cocoon architecture ltd.

Architect

China

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cocoon architecture is a progressive architectural practice based in Hong Kong. Like cocoon incubates to become butterfly, the firm aims to incubate the client’s ideas and delivers them into an architecture that fits. The practice works on residential, cultural and commercial projects, providing full professional consultancy services in architecture, master planning and interior design services. The design team has won numerous international awards including: Winner of the Young Architects’ Award; 40 Under 40 Award; “Perspective Award”, Design for Asia Award, Architects Regional Council Asia Prize, etc. The projects had been exhibited in ''La Biennale di Venezia'' in Italy,Hong Kong, Asia and other places worldwide. The co­founder of the firm, Chiu Hang Mei Mary Grace & Yung Chung Kwong, has been the Assistant Professor in the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong teaching architectural design studio. They have also been actively involving in academic and community activities and has been invited as juror, interviewer, speaker, guest critics and registration committee for various professional institutes and government authorities.

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EDUCATION

WORKING EXPERIENCES

AWARDS AND PRIZES

SELECTED PROJECTS

theDesk UC Strand 50 Bridge 8

FUNCTION:

Coworking

LOCATION:

Shanghai and Hong Kong West

YEAR:

2020

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

The Large site in Central, Hong Kong is spread horizontally on 1 full floor. The huge Common Space, act as a Central Park serving 450 people, is a landmark for orientation. Series of spaces is layered between Central Park and main lift lobby, creating a sense of approach. The Medium site in Shanghai is on split levels. The grand staircase in the Common Space connects 2 levels and turns into a theatre of 100 people for events. The Small site in Hong Kong West is distributed on multiple floors. The intimate Common Spaces scattered as small gathering spaces.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

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Kendall International

FUNCTION:

Preschool

LOCATION:

Hong Kong

YEAR:

2019

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

1. Scale of CITY vs Scale of VILLAGE A village is created among the many towers. Classrooms are shaped as village houses clustering around a Central Plaza, where the kids play and run and dance. 2. Scale of ROOMS vs Scale of PODIUM Existing high headroom makes the Central Plaza like outdoor. Different levels become possible for kids to explore, like bird-house and climbing wall. 3. Scale of TEACHERS vs Scale of KIDS Kids have different ergonomics requirement. A suitably crafted space can increase their sense of belongings.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

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Soleil 88 Phnom Penh

FUNCTION:

Residential

LOCATION:

Cambodia

YEAR:

2020

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

This is a development with a total of 88 row houses, of which 2 show flats was constructed in the first stage. In order to express the individuality of the each row house and residents, a negative space is inserted between the row houses. The staggered negative space is a recessed balcony. The balcony serves as a divider, forming buffer zone in-between houses, transforming the anonymous big complex into distinguishable individual houses. The row houses are connected, yet separated.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

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cocoon architecture ltd.

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