Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong – Embrace, connect, purify: architecture and interiors studio Bean Buro had these words in mind when designing Mount Pavilia, a residential showroom for firm New World Development on the eastern shore of Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay. The 232-sq-m model duplex apartment was developed with an empathetic and wellbeing-focused design vision, something commercial showroom projects often lack.
‘Inspired by the idea of “mental cleansing”, we created a ritualistic experience throughout the apartment,’ explains Lorène Faure. ‘[There are] playful areas to stimulate social interactions, while other areas to promote relaxation and appreciation of the natural surroundings.’
Bean Buro used colour psychology principles, natural materials and circadian lighting systems that adjust to a user’s body clock to create the tranquil showroom space. The studio additionally integrated smart home automation technologies – powered by Alexa voice control, the utilities improve accessibility and ease of use throughout the apartment.