For Hong Kong architect and designer Frank Leung, there’s no structured modus operandi that he adheres to; the award-winning creative prefers to embrace both ambiguity and spontaneity in his design approach. “For me, creativity happens as part of an ongoing conversation with the project and a continuous exploration of possibilities,” he explains. “I always keep an open mind to new approaches so a design can develop into the best version it can be.”
Embracing the journey is clearly a process that Leung appreciates, and it’s also reflected in the name of his multidisciplinary practice. Founded in 2009, Via. signifies “a process, a journey and transition”, as well as the studio’s collaborative culture with groups of creatives and craftsmen from varying disciplines. The firm has since amassed an extensive portfolio across high-end commercial, hospitality, and residential spaces, clinching awards and gaining global recognition along the way.
Leung, who helms Via. as its founder and principal, is propelled by the drive to consistently refine his craft and to create better projects. “As an evolving practice, I always say our latest work is our best work,” says Leung. “The recently-completed Atrium House show gallery has been a milestone for me personally, and for the studio as a whole; (it has) a holistic design scheme in which we took the essence of a Chinese courtyard to create a sense of tranquillity.” The design visionary also highlights the new flagship for the House of Madison in Hong Kong, an internationally award-winning project that Via. completed last year.
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