Minus Workshop’s sustainable mission in a weekend getaway hub. Minus Workshop has taken over a design project from an eco-responsible couple having a great concern for sustainability which is a sizzling topic worldwide and beyond. The apartment owner predominates as successful entrepreneurs in the city who aim to curate a multi-functional and eco-friendly private hub to encourage family bonding and also an event venue to aid the communities in Hong Kong. Entrusted the founder of Minus Workshop, Yiu, has to be extra mindful of what’s true and what entails in a space for relaxation, entertainment, physical event activity, and culinary pleasure, not only for the grown-ups but also for the next generation. Therefore, Yiu’s main force was to achieve sustainability with a new wave and timeless style in this experience-driven geometric villa. Photography by Steven Ko.
Yiu thinks that the geometrical forms are all time universal languages that would never go out of trend and that’s the moment where Kevin starts to weave components together. The whole site is planned in a circle, starting from the entry, which can cater to up to 4 young families. Going through a geometrical shape of a vaulted double door, the guests will first see practical storage of cabinet in the welcoming area for shoe changing and cloakroom, allowing them to wind down by a full-length circle mirror dovetail with greenery. From the reflection in the mirror, there is a peek of the dramatical interior, ‘I want to create a kind of inner excitement when they get to the first impression of the space’ says Yiu. The floor was set with some heavy pebble tactility with the hosts’ names garnished before one step up to the dramatical entering.
The living lounge is where to start creating an eco-friendly tale that boils down to many aspects – from the selection of furniture, fixtures, appliances and room planning – must be least harmful to the environment. To maximize the impact of nature by favouring natural light and interspersed a light-tone of textured gleaming plaster can efficiently reduces dependence on artificial light during day time.. The decision-making also promotes low energy consumption has come to the fore in so many different ways, such as enhancing indoor air quality that you will find throughout this charming hub.