who is widely celebrated for his intelligent use of steel mesh, cut layer by layer, to create multi-dimensional landscapes. His works have been exhibited worldwide including the USA, UAE, Israel, China, India, Korea, and many others. The audiences are also bound to be struck by the art of Lee Jae Hyo, who epitomizes perfection in his range of sculptures made of wood and nails that one wonders how long it must have taken to
complete each work. His works are in the collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, MGM Hotel, Switzerland and Grand Hyatt Hotel Berlin, Germany. Another ground-breaking artist in this roster is Jung Kwang Sik who is recognized for his alchemical-like wizardry of fusing painting and sculpting where he chisels, carves, and scratches away a landscape on granite. His works capture the flow of the universal rhythm of relationship between man and our world. BAHK, SEON GHI (B. 1966 ) ENDLESS ENUMERATION IN SPACE Korean artist Bahk Seon Ghi creates sculptures from pieces of charcoal suspended from nylon filaments, everyday objects or simple geometric shapes based on sketches made in an apparently architectural approach. Bahk fascinates his viewers with his large, sitespecific installations. He has created tables, stairs, circles and picture frames, from which some pieces of charcoal seem to escape. The focus of this exhibition is on oversized drops of water falling to the ground; they are naturalistically distorted according to the physical law of gravity. The artist re-interprets mundane objects, presenting them to us in a context disassociated from their real environment. Apparently floating in a play of light and space, his installations embody the relationship between humans and nature. ENDLESS ENUMERATION IN THE SPACE: FICTION OF FABRICATED IMAGE AND NATURE’S END It has become more difficult year by year. The more years have passed doing my arts, the more arts get difficult. The reason is that the nature of arts is a way directed to essence. My recent work has highlighted the stories about the relationship between culture and nature. Culture is the civilized world where human beings seek convenience, whereas nature is the state naturalized by a dispensation of the universe that is far from man’s strength. It is the relationship between man and nature that naturally derives from the relation of culture and nature. The relationship between man and nature has been
expressed aggressively in my work. To represent culture, architecture culture in which man dwells and acts, is chosen, and to represent nature, charcoal, the last appearance of trees that stand with us in the world, is chosen. Why? It is a self-evident truth that I can think of a great number of meaning and forms because of architecture structures being depended upon usefulness and charcoal being one of last appearances of nature. I think it is wrong if man in western materialized culture draws every center of the world including the whole dispensation of the universe to mankind. I think that man is no more a different object than a tree that exists in nature, so that it is inevitable that man should coexist with nature without tilting his balance into either ways in the relationship of man and nature. How do you see nature, concealed behind a history of splendid civilization which has been built by contemporary mankind? On this premise, the form of this work has rooted. Strongly presented structures are the strings of nylon that are very subtle, light and nearly transparent. In the space, the nylon enumerates logically lumps of charcoal being energy in nature that symbolize vanishment into air. This structure expresses the fiction of fabricated image as a concept against usefulness man uses. To me, charcoal reveals a field of nature, concealing, deeply down from charcoal’s surface, the fact that charcoal is residuum after a tree burned in natural or ecological combustion. Eventually, charcoal is material in my existence conditions, and out of this material does the derived effects complied with the presented forms start. In the end, charcoal becomes brick that makes a building. As time passes, that is manifested in my work has been transformed, in the sense of sight, into simple and light material. Hanging is a poetic expression! That penetrates inherent environment and architecture, and irresistible lightness of a piece.
LEE JAE HYO (B. 1965) Jaehyo Lee, in his artist’s notes, writes: ‘Treat rocks like gold. Trees or nails, as if they were nude models, show their flesh, and claim l am a tree, I am a nail.” As his notes reveal, Lee tries to make nails into even prettier nails and trees into even happier trees through his work. Lee seeks value in things that are forgotten or discarded by everyone, in trivial objects that are neglected or commonplace, which he transforms and thereby valorises and instils with harmony by combining them together. Lee Jae Hyo has been creating wood masterpieces since 1990s. Lee was born in 1965 in Hapchen, Korea. He graduated from Hongik University with a Bachelor degree in Plastic Art. He assembles natural materials such as wood pieces, branches and leaves, and iron nails into three-dimensional works, which not only hold elegant forms but also convey a strong contemporary mood. He has held many solo exhibitions in Korea, Japan, China, the United Kingdom and the United States. He won a number of honours, including Grand Prize of Osaka (1998), Young Artist of the Day presented by the Ministry of Culture of Korea (1998) and Prize of Excellence in the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Contest. His works are widely appreciated and adored by art collectors all over Asia, Europe and America. “My art is about the material,” said Lee. “Everything begins and ends with the material. I simply want to show the nature of my common raw materials like wood and nails.” His creative concern is “to discover a different way to present the common materials.” Obviously, he has succeeded in this area.
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TOP: Lee Jae Hyo, Korea, mixed media standing sculpture.
BOTTOM: Lee Jae Hyo, Korea, mixed media.
KWANG SIK JUNG Kwang Sik Jung explains that “rocks are Mother Nature’s canvas,’ which certainly is true in the case of this artist that grinds rocks or draws on them. Jung gives a point of view to rock in the hope of attaining a more macroscopic perspective, a fairer gaze, and a purer heart when reflecting on the many hierarchical relationships in modern life. (From the artist’s notes) South Korean artist Jung Kwang Sik is internationally recognized for his masterful fusion of painting and sculpture. Utilizing beds of carved and scratched granite, which he then paints, his works suggest sweeping landscapes viewed from an aerial perspective. These poetic works have an uneven surface; they are sculpture in relief. His grinding work has a limitation in direction and usually achieves patterns of hexagons. The addition of paint to the crowns of these hexagons lends an architectural element to the piece, emblematic of cities, villages and roads. Jung’s scenery does not represent a specific geographical location or any one culture. The images arise from within his mind and become materialized in trails of crustal movements, swelling and contracting of the earth and the etched beauty of erosion. The visual field is epic and dynamic. There is at once a visual tension and an induced tranquillity brought on by the undulations of seeming waves of density and dispersion and high-low pitch. Jung has expressed the desire to capture the ebb and flow, the eternal and the universal rhythm of the relationship between man and our world.
TOP & BOTTOM: Jung Kwang Sik, Korea, Black granite, acrylic.
PARK SEUNG MO (B.1969) Seungmo Park explores the fundamental through forms. His audience is moved by the vision of a person created by the overlapping layers of thin stainless steel lines, and experiences the gap between two- and three-dimensions and media through the movement of the images. Through such works as the one where he overlaps layers of wire nets titled Monghwan (Fantasy), Hwansang (Illusion), Hwan-myeol (Disillusion), Park talks of “hwan” or fantasies and visions that feel as if they were real, and converts it into visual illusions. The artist explains: “What is important for me is showing to the audience the moment where the boundary between the real and an illusion breaks down.’’ Park Seung Mo, who received his degree in Fine Arts at Dong A University in Korea in 1998, creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality.
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TOP & BOTTOM: Park Seung Mo, Korea, Maya, Stainless Steel Wire.
CHOI, YOUNG WOOK (B. 1964) In 1964 Choi was born in Seoul Korea, and earned his BA and MA in Fine art at Hongik University. His work has appeared in more than 10 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in Korea and New York. Artist Young Wook Choi captures the Karma through the “Moon Jar”. Choi’s work is very simple, just one Moon Jar filling the whole canvas is reminiscent of a full moon. Canvas is filled with elegant and bright Moon jar. It’s a very “Simple Moon Jar” but Choi depicts old and faded cracks on the surface is elaborate cherish memories of our relationship and is to express his artistic sensibility. Choi says that “pottery is our life story, not just a bowl”. Round shape of pottery in his work is our life. And the cracks on surface are similar, but it cracked many different ways, however they are back together and leads to harmonize our relationships in life. Young Wook Choi’s work is a medium for communication. Communication is not only achieved through present day languages; the medium of communication that connects the past and the present and you and I are images of memories that I express. The moon jar in the artist’s painting is not an ordinary vessel. The artist chose the image of the moon jar as a medium of communication. The unpretentious and simple form and colour of the moon jar is like the compassion that underlies our hearts. (From the artist’s notes) His collections are held by renowned institutions including the Bill Gates Foundation and Philadelphia Museum of Art. His collections are held by renowned institutions, including the Bill Gates Foundation and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
TOP & BOTTOM: Choi, Young Wook, Korea, mixed media on Canvas
event | space
Milan Talks 2016
The Intermark, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
event | goodrich
Adding StyleTo Function
Goodrich Gallery, Singapore
event | schiavello
Celebrating 50 years of creating
Peninsula, Docklands, Australia
choice | ode to art
VOLUPTUOUS IN VOGUE T
o hear Botero talk about his art is to listen to his passion; the same passion that sculpts the rounded hips of his sensual and voluptuous muses, the same passion that forms muted smiles on the face of extraordinary everyday characters, delicate contours in still life and the political fury of his donative imagery. There is history in his works, a culture and an artistic revolution that renders him not only etched into the golden halls of artistic remembrance, but as, “The most Colombian of all Colombian artists”. Creating an oeuvre that includes in uences of everything from the frescoes of Pierro Della Franseca, to Goya, to Manet, to Matisse- Botero’s art skims both rule and passion to come together as art that surpasses canonical identification and yet, adheres to stable technical skill. Using his images as his language of expression, Botero seems to me a narrator, a teller of fables with a libertarian accent whose power is the sedentary, and whose wisdom is wrapped in subtleties of irony and, sometimes, inherently scathing commentary. Turning traditional conceptions on their head and slipping the viewer out of societal blinders into unassuming endearment, the forms of Botero are champions of the unsaid and unseen, speaking through in-expression, grandiose in their commonplace and creators of their own standards of beauty. The ultimate beauty of Botero’s works, is the power of interpretation they hold. They could represent beauty, unsightliness, comfort, confidence, sloth, mundane, extravagant. They have the power to mould to any perception and yet, have an aura that is distinctly Botero. Surpassing medium, surpassing convention, the works of Botero can take you on a journey through the artist’s mind or your own; through the historical events or simply images of emotion. They could be Colombian, they could be Universal, the possibilities are endless. Join us as we explore the infinity of his works, bounded by exaggerated outlines and even larger emotions; Join us as we attempt to fathom the enigmatic Fernando Botero.
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THIS PICTURE: Horse (Cavallo), 126 x 159 x 110 cm, Bronze