Project: Reuters HK Ltd.

Location: One Exchange Square   Project Details: Our renovation of the 18th floor and new training centre on the 16th floor of Exchange Square won a honourable mention in the APIDA awards 1994. The client gave us a free hand in the design and their brief was simple: “No Wood”. We set about designing an extremely “high tech” office with the aid of silicon graphic workstations to image all details of the project. The materials chosen included laminates that change colour in different lights, and metallic wallpapers that were etched and coloured. Industrial reglit glass was used to...

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Project: NBA Asia

Location: Chinachem Hollywood Building Project Details : Our offices for NBA capture the essence of basketball without being gimmicky. The floors are maple and furniture chosen to give an element of fun. The reception seating was knick named the “slam dunk” chairs. The main feature wall has a parabolic curve of scoured stainless steel to mimic the flight of a ball, and this launches through had slot into the conference room, and also frames the reception desk. Constant projections onto a tab of seraphic glass show visitors all of the current superstars in action. The project was published...

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Project: Miami Spice

Location: Tsimshatsui, Kowloon Project Details: Based around Steve Raichlin’s “Miami Spice,” this project is a refurbishment of the old “Bull and Bear” in Kowloon. The whole project was fast track being completed in thee weeks including all design documentation and construction. Two new bars were installed and a huge deep curved wall that totally transformed the space making it very welcoming and lively. All existing finishes and furniture was reused as far as possible resulting in an unbelievably low budget. The project was widely published and below are quotes from an article in...

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Project: Koh-i-Noor Restaurant

Location : Cityplaza 2, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong Project Details: Design Chamber International has over the years designed a number of restaurants in the Koh-i-Noor chain. This particular concept deviated from the traditional approach to the design of an Indian restaurant and was conceived as a modern, open to view space with bold colours and materials. The rear wall was designed as a handcrafted, theatrical backdrop to the diners, using blues, purples, red and gold. The flooring and furniture was deliberately set in contrast to the backdrop with a warm colour palette of timber and an amber...

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Project: Standard life Asia Ltd

Location: 53/F. The Center Project Details : DCI made the first offices in Hong Kong and as they increase in size we then reorganised the whole floor to accommodate the expansion including the new offices for the investment arm. The design is a play on their triangular logo and gives a very dynamic corporate image. The space planning is such that from every desk there are views out, and this is complimented by low partitions. Each desk block is arranged in groups of five with a team leader of slightly higher accommodation. Initially there are two large training rooms but as the groups expands...

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Central Park Manila Phillipines

The capital City has horrendous traffic and parking problems. This scheme was to provide over a thousand car parks in the centre of town and to be self financing. The structure is based on a cut and fill technique which is inexpensive and shown in the first section. We found sites adjacent to replant the trees and shrubs so that none of the habitat was destroyed. Above the car park was a shopping mall which made the complex financially viable, with 150,000 sm of shopping space. This was lit by a variety of light wells from glass pyramids to water falls. At the new raised ground levels the...

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