SHH unveils inside design ideas for Higher River Financial institution
SHH lately created modern inside design ideas for “Higher River Financial institution” – a brand new multi-residential growth in Kai Tak, Kowloon. The event is a three way partnership between builders KWG Group Holdings and Longfor Properties and contains 40 residential residences in 5 low-rise mansions, in depth outside recreation services and a clubhouse for residents and visitors.
SHH was tasked with creating distinctive environments for a goal market of potential consumers aspiring to a cosmopolitan and upscale life-style. The interiors of the residences are impressed by the riverside life-style. Within the context of their landscaped setting, these new residences will supply a special life-style selection. The bottom ground residences have entry to a backyard with well-distributed seating and barbecue areas, whereas the higher residences profit from roof gardens.
The grasp of every unit is created as a wealthy platform for particular person clients to use their very own fashion and style. As a part of the method, SHH modulated a few of the design parts, to make sure that they had been scalable and relevant to completely different layouts.
The design group embraced British tradition and influences in all facets of the interiors. As such, the fabric palette is distinctly British with wooden floors completed in oiled oak in customized patterns, brushed brass parts on the carpentry, pure stone counter tops.
“Our consumer wished to tell apart this growth with a British appear and feel, delivering a luxurious residential and leisure expertise in a delicate means,” mentioned Brendan Heath, director of hospitality and business interiors at SHH. “By celebrating British tradition and influences in all facets of design, we’ve put collectively a program distinctive to the area. When accomplished, it’ll present a a lot wanted place to dwell proper within the coronary heart of Hong Kong.
The event’s clubhouse will additional present consumers with enhanced leisure areas past what’s accommodated in residences and townhouses, together with areas to entertain prolonged households and visitors. The clubhouse occupies the bottom ground, first and second flooring of one of many residential towers, containing services corresponding to reception and lounge areas; a enterprise lounge; tea Room; personal eating rooms with roof terrace; an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam; fitness center and yoga studios.
Early within the design course of, discussions occurred between the consumer and SHH to ascertain what communicated Britishness. The conclusion fell on prime quality bespoke finishes and the character of sure supplies. This led to heavy use of oak, leather-based, stone, inexperienced shade, brass and coloured glass. The selection of the colour turquoise within the tearoom, for its affiliation with Fortnum & Mason in London, and the usage of John Boyd textile horsehair materials alongside botanical prints by nineteenth century illustrator William Curtis, had been extra literal references.
The design additional sought to create relationships with the outside areas of growth and structure. The greens used inside replicate the luxurious landscaping, as does the heavy use of wooden. The outside facades of the buildings are partially clad in diamond-shaped steel panels. These geometries had been utilized SHH to the inside stone ground patterns and to the stone clad partitions with brass inlays.
The newly designed houses are a part of a multi-residential growth at Kai Tak within the former airport district of Hong Kong and are at the moment marketed as a few of the area’s most useful actual property.
Photos: Courtesy of SHH