Vice Versa Houses

Lead DesignerFrankie Lui
Project LinkView
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Vice Versa House re-introduces the spirit of “looking after one another” of an indigenous village in a contemporary context.

Extend the existing organic fabric was considered a strategy during site planning to create a sense of privacy while also allowing for public interactions of various degrees. The architectural layout integrates the external village fabric within the interior through the idea of an “internal village street”.

The brother house’s circulation is designed as street form to create a dialogue across three family generations. Transitioning from G/F living room,1/F bedrooms, 2/F master bedrooms to roof gardens establishes visual connections around four orientations that weaves different families together and reinforces the “look after one another” spirit.

Therefore the movements of daily life become multi-dimensional interactions with other family members and the surrounding public spaces; the collective open space also fosters unity.

The houses exhibit the influence of the local village spirit from the inside to outside,and vice versa.

Bio

awards:

2002 Hong Kong Young Architect Award, HKIA
2003 Hong Kong Young Architect Award, Asia Cultural Council
2004 20 Architects for the 21st Century, HKIA
2009 Best Paper Award (Design Category), HKIA Journal
2010 President's Prize, HKIA
2012 President's Prize, HKIA
2013 Merit Award, HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium & Awards


Affiliation:
2000 Registered Architect, HKARB
2000 Full Member, HKIA
2005 Full Member, HK Designers Association
2007 LEED, U.S. Green Building Council



Frankie Lui and Anita Lo founded Atelier Global Limited in 2007.

Awards and Prize

2017
Most Valuable Services Awards in Hong Kong 2017, Hong Kong Most Valuable Companies - Best Renowned Architectural Design Company in Hong Kong

SHENZHEN LONGHUA BOOK MALL
Tender Winner - Architecture and Interior Design

CHANGSHA DIN DIN CREATIVITY CENTRE, CHINA
HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards, Silver
A’ Design Award, Silver

SHENYANG VANKE SALES OFFICE, CHINA
A’ Design Award – Interior Design, Silver

VANKE HONGSHUWAN SHOW FLAT, CHINA
A’ Design Award – Interior Design, Bronze
International Design Award – Interior Design, Bronze
Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite - Model House, Award

GEMDALE PLAZA, CHINA
HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards – Interior Design, Nominated Award
a&d Trophy Awards 2017 – Commercial, Retail or Office, Certificate of Excellence

2016
CHANGSHA DIN DIN CREATIVITY CENTRE, CHINA
A&D Trophy Awards Asia-Pacific Award
International Design Awards, Gold Winner
Best Commercial Building of the Year, Kinpan Award

GEMDALE PLAZA, CHINA
Best Commercial Building of the Year – Interior Design, Kinpan Award China