LAAB | f22 foto space
Hong Kong architects, artists, interior designers, and makers led by Yip Chun Hang and Otto Ng. Our awards-winning studio designs public space, interactive art, architecture, and interiors, with projects ranging from gallery, museum, office, retail, hotel, and cafe.
hong kong architect, hong kong architecture, hong kong interior designer, hong kong artist, media artist, digital fabrication lab, hong kong interior design, hong kong office design, coliving, coworking, office design, hong kong design studio
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f22 foto space


German iF Award, Red Dot Award, Taiwan Golden Pin Award

Project Vision

f22 foto space is a one-of-a-kind cultural hub in Hong Kong dedicated to photography and design. The foto space offers exhibition, a photo book shop, a Leica camera boutique and a lovely cafe. A black-painted camera documents its interaction with the photographer; similarly, f22 documents its interaction with time and people. The design team used brass as the main material to fabricate the door and the stair and painted them in black. Over time, the black paint would be worn off, revealing the brass underneath. To create a cinematic entrance, we studied camera development and used design elements from various generations of camera lens to design the door. The aperture at the ceiling controls the amount of light at the entrance space. We worked closely our with engineers to translate camera elements into structural elements. Inspired by camera aperture, the circular staircase plays with light, shadow and speed. The two galleries are in black and white, forming a dialogue between the two floors. Café 22 offers a nice gathering place for cultural activities. It has an exhibition space for budding photographers to organize their first exhibition. There will be regular Friday nights and weekend events. A mirror is installed behind the counter, visitors can watch the baristas perform. There is a square table in the middle of the café for visitors to gather and talk about photography and design. 總是跟時間競賽的我們,什麼時候可以靜下來,感受停留在身邊的光影? F22 foto space 是一個位於香港的攝影藝術空間。在這裡, 你可以看展覽,逛書店,喝咖啡。我們以不同年代的相機作為藍本,設計了入口的旋轉門。頭頂的快門,隨著門的旋轉控制入口的光暗。一條旋轉樓梯,默然佇立在門的另一邊。設計師和工程師緊密地合作,把相機的細節轉化為建築的結構。我們用銅作為門和樓梯的主要物料,並把表面噴上黑色。上下樓梯時,油漆會被帶走,銅的底色浮上面來。我們希望來這裡的人,可以帶走一點什麼,同時也留下一點什麼。 樓上不時傳出咖啡香,那裡是聊天喝咖啡的地方。咖啡機後有一面大鏡子,無論你坐在那裡,都可以看到咖啡師的表演。牆上定期展出新晉攝影師的作品,大家可以圍著木桌,邊喝咖啡邊分享攝影和設計的點滴。 展覽空間黑白交錯,在這個相對的空間裡,時間似乎沒那麼急,我們可以安心地和時間做朋友。

Design Architects

LAAB Architects in collaboration with Carlow Architecture & Design

Stair Structural Engineers

BeFrank and Yasuhiro Kaneda Structure

cafe22 Designers & Fabricators

LAAB in collaboration with Studio Coming Soon and Studio818

Branding & Signage Designer


Contractors & Fabricators

Made in LAAB with AVT, Buddy Concept, Chi Keung Kee, Golden Smart, Linko, Profit+, and many more

Video Producer & Photographer

DCinematic & LAAB Architects

Core LAABers

Kevin Chau, Otto Ng, Phoebe Ng, Yin Lih Tham, CK Wong, Ricci Wong, Chloe Yau, Yip Chun Hang, Yazh Yip

Supporting LAABers

Anderson Chan, Tin Chan, Zion Chan, Catherine Cheng, Jason Choi, Jesse Hao, Ming Ho, Daisy Lam, Kelvin Lam, Tat Lau, Venessa Mok, Janis Poon, Theodora Li, Stephanie Siu, Carolyn Tam, Ricki Tsoi, Donald Wu, Happy Yam

Architecture, Art, Exhibition, Gallery
About This Project