a place to create, gather and inspire

Housed within New York-style brick architecture, Contempo is via.’s design office. The two-storey hybrid studio merges fluid work stations with a myriad of social and artistic spaces, designed to foster a sense of community.

The open-planned arrangement incorporates solo work tables, conversation corners and meeting spaces for focused dialogues. Galvanized steel and glass partition frames the social areas, and visually connects to a green-filled outdoor.

social workspace

“contempo was conceived as a canvas and collaborative platform where our designers can extend their creative interests and talents.”

Linking the two floor is a feature staircase, lined in Scandinavian timber, featuring an angular balustrade and a wall niche that showcases the studio’s architectural models.

layered textures

relaxed aesthetic

beauty in materiality

one k edition gallery + shop

The studio’s upper floor is dedicated to a multi-purpose gallery and shop. The retail corner contrasts textured walls in hunter green with speckled terrazzo. Full-length shelves put the range of collectable objects by one k edition in full view.

Location: Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Year: 2021

Photographer: Kenneth Chao, Tan Hai Han, Frank Leung

Video Direction: Avofilm