LWK + PARTNERS has designed the new luxury residential development 10 LaSalle in Hong Kong, China. The architect infuses the essence of literature into the architecture with a notable podium for recreational facilities designed as an ‘opened book with flipping pages’, creating a harmonious academic vibe, tapping into the distinct cultural qualities of the place itself, and encouraging residents to savour the joy of everyday life and forge deeper connections with the community.
Celebrating heritage and the spirit of enlightenment
10 LaSalle rests on a corner site in Hong Kong’s covetable low-density neighbourhood of Ho Man Tin, which is traditionally best known for its concentration of top schools and well-established academic culture. The slender 19-storey single block is situated in this tranquil pocket of the city amid a network of tree-lined streets which are not a common sight in highly dense Hong Kong.
LWK + PARTNERS embraces the local heritage and the spirit of enlightenment through uncluttered architectural language and a focus on bespoke design and craftmanship. It employs a palette of bronze and light grey, a curation of fine natural materials and finishing, and an astonishing mix of curvatures. All these contribute to a living space of contemporary elegance and sculptural quality, connecting seamlessly with its time-honoured neighbourhood.
Where function meets art
A curvilinear language is found across the whole building to achieve unity and connectivity at 10 LaSalle. A key space representing this would be the residents’ clubhouse, stilted at the first floor with recreational facilities and social spaces for people to meet and relax.
The building incorporates a diversity of shiny and rough textures to spark an interesting dialogue of space and materials. The frontage features extensive glass cladding punctuated by premium granite.
Balconies have curved glass balustrades lined with slim bronze railings, integrating with the architectural style across the whole building and responding to the design concept of the ‘flipping book’. Lobby walls feature ‘sheets’ of stone that flap up like worn pages of a well-read book, accentuated by gentle backlight for added depth. Outside, façades at the base of the building are made with bespoke parallelogram-shaped masonry.
LWK + PARTNERS designed every detail at 10 LaSalle based on the idea that embracing your surroundings, whether it is the natural environment, cultural heritage or social community, is an important part of living well. Understated luxury is rigorously executed through high-standard craftsmanship, celebrating boutique modern home living in an age of information explosion. Rather than just a property asset, 10 LaSalle is conceived to be a tasteful collectable. Source by LWK + PARTNERS.