Thursday, 30 May 2013


Today I am excited to share with you a project from a new found and new favourite Architecture Studio, Cheung Vogl Architects.

And I quote "Cheungvogl is a multilingual and multicultural international design studio founded by Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl after their contributions to Lord Norman Foster’s headquarters in London, UK.  The practise's creative team is based in HK with site offices in China and Germany.

Their architecture often encompasses multiple fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to details of interiors and products.   Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl consistently redefine boundaries between architecture, art and design. Their projects not only experiment with architectural phenomenon, they often express certain sensitivity through reinterpretation of non-material substances. Their passionate engagement with ‘time’ as an integral part of their palette forms a new typology within the limitless context of space and experiences. They interrupt and express time as an extension of life, which is simply engaged in our everyday experiences. Time is not a measurable ‘unit’; its vague existence is undoubtedly beyond the physical parameters of lengths, widths and heights. Quality is not measured by cubic meters; it is the feeling of contentment, the emotions that one remembers. The simultaneous engagement between time, architecture, art and culture is their passion and commitment. 

Cheungvogl: Architecture is the structure of anything."

I am sharing one of their many projects that caught my attention and imagination:  The 2 Houses project, in Tokyo.  They beautifully designed this project according to the client's requirements:
Calm, but not sterile
Humble, and yet unexpected
Economical, nothing extravagant
Open space with flexible floor plans and a space to contemplate.

I love the use of concrete, the courtyard spaces and the lightness and brightness of it all.  What more could one ask for!  Oh and did I mention that this project came in under budget?  Read more about it here.

Images via Cheung Vogl

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