Rattan in Concrete Jungle, Hong Kong

Within Hong Kong’s typically cramped living spaces, Absence from Island has designed a transforming 40sqm/431sqft home for a young family of three. Rattan in Concrete Jungle was converted from an aging 90s apartment to a neat, airy home.

Moving doorways, as well as creating full-height storage and furniture that folds away the most intrusive items, like the dining table, created more room for the baby to play, and parents to work.

Its namesake rattan covers obscure even more storage and provide a unique natural highlight to a home deep in the concrete jungle of Hong Kong.

Images by Tang Chi Chun