goodman westlink

nestled amidst untouched mountains, forests and a network of highways, goodman westlink unfolds as a first-of-its-kind benchmark for modern, sustainable logistics centres. usability, flexibility and integrity form the bedrock of this experience, catering to a diverse demographic of users, including tenants, office executives,
truck drivers and visitors.

organised systems are the essence of logistics. by excavating and repurposing the local biosphere, we created a system that harmonises multiple layers within the interior. wood rebirths as structures and furniture; soil and minerals from the land transform into terrazzo and stucco that clads floors and walls. striking a delicate balance between industry and nature, the result is a living workspace that respects the cherished environment
we call home.

hinting at crown shyness – a fascinating phenomenon where tree crowns delicately avoid touching – the greenroof’s identity symbolises a canopy of intertwining paths that merge back into the surrounding nature, creating
an uninterrupted flow.


scents of dao

over the last 5,000 years, the teachings of shen nong, the father of eastern restorative herbal medicine, have been crafted into a precise methodical philosophy centred around the body’s balance and free-flowing energy systems.

adopting these learnings into the modern day, scents of dao was formed.

just as the moon circles the earth and the earth the sun, human bodies are energy systems that abide by the act of diurnal living. scents of dao unites two key elements, the sun and the moon, characterised through the merging of the two chinese symbols to become an anchor for day to night rituals that create natural harmony in our cyclical lives. this is the practice of balance and the discipline of opposing forces which create a harmonious tranquillity to our natural state.

to practice scents of dao, is to pay tribute to the healing properties of nature.

photographs by: vita mak & judy chen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

uncle ming’s

steeped in the spirit of the city, a space that creates a dialogue with the surrounding architecture through a geometric language laying the foundation of a spectacular cityscape. like a house of light suspended in the sky, uncle ming’s guides people towards its trove of fine whiskies, taking guests on a journey of discovery as they unbox the treasures within.

formed by simple, rectilinear shapes and realised through soulful materials, the den unfolds as an enigmatic cubic volume. light is refracted by rippled glass, detailing the walls with shadows and slow, orderly movements that exalt into a quiet allure. minimal yet sumptuous, the spatial experience encapsulates the essence of the city’s polarity.

craftsmanship is celebrated through raw, tactile executions of the brand identity, and a logotype that is a typographical expression of joinery – a hallway between an architectural drawing and a mysterious signature. above the dusky skyline, amidst a luscious bouquet of oak and smoke, spirited conversations and aromatic encounters await.

aki hotel

 

accor hotel’s m gallery is a storied collection, boasting over 100 boutique hotels, each with a unique tale to tell. among these exceptional properties is aki hong kong, a giant prism nestled between the low-rise historical buildings and towering skyscrapers of wan chai. it’s a place to pause amid the hustle and bustle of the vibrant neighborhood, offering a quintessential modern hospitality experience with a zen hideaway, a stark contrast to the never-sleeping environment of the bustling commercial area.

despite the district’s intensity, aki hotel’s identity design language responds with a need for calmness, reflecting a guest’s experience once they connect with the building and its interiors. the graphic language draws inspiration from the japanese boro, a textile art form that grew out of medieval necessity (ぼろ), where history is woven into a cultural statement. reinterpreted as a contemporary narrative, the identity system is a tactile vocabulary that unites an atmosphere, a metropolis, and the people. it’s an expression of human resilience, a tool that engages the audience with its cultural and geographical context. the pattern suggests a map, highlighting its location, the hotel’s building attributes, geometry, and materiality, as well as a collection of touchpoints that stimulate thought and dialogue, provoke response, and enhance understanding of its context.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the rambler

named after goodman interlink’s unique and strategic location in the rambler channel, the rambler is a new take on café design, offering a refreshing space for customers, their workers and their guests to meet, socialise and recharge.

the selection of natural elements is a stark contrast to the industrial building the café resides in. a warm palette of materials interspersed throughout with timber wrapped around to nourish the soul and breathe life into the space – echoing the feel of a haven across day and night. the use of blue hues through a gradient of hand-glazed ceramic tiles reflects the lull of water and washes over with an air of contemplation.

things of substance

the significance of light throughout time remains unaltered. illuminating our perception of the world, light carries remarkable gravity in the rituals of our day. from cave-man campfires to light bulbs, light permits us to linger in a state of wonder from where we can freely realm in the world of our imaginations.

our lamps are metamorphoses of history in cultures transformed into products of art.

as a result every lamp carries with it the spirit by which it has been created, manifesting into things of substance.

mother pearl

when sipping bubble tea, the spring-loaded pearls of tapioca instantly demands our attention. confronted by the unapologetic chew of the pearls, we unconsciously transcend into a state of unexpected satisfaction.

a pioneering advocate for healthy teahouses in hong kong, mother pearl encapsulates the deeply immersive bubble tea drinking experience through its magical concoctions. serving as a vessel for the sensations that emerge from sipping bubble tea, the negative space in its icon evolves with seasonal and flavour changes.

from the cloud of pearl-shaped lights floating above, to the dark olive green facade that opens a portal to a mystical universe, mother pearl expresses dimension through its organic materiality, drawing the consumer deeper into the sweetness of the present.

grand majestic sichuan

defined by seductive extravagance through a contemporary filter, grand majestic sichuan is a space of glamorous escape. blind tigers on the emblem nod to the exclusivity and freewheeling spirit of the roaring 20s. it is a tantalising lounge for the high-flying younger generation with a sophisticated eye for modern art in a classy yet high octane setting.

in this irresistible experience, connoisseurs will indulge in spicy sichuan classics, reinvented, all served in whimsical tablewares as the perfect canvas for this visual feast. more is more in this maximalist eatery, a sensory dining experience where the opulent interiors and bold flavours are in an intoxicating two-step.

fukuro

after a long day of work, wearied salarymen of tokyo trail back to the comforting glow of izakayas, where they take refuge and unwind with food, drinks and uninhibited conversations. echoing these nocturnal waterholes, fukuro embodies a mystical ambience, whilst exuding a warmth that sparks spirited interactions between visitors. as a messenger of the night and a protector from hardship in japanese symbolism, the owl icon manifests the outlet’s identity. the profusion of wood crafted by simple carpentry oozes an intimate and relaxed atmosphere for visitors to indulge in a spin on a quintessential japanese experience.

origin shangri la

a station is the crossroads of millions of lives that intersect and pass within seconds, a point of convergence harbouring exchanges and ruminations; beginnings and endings. located in the original outlet of shangri-la in singapore, origin epitomises the hotel’s legacy, and honours south east asian produce. the existing arches carved into the space reminisced of station platforms and presented a befitting structure for execution. as diners travel through the bar, main dining, and private dining areas, they are taken on an evocative journey from the ticket counter, grand hall, platform, and finally to the intimate carriage. the curvatures mirrored in the interior and campaign furniture, in combination with the kinetics sculpture at the bar, guide visitors through a rhythm of travel.