Contemporary Boathouse in Hong Kong by Bean Buro
Hong Kong-based architectural practice, Bean Buro, has designed the Boathouse project. Completed in 2013, the contemporary designed family home is located in Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
Boathouse’ Apartment was shortlisted as ‘Best 10 Living Space’ for the APIDA 2013 (Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards). The project was also featured in the APIDA publication.
According to the architects: “The three bedroom apartment in Aberdeen Larvotto was refurbished and transformed into to a live/work/play apartment for a French couple with three cats.
“The new concept demolished two existing partition walls to create a large bedroom and a larger lounge adjoining to an open studio space. The opened up spaces increases panoramic window views, thus allowing the external Aberdeen boating environment to be experienced inside.
“Drawing inspirations from traditional French boathouses in Brittany, the main architectural concept was a continuous ribbon-like blue wall that ‘floats’ and connects all the different areas of the apartment together.
“For the interior design, the new timber flooring was conceptualised as a ‘cats landscape’ that would rise and fall to provide different functions: it creates a beach threshold along the windows with an infinity-pool effect, an island dinning table to stage activities, a dynamic open studio, and a bed unit that faces the calm Aberdeen life.”
Images courtesy of the architects
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