FAK3 designed a trio of stylish serviced apartments with a work hard, play hard aesthetic. All are situated in regenerated buildings and aim to marry local Hong Kong culture with fun, contemporary design for its target audience of young management executives. Along with providing interior and façade design services, FAK3 assisted the client with brand development and drove the project to be more design-oriented.
The first Kush is located on 255 Des Voeux Road West and consists of six units in a traditional Chinese walk-up building. Designed to be a tribute to Hong Kong’s urban panache, a cantilevered billboard reminiscent of the neighborhood’s signage anchors the building within its context. The façade is clad with patterned chocolate-coloured tile and window openings were maximised to flood the interiors with natural lighting. In the common areas, a stainless steel balustrade plated in gold juxtaposes against the raw concrete staircase.
The 400 square foot studio features an open plan with the kitchen, living area and bedroom flowing into one another. A sink, refrigerator and flip up counter are all cleverly concealed while a marble rock island with dual cookers and induction hub above doubles as a dining counter. Behind the bed is the Light Fantastic—coloured neon room enhancers that mimic the moods of blue lagoon, green with envy, purple haze and pink candy. A Tibetan silk rug, ebony hardwood flooring and white marble bathroom add to the overall sophisticated feel.