May 16, 2022

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Anything but ordinary

DPAGES – a design publication for lovers of all things cool & beautiful

 

 

LOCATED…

on two tiers of a formerly desolate car park beneath an business office creating, this 6,120-square-foot area In Hong Kong might be the world’s most deluxe male cave. Acknowledged as The Library, the atmospheric timber-lined area was developed as a luxurious retreat for hosting little personal gatherings, as very well as a showcase for a priceless assortment of beautiful vehicles.

 

 

THE ONETIME…

garage made consummate perception for the objective, as it came equipped with two elevators intended for the entrance and exit of automobiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUT…

reimagining the space was not without the need of its challenges. A Work of Compound, the Hong Kong- and Paris-dependent multi-disciplinary design and style company that masterminded the undertaking, had to address space that was awkwardly slender in components, with reduced ceilings. They crafted an stylish alternative centered on a skeleton rib system, whose timber framework functions as structural bracing. Cars and trucks are exhibited against adjustable, reflective polished stainless metal panels, making a hall of infinite reflections and seemingly limitless place.

 

 

 

EXQUISITELY…

crafted wood cabinetry for storage and exhibit of automobile-relevant memorabilia was inspired by automotive design and style alone, with handles resembling those on a vehicle made by Zagato, an independent, century-previous vehicle company northwest of Milan.

 

 

CUSTOM…

seating and lounge chairs of teak, leather, canvas and metallic pay back homage to the Ferrari Dino, groundbreaking Italian athletics cars of the 1960s and ‘70s.

 

 

 

ALL TOLD…

a huge range of supplies and finishes, affected by the mechanics and materiality of automotive design, discovered their way into the space, which includes reclaimed timber, textured glass, stainless steel, tanned leather, blue lacquer, concrete, mesh and brass.

 

 

 

LIGHTING…

elements of steel, wooden, nickel-plated brass and opal glass, which include moveable lanterns that can be moved about or wall-mounted, were intended for flexibility and flexibility. Even extra essential, the moody lighting outline the space’s amazing, personal ambience.

 

 

NOSTALGIC…

and soul-stirring, The Library is a unique venue for preserving the splendor of the previous even as it invites website visitors to celebrate the present moment.

 

 

 

Structure: A Function of Compound

Pictures: Dennis Lo