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Opus Hong Kong by Frank Gehry

The buzz surrounding Frank Gehry’s first residential project in Asia continues inside with a show apartment inspired by the building’s architecture.

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BY jesse

7 June, 2012


Frank Gehry’s first ever residential project in Asia was recently unveiled in Hong Kong, and as one would expect from the Pritzker prize-winning architect, the building eschewed traditional monolithic lines in favour of the unconventional.

Opus

Situated on The Peak, and with 360-degree views of the city, Opus is made up of a spiraling series of graceful, curving facades. The architect has taken inspiration from the site’s natural setting, designing finely-tuned glass-enclosed columns that twist around the building like reeds swaying in the breeze.

Opus

Opus

Inside, the open-plan apartments flow around a central core, and with the sinuous building facade composed almost entirely of glass, the interiors are light and airy with minimal interruptions to the view.

Opus

To showcase the interior, the developer, Swire Properties, has enlisted North American firm Yabu Pushelberg to design the new show apartment.

OPus

OPus

Filling the entire 10th floor of the building, the interior acknowledges the building’s spiraling architecture and the surrounding influences of nature. The firm has chosen to combine natural materials and bespoke modern furnishings in an organic scheme that flows through the apartment and takes advantage of the light-filled space.

Opus

Opus

Opus Hong Kong comprises 2 double-level garden apartments and 10 apartments of some 6,000-6,900 sq ft, each occupying an entire floor of the 12-storey building.


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