glass pool cantilevers from hong kong's hotel indigo by Aedas glass pool cantilevers from hong kong's hotel indigo by Aedas
may 02, 2014

glass pool cantilevers from hong kong's hotel indigo by Aedas

glass pool cantilevers from hong kong’s hotel indigo by Aedas
all images courtesy of Aedas




Aedas has completed the ‘hotel indigo hong kong island building’, which seeks to reference its cultural context and advance an evolution of vitality in the wan chai, hong kong, district. among notable features is a glass-bottomed pool that cantilevers from the the roof. this dramatic architectural element acts as a beacon for the luxury accommodations on an urban scale. swimmers can be seen by pedestrians passing by, and at night the pool is lit to give it visual presence.


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horizontal fins are patterned in a way which reduces solar gain and glare where most needed




fully glazed curtain walls on the upper portion of the structure allow the guest rooms to have unobstructed views. a pattern of burnished bronze solar fins screen the façade where needed most, while also giving the elevations a distinct visual identity. the hotel contains 138 rooms measuring 30 sqm, with executive suites at the upper levels.


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the roof top pool area exists as an elevated oasis within the city




while the tower introduces a new height to the neighborhood, preserving the street level scale of historical wan chai was a priority for the project. this is achieved through two ‘podium’ entries containing three-story internal atrium spaces that link the lobby, lounge, dining area, and sky terrace.


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project info:


location: wan chai, hong kong
architect: Aedas
interior designer: Aedas interiors
floor area: 8,500 sqm
client: tai hung fai enterprise co. ltd.
completion date: 2012

  • Who writes this stuff. Solar fins where needed? Its a design element and a very attractive one.
    I am surprised it wasn’t labeled ‘sustainable ecologically harvested’ solar fins.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Looked good on paper, but realized on site it is just another dust collector that will be filthy and greasy in no time. Do these architects not consider things like cleaning their junks, Most modern elevations are designed for dirt and are damn filthy and appear proud of being elevated dustbins and pigeon realestates

    Fluyi says:

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