Opus Hong Kong / Tentacle Films / 2013

Opus Hong Kong / Tentacle Films / 2013


Footnotes

“I think taking oneself seriously is a problem,” says Gehry. “As soon as you get into an intellectual mandate of some kind, you lose the humour, you lose the humanity of it. I think humour in the sense of not taking yourself seriously makes it a lighter approach, a lighter touch, a lighter feeling – in that sense it’s humour. It’s not humour ha-ha, but it’s humour humanistic.” ➡︎

“The level of iconicity depends on the appropriateness of it,” Mr. Gehry said of the building’s relatively quiet design. “This site on the Peak allows for a very dynamic, sculptured piece. The best thing is to be respectful, and not to pre-empt the neighborhood.” ➡︎


Extras

 Opus Hong Kong

▶︎ Architect Gehry, Swire's Cubbon on Opus Hong Kong / Bloomberg / 2012

◼︎ Yabu Pushelberg's show apartment at the Opus Hong Kong / Catherine Shaw / Wallpaper / 2012


Sources

◼︎ Interview: Frank Gehry for Opus Hong Kong / Paul Kay / Hong Kong Tatler / 2012

◼︎ A Celebrated Architect’s Hong Kong Rental Building Helps Define ‘Superluxury’ / Joyce Lau / The New York Times / 2012


Vhils: Debris in Hong Kong / José Pando Lucas & Vhils / NOWNESS / 2016

Vhils: Debris in Hong Kong / José Pando Lucas & Vhils / NOWNESS / 2016

Nintendo: School’s Out / Anthony Atanasio / 2012

Nintendo: School’s Out / Anthony Atanasio / 2012