“Zen Oasis” – A home gateway infused with Japanese aesthetics designed by Minus Workshop. The founder of Minus Workshop, Kevin Yiu has long been inspired by Eastern philosophies. He has taken over this residential design project into a modified version of the spirit of zen in Japan for a family who loves Japanese culture and wants a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. With the simple three worded design brief “Japanese, zen and calm” to request Kevin to design his 120 square metre apartment. As a result, Yiu also breaks through the paradox between how we imagine stereotypical Japanese minimalism. Photography by Steven Ko.