AKAOFFICINA AKA OFFICINA HONG KONG RESTAURANT BAR DESIGN
Architecture • Interior Design • Bespoke Furniture
The Guild is OFFICINA's breakthrough project.
Located in the heart of Singapore on Keong Saik Road, The Guild is a restaurant by Hong Kong’s Young Master Brewery that focuses on homemade comfort food using locally sourced produce with 20 taps of craft beer from around the globe. Young Master envisages a restaurant that pays homage to the historic shophouse design and Singapore’s rich colonial history.
OFFICINA listened closely to Young Master's ideas for branding and ambiance. Along with the project's historic context, this led to a design that is contemporary, but enriched with colonial and vernacular motifs.
The premise is two historic shop houses combined into a single space. To unify it, OFFICINA designed a circular bar in middle as the design's focal point,with everything circulating around it. The bar also integrates the three existing columns, providing the illusion of a column free space. Natural daylight floods into the dining spaces arrayed round the bar with warm, antique inspired lighting after sundown.
Materials used were selected down to the essential to keep the design clean and elegant. An intricate herringbone wood floor is used throughout except for the feature floor around the bar. Here, Peranakan tile replicates the circulate geometry on the floor. This helps define the bar and also adds colour to the floor pattern. The walls are detailed with wood panel wainscotting, with a vibrant orange finish above. Decorate wood beams on the ceiling complete the design.
The Guild opened May 2018 and was awarded the Best Beer Bar in Singapore, 2019
TAP@The Mills is the big brother of TAP: The Ale Project.
Located in the upcoming hipster haven of The Mills, Tseun Wan; a mixed use arts, retails and startup office complex converted from a former industrial godown. OFFICINA worked closely with the Client to apply the vision and branding to this project.
TAP@The Mills inherits the industrial aesthetic of the surrounding development, intentionally exposing the raw concrete and steel of the existing shell. Layered over this is a finely crafted central bar, clad in blue glazed tile with a polished concrete countertop. The centrepiece of the TAP is a back bar display with 21 beer taps, and flux capacitor to finely tune the gas mix of the TAP’s custom beer offerings.
TAP@The Mills opened in March 2019.
Based in Hong Kong, OFFICINA is a laboratory for architecture and interior design, led by Adrian Fong, Kwan Chan and Andrea Pietrucci, with an experience portfolio spanning from large mixed-use developments to the intimate scale of Restaurants and Bars.
OFFICINA believes in total design, from the grand idea down to the smallest detail. This comes from collaborating closely our Clients, to understand and address their needs, tapping into Adrian, Kwan and Andrea's combined experience, to provide designs that stimulate the human senses with the use of interesting spaces, light and materials.
RIBA, RIAS, ARB(UK)
Founder & Partner
Adrian is a British Architect, having studied at the University of Edinburgh and graduating with Distinction in 2001. He began his career in Edinburgh designing a broad range of projects from bespoke office fit outs, restaurants, hotels, and luxury residences.
Since relocating to Hong Kong in 2009, his considerable design and construction experience has been applied to large-scale commercial projects throughout Asia, with specific expertise on tall buildings. After nearly two decades in international practice, Adrian co-founded OFFICINA in 2017 to bring his extensive design and technical experience to independent practice.
Founder & Partner
Kwan studied architecture at Northeastern University in Boston where he graduated with Honours in 2001 and is one of the founding partners of OFFICINA.
Kwan is a licensed Architect in New York and is also where he started his architecture career. During this time, Kwan worked on a variety of high-end residential projects in Manhattan. After 5 years in New York, he relocated to Hong Kong in 2005 to work in a US design practice.
Kwan has designed and managed a broad spectrum of projects that included large mixed-use developments, master planning, office towers and retail.
MArch OAPPC (Italy)
Founder & Partner
Andrea, as an Italian, is passionate about design first before food, wine and family. He is utterly uncompromising on architecture and interior design. He graduated from the Instituto Universitario di Architectura di Venezia in Master of Architecture and Urban Design in 2001, and is a registered Architect in Italy.
Andrea started his career in Venice before coming to Hong Kong in 2007, working in international Architects before co-founding OFFICINA in 2017.
His works include refurbishment of luxury apartments, government buildings, hospitality, and commercial projects.