Candy Cube, Hong Kong

Surrounded by mountains in Tai Hang, Hong Kong, the 59sqm/635sqft Candy Cube residence is a warm, cozy space; designed to separate its owner from the bustle of the city.

This tiny, futuristic apartment was designed by architect Nelson Chow of NCDA for a close friend. The brief was to create a ‘fun, colourful, and futuristic’ home with generous storage areas to ensure the home was uncluttered.

The existing floorplan was claustrophobic, with two bedrooms and bathrooms creating small separate areas. With the space divided into such small spaces, Chow didn’t feel that the entire floor plan was being utilised to its full potential. 

The remodel saw the internal walls removed and the floorplan opened up completely into a single large room with a separate space for the bathroom and kitchen. 

The kitchen is stark and metallic with a door at either end, an entrance to the apartment and a balcony that lets in a good amount of natural light. 

Entrance to the home is also through the kitchen

Stepping through the kitchen into the main area really does feel like you’re entering a different era. Curved walls, moveable dividers, and soft bright fabrics all play a role but complement each other, never competing, playing a critical role in dividing the home’s various functions. The finishes and lighting are futuristic, but the colours are 70’s inspired, creating an ‘Asimovian’ atmosphere that feels, bright, optimistic, and playful. 

The living, dining, and sleeping areas are all in this space defined by the custom furniture that tastefully decorates each zone. All furnishings have been carefully selected and designed for this home from the custom curved kitchen door with a sculptural handle to the dining chairs with wheels that allow the table to serve a different purpose depending on the need. 

The four-poster bed provides a compelling backdrop to the dining area and serves to create separation between the two zones. The magnificence of the four-poster bed is enhanced with a front-row seat to one of Hong Kong’s best locations with a large window at the foot of the bed. The natural light from this window filters through the apartment, a key reason to why Chow decided not to close the master completely. 

Images by HDP Photography