Florence Kong is a registered architect in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Before founding her own Hong Kong‐based design studio, FAB-­A‐MATTER, she worked  at  world  renowned  architectural  firms  including  Zaha  Hadid  Architects, Foster + Partners, and KPF. She graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours.

She is best known for her modern interpretation of traditional Asian elements and home automation design that seamlessly integrates IoT elements into luxury residence interior. Her works were nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals Awards and short-listed for the Venice Biennale. Her  recently  completed  smart­‐home project in Hong Kong was featured in South China Morning Post, Hong Kong  Economic  Journal  and  Perspective  Magazine.  Outside  of  work,  she  is  devoted  to  architectural  education.  For  the  past  decade,  she  has  been teaching architecture and interior design at universities in London and Hong Kong.  She  has  also  frequently  served  as  a  guest  critic  at  the  Architectural  Association  School  of  Architecture,  the  University  of  Hong  Kong  and  the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In  2015,  she  was  appointed  as  a  member  of  the  Royal  Institute  of  British  Architects Hong Kong Chapter Steering Committee. Since then, she has been actively  organising  open  events,  competitions  and  seminars  for  fellow  architects. 

From  2016  onwards,  she  has  annually  hosted  “Little  Architect” workshop with UNICEF for thousands of school‐aged children to nurture their creativity, and inspire them to understand and appreciate architecture. 

She was awarded the Women Icons Asia Award 2018 in Singapore, supported by British Chamber of Commerce, Euro Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, BERG and various organisations, for recognising her works in architecture and design. She was the only awardee from Hong Kong.

​​FOUNDER


FLORENCE KONG

BA(ARCH) 1ST HONS., DEAN'S LIST, AA DIPL., ARB, RIBA, RIBA Hong Kong Chapter Steering Committee, HKIA


​kong@fab-a-matter.com 

studio profile

 

FAB-A-MATTER is an award-winning architecture and multi-disciplinary design studio  specialising in land acquisition, feasibility study, home automation, architecture, interior, furniture and product design. 

The work of FAB-A-MATTER is known for its spatial intelligence, formal elegance, contextual engagement and sustainable innovation.