Opus Hong Kong17/05/2012
'Opus Hong Kong' is a residential tower recently completed by Los Angeles-based architect, Frank Gehry. The property, located on top of a winding hillside road and set amidst dense bush, in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, is comprised of twelve residential units, two double-level garden suites with private swimming pools on the lower levels and ten custom apartments, each occupying an entire floor with unprecedented 360° views, ranging from 560–640 sqm in space.
The sinuous façade of the tower is composed almost entirely of glass; the exterior twisting as it rises giving the rooms inside a unique floor plan while lending itself to a one-of-a-kind view of the city below and landscape beyond. Each suite has a series of balconies conceived as ‘boat decks’ that are carefully orientated to make the most of the dramatic panorama.
Two solid towers finished in amber stone in the South-West and South-East corners accommodate the kitchen and utility rooms and also reduce exposure to glare during sunrise and sunset, while an array of artfully stacked planter boxes clad in spanish stone ground the structure and highlight the ascending spiral of the glass-clad columns.
'I designed the building for hong kong, to respond to the unique conditions of the city. You wouldn’t build this anywhere else.' - Frank Gehry
Source - designboom