Situated along the coast of Hong Kong, SmartZendo apartment was designed to bring Zen ideas into a small home.
In redesigning the home, architect Patrick Lam converted a chaotic, awkward space into a mindful experience of modern living, using Zen’s focus to draw the scenery outside into the home.
Creating an open living area allowed the addition of a raised floor, containing additional storage hidden by hatches, as well as a raisable coffee table embedded in the floor. This also allowed the relocation of the kitchen from an irregularly shaped room into the living area, and the addition of a series of timber panels that can divide the living space into a sleeping area.
Frosted glass set in sliding timber panels allow the areas to be divided
Smart hardware and appliances complete the home, reducing clutter and encouraging dual-purpose use of furniture and cabinetry throughout.
Images by Patrick Lam