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Timber House

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Timber House

Homantin, Hong Kong

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2020

Description
Timber House
Client
New World Development
Area
Homantin, Hong Kong

Timber House is a residential complex sited in Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The project aims to provide a sense of cabin living in the middle of the city.

About

The design team has incorporated rarely seen forest and treehouse elements throughout the overall design of the residence, with the aim of building a tranquil forest residence in the midst of a bustling downtown area. The building consists of 6 unique areas, each being inspired by a “treehouse” element, together it seeks to bring residents on a curiosity journey within this hillside setting.

Treehouse Entrance

At the entrance, a two-storey high opening houses a glass treehouse and an 8 meter high everygreen Autumn Maple. This creates extraordinary scenes of forest living in contrast with the bustling adjacent main road just a few steps away. Adjacent to the treehouse, the building entrance is setback diagonally to frame the treehouse. The reception is designed like a cabin, with timber ceiling and fireplace to greet the incoming guests.

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The lift is furnished with an infinity ladder, leading up to the treehouse cabins.

Garden Corridor

The corridor is a wooden passageway with window that looks out to the vertical garden, small shrubs are planted on every floor while trees are planted on every four floors, allowing residents and passers-by to feel the lush greenery. The vertical garden goes up 24 storeys and connects to the roof garden with panoramic view overlooking Kowloon.

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The ambience at the club is warm and inviting, with a panoramic view that looks into the forest. At the heart is a floating bookshelf that extends from wall to ceiling, creating a surreal backdrop to the nature beyond.