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_Office & Home Renovations

In terms of home or office renovations in Hong Kong or abroad, how we treat existing spaces or buildings is and has always been an expression of a time and its specific conventions. Existing spaces and buildings are witnesses of periods of time. They speak to us with their history, the materials, the shapes represent the authors and users they were connected to over their presence. By conducting renovation in Hong Kong for a building or a space, we open the next chapter of these built creatures, we contribute how they can be used, how life will find its individual flavours.

_What We Do

What Our Home & Office Renovation Firm Does

In an increasingly urbanized world a large part of the buildings have already been constructed decades or even centuries ago. They have experienced extensive use and often they also have been already upgraded and transformed by its owners and users. They are not yet appropriate anymore in the mirror of contemporary requirements in many aspects and do not match the needs and expectations of the current and future users. We believe that these buildings are often a valuable asset to be used for a further upgrade. We creat highly individual solutions for the reuse and actualization of these buildings and love to make new and often unexpected interpretations. With this we transcend these buildings for the future generation.

RENOVATIONS IN HONG KONG

Through renovation of a Hong Kong building or space, we actualize its substance to the best possible quality for a future use without a new interpretation of the current use, technicality or expression. Challenges are often based on the changing requirements, such as in office renovation in Hong Kong, caused by new building regulations, new user expectations and technical material degradation. The questions are rising within these often-contradicting expectations.


TRANSFORMATIONS

Transformations are often new interpretations of the existing spaces, the adaptation of the concept of how the buildings' spaces are used and connected or even an extension with additional new spaces. The reading of the existing structures and the rethinking of their future identity and use is at the centre of attention in the design process for a building transformation, which is especially evident in home renovation projects.

INTEGRATED SUSTAINABILITY

Each office or home renovation Hong Kong project is a unique opportunity to create a pathway towards a long-term sustainable or regenerative building solution. By choosing the right materials and developing an appropriate building usage density, each office or home renovation can contribute to a more sustainable environment. In the early moments of a home renovation idea or project, the related priorities get defined and during the design and implementation process further optimized.


_How We Work

How Our Home & Office Renovation Firm Works

Building, as well as office and home renovations/transformations are often complex transdisciplinary planning processes. A renovation Hong Kong project is mostly developed by a team of specialists that collaborate for the individual project from the very first moment to its completion. Each project, whether it is your home or office renovation in Hong Kong, is based on a specific and often very unique history of the existing building, how it was built, who created it and how it has been used over its lifetime is the living canvas to build upon for its future reality.

To integrate the complex requirements of a home or office renovation/transformation project, and to deliver appropriate design solutions, we work along a structured process that allows to deliver best possible results for all stakeholders of the projects:


I ANALYSIS & SCENARIOS

To start the process of renovation in Hong Kong, an existing building gets analysed in its context, technical substance, energy consumption, spatial qualities, adaptability, legal and economic boundary conditions with the aim to describe the current situation as comprehensively as possible. Based on this analysis, abstract scenarios are described along the needs of its future use and its implications and challenges towards a possible implementation. The range of possible approaches in home renovation will be drafted as a base for the future concept development.


II RENOVATION CONCEPT

We use architectural design and engineering approaches to identify an appropriate concept for the coming building renovations, including office and home renovations, integrating a wide range of specific requirements, described in the previous analysis by the expert team. The concept will be reviewed and optimized in several iterations together with the involved stakeholder groups.

Results: working models, plans, renderings, conceptional descriptions and models.


III DETAILED RENOVATION DESIGN

Based on the renovation concept, the design gets further deepened and elaborated to prepare the future implementation. Materials get defined, technical details solved, the construction budget verified, and the selected solution gets elaborated in depth to fully prepare the renovation works.


Results: construction plans, material guidelines, construction tender documentation, etc.

III DETAILED RENOVATION DESIGN

Based on the home renovation concept, the design gets further deepened and elaborated to prepare the future implementation. Materials get defined, technical details solved, the construction budget verified, and the selected solution gets elaborated in depth to fully prepare the home renovation works.

Results: construction plans, material guidelines, construction tender documentation, etc.


IV IMPLEMENTATION MANAGEMENT

With our home and office renovation studios, we participate in or overtake the lead in the construction phase of the renovation Hong Kong project. We ensure that our work is implemented as intended: functional, beautiful, and economically successful.

Results: implementation management, quality survey support etc.


_What We Can Achieve Together

Going through a building, home or office renovation/transformation project together is often an intense time of work and communication. The common goal to create an outstanding result, through our office as well as home renovation ideas, for the future users and stakeholders brings us together and keeps us moving towards the result: A redefined building with spaces that fit for the time that will come. Together we can make this happen for a common future: spaces that inspire the future users, spaces that with their specific materiality, light, acoustic and relationship to their context and users.