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Lifestyle journal interview, hong kong
The Future of Sustainable Architecture
Award-winning international design firm, MAKE architects, celebrates the completion of The Luna, a new service apartment development in Wanchai. Highlighted as one of the outstanding architectural guidelines for the sustainable development, MAKE had conceived the possibility of sustainable development by designing The Luna.
An interview with Anahita, architect and interior designer for The Luna, revealed her views on sustainable construction, which stresses “reduce construction waste, sustainable development and space is the only way to suit different consumers in the long run”. Looking forward to the future development, she believes that designers will face greater challenges and need to have better design plans to build a living and working space that is conducive to environmental protection and people's quality of life.
From the initial design stage, MAKE had conceived numerous possibilities for sustainable development, from the construction process to the use of carbon emissions, materials lifespan, as well as taking into account and considering factors such as location, size and materials into their design and architectural plan. Although the Luna is heavily inspired by its surroundings, it is still unique among the many residential buildings in the area. The design of the façade and balcony reflects the history of the Wan Chai community, and its structure and orientation were carefully designed to create a better urban appearance, social space, culture and value, with the goal of enriching the lives of people in the neighbourhood.
Jessica magazine feature, hong kong
Profile of the Luna tower in Hong Kong Women's magazine, Jessica.
The LUNA INTERIOR SHOTS
04 July 2018
The final interior shots have come through! I worked flat out on the styling for this to get it up to a standard we would all be happy with, and I think it paid off. The photos have come out beautifully. Massive thanks to John Madden for his great work in handling the photography. He's coming back to re-photograph the facade, so stay tuned for that!
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The Loop 30 Under 30 Award
20 February 2018
At the end of 2017, I was nominated for the Loop Hong Kong 30 under 30 award. I was honored to be included with such inspiring nominees. Subsequently, I was presented with an award! This was a amazing way to cap off an already great year.
Read the article online here.
Wanchai Interior photos
10 January 2018
The interior shots for the typical floor apartments have come through. I've been working exclusively on the interiors for 3 years now, so it's really exciting to see the mock-up floor complete.
All photos copyright to John Madden for Make Architects
Wanchai facade photos
10 January 2018
The bamboo scaffolding came down to reveal a new jewel for Wanchai! It's so surreal to see something you've been working on for 3 years come to fruition.
All photos copyright to Marc Goodwin for Make Architects
Teaching at hong kong university
I am very excited to announce I will be an assistant professor to the Masters Architecture course at HKU this semester!