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Houzz Tour: Boldly Stylish in Hong Kong

Shedding its tenement past, this small apartment has colorful touches and a few design tricks up its sleeve

“Tiny" doesn't have to mean "timid." Designer Javis Ma of Urban Design & Build kept this mantra in mind when turning a small Hong Kong residence into a stylish one. The 630-square-foot apartment is located in an old tong lau building in Central Hong Kong; tong lau buildings were originally tenements, usually built in the early to mid-20th century. This building now comprises small units designed for both residential and commercial purposes. 

Stripping the unit down to its bones, Ma designed a new layout that makes use of the apartment's long and narrow shape. A kitchen with a workspace serves as the hub, and a living room, bedroom and bathroom complete the space. Smart storage solutions and a few visual tricks make the most out of the apartment's limited square footage. ...

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Posted on 12th April 2013 under News