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2013 BOY Winner: Small Office

  • PROJECT NAME Speedmark
  • LOCATION Hong Kong
  • FIRM Joey Ho Design
  • SQ. FT. 8,500 SQF

Representing an international freight forwarder’s stock in trade, metaphoric gestures establish an indelible corporate identity. Shipping containers, for example, were Joey Ho’s model for the reception station, clad in galvanized steel painted bright blue. Farther into the 8,500-square-foot headquarters, work-stations line up on vinyl flooring that resembles well-worn boards—perhaps pried off packing crates. Flooring in the central corridor is raw concrete, emblazoned with a yellow stripe to simulate a runway. And cabinets in the café stack up like cartons. The industrial references give way to more polished symbolism in the marble-paved client waiting area. Here, windows are airplane-style portholes, and an LED-illuminated ceiling cove mimics a swath of blue sky. —Mark McMenamin 

Project Team:
Joe So; Michael Lam.