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About Edge


EDGE DESIGN INSTITUTE

EDGE Design is an award-winning studio for innovative multidisciplinary design founded in 1994 by Gary Chang. With experience of a quarter century in design, the Hong Kong based studio continues to pursue its fascination on original and creative solutions to accommodate the ever growing global population. DOMUS Magazine has recently recognised EDGE as one of the top 100 best architecture firms in the world.

Our projects range from the scale of urban planning, architecture, interior, exhibition, to the scale of art installations, furniture and tableware. Our core design ethos reflects on spatial urban dynamics, with a framework which summarises the 4Cs of an intensified city - Change, Choice, Connection and Coexistence.

Our methodical and active design approach aims at making positive changes to the environment through being conscious of sustainability from finite projects and resources. We grasp onto the vast design potential from working closely together with clients and specialists, striking a balance where we could be of greatest contribution between clients’ ventures and our studio practice. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled us to offer an efficient and broad range of design services for both local and international clients.

EDGE由張智強於1994年創立,至今已發展成一家屢獲殊榮的創新跨領域設計工作室。工作室以香港為基地,憑藉四分之一世紀的經驗,一直致力設計原創方案,以適應不斷增長的全球人口。 EDGE於2019年被DOMUS雜誌確認為全球一百家最佳建築公司之一。

我們的項目範圍之廣從城市規劃,建築,室內,展覽,藝術裝置,家具以至餐具都一一涉及。我們的核心設計理念反映了城市多變及動態的空間,以此宗旨體現一個強化城市的4C - Change (變化), Choice (選擇), Connection (聯繫) 和 Coexistence (共存)。

我們的設計方針旨在因應有限的資源,以可持續的方式,為環境創造正面的變化。我們通過與客戶和專家緊密合作,把握設計潛力,互相啟發,跟客戶的企業實踐工作中做出平衡,以達到彼此受益。這種跨領域方針使我們為本地以至國際客戶提供不同規模, 高效和廣泛的設計服務。

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About Edge


EDGE DESIGN INSTITUTE

EDGE Design is an award-winning studio for innovative multidisciplinary design founded in 1994 by Gary Chang. With experience of a quarter century in design, the Hong Kong based studio continues to pursue its fascination on original and creative solutions to accommodate the ever growing global population. DOMUS Magazine has recently recognised EDGE as one of the top 100 best architecture firms in the world.

Our projects range from the scale of urban planning, architecture, interior, exhibition, to the scale of art installations, furniture and tableware. Our core design ethos reflects on spatial urban dynamics, with a framework which summarises the 4Cs of an intensified city - Change, Choice, Connection and Coexistence.

Our methodical and active design approach aims at making positive changes to the environment through being conscious of sustainability from finite projects and resources. We grasp onto the vast design potential from working closely together with clients and specialists, striking a balance where we could be of greatest contribution between clients’ ventures and our studio practice. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled us to offer an efficient and broad range of design services for both local and international clients.

EDGE由張智強於1994年創立,至今已發展成一家屢獲殊榮的創新跨領域設計工作室。工作室以香港為基地,憑藉四分之一世紀的經驗,一直致力設計原創方案,以適應不斷增長的全球人口。 EDGE於2019年被DOMUS雜誌確認為全球一百家最佳建築公司之一。

我們的項目範圍之廣從城市規劃,建築,室內,展覽,藝術裝置,家具以至餐具都一一涉及。我們的核心設計理念反映了城市多變及動態的空間,以此宗旨體現一個強化城市的4C - Change (變化), Choice (選擇), Connection (聯繫) 和 Coexistence (共存)。

我們的設計方針旨在因應有限的資源,以可持續的方式,為環境創造正面的變化。我們通過與客戶和專家緊密合作,把握設計潛力,互相啟發,跟客戶的企業實踐工作中做出平衡,以達到彼此受益。這種跨領域方針使我們為本地以至國際客戶提供不同規模, 高效和廣泛的設計服務。

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People


PEOPLE

People


PEOPLE

 

GARY CHANG

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Born and raised in colonial Hong Kong, Gary’s passion for Architecture began at a very young age while living in a tight subdivided unit of only 32 sqm with his parents and three sisters. This crowded childhood home which he has then resided for over 50 years inspired him to pursue broader architectural discipline. After years of experimenting and improving, Gary presented the most updated version of his 32 sqm Apartment – “Domestic Transformer” in 2007. The limited physical space could be transformed into 24 different modes without compromising exquisite living standards. This controversial project granted him a significant position in the Architectural scene and put him in the vanguard of the growing global phenomenon of compact living.

Gary graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1987 and founded his company EDGE in 1994. His projects span across large scale urban, residential, commercial, cultural and private fields with the focus on dynamic spatial flexibility and redefinition of traditional boundaries. He gained a reputation for his commitment to innovative exploration of modernism with tradition, nature with metropolitan and art with adaptability. Some of his award-winning multi-disciplinary designs include Suitcase House at Commune by the Great Wall in Beijing, Hotel V Wan Chai and ACTS Rednaxela Serviced Apartments. The company was renamed EDGE Design Institute Ltd. in 2003.

Besides practicing, Gary’s dedication to art and architecture extends into academia, lectures and publications. His books “My 32sqm Apartment” and “Suitcase House” received great response and were sold out shortly. He is also a sophisticated travel fanatic who enjoys sharing his unique opinion on hotels and exchanging the different architectural language around the world. His expertise and experience has been accumulated and  in form of a publication as a hotel columnist and expert. Along with his diverse portfolio, Gary has attracted many collaboration opportunities with leading international brands and hotels. He has designed products for Alessi, including the Kung Fu Tea Set, Treasure Box for Urban Nomads, and curated its first-ever project in China, the “(Un)forbidden City”.

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張智強在殖民地香港土生土長,與父母和三姊妹同住一個32平方米的小單位, 自小萌生對建築的熱情。張智強沒有視這所已居住了逾五十年的狹小公寓為困囿, 相反,狹小空間啟發他重新定義各種改造擠迫空間的可能性。經過多年的實驗和改進,張智強在2007年推出了他32平方米公寓的最新版本“Domestic Transformer”。這有限的空間共可轉換24種不同的模式,而保持優雅精緻的生活水平。這項目的可議性使他在建築界佔一席位,並被視為高密度生活現象的先行者。

張智強於1987年畢業於香港大學,並於1994年創辦EDGE。其項目跨越城市,住宅,商業,文化和私人領域,著重空間靈活性,同時重新定義傳統。他致力以創新方式挑戰現代主義與傳統,都市與自然,藝術與實用。屢獲殊榮的代表作包括北京長城公社的《手提箱》;灣仔Hotel V和ACTS Rednaxela服務式公寓等。EDGE於2003年更名為EDGE Design Institute Ltd.。

除了在業界外,張智強對藝術和建築的貢獻更延伸到學術界,演講廳和出版界。他的著作“My 32sqm Apartment”和“Suitcase House”好評如潮,被橫掃一空。他也是一位資深旅行家,喜愛分享他對酒店的獨到見解,並在世界各地交流不同的建築方式。身兼酒店專欄作家和專家,他更出版了“好旅店默默在做的事”。其多元化的作品為張智強吸引了許多與國際品牌和酒店的合作機會。他獲義大利ALESSI邀請參與Tea & Coffee Towers設計專案之《功夫》茶具和《Treasure Box for Urban Nomads》等,並策劃了其在中國的首個項目,《(止)禁城》。

 
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Awards


AWARDS

Awards


AWARDS

HONOURS AND AWARDS


| COPENHAGEN
ar+d Award 2003 Copenhagen, Denmark, Commendation: “Suitcase House, Commune By the Great Wall, Beijing” | ar+d Award 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark, Commendation: “Light Hotel”

| DUBAI
Architecture + Awards 2004, Design for a New World – Dubai, Housing & Residential Category – Winner: “Suitcase House, Commune by The Great Wall, Beijing”

| HANOVER
contractworld.award 2010, 10th International Architecture Award for Innovative Interior Design Concepts, Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover, Germany | Shortlist of the category Hotel – “ACTS Happy Valley Serviced Apartments”

| HONG KONG
Design for asia awards 2016, dfa environmental design silver award: "private music studio" | A&D TROPHY AWARD 2016, INTERIOR DESIGN (PROFESSIONAL) COMMERCIAL, RETAIL OR OFFICE, CERTIFICATION OF EXCELLENCE : "PRIVATE MUSIC STUDIO" | Perspective Award 2013, Perspective – Interior Design (Professional) Best Residential, Certification of Excellence :“The Arch’’ |  “Hotel V Wanchai 2’’has been selected as one of ‘Best Urban Hotels 2013’ by Wallpaper, October issue | Asia Pacific Interior Design Award 2012, Hong Kong Interior Design Association – Certification / Excellence – Hotel Space Category: “Hotel V Wanchai 2’’ | Perspective Award 2012, Perspective – Certification of Excellence: “Hotel V Wanchai 2’’ | Design for Asia Award 2011, Hong Kong Design Centre – Merit Recognition: “ACTS Rednaxela, Hong Kong” | Design for Asia Award 2009, Hong Kong Design Centre – DFA Grand Award: “A Domestic Transformer” | Design for Asia Award 2009, Hong Kong Design Centre – DFA Bronze Award: “ECOLS” | Design for Asia Award 2007, Hong Kong Design Centre – DFA Grand Award: “The Organic Pharmacy HK Store” | Design for Asia Award 2007, Hong Kong Design Centre – Commendation Certificate:“Samuel Kung” | Design for Asia Award 2007, Hong Kong Design Centre – Commendation Certificate “The Charterhouse, S Signature Floor” | Design for Asia Award 2007, Hong Kong Design Centre – Commendation Certificate: “The Cascade” |  “Creation 9707” Project in 2007, Hong Kong Design Centre, A collaboration of 10 internationally renowned brand names with 10 accomplished Hong Kong based designers to produce 10 creative products to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region - Collaboration with Alessi: “Treasure Box for Urban Nomads” | Design for Asia Award 2004, Hong Kong Design Centre – “Distinguished Design from China”:“Suitcase House, Commune By the Great Wall, Beijing” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2002, Winner - Blanch Gallardo Award (Most Outstanding Design Award): “Suitcase House, Commune By the Great Wall, Beijing” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2002, Honourable Mention” – Corporate Category: “Mega-iAdvantage Data Centre, Hong Kong” | HKIA Annual Awards 2001, The HKIA Merit Award – Architectural Interior: “Mega-iAdvantage Data Centre, Hong Kong”, Collaboration with Thomas Chow Architects Limited | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2001, Winner – Institution Category: “Refurbishment of Hong Kong Arts Centre Atrium, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2001, Exhibition/Showflat Category: “Jen-Ai Tower Showflat, Taipei, Taiwan” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2001, Special Honourable Mention – Corporate Category: “Jumbo iAdvantage, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2000, Winner – Commercial Category: “Broadway Kingswood Cineplex in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2000, Winner – Club Category: “Clubhouse for Palm Beach Residential Development, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 1999, Winner – Residential Category: “Studio Apartment at Island East, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 1999, Honorable Mention – Residential Category: “Apartment at Repulse Bay, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 1999, Honorable Mention–Commercial Category: “Studio City Cineplex at Metropolitan Plaza, Chongqing, PRC” | The Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Awards 1999, Best in Interior Design, Certificate of Distinction – Commercial Interiors Category & Certificate of Merit - Graphic Design-Corporate Identity and Signage System Category: “Studio City Cineplex at Metropolitan Plaza, Chongqing, PRC” | The Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Awards 1999, Certificate of Distinction - Interior Design Exhibition and Display Category: “Showsuite of Hong Kong Station Development” | The Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Awards 1999, Certificate of Distinction – Furniture Category: “Individual Office Module Developed for Ogilvy & Mather, Asia-Pacific” | The Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Awards 1999, Certificate of Distinction - Domestic Interiors Category: “Apartment at Repulse Bay, Hong Kong” | The Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Awards 1999, Certificate of Merit - Interior Design-Hospitality Category: “Cinematheque Bar-Café-Restaurant” | The Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Awards 1999, Certificate of Merit - Interior Design-Corporate Office Category: “Office of Banca Popolare d i Verona, Hong Kong” | “Broadway Cinematheque” was represented in the “Hong Kong Designs” Special Stamps series in Hong Kong in 1998 | Recipient of “The YOUNG ARCHITECT (HONG KONG) Hsin Chong K.N. Godfrey Yeh Education Fund Award 1996”, co-organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects & The Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong | Asia Pacific Interior Design Award 1997, Winner – Corporate Category: “Office for Ogilvy & Mather, Asia Pacific, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Award 1997, Honorable Mention – Commercial Category; “Showsuite of Hong Kong Station Development, Hong Kong” | Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 1997, Honorable Mention – Commercial Category: “Market Republic Grocery Market” | The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 1996, President’s Prize: “Broadway Cinematheque” | Hong Kong Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Award 1996, Best in Interior Design: “Broadway Cinematheque” | Hong Kong Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Award 1996, Certificate of Merit - Commercial Category: “Market Republic Grocery Market” | Hong Kong Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong Design Award 1996, Certificate of Merit - Domestic Category: “Apartment at South Bay, Hong Kong” | The Hong Kong Designers Association Award 1996, Certificate of Merit: “Market Republic Grocery Market” | The Hong Kong Designers Association Award 1996, Certificate of Merit: “Cho-Ichi Japanese Restaurant” | The Hong Kong Designers Association Award 1995, Certificate of Merit: “Office of Post-Production Sound Ltd. & Digital Vision Ltd.” | Hong Kong Chartered Society of Designers Design Award 1995, Certificate of Merit: “Office of Post-Production Sound Ltd. & Digital Vision Ltd.” | 4th Annual Dimensions Interior Design Awards 1994, Winner – Corporate Category: “Office of SCM and Associates Ltd.” | Hong Kong Designers Association Award 1990, Silver Award – Interior Design Category: “Office of Cine Productions Ltd.” | Hong Kong Designers Association Award 1990, Silver Award – Interior Design Category: “Office of SCM and Associates Ltd.”

| LONDON
FX International Interior Design Award 2001 Finalist, Exhibition Design Awards: “Venice Biennale Exhibition, Italy” | FX International Interior Design Award 2001 Finalist, Medium Office Awards: “Mega iAdvantage Datacentre, Hong Kong” | FX International Interior Design Award 2001 Finalist, Residential Awards: “Jen-Ai Tower Showflat, Taipei, Taiwan”

| MILAN
XVII Milan Triennale International Design Competition, One of Ten Final Winners receiving a Special Diploma - Theme: THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE OFFICE SPACE, Palazzo dell”Arte, Milan

| SINGAPORE
Grohe Design Award 1997, Singapore, Winner - Interior Design/Architecture Category: “Broadway Cinematheque”

| TOKYO
25th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition, Tokyo, Japan “1st Runner-up” - Theme: GLASS HOUSE 2001

| VENICE
The Dedalo-Minosse International Prize 2002 (For Architect Under 40), Vicenza, Italy, Winner: “Suitcase House, Commune by The Great Wall, Beijing” |