“Micro to Nano” is a spatial installation to highlight one of the latest urban phenomena in Hong Kong as one of the densest cities in the world – nano unit (<200 sq.ft), which goes beyond the compactness of a micro unit (<350 sq.ft).

This installation is an abstract simulation of the smallest nano unit currently available on the market which is around 160 sq.ft and incorporates a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

Constructed of a uniform 2”by2” three dimensional grid, the installation is a relentlessly calibrated representation of the smallest nano unit deprived of any décor which draws the audience attention to the actual liveable space in such a compact living environment subtracting the room occupied by all fixtures or daily objects.


Merit Award / DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019
Design Mark / Golden Pin Design Award 2019

Designer: Wesley HO Hung-Lai
Collaborator: Alison CHAN June-Yee
Manufacturer: Hattrick
Client: University of Arts London, British Council
Location: Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
Status: Completed
Date: January 2019
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