penda's copper-clad box unfolds to serve as art storage space in hong kong
 
penda's copper-clad box unfolds to serve as art storage space in hong kong penda's copper-clad box unfolds to serve as art storage space in hong kong
jan 07, 2016

penda's copper-clad box unfolds to serve as art storage space in hong kong

penda’s copper-clad box which unfolds to serve as art storage space in hong kong
all images courtesy of penda

 

 

 

drawing influence from a compartmentalized suitcase, architecture firm penda architecture and design have recently developed a condensed space designed to store and sell paintings. located in central hong kong, the box explores a program that is frequently left unused, and to save floor space, the option of folding and unfolding influenced its compact design. defined by its matte copper paneling, when in use the space systematically opens up to reveal sliding drawers for paintings, a comfortable seating and bar space, along with a study.

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when unused, the space is folded away to leave a compact volume

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the copper adds warmth to the otherwise cold and concrete space

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the main use for the system is to present and store paintings

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inside, a sliding drawer for artwork, a cozy couch, a bar, a beamer and a working desk has been integrated

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the system has been clad completely in matte, copper panels

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