October 2016 – Plukka + Artoriz, New York
Inspired by Sol Lewitt’s “Isometric Projection #13”, the design of the Plukka+Artoriz pop-up store inscribes a new spatial geometry into the existing space using a series of two and three dimensional lines. On one hand, the lines are the structure that supports the jewelry display cases; on the other, they are inscribed onto the floor, walls and ceiling of the existing space, creating a dense and vibrant field through which one walks through. The pieces of Plukka and Artoriz jewelry are displayed on the two sides of the store, with the circulation space in between. The path of travel runs diagonal and asymmetrical to the space, creating a dynamic experience with the displays and the space itself. This movement, together with the lines, remap the geometry of the space.
April 2016 – Plukka, Chater House
Plukka’s (www.plukka.com) first permanent boutique in Hong Kong opened at Chater House, Central, on April 29th, following the success of its pop-up store at the Landmark and first retail store at London’s Burlington Arcade. The new boutique features an arresting curved exterior wall and giant wall mural by the Chinese contemporary ink artist Hong Chun Zhang.
February 2016 – EVENT
Clover Lee attends the inauguration of the Abdul Monem Economic Zone (www.amezl.com) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The economic zone is located in Gazaria, southeast of Dhaka, and covers almost 216 acres.
February 2016 – MacDonnell Road Residence
Interior renovation work completed at a 2,000 sq. ft. residence at 96 MacDonnell Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. Photos available in projects section.
January 2016 – Plukka, Burlington Arcade
Plukka’s first retail boutique opens in London at the legendary Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly. Continuing the unique architectural language of Plukka’s pop-up store in Landmark, Hong Kong, the design of the London boutique takes advantage of the store’s intimate scale to envelope the visitor in a space that is elegant and luxurious, yet experimental and edgy. Photos available in projects section.
January 2016 – MTR Admiralty Station
Design development completed for Playcode, an interactive installation at MTR’s Admiralty Station that is part of MTR’s “Art in MTR” initiative. Designed to activate the inter-platform stairwell at the station, Playcode draws upon Admiralty’s history as a naval base, the ways in which the base communicated with its network of ships using Morse code and upon the ways in which contemporary passengers (in the same space) largely communicate through their phones. The installation is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2016. Photos available in projects section.
December 2015 – EVENT
Clover Lee attends the exhibition and heritage festival of the Heritage Works initiative organized by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (see October 2015 entry and go to www.cdia.asia for more information). Designs produced by Clover’s team during the 3-day design workshop in October will be displayed along with other work in historic buildings in the pilot area in Yangon’s historic center.
October 2015 – EVENT
Clover Lee attends the Heritage Works Design Workshop in Yangon, Myanmar, organized by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA). Clover will be part of a team of ten internationaa City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) define an investment program for a comprehensive heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. Visit www.cdia.asia for more information.