Sensual, wavy and undulating surfaces and a sober monochrome palette define the Garden Pavilion designed by NC Design & Architecture. The luxury lounge was based on the shapes of a traditional Japanese Zen garden and was given a sculptural, natural and intimate character.
NC Design & Architecture (NCDA) was founded by Nelson Chow in Hong Kong. The studio specialises in residential, commercial and hospitality projects and has won several awards. With their creative concepts they reinvent the experience of a space through meaningful connections. An NCDA interior tells a story and allows people to interact in a new way with the space and world around them. ‘Our projects exist at the intersection of art and architecture and help to start creative collaborations, stimulate interesting conversations while having their own visual identity that tells a unique story,’ Chow explains to us.
The design is inspired by a traditional Japanese Zen garden.
NCDA was commissioned to design a VIP lounge for a luxury shopping centre in Hong Kong. With the assignment to create a 'relaxing getaway', Nelson Chow designed the Garden Pavilion as an airy, garden-like, contemporary landscape. For the design he was inspired by the shapes and proportions of a traditional Japanese Zen garden. That's why we recognise wavy and curved surfaces, references to nature and an elegant, safe, cocooning atmosphere. Garden Pavilion consists of two parts: The public Sculpture Garden is an ivory-coloured undulating landscape where a florist, concierge and an exhibition space for seasonal displays come together. The second part is the actual private VIP lounge. It presents itself as a series of flowing walls creating intimate spaces with an aesthetic of understated luxury. With different textures and a material palette mainly consisting of marble, brass and plaster, the natural and luxurious atmosphere is enhanced. You can read the full article and our interview with Nelson Chow in Imagicasa Autumn 2020. You can still order this issue through our webshop.
Photography by Harold De Puymorin