How does a designer stay true to the essence of The Ritz-Carlton brand, while injecting an interior with a contemporary edge? In the redesign of this apartment at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Edmund Ng Architects’ creative interpretation offers plenty to please the eye.
“The apartment has to express the grandeur synonymous with The Ritz-Carlton brand, but the owners also wanted a wow factor,” says Edmund Ng, founder of the eponymous firm, which is also known as Metropolitan Office Experimental. In response, the award-winning practice has refurbished the apartment with a blend of classical and contemporary elements to create a relaxed yet sophisticated home.
At an impressive 6,000sqft, the apartment’s unusually large floor area was the outcome of combining two apartments—a context which presented Ng a set of unique challenges and opportunities. “I needed to reconfigure the space to work as a whole, instead of two separate apartments with ‘duplicated’ facilities—from dual master bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens to even powder rooms,” shares Ng.