Bean Buro has designed a series of 240sqft (22.2sqm) micro apartments in Kwai Chung Hong Kong as part of a residential development exploring the architectural potentials of extremely confined living. Inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, the concept is that of a transitory space - simultaneously reflecting the dynamic lifestyles of Hong Kong urban dwellers, while creating a calm internal environment.
Hong Kong residents are presented daily with the paradox of shrinking living spaces versus the increasing need for storage. People need things, but often do not want to look at the accumulation of these items. The aim was to create a calm space for reflection - allowing inhabitants to personalise their space with sentimental personal objects, while providing methods to conceal other, less special, possessions.
Bean Buro Team
Design director: Lorène Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui
Senior designers: Laia Martinez Sitja, Pauline Paradis
Designers & Assistants: Aimee Daniels
Client: Confidential developer