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07 June 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.