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Hong Kong, Central Apartment

An elegant pied-à-terre with panoramic views of the city.

In Situ & Partners designs a contemporary space with natural materials and minimalist features, conveying the harmony of Japanese philosophy and aesthetics in their latest project.

The ‘less is more’ approach was the project guideline, with clean lines, natural materials, and a neutral color palette are the common themes of the 2000-square-foot apartment, featuring a spacious T-shaped reception area divided into a dining room, living room, and a traditional tatami tea room. Light parquet flooring and natural wood cabinetry frame the space furnished with a curated selection of European design pieces. Adding fluidity to the austere interiors, a bespoke rug showcases a wavy motif reminiscent of sand patterns in a Zen garden. All technology, including the ventilation system, is masterfully concealed throughout the space, hidden in the clean-cut ceiling folded like origami.

The serene, earthy tones of natural wood expand to the studio, accessible from the living room through a glass and wood screen, where a communal desk faces floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. The discreet and functional kitchen with custom-made cabinetry in grey matte lacquer matches the apartment’s understated style.

The master bedroom integrates soft textures into the minimalist aesthetic. Following feng shui principles, a delicate Japanese landscape silk painting hangs over the bed featuring a custom-made curved fabric headboard, while the window ledge is encased in elegant brown leather. The master quarters include his and her walk-in closets that can be lit up internally with checkered glass doors and washi paper finishes.

A unique highlight is the authentic Japanese-style master bathroom with original fixtures and materials, including a circular bathtub crafted by artisans in Japan and imported fragrant wood fluted panels combined with Italian Ceppo di Gre stone similarly cut and used in the shower area to create rhythm into the space.




Central, Hong Kong




200 sqm


Full renovation completed

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