“不完美的住所”由总部位于香港的建筑实践NCDA的Nelson Chow设计，在某种程度上误导了人们的名字：最近翻新的香港一居室公寓实际上是家庭完美的典范。不过，该标题简洁地引用了设计师的指导思想，即古老的日本哲学Wabi Sabi，其宗旨是在不完美的情况下发现美丽并重视简单性。这些原则被翻译成室内设计的语言，产生了低调的优雅和现代简约的住所，所有事物都无缝地整合到了建筑面料中，大胆的几何形状与天然未加工状态的材料结合在一起。
Designed by Nelson Chow of Hong Kong-based architecture practice NCDA, “The Imperfect Residence” is somewhat misleadingly named: the recently refurbished Hong Kong one-bedroom apartment is in fact a paradigm of domestic perfection. The title nevertheless succinctly references the designer’s guiding light, namely the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi which is based on finding beauty in the imperfect and valuing simplicity. Translated into the language of interior design, these principles have produced a residence of understated elegance and contemporary minimalism where everything is seamlessly integrated into the building fabric and where bold geometries are combined with materials in their natural unfinished state.
Sticking with the Japanese origins of Wabi Sabi-informed interior design, the apartment is configured as a ceremonial three-step journey that takes you from Sculpture Garden, to the Sanctuary, to the Altar. Connected by darker passages, the three principal spaces are airy, and bright, holistically designed as concise compositions.
Photography: Harold De Puymorin
Project Name: THE IMPERFECT RESIDENCE
Location: HONG KONG S.A.R., CHINA
Area (sqm): 160