The design expresses Gary Chang's continued experiment in the extreme conditions of Tight Space, now a global phenomenon in high-density, hyper- urbanized environments. Unavoidably, it is also a biographical account of his domestic life from childhood until now, a testimony to the changes in his own needs and desires, lifestyle and design vocabularies. Five significant stages have been singled out, coded M-1976, M-1988, M-1989, M-1998, M-2007, and corresponding to his age at 14, 26, 27, 36 and 45. Though they appeared immensely divergent, they share a common theme: interactively putting all the essential and unexpected activities into this compact 32m2 space without compromise, with components that play 'hide and seek' with the inhabitant. It is a research into the smart use of resources, be it space, time or materials; into convenience and efficiency optimized for compact living.

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DOMESTIC TRANSFORMER FEATURED ON:

MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPER

-2014

  • BosaSPACE Magazine, Canada
  • SO/HO Magazine, Singapore
  • Saber Viver Magazine, Portuguese (October Issue)
  • Architektura-Murator Magazine, Poland (May Issue)
  • Pacific Place Magazine, Hong Kong (Spring & Summer Issue)

-2013

  • Square Foot Magazine, Hong Kong (July Issue)
  • Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Germany (August Issue)
  • Dutch Magazine, Netherlands (August & September Issue)

-2012

  • Newspaper, Korea (12-November-2012)
  • New Straits Times, Malaysia (3-February-2012)
  • A&W Architektur & Wohnen Magazine, Germany (No. 3 Issue)

-2011

  • Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong (4-November-2011)
  • Haaretz Daily, Israel (4-January-2011)
  • LUXURIA Property Magazine, Indonesia (December 2010 – February 2011)
  • NEW architecture Magazine, China (June Issue)

-2010

  • Chengdu Newspaper成都商報,China (21-September-2010)
  • The Business Times Magazine, Singapore (29/30-May-2010)
  • Shanghai Daily –National, China (9-Febuary-2010)
  • Haven Magazine, Australia (December 2009 & January 2010)
  • Society Interior Magazine, Mumbai (April Issue)
  • City Ptctorial Magazine, China (No.12 Issue / 2010.6.28)

-2009

  • The New York Times, USA (15-January-2009)
  • Hoja Macau, Macau (24-July-2009)
  • Designer & Designing Magazine, China (September Issue)

 

WEB VIDEOS

-2013

  • faircompanies.com. (12-May-2013). “Extreme Transformer Home in Hong Kong: Gary Chang's 24 rooms in 1”.
  • Lenovo Taiwan. (19-June-2013).  “玩轉空間專家:YOGA 11S x Gary Chang”.
  • Vasawattae. (15-September-2013). “GARY CHANG'S APARTMENT: TRANSFORMED DOMESTISITY”.
  • MySingaporeLaunch. (21-October-2013). “Transforming a shoebox unit apartment to practical spaces”. 101 views.-2012
  • Telegraph.co.uk . (26-June-2012). “Hong Kong architect builds 'transformer' apartment”.
  • famousdave.co.za. (26-August-2012). “Amazing futuristic apartment”.

-2011

  • Audi Q3. (5-September-2010). “Gary Chang Space”.
  • Audi. (27-October-2011). “Audi Q3: Smaller space needs bigger thinking”
  • Vito Di Bari. (24-January, 2014). “A Video of the Domestic Transformer”.

-2010

  • Pangjin’s channel. (13-March-2010). “Hong Kong architect turns shoebox apartment into 24 rooms”.
  • Millenion Design. (1-December-2010). “Domestic Transformer: Tiny Apartment Transforms” 9,433 views.

 (All Web Pages Videos Retrieved 24-Novemeber, 2014).  

TV CHANNEL

-2014

  • Pro Sieben-TV circus Halligalli Germany
  • CNN-TV, “Interactive Gallery”, Hong Kong
  • SBS-TV, “Efficient Usage of Spaces”, South Korea
  • TV Channel National Geographic Channel, “Brave New World”, USA
  • TV Channel National TV Channel, Russia

-2013

  • SBS-TV –“Human Documentary Program”, South Korea

-2012

  • CCTV-“News”, China

 

BOOKS

 -2014

  • “ROOM Inside Contemporary Interiors”, Phaidon
  • “Take Shelter: At Home Around World”, Orca Book Publishers
  • “Elements of Architecture -14. International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia (Wall)”, Marsilio

-2013

  •  “Interior Design la biblioteca dell”,  Il Sole 24 ORE
  • “The Big Book of Interior Design”,  24 ORE Cultura

-2012

  • “Longman Reading Anthology Red Series 2”, Longman

-2009

  • “Hong Kong Creative Economies –The Shaping a Design Culture”, Hong Kong Design Centre
  • “Y08 The Skira Yearbook of World Architecture 2007-2008”, Skira
  • “Small and Chic High Style For Small Spaces”, Universe

 

WEBPAGE ARTICLES

-2014

  • DETAIL Online, Germany (13-Augest-2014)
  • BCC News (bcc.com) (11-April-2013)

-2010

  • CNN One studio apartment, 20 rooms (5-Augest-2010)
  • Life Style: News: Global Online, UK (14-June-2010)
  • Reuters, UK (8-February-2010)
  • Yahoo News, UK (8-February-2010)

-2011

  • Financial Times (ft.com), UK (30-September-2011)

-2009

  • Bauform Architektur, Germany (6-April-2009)