Voice-activated technology and space-saving furniture helped Sim-Plex Design Studio turn a two-bedroom home in Hong Kong into Smart Zendo, a four-bedroom apartment with hidden storage.
Smart Zendo is in Hong Kong’s Coastal Skyline neighbourhood. The project has been shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020 in the small interior of the year category.
Sim-Plex Design Studio converted the home for a couple who often travel for work and needed room for multigenerational living.
“Eric and Lory moved to Hong Kong from Taiwan many years ago and have a son,” said Sim-Plex founder Patrick Lam.
“Eric needs to travel frequently throughout the country, and Lory is a flight attendant. The lack of time spent at home means they often need their