10 LaSalle flipping book project by LWK + PARTNERS


LWK + PARTNERS has designed ‘flipping book’ at 10 LaSalle for luxury urban living in Hong Kong.

LWK + PARTNERS is a leading design architecture practice rooted in Hong Kong. With over 34 years of growth, the diverse design team at LWK + PARTNERS shares expertise to provide a wide range of services including architecture, planning & urban design, interiors, landscape, heritage conservation, building information modeling (BIM), brand experience, and lighting design. LWK + PARTNERS believes that great design has infinite possibilities and a direct positive impact on people’s lives.

They have designed the new luxury residential development project 10 LaSalle in Hong Kong. Celebrating the heritage and the spirit of enlightenment 10 LaSalle rests on a corner site in Hong Kong’s covetable low-density neighborhood of Ho Man Tin, which is traditionally best known for its concentration of top schools and well-established academic culture.

LWK + PARTNERS Director HC Chan said, “We took full advantage of such a pleasant environment with a building orientation that maximizes the angle of view towards the famous Lion Rock and nearby cityscape, further facilitated by large glass windows letting in generous sunlight. The tower is also set back from the street to mitigate the blocking of views by nearby buildings, especially for lower units, while at the same time reducing any street canyon effects.”

LWK + PARTNERS embraces the local heritage and the spirit of enlightenment through uncluttered architectural language and a focus on bespoke design and craftsmanship. It employs a palette of bronze and light grey, a curation of fine natural materials and finishing, and an astonishing mix of curvatures. All these contribute to a living space of contemporary elegance and sculptural quality, connecting seamlessly with its time-honored neighborhood.

Where function meets art A curvilinear language is found across the whole building to achieve unity and connectivity at 10 LaSalle. A keyspace representing this would be the residents’ clubhouse, stilted on the first floor with recreational facilities and social spaces for people to meet and relax.

The clubhouse is intended as a metaphor for an opened book with flipping pages. It is a pod-like structure built from volumetric design, and we wrapped it in vertical bronze architectural fins all the way from floor to ceiling for a sense of continuity. At dusk, light spills out through the louvres producing a beautiful space that glows in the leafy streetscape.

The building incorporates a diversity of shiny and rough textures to spark an interesting dialogue of space and materials. The frontage features extensive glass cladding punctuated by premium granite. Balconies have curved glass balustrades lined with slim bronze railings, integrating with the architectural style across the whole building and responding to the design concept of the ‘flipping book’. Lobby walls feature ‘sheets’ of stone that flap up like worn pages of a well-read book, accentuated by gentle backlight for added depth. Outside, façades at the base of the building are made with bespoke parallelogram-shaped masonry.

LWK + PARTNERS designed every detail at 10 LaSalle based on the idea that embracing your surroundings, whether it is the natural environment, cultural heritage, or social community, is an important part of living well.

Rather than just a property asset, 10 LaSalle is conceived to be a tasteful collectible.

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