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Gary Chang

Hong Kong architectural designer Gary Chang approaches broader architectural discipline in relation to dynamic spatial flexibility and redefinition of traditional boundaries. With specific focus on concepts of urban space, form and material, most of his works concentrate on flexible designs that transform interior spaces and architecture. His devotion to micro apartment projects has granted him a significant position in the architectural scene and put him in the vanguard of the growing global phenomenon of compact domestic space. Since 1994, his studio Edge Design Institute has been pursuing his fascination for innovative solutions and multidisciplinary designs from the scale of urban planning, architecture, interior, exhibition, to products like furniture and tableware.

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Hong Kong architectural designer Gary Chang approaches broader architectural discipline in relation to dynamic spatial flexibility and redefinition of traditional boundaries. With specific focus on concepts of urban space, form and material, most of his works concentrate on flexible designs that transform interior spaces and architecture. His devotion to micro apartment projects has granted him a significant position in the architectural scene and put him in the vanguard of the growing global phenomenon of compact domestic space. Since 1994, his studio Edge Design Institute has been pursuing his fascination for innovative solutions and multidisciplinary designs from the scale of urban planning, architecture, interior, exhibition, to products like furniture and tableware.

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Furniture home defines richness in cubicle

Chang’s installation, Learning from Hong Kong: Compact Living – a Global Phenomenon, an apartment constructed of an assemblage of furniture, allows visitors to experience compact living from a revolutionary perspective. Following on Domestic Transformer, his own home with more than 24 different settings within 32 square metres, and the surprisingly spacious 18 square-meter micro apartment, the installation continues his experiment with the extreme conditions of limited space, now a global phenomenon in high-density, hyper-urbanised environments. His furniture home further challenges the deep-rooted association between space and luxury and encourages imaginative manipulations of space and residential designs. His methodical design approach, albeit much inspired by his unbelievably crowded childhood home in Hong Kong, helps usher in the future of dense urbanism with innovative space-saving strategies.

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