Square Street Tonglau Apartment

Location: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Client: Private

The Square Street apartment is situated in a postwar walk-up in a quiet neighborhood in Sheung Wan. The client was considering the purchase of a 33m2 unit from a family of four that had resided in it for over 20 years.

The family had been able to fit two bedrooms into the compact apartment, complete with a kitchen tightly fitted between the living-dining room and bathroom. Many of their possessions were tightly stacked atop of each other, and up against walls.

The design consolidates storage into a T-shaped massing that also acts as both partition and furniture, thus maximizing occupiable space.