Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang is "a celebration of metal"

Dezeen Book of Interviews: our new book, featuring conversations with 45 leading figures in architecture and design, is on sale now”I think we managed to inject some femininity into those materials that are traditionally very hard by manipulating the form and making them more digestible in scale,” she says. We’ll be publishing interviews with all the category winners from this year’s event over the coming weeks. Metal cabling was woven between the balustrade and the baseline of the apartment’s central staircase to create a screened-off dining area. “We respected the client’s heritage, his personality and love for metals and that is what drove the project,” Wang says. “But during the day, because there’s more light outside than inside, there’s [also] a great sense of privacy.”

Inside Festival   took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 1 to 3 October. Award entries for next year’s festival are open from February 2015. “We created these one-way mirror screens that allow light to filter into the bedrooms,” she says. “For the design of the staircase we really looked at the construction of a motor and how cables are strung inside of it to create this dynamic form.”

Wang says that much of the interior of the apartment is informed by the client’s history. “[We used] five kilometres of metal cabling to create a screen that nestles the diners.”

The staircase screen is a reference to the industry the client made his money in, Wang claims. Related story: Hong Kong restaurant by Joyce Wang wins World Interior of the Year 2014″In the middle of the sweeping circular staircase is the dining area and we wanted the cables to envelope it and create privacy,” says Wang. Inside Festival 2014: Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang explains how she incorporated her client’s “love for metals” into the interior of a luxury Shanghai penthouse (+ movie). You can watch all the movies below. “Because there is a manufacturing industry in China, a very very heavy one, [the project] is Chinese in that sense.”

Despite the industrial nature of the design, Wang doesn’t believe it is overbearing. “The project is a celebration of metal,” says Wang in the movie, which was filmed at Inside Festival 2014 in Singapore. Instead, windows line a shared corridor which leads to the bedrooms.

Updated: 28.11.2014 — 00:24