Thank-you to PerspectiveGlobal, nominators, XLMS partners and clients for this year's architecture category '40 under 40' award. Every year, Perspective selects 40 creative stars in Asia under the age of 40 from design field whom will shape the design world in the decades to come.
The XLMS team are looking forward to unveiling more innovative projects in the coming year!
XLMS awarded Most Valuable Design Companies in Hong Kong Awards 2018
The project is located on the Wenching Beachfront in Hainan. Blue sky and sea, white sand provide an unique natural setting. Over the past years, increasing number of newly-built five-star hotels in Hainan have intensified competition. Therefore it is requires each hotel to have its unique architectural and landscape character,
Instead of traditional Southeast Asian architectural style for hotels in tropical areas, the designers have creatively targeted at the unique style of modern relaxing hotel which also boasts seaside resort atmosphere. The 5 star resort consists of over 51,000sqm of gross floor area, 400 hotel rooms, spa, bars, restaurants, resort villas, banquet and convention facilities.
Masterplanning & Architecture by XLMS limited
MEP & Sustainability by Cundall
New Award Winning XLMS design and build project located in Hong Kong’s vibrant district of Wan Chai. The project redefines the engineering office workplace, showcasing Cundall’s innovation and industry leading sustainability expertise.
The Cundall office is the new benchmark of how to cost effectively deliver a first class office fit-out whilst creating a healthy, efficient and future proof space. The 3,500 ft2 office, located on the 7th floor of The Hennessy, Hong Kong, has been designed to incorporate as many WELL Building Standard™ and LEED principles as possible.
The main office area is open-plan and flooded with natural light from the 4.5m floor-to-ceiling windows. Some 90 percent of the office workstations have access to views and, by installing PVC- free blinds against the windows, solar glare is controlled to optimise visual comfort.
An upcycle approach has been incorporated within the sustainable building design at The Hennessy with a conscious decision to reuse existing materials rather than buying new alternatives. 1770kg of waste diverted from landfill, almost 1427kg CO2 saved from disposal emissions. The most striking expression of this approach can be found in the feature wall within the reception area which utilises reclaimed wood from an old Hong Kong fishing trawler that once worked the South China Sea.
Without compromising the design and effectiveness of the lighting, fluorescent light fixtures have been reused from Cundall’s previous office to create a comfortable lighting scheme that meets both WELL and LEED standards.
Costs-in-use are kept to a minimum by using efficient lighting with occupancy-detection and daylight-dimming controls. By placing luminaires only where they are needed, a 25 percent better lighting power density than the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standards has been attained, as well as gaining maximum points against the interior lighting power credit under LEED.
Innovative ventilation solution that uses pre-fabricated fabric air ducts create great thermal comfort, it has a longer life span, reusable, lower air leakage and easy to install.
Harnessing the latest technology and utilizing our in-house innovative development IEQube®, we continue to monitor our indoor environment quality with our interactive building performance dashboard
The Project was awarded by IDCS "2017 Best Sustainable Design" | Asia Pacific Bronze: Cundall Hong Kong Office by XLMS & Cundall Hong Kong Limited
Client - Cundall Hong Kong Limited
Main Contractor - XLMS Limited
Interior Architect - XLMS Limited
Engineering and ESD - Cundall Hong Kong Limited
Lead Engineer - Andrew Marks (Cundall Hong Kong Limited)
MEP - Joe Tang, Associate Director (Cundall Hong Kong Limited)
ESD - Carol Chan, Senior Engineer (Cundall Hong Kong Limited). Lighting Design - Oscar Lee (Cundall Light4) Photography: Steven Ho
There's a buzz about Wong Chuk Hang, where grimy industrial buildings have been colonised by designers, artists, coffees shops and restaurants and you can expect to stumble across something unexpected, 'Campfire Creative' a new Co-working Space.
With real estate at a premium in most major cities, Campfire provides over 7000 sqft of reliable and flexible spaces to maximise utilisation. Currently operating fashion industry focus, Campfire has been designed to provide every tool and service possible for members to grow.
Campfire was conceptualised as a place where like-minded entrepreneurs can gather to share their experiences and work together. Campfire encourages its members to connect, create, and collaborate through industry-specific facilities, relevant events, and vibrant communities.
Project Management and Design Development by XLMS Limited
XLMS Architects design and deliver one of the world’s first media focused co-workings spaces - ‘Campfire Media’ is located in Wong Chuk Hang , an upcoming regeneration district of Hong Kong .
Following the success of Campfire Creative ‘Fashion’ , the new 7000sqft ‘Campfire Media’ will be dedicated facility for K.O.L. and digital media startups.
The new destination includes pop up kitchen, screening theatre, recording studio and dedicated pitching theatre - See more of XLMS' design by clicking this link;
Interior Design - XLMS
Lighting Design - Worktect
Lighting Design - Worktecht
Nestled in the heart of Hong Kong near Central and Sheung Wan districts, Sheung Wans' MALT Whisky bar aims to provide Hong Kong with the whisky experience on the island.
The design creates an ambience for calmness, sophistication in the decor along with the personal service to provide an unforgettable experience. Allowing old whisky meet the new in Hong Kong's fashionable regeneration area of Sheung Wan.
Luxury Apartment 'Design and Build' project located in 'Larvotto' - East Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong.
In a region where conspicuous consumption is the norm, our client declared that they wanted an home that is understated ‘Simple and spacious with tonnes of storage’ . However the challenge was to also add two extra bedrooms into the original luxury one bedroom 1100sft apartment that hosted a generous living and dining area, overlooking the vibrant Aberdeen marina and its channel and beyond to the adventures on the hill of the famous ocean park.
Adding the 2 extra bedrooms posed a serious threat in that it would compromise the existing spacious layout and impact on the spectacular views, this was successfully achieved by careful and clever space planning adaptation around the existing structural layout and services. With a generous amount of daylight flooding the interior, the palate of finishes selected of white painted joinery and light colored timbers on feature walls and floors enhance the light quality into the new living area, offering a sense of calmness and a place where you could feel like relaxing the entire Sunday afternoon.
Overall the project adhered by strict feng shui principles by a master that came to consult on the project, so as designers we had to respect the personal, cultural and spiritual requirements of the client, with the occasional compromise through alternative solutions. These principles were no use of dark colors, location of beds and doors, colors on walls in the bedrooms were carefully selected and even the number of light fittings in each room were specific.
Project size: 1100 sqaure feet
Interior Architect - XLMS in collaboration with Architect Bill Lykouras
Main Contractor - XLMS
Lighting Design - Worktecht, Andy Leung
Photography: Steven Ko
XLMS Architectural Design Services
The timeless destination is a high-end jewelry store in Boan Hainan, conceived of a harmonious balance between sophisticated function and cozy experience. The goals of this project were both to create a new space for Clugau Jewellery to flourish as an elite jewelry store and to provide the total VIP experience to each client, through incorporating elements of security, spaces for privacy, and a variety of subtly definedspaces.
Director Past Experience, images courtesy of LKF Group
Images Courtesy of Aidan Li
Director Past Experience, images courtesy of LKF Group