THR350 by Aedas

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THR350

Aedas has recently completed a private residence, named THR350, with a sculptural staircase. THR350 was recently named Five-star Best Architecture Single Residence in Hong Kong at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013, and is shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards under the Completed Building – House category. Continue after the jump for more images and architectural description:

THR350

Aedas creates a sense of drama for an award winning private residence in Hong Kong

Located at a hillside on the Hong Kong Island, this nine-storey private residence is set within an urban yet relatively low density area. Aedas designed a sculptural staircase that resembles three stacking ice cubes for the building, creating a sense of drama for the art-loving residents.

 

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The owner of the residence is a vivid collector of modern art and has a strong interest in the sculpture of Henry Moore. Aedas expressed the collision between the formal aspects of family and the freedom of art form on the façade and staircase – the former is regimentally controlled in uniform lines and 1.5-meter modules; whereas the latter punctuates this defined order and divides the frontage neatly in three portions. This stark contrast becomes the focal point that is uniquely distinctive in the immediate environment.

 

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The design also provides flexibility for the owner to convert the building into apartments in the future, ensuring extended life and potential for adaptive reuse. 

 

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Project: THR350
Designed by Aedas
Location: Hong Kong, China
GFA: 1,832 sqm
Website: www.aedas.com