Lantau Island, Hong Kong  |  2018

Photography by Edmon Leong

Michelia is a major remodelling project of existing townhouse properties situated in a high-end residential area by Cheung Sha Beach along the serene South Lantau coast. ARK's design focuses on developing architectural opportunities in the stylistically bland townhouses into a series of contemporary resort villas. With every unit having its own garden, the existing windows of the living spaces are enlarged to full height operable bi-fold doors. The garden level is stepped up to be connected to the main living space to promote a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The existing rigid, box-like architecture was transformed into more planar expressions by extending walls to give the architecture a sense of lightness and implied continuity of space.


The design utilizes textured external wall tiles in a minimal palette of high contrast tones of black and whites that sets the architecture to capture the island’s natural hills, seas and skies.