Before & After: Built-In Storage Unlocks the Potential of a Family’s Small Hong Kong Flat

Sleek floor-to-ceiling joinery maximizes space and enhances sight lines for twin boys and their parents.

When IT engineer Eric Chan and freelance writer Mary Wong set out to optimize their brick-heavy Hong Kong apartment for the wellbeing of their five-year-old twin boys, they reached out to a friend, architect Patrick Lam of Sim-Plex Design Studio, to lead a renovation that would set the scene for a richer family life.

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