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