Karr Yip, Wilson Lee
BSSc (AS) 2000
Director & Founder
After completed the MArch programme together at CUHK, Karr founded ADO ltd and took further study in the Harvard University GSD and Royal College of Art in London after he won the HK Design Smart Young Design Talent Award 2005. Wilson instead has joined a renowned architectural office in Hong Kong to gain experiences in handling large scale projects and joined ADO as partner in 2009. He also took another master degree course in HKU on architectural conservation to broaden his view about design and culture. They work together and finished projects of various natures and scales from institutional, hospitality, infrastructure, commercial and public art. Their objective is to combine culture and innovation to create design for the future.
Mongkok Post Office
With a view to re-organize the diversified services that post offices are providing, we invented a new way of grouping the services into three behaviours: Pay / Send / Collect. By developing a spatial treatment and new colour scheme to modernize the branding of post office, this pilot design become a model of future design for coming post offices renovations.
Mobile Game Company Headquarters
The aim for this project is to create a design that could manifest their office culture, and enhance the sense of belonging for this rapid growing mobile game company. A clean and contemporary space as background contrast with mega-graphics of “Mad Heads”, or celebrities throughout the history signifying their achievements. Complimentary with plenty of communal spaces to encourage interactions.
Designer Resources Centre
This is the first library for designers in Hong Kong. We started the design by re-thinking the logic and habits of a designer when searching information. By allowing lots of extra void spaces on the bookshelves, designers can put back their selection of books for a topic onto these containers, which becomes a new collection for the next designer.
Christian Alliance International School
The design tries to explore what is a space for students. By taking a concept of unfolding paper, which suggests infinite possibilities and inspirations, it becomes the visual hint that tide up the entire school and become most of the design features. Students could use, experience, and even create their own folding paper features to become part of the space.
Transformation of the café at mini-store at Mei Ho House with a touch of local culture. Instead of just buying decorations from the market, we have produced our own decorations with innovative ideas, re-interpreting our own local culture from 60s – 90s in a playful manner.
An enterprise clubhouse at the top floor of the highest commercial building at Shekou. The design aims at creating a “Space for Literati”, suggesting a very high moral standard and high level of social life. Space for calligraphy and tea house are the core spaces for entrepreneurs to relax and exchange ideas.
China Mobile Showroom
The flagship showroom for China Mobile at Chongqing. The idea is about exploring the entire Chongqing city via plenty of digital interactive systems, largely controlled by mobile devices. The interior design has seamless integration with multi-media technology to recreate a futuristic experience.
T-Park Concept Design
To think beyond what is a Sludge Treatment Facility, this design has made use of the excessive heat generated during the process and turn it into energy to heat up a foot spa. By working around this concept, this facility becomes a leisure park with educational facility and enormous recreational space, which is now known as T-Park.
Island West Transfer Station
Located at Victoria Road, facing the West side of Victoria Harbour, this building is very exposed to sea travelers to outlying islands and Macau. Clean white lines with undulating timber fins form a vertical wave wrapping around the building and the iconic drum ramp, which also creates a dancing effect when you appreciate this building from the ferry.
Island East Corridor Boardwalk
A feasibility study to reconnect the waterfront at Northern Hong Kong Island by means of a floating boardwalk from Oil Street to Quarry Bay. Detailed design study was carried out on the alignment, style, colour scheme, activities along the boardwalk as well as all the public spaces along the route. The scheme has got strong support by the public during public consultations.